We will take you to experience an exciting adventure by exploring the Baliem Valley and the unique, primitive traditions and way of live of the tribes who live in the valley.
Baliem valley it self is located in Wamena regency in Irian Jaya, West Papua which is well known as the home of the Dani tribes.To reach this area, you have to fly from Jakarta or Bali to Jayapura (the capital province of Irian Jaya / Papua), and then fly from Jayapura to Wamena.
BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
In some part of this tour where we need to sleep in a local village, you will be sleeping inside a tent that built inside a Honai/traditional hut, in which you will have a unique experience of living local daily life sleeping inside the hut. However the usage of tent is necessary to maintain your privacy and also protection from bugs.
DAY 01 : JAYAPURA - ARRIVAL
Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, met by our guide then check in to hotel in Jayapura. Free program.
DAY 02 : JAYAPURA - WAMENA - SOGOKMO - KURIMA - KILISE (B,L,D)
Fly to Wamena by the 1st flight. Then drive 40 minutes to Sogokmo, the starting point of the trekking with your guide, cook and local porters. Trek will be 4 hours thru Kurima District and passing some Dani sweet potatoes gardens. Afternoon arrive at village and you may walk around, while your cook preparation for dinner. Overnight stay at local guest house of Kilise.
DAY 03 : KILISE - IBIROMA - SYOKOSIMO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you are proceed to descend the steep hill down to traditional hanging bridge across Baliem river. Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths. But you may also enjoying the nature's beauty by stopping in the small waterfall to get refreshing while the cook serving lunch. After this part, the path gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross.
Our trek about 4-5 hours to Syokosimo village. Overnight at local guest house.
DAY 04 : SYOKOSIMO - HITUGI (B,L,D)
The trekking today is the shortest one. After breakfast you are proceed to continue the trek up to a village called Hitugi. Climbing up the hill all the way to the village is something different, but the scenery is incredibly beautiful combined with small villages and local people working in the field. You arrive to the village by noon where the cook is ready to serve lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Hitugi village. (Walk approx. 3 hours)
DAY 05 : HITUGI - KURIMA - SOGOKMO - WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, leaving Hitugi back to Sogokmo. The walk today is the longest one, but the terrain is not very difficult as trails wider and the panorama is so evicting. Passing Kurima village before ending up in Sogokmo where the car ready to take you back to Wamena. Lunch served en route. Dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo hotel or more luxury at Baliem Valley Resort.
DAY 06 : WAMENA - JIWIKA (Pig feast & dance) - WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the North of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then walk 10 minutes to village of Anemoigi where you can view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. You will see how the Dani make fire traditionally, kill a pig with bow and arrow and cook them into the hot-burned stone with vegetables and sweet potatoes. Lunch box will be provided. After lunch, climb the salt pool where salt pool exist on top of Mili mountain or visit the cave of Wosilimo. Afternoon return to Baliem Pilamo hotel or for more luxury overnight at Baliem Valley Resort.
DAY 07 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at airport of Jayapura You may have a full day sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by boat. Lunch have at Yougwa restaurant near the lake. After lunch, see the Anthropology museum (open from Monday to Saturday at 09.00-14.00), then Hamadi market & Jayapura city. Afternoon back to hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 08 : JAYAPURA - OUT (B)
Transfer out to the airport and then fly back to... END OF OUR SERVICE