STONE KOROWAI TRIBE
: 14 days / 13 nights
Grade : challenging
Start / end : JAYAPURA
The Koroway Batu trip is challenging. You will be trekking in muddy trails or in swamps, crossing
river etc., also you will deal with the hot and humid air. You must prepared you stamina for the unfriendly
atmosphere here, so you can enjoy your adventure trip to this region
JAYAPURA -WAMENA - DEKAI (B,D)
By flight to Dekai, a small size town to the west of Wamena. It
takes us about 30 minutes flight. Dekai is anew developed village
to a small size town, after the recent self autonomy policy in Papua.
Roads, government offices, etc are started to built. Arrival in
Dekai, then check in to the small hotel in Dekai. This small town
lies on the lower altitude than Wamena. Dekai is the home of the
Manimo tribe, a tribe which is quite modern now.
DEKAI - LOPON - BRAZA RIVER - MUARA SIRETZ (B,L,D)
Transfer by motorcycle to the small traditional harbor on Lopon
village, about 1 hour of rough ride along the unpaved road. From
Lopon, we will sail down to the south to Braza river, one of the
largest river flowing to the south joining other river to Asmat
area. All the way you will see the dense forest, peaceful surrounding,
sometimes encounter the other passing by boats. On the way we may
stop at the small villages which are belong to Citak Mitak tribe.
This tribe built their houses on the riverside make of wood shape,
with grass roof. In the past 1980's the tribe were still naked,
however, the opening of the access to their village has changed
their way of clothing. Now they wear short pants, but mostly wearing
no shirt. There are 2 or 3 small villages. Most of them still work
as food gather, such as fishing and hunting animals. We will be
arriving at Muara Siretz in about 7 hours sail downriver.
MUARA SIRETZ - MABU (B,L,D)
Muara Siretz is the largest village of Citak Mitak tribe. There
are about 150 houses on stilts here, approximately 400 peoples living
in here. A
little different from the locals at the small village we visit on
the way, the have a little more modern clothing. There are also
small church and
school here, so some kids already go to school. After breakfast
at the local house, we sail to Mabu village, a village belong to
Koroway peoples. We need about 4,5 hrs of sail today. It is our
1st encounter with the Koroway peoples. We stay at the local house
here, while our guide arrange the local porter with the local chief,
you may explore the small village feely. The locals here work as
hunter and farmer.
: MABU - STONE KOROWAY (B,L,D)
Together with the porters, we walk to stone Koroway domain. The
stone Korowai is much closed to the public compare to the outer
Different from the outer Koroway, they live far in the jungle, living
nomadic, still wearing leaves to cover their penis (male) and grass
or tree bark for the female. We have a very flexible day to day
length of walk in their domain.Once we reach their village, it does
not mean that we are allowed to enter, gifts have to be provided
for the chief. If they take our gift, it means that we can enter.
Once we get in there, you will be back to centuries of years ago.
No modern equipment, no electricity, no fabric clothes, etc.
- 10: IN THE STONE KOROWAY (B,L,D)
We spend couple of days in their home. Observe their daily life,
if they allow, join them at work for hunting, or sago harvesting.
Almost the same as the outer Koroway, the land of the Stone Korowai
lies on the low land with muddy terrain, swamp, virgin forest, small
rivers, sago forest. Sago is their main food staple, but they also
do fishing on the river, or animal such as cuscus or birds, or wild
boar, snake, frog, etc as the supplement. Beside those, they also
take other forest product such as fruit and sprout. We may have
a chance to stay on their tee house.
BACK TO MABU (B,L,D)
Today, together with our porter team, we return back to Mabu, back
to the modern village. Stay one night here before back to Dekai.
MABU - MUARA SIRETZ (B,L,D)
We meet the boat again, then sail up river to Muara Siretz. We spend
longer time than we sail down, approximately 6 hours on the boat.
We will stop on the nice riverbank for lunch. Arrival at Muara Siretz
in the afternoon, stay at the local house. We may have the time
to see the locals back home after full day fishing or hunting.
MUARA SIRETZ - BRAZA RIVER - LOPON - DEKAI (B,L,D)
We spend full day sail upriver to Lopon harbor. Then from Lopon,
we ride by motorcycle back to Dekai. Arrival in Dekai late in the
evening, back to the modern word. You will have better rest than
the previous days in the forest.
DEKAI - WAMENA (B)
By the pioneer flight, fly back to Wamena. The pioneer flight has
no fix schedule, from or back to Dekai, however, we have to be at
the airport in the morning. 30 minutes flight will bring back us
to the real civilization. Check in to hotel in Wamena. Rest time.
JAYA GENERAL INFO
> YALI TRIBE
> ASMAT TRIBE
> KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 5 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
DAYS SOUTHERN & NORTHERN BALIEM TREKKING
DAYS YALI TRIBE TREKKING
> 10 DAYS ASMAT ART ADVENTURE
> 10 DAYS KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 13 DAYS ASMAT & KOROWAI ADVENTURE
> RAJA AMPAT PAPUA DIVING
> IRIAN JAYA CAPITAL CITY :
> WAMENA & BALIEM PILAMO
> ABOUT ADVENTURE INDONESIA
For descriptive Irian Jaya Tour price, itinerary, flight details, airfares, further information
and trip arrangement, please contact us: