Yali Highland Trekking
Length: 08 Days / 07 Nights Yali Highland Tribe Trekking
Start / Finish: Jayapura airport
Condition: Challenging trekking
Tour code: P2T - 13
DAY 01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL (L,D)
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meeting service and then short transfer to hotel. After take a rest, visiting Sentani lake by boat to see the local people how to make the local arts and Anthropology Museum. Lunch have at a local restaurant. Afternoon visiting Mc. Arthur monument of Ifar Gunung, then back to hotel.
DAY 02: JAYAPURA - WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Wamena, Arrive at Wamena, transfer to your hotel then by car 30 minutes to visit Dani villages of Suroba & Jiwika to see the Dani people community life and culture including the 250 year old Mummy. Lunch have at Wamena town. After lunch visiting Napua hill and traditional market. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03: WAMENA - KOSAREK (B,L,D)
Early breakfast, then transfer to Missionary airfield and flight by chartered plane to Kosarek, the home for Yali or Yalemo tribes. Upon arrival in Kosarek, we walk to the Missionary Guest House where we will stay overnight. Lunch will be provided by our cook. Afternoon hike-up for 30 minutes to the village of Wesaltek to explore the Yali traditional community life. Our trail is steep and slippery, but the scenery and the village is beautiful. Back to local house for dinner and overnight.
DAY 04: KOSAREK - NOHOMAS - ULDAM (B,L,D)
Today, hike two hours to Nohomas village through steep hill and sweet potatoes gardens and beautiful landscapes. Nohomas is the largest village in Kosarek area. Their traditional houses are built on the ridge of the mountain to easily recognize the arrival of the enemy during a raid. People in this village are willing to offer you any of their traditional tools or weapons to buy. From Nohomas we hike another 1.5 hours up to the village of Uldam. The trail is still steep and passing through Yali gardens. We will arrive in Uldam village by noon. The church is built on the ground and the floor where we sleep & dinner is covered by dried tall grass.
DAY 05: ULDAM - SERKASI (B,L,D)
From Uldam village we hike straight up a steep section of Kosarek Mountain (approximately 2.5 hours). Once we arrive on the top we rest and enjoy the spectacular views of this highland mountain and the surrounding forest. The trail then heads down through a small forest (2 hours) to the village of Serkasi. We will make a stop at the river for lunch before we continue to Serkasi. Our trek will be 4-5 hours. We overnight at local house or church.
DAY 06: SERKASI - HOMBUGA - KOSAREK (B,L,D)
From Serkasi village we hike down to the river for about 45 minutes. The trail is steep and through the sweet potato garden. The rest of our trail today to Hombuga village is going up and down hills (additional 2 hours). We arrive in Hombuga by noon and explore surrounding while your cook prepare for lunch. After lunch continue to Kosarek. Total walk will be 5 hours.
DAY 07: KOSAREK - WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we'll make the short charter flight back to Wamena. Once we arrive at the Wamena Airport, get the regular flight to Jayapura. Arrive at Jayapura, transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 08: JAYAPURA - DEPARTURE (B)
After having breakfast at hotel, transfer tothe airport for your next destinations.
Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights Kosarek – Angguruk
Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport
Condition: Hard Trekking
Tour Code: P2T - 13
DAY 01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL (D)
Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, met by our guide then transfer to hotel, after lunch visiting the local market in Sentani to see the people selling their garden products and drive around the Sentani town, afternoon back to hotel dinner at Mickey restaurant in the town and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: JAYAPURA - WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast in the early morning, drive to Sentani airport for leaving to Wamena by Trigana flight in 35 minutes. On arrived in Wamena airport short transfer tohotel for check in, then proceed our tour to visit Lani traditional villagge in Napua and stop at Sinatma traditional market . Lunch will served at restaurant. After lunch continue our tour to visit another Dani traditional market around 1 hour then drive to Suroba village for short walk until Aikima village about 1 hour with pass traditional hanging bridge on the way and it is Dani traditional house. Late afternoon drive back to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03: WAMENA – KOSAREK - SERKASI (B,L,D)
After breakfast, ready to fly with Missionary charter flight to Kosarek in the morning. Kosarek is home of Yali – Mek people up in the southeast of Wamena. The flight take about 30 minutes, 3 minutes before your landing you can see local people around the landing strip with curious eyes. Kosarek area was opened by Missionary in 1970’s but the people still keep the traditional alive. They practiced cannibalism all at once great farmers and live in the remote area which is difficult to get contact with others places. We have time to organize porters until get ready leaving for Serkasi to stay over night. After passed Walsaldek village and Tenkomne river and up to Wiring hill about 2 hours.Lunch box have served, dinner and overnight at Local house.
DAY 04: SERKASI – PIMOHON – TELAMBELA (B,L,D)
Going down to Tipson waterfall it is 60 m and going up to Isril and Jenggu mountains about 3 hours. Then going down again to cross traditional hanging bridge on Lilom river for lunch. After lunch going up to Pimohon village on the hill and another 2 hours you will arrive in Telambela for dinner and overnight stay at Bible Teacher’s house.
DAY 05: TELAMBELA (B,L,D)
Today is the highlight of your journey and relaxing day, your guide arranges Pig feast and dance. All the Yally people who participate during ceremony no one of them with western cloths and you can join with them for dance too. Lunch we will served local food with grill pig. At noon you can explore the village nearby.
DAY 06: TELAMBELA – MEMBAHAM (B,L,D)
After breakfast, going down to Tumolo’s river and up to Punum village to view surrounding scenery. And down again to Walom small waterfall to soak your aching bones in not polluted water. The scenery on the entire trekking is amazing you also can hear or sometimes watch the Birds of Paradise or Cockatoos on the way and have a great adventurous feeling. Lunch box have served, dinner and overnight at Local house.
DAY 07: MEMBAHAM – HELARIKI (B,L,D)
Leaving Membaham after breakfast, today is longest trek up and down thru jungle and cross Puldam river then going up to Osonggobak mountain in 1 hour, then going down again to cross traditional hanging bridge on the Obalege river for lunch. After lunch visit Osonggobak village then 1,5 hours later you will arrive in helariki village for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 08: HELARIKI -ANGGURUK (B,L,D)
Going down to Obahek river about 2 hours with its difficult trek and steep river bank down and really dangerous one. Lunch we will served side of river, after lunch climb to Angguruk thru the Yally garden in another 2 hours. After arrived in angguruk you can explore Angguruk surrounding nearby or visit local hospital which built by Missionary. Dinner and overnight stay at Missionary guest house.
DAY 09: ANGGURUK – WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast in the early morning, walk to landing airstrip to wait our charter flight back to Wamena in 30 minutes. On arrived in Wamena check in to Baliem Pilamo hotel for lunch, then drive to Jiwika to see old Mummy and also it is good chance to see Dani ceremony at Anemoigi village. Late afternoon drive back to hotel for dinner and stay.
DAY 10: WAMENA – JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
Having breakfast at restaurant, transfer to Wamena airport for leaving to Jayapura. On arrival in Sentani airport then short transfer to hotel for check in. Afterward drive to Ifar Gunung to see the monument of General Douglas Mc.Arthur and overlooking to Sentani down town then drive to Sentani lake side to take a boat excursion trip to visit Ayapo and Asei islands where you can see Sentani people make BARK PAINTING. Lunch will served at restaurant, after lunch continue to Cenderawasih museum and Hamadi market. Late afternoon drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 11: JAYAPURA - DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to Sentani airport for leaving to next destination.