5 days Baliem Valley West Papua Trekking, April 05th – 09th’ 2017

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.

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Outline Itinerary
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 05thBY 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 (4th of April). 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 09:40 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 box lunches.  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).
THURSDAY, APRIL 06th:  TREKKING  (B/L/D)
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, accommodation at local guest house. our guide will decide where we stay upon arrival in the villages, stay at local houses or guest house. Dinner will be prepared by our cook.  (Walk approx. 5-6 hours).

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FRIDAY,  APRIL 07th:  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. All the time we have a wonderful view over the river and the narrow valley. 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. Afternoon arrive in Yetni then catch the car for drive back to town.  Transfer to Baliem Pilamo Hotel – the best hotel in town. The rest of the day is free to relax at better accommodation – a small but enjoyable return to the simpler things in life. dinner will be on your account (Walk approx. 5-6hours).
SATURDAY, APRIL  08th: 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 rain forest, 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. Following the demonstration, we will have our lunch on the mountains base then walk down to a Kurulu hamlet, where a very old mummy of the famous Dogum clan is proudly presented for your viewing. A special welcome will be given to you upon your arrival in the Village, the tribe member  will assemble wearing their best outfit to show their appreciation. The Tribe chief will stand on a Traditional Observation and give the order to his people to celebrate. 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. Handicraft are available. In the late afternoon return to the hotel and we will visit Traditional Market. Lunch in Box is provided and  dinner will be on your account
SUNDAY,  APRIL 09th:  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.
Included in The Tour Price
# Internal flights: Jayapura/Wamena/Jayapura (return) with its Airport tax
# 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 equipment.
# Mock War and Traditional dance with Dani Tribe.
# Necessary Travel Permit for Papua.
Not Included in The Tour Price
All Insurance, Dinner in the town, Laundry, Telephone, Beverage
Photography fee for local people (small pieces of rupiah is recommended)
Other personal expenses.

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