Trekking To The Shadow Of Mount Trikora And Habema Lake
Length: 10 Days / 09 Nights Trekking To The Shadow Of Mount Trikora And Habema Lake
Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport
Tour Code: P2T - 12
Day 01: JAYAPURA - ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meeting service then a short transfer to Sentani Indah hotel or similar. After lunch you may visit Sentani tradition market, late afternoon back to hotel for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02 JAYAPURA–WAMENA-JIWIKA (Pig feast and dance –WAMENA (B,L,D)
Depart in the morning from Sentani airport. Upon arrive at Wamena check in to Baliem Pilamo hotel then driving to Jiwika in the North of Baliem valley a village well known with it’s old smoked Mummy. Enjoy a local performance such as mocked war and traditional Earth oven cooking. Today you can be interacted with the local Dani people and learn about their way of life. Back to hotel late in the afternoon fro dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03: WAMENA – IBELE – PILIA – TAILAREK (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel, driving to Ibele about 13 km to the end of the bridge just past the Elegaima which eastern edge of the Baliem Valley . From here it’s an easy trek until Pilia village in 2 hours along the Bene river. Lunch will provide on the way. After lunch we proceed another 2 hours to reach Tailarek for dinner and overnight at School.
Day 04: TAILAREK – YABOGEMA (B.L.D)
After breakfast, following ridge and hill side contours above the Bene river. Lots of little creeks cross the path, offering pure drinking water. The views improve considerably as the gorge narrows. Lunch box have provided. Yabogema is the last village before the long hike to Habema lake and it’s compound scattered at the bottom. Dinner and overnight at Traditional house.
Day 05: YABOGEMA – HABEMA LAKE (B.L.D)
Having breakfast, started with a steep half hour through yam garden to the upper most compound of Yabogema which offered a great panorama of steep forested slopes and garden. Then an unpleasant hour of mud brought us to the Dagum river for lunch. After lunch continue the trekking and the path become much drier as we entered the dense forest which reaches up to the high swampy plateau on which Lake Habema sits. Dinner and overnight stay at camp or water proof tent.
Day 06: HABEMA LAKE – ABITNO (B.L.D)
Lake Habema is under Trikora mountain at 4.743 meters above sea level in Irian Jaya second highest mountain. Lake habema is wide and cold reflecting the mountain and sky, a sponge of mosses, tea brown streams and strange vegetation. The air is thin and cold and at night every star is visible. No one lives permanently in this forest, as the altitude and thick vegetation preclude sweet potato cultivation. From here it possible we driving back to Wamena by four wheels drive car. And if you are one of the adventures we continue our trek to Abitno in 4 hours for dinner and overnight stay at shelter or tent.
Day 07: ABITNO – BABILIO (B.L.D)
After breakfast, all our team proceed the tour to Babililo village about 5 hours through the forest and highland Pandanus. The forest was unusual here, made of huge trees their trunks draped in moss of several colors. As always in rain forests the undergrowth was sparse, as little sunlight reaches the jungle floor. Lunch box have provided, dinner and stay overnight at Local house or in the tent.
Day 08: BABILIO – WALAIK (B.L.D)
Having breakfast, we looked down on a green valley, far below which sloped upward to low hills and the base of Trikora. Most of our porters scrambled ahead, and we carefully picked our way down narrow, steep walled canyon that opened into the valley we saw from above. Our porters were already setting up camp to prepare our lunch, just across a small Uwe river. After lunch we relaxed on a bit of dry ground we took in the sight of the valley, covered with extensive stands of the fern tree. Dinner and overnight at School.
Day 09: WALAIK – WALESI – WAMENA (B.L.D)
Today is moderate trek because many native people we can meet on the way until Walesi village. Lunch will serve at the side of Uwe’s river and we waiting our car to pick us up. After lunch we driving to Wamena city and enjoy spectacular view along the way to Wamena, dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo hotel.
Day 10: WAMENA – JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to Airport for leaving to Jayapura with first flight around 7.30 and you can catch next flight to next destination like to Bali, Jakarta, or Makassar.