Papua New Guinea: Tari Gap

Tari Gap is a high mountain plateau in the Southern Highlands. The Highlands Highway – the main and only road in Papua Guinea, connected the mountain regions and the northern coast – slowly climbs up to the 9000 feet elevation (it’s a mostly unpaved, potholed, twisting track rather then a road). The plateau looks rather otherworldly – the plants re stunted, mostly no trees, the ground is all clay bogs (you sink to your knee in a moment). The clouds or mist or rain are ever present. Overall, you feel like you are in High Andes of South America.