We will trek along the powerful Baliem river, during the trekking there are several extreme suspension bridge has to be crossed. After that the tour goes on through Dani settlements with terraced fields and wild groves of sugar cane. All the time we have a wonderful view over the river and the narrow valley. We usually in the afternoon we reach the villages where we will have our lunch surrounded by beautiful landscape. This trek offers unique photo opportunities. We will overnight at guest houses or local people houses of Dani Tribe. At the end of trek, you will view of Mock War/dance of Dani tribe in baliem valley.
NOVEMBER 1st, (Wednesday):
JAYAPURA ARRIVAL – BY FLIGHT TO WAMENA – TREKKING (-/L/D)
You may arrive in Papua by today latest at 07:00 am but very recommended to be arrive one day earlier in Papua at Sentani Airport (31st of October). Meet our team at Sentani Airport or we will pick you up at your accommodation in Sentani Area and drop you to the Airport for the flight depart at 10:20 am to Wamena. Meet with other people of Group in the Airport. (Luggage allowed for this flight is 10kg only per passenger + 7 kilos in cabin, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving. (Please note: the flights are delayed very often due bad weather, technical problem, operational of flight). Upon arrival at Wamena airport, we will drop you to local restaurant for having lunch or lunch will be provided in boxlunches. After lunch by minibus directly drop us to Sogokmo or Yetni river is direction to Southern Baliem Valley. From here where the trekking begins with all the porters and cook to reach Kurima in approx. 3 hours up and down the little hills. Late afternoon we will arrive at Kilise village, dinner will be provided by cook and overnight stay at Dani Typical Guest house. (Walk approx.2-3 hours)
NOVEMBER 2nd, (Thursday):
Hike down and crossing the suspension bridge over Baliem River then hike up to 3 hours through the beautiful country side and Dani villages to Ugem village. You will encounter and greeted by the Dani people who work in their steep sweet potato garden. lunch en route. From suspended bridge we still hike up in 3 hours and will arrive in the village of Ugem, (Walk approx. 5-6 hours)
NOVEMBER 3rd, (Friday):
TREKKING – RETURN TO WAMENA (B/L/–)
Today, we hike down and the trail is steep and could be very slippery when it is in rainy season. After that the tour goes on through Dani settlements with terraced fields and wild groves of sugar cane. In the early afternoon we reach the church of Seima where we will have our lunch surrounded by beautiful landscape. Before we reach Kurima another suspension bridge has to be crossed. This trek offers unique photo opportunities.
NOVEMBER 4th, (Saturday):
SALT SPRING, MOCK BATTLE / TRADITIONAL DANCE (B/L/-)
In the morning we drive up to Jiwika in the central Baliem Valley. Our one hour trek begins at the base of the mountain and ascends 300 meters through a beautiful rainforest, reaching the traditional salt spring of a Dani clan. Clothed in their traditional costumes, the native inhabitants will demonstrate the old techniques of the salt production.
A special “War Dance Ceremony” it is one of the most interesting exhibitions you will see on traveling to Papua. You will see and experience the local culture and have an opportunity to interact with local villagers.
NOVEMBER 5th, (Sunday):
BY FLIGHT TO JAYAPURA – NEXT DESTINATION (B/-/-)
Without breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight at schedule 06:15 leaving Wamena for Jayapura and direct connect flight to Sorong, Makasar, Jakarta or Denpasar. Or we will transfer by car to your accommodation you have booked in Jayapura.
Above program and tour itinerary is flexible or depend on local conditions, flights, weather, etc….
Included in The Tour Price
» Internal flights: Jayapura/Wamena/Jayapura (return)
» 2 Nights stay in type of Superior room of Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar in Wamena
» 2 Nights stay in the villages with standard sleeping bags and mattresses in the villages.
» Meals as indicated in the itinerary above
» All Tour, transfers In/Out
» English-speaking guide
» Cook with its basic equipment & Porter for carrying our trekking equipments.
» Mock War and Traditional dance with Dani Tribe.
» Necessary Travel Permit for Papua.