30-minute chartered flght to Angguruk or Kosarek area, it's about 35 miles southeast
of Wamena live another tribe called Yali. The Yali live on hills and flat terrain
deeper in the Baliem Valley. The temperature of this area is 20 C - 30 C in the
day time and at night 10 C - 15 C. The total population of this area is 30.000
tribe has similar way of life like Dani but is shorter and "cleaner". The Yali
tribesmen wear "koteka", the penis gourd, straight to front instead of straight
up like the Dani do.
Yali practice less sophisticated cultivation techniques than Dani and keep fewer
pigs. They provide the Dani with decorative bird feathers as well as tree kangaroo
and cuscus pelts and fine rare woods, long disappear from the Baliem Valley itself.
tools have not changed in a thousand of years - stone axe of pointed shards wrapped
tightly onto a wooden stick, net carrying bags supported from the forehead, thick
bows five or six feet long, and arrowhead carved to a purpose -broad and flat
for large game, a triple barb for birds, notched and tapered black for setting
are two actually main tribes in the area: Yali and Yalimo. Compared with the Dani
people this tribe is much more primitive and less visited. They are also less
influenced by outside world. There are no land transportation and accommodation
available here, all must be trekked on foot.
only air transportation to Angguruk or Kosarek is served by missionary small flight,
that has to booked early in advance. Upon
arrival in Angguruk, there're just only missionary's house, teacher's house or
even local people's hut for accommodation. Food material must be taken along with,
as there is no shop available in this region.