Special Trip To Una Tribe To See Real Stone Axe Processing
Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights Una tribe program
Start / finish: Jayapura Airport
Conditon: Hard Trek
Tour Code: P2T – 14
DAY 01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL (L.D)
Arrive at Sentani Airport of Jayapura, you will be met and transfer to Sentani Indah hotel for check-in, lunch at Micky Restaurant, afterward visiting a local market of Sentani to see the local sell their garden products, afternoon back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 02: JAYAPURA – WAMENA – JIWIKA(PIG FEAST) – WAMENA (B.L.D)
Depart by flight to Wamena. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel, then proceed to visiting Dani villages and scenery from Napua hill, drive down to the town for having lunch. After lunch drive to northern part of Baliem valley to Anemoigi village to enjoy a local performance such as mock war and traditional earth oven cooking. You can be interacted with local Dani people and learn about their way of life. Late afternoon back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03: WAMENA – LANGDA (B.L.D)
We will fly in the early morning on a chartered Pilatus Porter airplane in about 1 hour to the Langda area, to get into the Una tribe. Upon arrive in Langda we first check-in at a former Missionary house, the rest of the day we may exploring the hamlets in Langda with the incredible scenery. Also you can see some of the men making real stone axe in front of their huts.
DAY 04: LANGDA – JALAR (B.L.D)
After breakfast, you start our first trekking on the moderate paths and cross the small river of Jalar. Along the trail you will meet local people with friendly smile in their traditional cloths, and women working in their sweet potatoes and yam gardens. Overnight at church. (walk Approx. 4hours)
DAY 05: JALAR – LARIE (B.L.D)
After breakfast, you continue the trekking up and down the hills and you will pass the longest traditional hanging bridge we ever seen in Papua. Lunch will serve side of the river, after lunch going up the hill thru the small forest and local people field before we reach Larie village which lies on the ridge of the mountain. Dinner and overnight at church (we set up the tent inside).
DAY 06: LARIE TO SEE UNA TRIBE MAKE THE STONE AXE (B.L.D)
Full day to see Una tribe make the real stone axe in the Yee river with some of the Una men, the trail is very narrow and slippery. Upon we arrive in the river, you can see how they process the stone axe from the big rock. The process is firstly they stacking the firewood around a big rock, after the rock heated then they smash with other rocks after that the pieces of the heated rock brought back home as the material of the stone axe, to finish a real stone axe they need 2-3 days.
DAY 07: LARIE (pig feast & dance) – KENYELENGDE (B.L.D)
After breakfast, whole morning you will spend to enjoy the Una pig feast and dance, you will see the tribe in their traditional cloths with their bodies full decorated with bird of paradise feathers. This pig feast is different with the Dani of the Baliem valley that you have seen on the day 02 of this itinerary. After lunch we continue the trekking in 3 hours to Kenyelengde. Arrive in Kenyelengde in the late afternoon immediately check in to a local accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 08: KENYELENGDE – WASUMURYI (B.L.D)
After breakfast, you continue the trek up down of the hills, along the way you will pass some gardens and women working and the spectacular view of the mountain. Lunch will be served on the way. Arrive in the village immediately check in to church, the rest of the day explore the surrounding village of Wasumuryi
DAY 09: WASUMURYI – LANGDA (B.L.D)
Breakfast, down the hill in very steep path until the river, lunch will be served on the riverside, you may soak your aching bones in the river. After lunch cross the traditional hanging bridge then going up thru the Una field until you get to Landa in the afternoon, dinner and overnight at former missionary’s house.
DAY 10: LANGDA – WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B.L.D)
After breakfast, preparing our stuffs then walk to the airstrip to wait your charter flight back to Wamena, then take the Trigana regular flight back to Jayapura. Upon arrival check in to hotel then do sightseeing tour to see some interesting places in Jayapura, such as: WWII monument, lake Sentani, museum, late afternoon back to hotel for dinner and stay.
DAY 11: JAYAPURA – NEXT DESTINATION (B)
Breakfast, then on its time transfer to airport to depart to the next destination.