This tour program is made for tourists who like trekking and want to see birds of paradise in Papua
Day 01: Jayapura Arrival by Flight to Wamena – Hiking Through Hesegem Hills (-/L/D)
Arrive at Jayapura Sentani Airport and take a short flight to Wamena with schedule 10:20am or 12:30am (Please note: flights are very often delayed due to weather conditions and we strongly recommend carrying baggage as needed for your trip in the Baliem valley. We will help you to arrange it and keep it with us before leaving) After arriving in Wamena. Begin climbing the Hesegem hill on the direction of Kilise. Along the trails, you will meet local people in their activities and yet the scenery is very beautiful around. 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. In the early afternoon we reach the church of Kilise village where we will stay overnight surrounded by beautiful landscape. Afternoon you may explore the traditional villages and learn about the people way of life. Lunch boxes is provided and dinner will be provided by a cook and stay at local guest house. (Walk approx. 3-4 hours).
Day 02: Trekking To Syokosimo (B/L/D)
Walk and crossing the suspension bridge on Baliem River then hike up to 4-5 hours through the beautiful country side and Dani villages to Hitugi village. You will encounter and greeted by the Dani people who work in their steep sweet potato garden, arrive in Hitugi in the afternoon, lunch en route. If time still permitted then you can continue walking from Hitugi village, we hike 1,5 hours down to Mugi river and cross the small traditional rope bridge near a small water fall. From the waterfall we still hike 30 minutes and will arrive in the village of Syokosimo, accommodation at the teacher’s guest house.(Walk approx. 5-6hours)
Day 03: Trekking To Ugem (B/L/D)
Trek for about 5 hours thru small path surrounded with forest, from Ugem village, we hike down to Mugi river and cross the hanging bridge. Lunch in box is provided, From this place we still hike another 4 hours to reach Ugem and next Danis compounds while to explore and experience the Dani daily life and culture. Late afternoon arrive in Ugem village. Accommodation at typical local guest houses. Lunch and dinner will provide by our cook. (Walk approx. 5-6 hours)
Day 04: Trekking Return To Kurima – Wamena (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your accommodation, then going down with moderate walk until Kurima sub-district and Yetni river, again you can enjoy very nice view and you probably also can see the Dani men and women sell their product beside the path. Simple lunch will serve beside the spring water and after lunch in another 2 hours we will arrive in Kurima or Yetni river to catch the car for driving back to Wamena and overnight stay at Baliem Pilamo hotel, Dinner will be on your account. (Walk approx. 5-6 hours).
Day 05: Wamena – By Flight To Jayapura – Foot of Mt. Cyclop (B/L/D)
Breakfast and transfer to the Airport for fly return to Jayapura, arrive in Jayapura proceed by car drive to foot Mt Cyclop in 3 hours – The scenery during the trip and not boring you. Lunch is served enroute or provided by local people in the villages. Late afternoon around 16:00 PM walking into the forest to explore the jungle flora and fauna in the foot of Mt Cyclop. Here we will visit the bird of paradise habitat, walking about 40 minutes from where we stay. Usually some types of endemic birds stay long and breed here. depends on the weather when we visit. Dinner is served by Local people and accommodation at simple guest house on the edge of the forest.
Day 06: Foot of Mt. Cyclop – Airport of Jayapura – Departure (B/-/-)
Depending on the flight you have, before breakfast around 5 o’clock in the morning hiking in different directions to see birds of paradise or other bird birds while exploring the rain forest. Return to the Accommodation and enjoy the breakfast provided. By car, we will return to the city for approximately 3 hours and straight to Jayapura airport for the next departure.
Tour Program and itinerary are subject to change in accordance with local situation and condition. In general: Infrastructure, Flights, Weather and etc.