Early morning departure from Kagi village to Menari village – follow track down the ridge to Main Creek (this is very steep –descending the famous Kagi Wall).
Climb up to Efogi 1 village (aka Launumu village). You will have a great view of Efogi 2 below and Mission Ridge.
Descend to Efogi creek then climb to Efogi 2 village. Ascend to Mission Ridge – inspect defensive position held by the 2/27th Battalion – continue trekking to Mission Ridge junction.
Looking back towards Kagi the forming-up place for the Japanese attack on Brigade Hill – 6000 fanatical Japanese soldiers attacked 1000 Australian defenders in what was to be the biggest battle of the Kokoda campaign – the Japanese referred to it as the ‘battle of the Owen Stanley Range – the Australians refer to it as ‘the battle for Brigade Hill’.
Climb towards Brigade Hill – inspect positions held by the 2/14th and 2/16th Battalions during the battle of Brigade Hill. This will be our lunch stop before Menari village.
Descend down the ridge to Vabuyavi River then climb up towards Menari village this is where Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Honner conducted his first battalion parade with his ‘ragged bloody heroes’ of the 39th Battalion after the battle of Isurava. Wartime photographer, Damien Parer, captured the parade which is one of the defining photos of the campaign. Inspect past Australian gravesite – battle site briefing. Here we set up camp for the night at Spring Valley guest house.