Baliem Valley Trekking
BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
We will take you to experience an exciting adventure by exploring the Baliem Valley and the unique, primitive traditions and way of live of the tribes who live in the valley.
In the central mountain of Irian Jaya, lies a grand valley with 72 km long and 16 – 31 km wide, inhabited by Neolithic warrior and farmer, the Dani Tribes and other sub tribes of Yali and Lani with their complex and primitive cultures, which looks more like “stone age” cultures.
Baliem valley it self is located in Wamena regency in Irian Jaya, West Papua which is well known as the home of the Dani tribes.To reach this area, you have to fly from Jakarta or Bali to Jayapura (the capital province of Irian Jaya / Papua), and then fly from Jayapura to Wamena. We can fly from Jakarta to Jayapura and then from Jayapura to Wamena in the same day.
This valley has been the most visited part of the island, especially in recent years. The Dani Tribe speak related Papuan, or non – Austronesian language and live in the high central range of Papua Island, the most eastern province of Indonesia.
Until the last decades the Dani tribes were some of the most isolated populations by swamps and mountains. They grew root crops, raised pig and used polished stone axes and adzes. They didn’t make pottery (which means “sign of the modernity”), but otherwise their technology was very much like that of the Neolithic of the Old and New Worlds.
traditional house in baliem valley irian jayaThere may be 250,000 Dani Tribe living in the central mountains, many live scattered among the steep mountain slopes. The Baliem Valley has one of the highest densities of population in Papua Province. The Dani Tribe build their huts in a compound nicely express both environmental adaptation and Dani’s character. The men’s and women’s huts have thick thatched roofs which keep rain, yet retain the heat from the earth, along with just enough smoke to discourage the mosquito.
The temperatures of the highland are ranged from 26 degrees Celsius at the day time and 12 degrees at night.
The highlights of sightseeing are Dani Market in WAMENA Town, WAUMA Village and, which can be easily reach on foot or by car from Wamena. Farther out are AIKIMA, with its 250 years old mummy, SUROBA, JIWIKA and neighboring villages.
With 2 hours climbing, you can see the salt spring where the Dani Tribe women make salt in primitive way fashion for centuries. Outer adventures are southward to KURIMA area, where the Dani and Yali Tribes’ way of life mixed into a unique
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL JAKARTA
Arrival at Jakarta airport, then check in to hotel in Jakarta airport. Your flight to Jayapura departs in the evening
DAY 02 : JAKARTA – JAYAPURA ARRIVAL
Fly to Jayapura at 20.00 and arrive at 08.30 hrs. Welcome service at Sentani airport of Jayapura, then direct transfer to Sentani hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 03 : JAYAPURA – WAMENA
Early breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Wamena. Upon arrive at Wamena, Transfer to Baliem Pilamo htl for check-in then proceed by car in 10 minutes to Wesaput village to see the traditional hanging bridge and locar market. After lunch visit Dani Tribe villages in the North of Baliem valley. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and accommodation B,L,D
DAY 04 : WAMENA – SOGOKMO – KURIMA – KILISE
After breakfast, then together with your guide, porters and cook transfer to Sogokmo-the starting point of trek heading to Kurima. Then continue climbing the Hesegem hill on the direction to Kilise. Lunch served enroute. In the afternoon you may explore people life style. Dinner and overnight stay at guest house. (Due to no more guest house at Ibiroma, we change to Kilise village near Ibiroma) B,L,D
DAY 05 : KILISE – TANGMA
After breakfast, you are proceed to descend the steep hill up to Wamarek village for 2 hours. From Wamarek trek down to Tangma village 1,5 hours. Lunch will have at Tangma village. After lunch walk to village of Tangma and join with local people for learning their culture and life. Dinner and overnight at Priest’s house or church. B,L,D
DAY 06 : TANGMA – POLIMO
Today we trek thru rain forest till Wanem hill. From here you will view enjoy the spectacular a beauty Baliem George and Dani gardens. After take a break at Wanem continues to Polimo village. (walk approx 4,5 hours). B,L,D
DAY 07 : POLIMO – MALMA
From Malma trek up for about 3 -4 hours with passing Dani houses and gardens. You may meet with local people on the way to Malma and have time to discus with them. Lunch will be provide by your cook near small river. Afternoon arrive at village and explore surrounding. Dinner and overnight at local house. B,L,D
DAY 08 : MALMA – HETEGIMA – WAMENA
After breakfast at your local hut, trek down to Hetegima for about 3,5 hours and catch the car to drop you to Wamena. Arrive at Wamena, have time walk in the city. Overnight at Baliem Pilamo Hotel. B,L,D
DAY 09 : WAMENA – KURULU PIG FEAST – WAMENA
After breakfast, drive 30 minutes to Kuruku in the North of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then enjoy 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. Afternoon return to hotel. B,L,D
DAY 10 : WAMENA – JAYAPURA
By regular flight to Jayapura. Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, you will have sightseeing tour in Jayapura visiting Monument of WWII and explore to Lake Sentani. Lunch will be provided at Yougwa Restaurant in the lake side. Late the afternoon back to hotel for overnight stay . B,L,D
DAY 11 : JAYAPURA – JAKARTA
After having breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until the time proceed to the airport for your flight to Jakarta. Arrival in Jakarta then check in to hotel in downtown. B
DAY 12 : JAKARTA – AIRPORT
Free on your own. Then in the appropriate time, transfer back to the airport and then fly back home. B
END OF OUR SERVICE.