Baliem Gorge Trekking Program

Baliem Gorge Trekking Program

  • Length: 08 Days / 07 Nights Baliem Gorge Trekking Program

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Hard Trek

    Tour code: P2T - 09

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL CONNECT TO WAMENA (L,D)
Upon arrival at Jayapura airport, meet and greeting service by your guide and check in on the flight to Wamena around 11.00h, right in the heart of the Baliem Valley. Flying past vertical mountain cliffs and mist clad valleys, you will understand why the place remained isolated for so many centuries ! After passing local customs – there are alcohol restrictions in the Baliem Valley. We will explore the area and get first impressions of another world. Napua Hills with its panoramic view of the valley, Wesaput village and its traditional hanging bridge, some Dani villages and a traditional market. Afternoon check-in at your hotel, your base for further valley explorations. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 02: WAMENA - KURIMA - KILISE (B,L,D)
After breakfast , then drive in 40 minutes to Sogokmo with your guide, porters and cook, the starting point of the trekking to Kurima, sub District of the tribe on level terrain then continue 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. Lunch served en-route. Afternoon you may explore the traditional villages and learn about the people way of life. Dinner and stay at local guest house of Kilise. (Walk approx. 4 hours). We will set up the tent inside of Local house.

DAY 03: KILISE – IBIROMA - WAMEREK (B,L,D)
After breakfast, proceed to Wamerek village by passing Ibiroma village. Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths up down of the hills with about 1.800 meters of elevation. But you may also enjoying the nature's beauty, and along the trail you will meet local people with friendly smile in their traditional clothes. Lunch will be serve at the edge of Tangma river and you can clean your body while the cook preparing the food. After lunch we continue to Wamerek within 30 minutes, dinner and overnight stay at a teacher’s house or school.Tents will be settled up (Walk Approx. 5 hours)

DAY 04: WAMEREK - WESAGALEP (B,L,D)
The next morning after breakfast continue trekking to Wesagalep village for about 6 hours. You are proceeding to cross suspension hanging bridge over Baliem river, to cross this bridge you have to pay more attention because the bridge is already old. Lunch will be served at a small waterfall and you may refresh yourself in the water. The way to Wesagalep village from the river is going up the hill and you again can see the gorgeous scenery from the other side. Dinner and overnight at school of Wesagalep. Tents will be settled up

DAY 05 : WESAGALEP – WUSEREM (B.L.D)
Walk for about 4 hours thru tropical rain forest, there are many tropical flowers along the trail. Quite often you have to balance your way along the big logs which are wet and slippery. However, the porters are quite helpful supporting you and willing to carry you across (piggy back) on the bad paths. After come out from the rain forest you may enjoy the spectacular Baliem gorge and going down the river where cooks preparing our lunch, you may soak your aching bones in the river. Another 2 hours we will arrive in Wuserem village for dinner and overnight at school or in church.

DAY 06 : WUSEREM - KURIMA - JIWIKA ( Pig Feast and Dance - WAMENA (B.L.D)
Having banana pancake for breakfast and then and follow the regular path down until Syokosimo, today is easy trekking but the landscape is very beautiful and really marvelous view. Today we are going to see mixed Dani and Yali tribes. These two tribes have different in the way of life, Along the path you will meet many people from Yali tribe on their way going home from shopping in Wamena on arrival in Kurima sub-district, again you can enjoy very nice view and you also can see the Dani 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 to catch the car for driving back to Wamena, then driving to the northern part of Baliem valley to a village that well known with its old smoked MUMMY. Today is the highlight of your journey because you will enjoy local performance such as MOCK WAR and traditional earth oven cooking. You can interact with the local Dani people and learn about their way of life. On the way back to hotel and we stop at the traditional market of Wamena. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

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 long 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 – NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to Sentani airport for the next Destination

  • Length: 09 Days / 08 Nights Baliem Gorge Trekking Program

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Hard Trek

    Tour code: P2T - 10

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - WAMENA - KILISE (L,D)
Upon arrival at Jayapura airport, meet and greeting service by your guide and check inn on the flight to Wamena around 11.00h, right in the heart of the Baliem Valley. Flying past vertical mountain cliffs and mist clad valleys, you will understand why the place remained isolated for so many centuries ! After passing local customs -- there are alcohol restrictions in the Baliem Valley. We will explore the area and get first impressions of another world. Lunch will serve in one of good restaurant in Wamena city. After Lunch, then drive in 40 minutes to Sogokmo with your guide, porters and cook, the starting point of the trekking to Kurima, sub District of the tribe on level terrain then continue 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. Afternoon you may explore the traditional villages and learn about the people way of life. Dinner and stay at local guest house of Kilise. We will set up the tent inside of guest house (Walk approx. 4 hours).

DAY 02 : KILISE - IBIROMA - WAMEREK (B,L,D)
After breakfast, *ENJOY LOCAL PERFORMANCE DANI MOCK WAR BATTLE AND PIG FEAST*. After lunch proceed to Wamerek village by passing Ibiroma village. Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths up down of the hills with about 1.800 meters of elevation. But you may also enjoying the nature's beauty, and along the trail you will meet local people with friendly smile in their traditional clothes. Upon arrive at the edge of Tangma river and you can clean your body while the cook preparing the food for dinner at local accommodation . After you clean your body we continue to Wamerek within 30 minutes, dinner and overnight stay at a teacher's house or school. Tents will be settled up (Walk Approx. 5 hours)

DAY 03 : WAMEREK - WESAGALEP (B,L,D)
The next morning after breakfast continue trekking to Wesagalep village for about 6 hours. You are proceeding to cross suspension hanging bridge over Baliem river, to cross this bridge you have to pay more attention because the bridge is already old. Lunch will be served at a small waterfall and you may refresh yourself in the water. The way to Wesagalep village from the river is going up the hill and you again can see the gorgeous scenery from the other side.Dinner and overnight at school of Wesagalep. Tents will be settled up

DAY 04; WESAGALEP - WUSEREM (B,L,D)
Having breakfast, start with a steep half an hour through yam gardens to the upper most compound of Wesagalep which offers a great panorama of steep forest slopes and garden. Then unpleasant hour of mud brought us to the river for lunch, after lunch continue the trekking through the rain forest and highland Pandanus the forest is unusual here made of huge trees their trunks draped in moss of several colors. Walk for about 4 hours thru tropical rain forest, there are many tropical flowers along the trail. Quite often you have to balance your way along the big logs which are wet and slippery. However, the porters are quite helpful supporting you and willing to carry you across (piggy back) on the bad paths. After come out from the rain forest you may enjoy the spectacular Baliem gorge and going down the river where cooks preparing our lunch, you may soak your aching bones in the river. Another 2 hours we will arrive in Wuserem village for dinner and overnight at school or in church. Tents will be settled up

DAY 05 : WUSEREM - KURIMA - WAMENA (B.L.D)
After breakfast, safari trekking with all of our crews in 5 hour with moderate walk until Kurima District . Along the path you will meet many people from Yali tribe on their way going back home from shopping in Wamena. From Wuserem village going down with moderate walk until Kurima sub-district, again you can enjoy very nice view and you also can see the Dani 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 to catch the car for driving back to Wamena city and overnight stay at hotel. Dinner include.

DAY 06 : 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 long boat to visit Assey and Ayapo villages how the Sentani tribe make the bark painting. Lunch have at 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 check in at hotel in Jayapura for overnight and dinner.

Day 07 : JAYAPURA - TABLANUSU/ DEPAPRE (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, we drive in 1.5 hours to Depapre with passing some Sentani traditional fishermen house and sago trees. Along the way you can also see the first transmigration people sent by the government who live in this area mix together with the local people. Upon arrive in Depapre we take motorized boat to Kisy-Kisy in 20 minutes, please enjoy swimming and snorkeling in this beach until noon and you will have grill fishes for lunch. Late afternoon by boat back to Tablanusu for dinner and overnight at Resort.

DAY 08 : TABLANUS - JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive back to Jayapura and do sight seeing tour around Jayapura city Include Lunch and dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Jayapura town.

DAY 09  : JAYAPURA - NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to airport for your flight to next destinations. End of our service.


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