Baliem Valley – Yali Tribe Territory Trekking 12 days

Duration  :   12 Days – 11 Nights
Trip Level  :  Challenge 
Accommodation :  Local People Houses / Typical Guest House/Tents & Hotel
Group Leader       :  English Speaking Guide.

Outline Itinerary.

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL – BALIEM VALLEY (O)
Arrive at sentani Airport of Jayapura and take a short flight in 40 minutes to Wamena. Arrived in Wamena, transfer to and overnight at Hotel. Take a rest untill next day and enjoy your leisure afternoon.  Lunch and dinner will be on your account today.
DAY 02 :  TREKKING (B,L,D).
Breakfat at hotel, our trek today is long but consider easy trek. By Car transfer to Sogokmo village, about 40 minutes in direction to the south of baliem valley. then start to cross Mugi river, follow the trail of the Dani from the riverside up to Hitugi and Yuarima. Both Hutigi and Yuarima lie on the higher altitude than Wamena. (Wamena is about 1,600 m above sea level). All the way we will be passing through the hilly terrain of Dani home, on the left and the right side are the Dani gardens with sweet potatoes and taro plants. Stay overnight at local house in Yuarima. The walk today is about 7 – 8 hours. Arrival late in the afternoon in Yuarima.

DAY 03 :  TREKKING  (B,L,D).
After breakfast, together with our porter team, again, we cross Mugi river and then climb to the higher altitude. We proceed to the border between the Dani and the Yali area. Yogosem and Kiroma are the closest Dani village to Yali area.
DAY 04 : TREKKING (B,L,D).
The trail is getting more strenuous than before. We leave the houses and the garden of the Dani. No villages to see on the way today.
DAY 05 : TREKKING (B,L,D).
Another difficult walk, heading to Swele camp / some local call this Swele hut. There is a small hut on our destination where the local hunter usually stay overnight in their hunting.

DAY 06 : TREKKING  (B,L,D).
Today is an easier difficult trail from the mountain down to Yali home. We will be passing through some dense forest with tress and giant Pandanus tress which are used by the locals as food and building material.
DAY 07 : TREKKING (B,L,D).
Solinggul village perches on a small hill, overlooking another Yali village name Waniyok. We descend about 1 hour from Solinggol to Waniyok, (many kids usually come with us till the end of the village).
DAY 08 : TREKKING (B,L,D).
After a night in Pronggoli, we walk back to Wamena through the different trail. The locals in Pronggoli built some ladders (there were 6 ladders made of wood about 5 – 8 m length) on Mt.
DAY 09 : TREKKING (B,L,D).
Another walk along the highland forest, but the walk is much easier, descend from Matik to Wonggol camp and Kali Mulik.

DAY 10 : TREKKING (B,L,D).
We walk along the same trail, mush easier walk, descend from Kiroma to Yuarima.
DAY 11 : TREKING BACK TO  KURIMA – WAMENA (B,L).
Last day walking, flat trail, about 4 – 5hours from Hitugi to Seima.
DAY 12 : FLIGHT TO  JAYAPURA – NEXT DESTINATION (B).
Today we will drive to the airport for your flight to Jayapura and then continue to your next destination.
Above program and itinerary is flexible or depend on local conditions, flights, weather, etc
TOUR PRICE INCLUDED:
* Accommodation at the local houses of Yali Tribe/Tent/Hotel as per itinerary
* English Speaking Guide
* Porter and cook with its equipment
* All Meals as per above detail
* Donations/entrance fee to the villages
* Activities mentioned on the above program
* Tobacco for villagers and porter
* Necessary Travel Permits
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Airfares & extra baggage charges
* Personal Expenses such as Travel Insurance, phone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
* All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellations or due other causes beyond our control.