Mountain cabin stole hearts at DWU expo

The Snow Pass mountain cabin located at Bundi, in Madang Province, stole the heart of many at the recent 9th Liklik Diwai Tourism Expo.

The annual Liklik Diwai expo was hosted by Divine Word University in Madang on Friday, September 23.

As exhibited at the expo, Snow Pass is an eco-lodge settled at 2,200m on a ridge top bordering three provinces, namely Eastern Highlands, Chimbu and Jiwaka.

The eco-lodge specialises in offering eco-tourism products and services such as tracking, bird watching, star gazing, culture and the rich flora and faunas.

Snow Pass Eco-Lodge managing director Vincent Kumura said the expo was a success and it was satisfying to see the public taking interest in eco-tourism.

Located at mid-point between the majestic Ramu plains and the lofty ridges of Mt. Wilhelm, it is a major transition point for migrating birds passing up and down.

The lodge currently has a three-bedroom mountain cabin that could sleep a maximum of six backpackers or trackers.

“We are currently building a five-bedroom cabin that should sleep up to 10 more backpackers, which should be completed by the end of November.

“Snow Pass Eco-Lodge is a place where pristine nature and peacefulness meets only to be complemented by a wonderful culture and friendly hospitable Gende people,” Kumura explained.

He thanked the Chimbu Province Governor Noah Kool and others for the support at the expo.

Pictures courtesy of Vincent Kumura

Quintina Naime