Southern Baliem Valley Trekking

Southern Baliem Valley Trekking

  • Length 05 Days / 04 Nights Southern Baliem Valley Trekking 

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Moderate

    Tour code: P2T - 06

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL CONNECT TO WAMENA - KURIMA - KILISE (L,D)
Upon arrival at Jayapura airport, meet and greeting service by your guide and check in on the flight to Wamena around 10.00h, 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. Upon arrival in Wamena airport, 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 02 : KILISE - IBIROMA - SYOKOSIMO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you are proceed trekking to descend the steep hill down to traditional hanging bridge across Baliem river for about 1.5 hours. 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, it gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross. Our
trek about 4-5 hours to Syokosimo village. Overnight stay at local house with basic facilities OR in tents.

DAY 03 : SYOKOSIMO - UGEM (B,L,D)
The trekking today is not easy it's going up until you reach Ugem village . 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 Ugem village. (Walk approx. 5 hours)

DAY 04 : UGEM - KURIMA - SOGOKMO - WAMENA - JIWIKA (PIG FEAST & DANCE) - WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, leaving Ugem back to Sogokmo. The walk today is not difficult it's about 4 hours, depend on your speed, but the terrain is
not very difficult as trails wider and the panorama is so evicting. Lunch served en route. Passing Kurima village before ending up in Sogokmo where
the car ready to take you back to Wamena for around 90 minutes away. Upon arrival in Wamena then we proceed drive for about 30 minutes to Obia Village (not too far from Jiwika). This village is one of the Dani village to organize Pig Feast and Dance. Upon arrival in Obia village Please enjoy the Pig feast and dance which is still preserved their old way of life, penis gourd, grass skirt, and round shape house (honai). Here, we will held pig feast and war dance. These 2 attractions allow you to have an insight view of the prehistoric age culture. In the past, any kind of problem can erupt a big war between tribes. It can be women, land possession, pig, etc. A war usually ends temporary until one party get loose. Today they will show us how the tribal war looks like. All adult men will come to the battlefield with their body ornaments. Spear, arrow, bone knifes are taken by them. After the war end, they will kill a pig and cooked together. Another interesting attraction of the Dani tribe. They cook the pork together with some sweet potatoes, grass, and vegetables on the hot stones. Almost no ingredients added. This cooking can take about 3 hours. After the ceremony was over we drop you back to Wamena city for overnight at Hotel and fare well dinner at my restaurant Sinabung Jaya.

DAY 05 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA - NEXT DESTINATION (B)
Leaving to Wamena airport in the early morning with Wing Air depart 6.15 - 7.15 and you still have many time to catch your flight to next destination.

 

  • Length: 06 Days / 05 Nights Southern Baliem Valley Trekking 

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Moderate

    Tour code: P2T - 07

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 – HIHUNDES - SYOKOSIMO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, proceed to Syokosimo village passing Hihundes 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 Mugi river and you can clean your body while the cook preparing the food. After lunch we continue to Syokosimo village within 30 minutes, dinner and overnight stay at a teacher’s house or school. Tents will be settled up (Walk Approx. 4 hours)

DAY 04 : SYOKOSIMO - UGEM (B,L,D)
The next morning after breakfast continue trekking to Ugem village for about 4 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 on the way. The way to Ugem Village is going up the hill and you can see the gorgeous scenery from the other side. Dinner and overnight at Local House of Ugem. Tents will be settled up in the Local House

DAY 05 : UGEM - KURIMA - WAMENA - JIWIKA (Pig Feast & Dance ) -  WAMENA (B.L.D)
After breakfast, safari trekking with all of our crews in 4 hours 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 Ugem 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 then drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the Northern part of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then walk 10 minutes to village of Obia 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 in the steaming pit on the ground. Late afternoon drive back to hotel for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 06 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA - NEXT DESTINATION (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your first flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at airport of Jayapura you can do short sight seeing tour to Sentani lake before your flight departure to next destination or it's chance to have a Lunch at Youga Restaurant. After Lunch drive to Sentani airport for leaving to next Destination

  • Length: 07 Days / 06 Nights Southern Baliem Valley Trekking 

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Moderate

    Tour code: P2T - 08

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA - 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 – HIHUNDES - WUSEREM (B,L,D)
After breakfast, leaving Kilise village after breakfast, we will trek up hill and walk through the Dani sweet potatoes gardens. We are also going to enter a small rain forest with a sponge of mosses where no one live permanently in this forest. We stop in Hiundes village to see the people activities. Lunch will be served at the river, and then proceed to Wuserem village through suspension hanging bridge (walking 4 or 5 hours). Dinner and stay at local guest house.
We will set up tent inside the guest house (sleeping bag and mattress will be included).
Acomodation: Local house (As the accommodation is very simple in the village we are going to set up the tents inside for you in order to have more comfortable stay)

Day 03 : WUSEREM - SYOKOSIMO – UGEM (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 one. While we rest on the top of the hill the wind blows very hard and never boring live in this area. Lunch boxes have provided in Syokosimo, after lunch you can go to swim and continue trek to Ugem village. Late afternoon arrive in Ugem for Dinner and overnight at Local traditional house (Walk approx. 5 hours)

Day 04 : UGEM - KURIMA – WAMENA (B.L.D)
After breakfast, continue the last trekking to Kurima via Kurima Sub district with nice view down to Mugi river and garden on the mountain ridge . Have lunch on the way, arrive in Kurima sub district then by car within 1 hours to Wamena. Dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo hotel. (Walk approx. 5 hours)


DAY 05 : WAMENA – JIWIKA (PIG Feast And Dance) – WAGA WAGA – WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, 40 minutes drive to Jiwika village, walk 20 minutes to the village of Sumpaima to view the 250 years old Mummy. From Sumpaima walk another 10 minutes to the nearby village of Anemoigi to enjoy the traditional dance by Dani Tribe. You will see and experience the local culture and have an opportunity to interact with local villagers while you can buy their handicraft as your souvenir. Before return to Wamena you still have chance to visit Waga-Waga village to explore Contilola cave which can be reach 15 minutes by car. Afternoon drive back to Wamena for dinner at a local restaurant in town, accommodation at Hotel.

DAY 06 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, Departure from Wamena to Jayapura. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura. Continue with a sightseeing Jayapura of visit Mc. Arthur war memorial, Boating to Sentani lake to visit Sentani Tribe in Asei and Ayapo Islands, lunch is served at Local Restaurant nearby the Lake. Late afternoon check in at Hotel in Jayapura. If is time still available we offer you to swim to the beautiful beach of Base G, Dinner will serve at Blue Cafe which it's facing to Pasific Ocean

DAY 07 : JAYAPURA - DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to airport for your leaving Jayapura.


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