RAJA AMPAT & PAPUA

Baliem Valley Trekking

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Adventure, Tribes
  • Challenging

Baliem Valley Trekking is one of the highlight activities while visiting Papua. Get a chance to trek down the beautiful countryside of Papua. Drive 40 minutes from Wamena and you will arrive at Sogokmo Village, the Baliem Valley trekking starting point. Baliem Valley trekking scenery is incredibly beautiful. Explore the traditional Papuan tribe. small villages and local people working in the field while trekking down the valley.

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Adventure Indonesia Group, Feb 28 – March 1, 2023

The indigenous population of the Baliem Valley is known as the Dani people. Dani is one of the largest tribal groups living both in the southern and northern Baliem Valley. They are scattered all the way from the hilly terrain and the flat land in the valley. The Dani still live traditionally. One of their uniqueness is their round shape house, built from wood and grass. Their main source of livelihood is sweet potato planting and pig raising. The Dani still practice their old traditional way of living. The wooden spear, wooden ax, bone knife, and bamboo arrow are still used daily. It shows by their clothes too. The man of Dani wears only a penis gourd, while the woman wears a grass skirt. However, with the modern influence, some young people living near Wamena have worn T-shirts.

Baliem Valley Tour Guide

At the arrival gate of Jayapura airport, you will meet our team. Then you will be assisted to the departure terminal for your next flight to Wamena. Arrive at the Wamena airport and meet our Papuan local English-speaking Baliem Valley tour guide. For the time being, only local English-speaking guides are available.

For a group tour, we could arrange a request for a guide translator in other languages at extra cost from other regions of Indonesia (mainly Sulawesi or Bali). The extra cost is applied to cover the guide expenses (guide fees, flight tickets from and to the place of origin, meals, and accommodations). The more participant in your group, the cheaper the guide extra cost applied as it will be shared between your group participant.

  • Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura
  • Met by our guide then check in to the hotel in Jayapura.
  • Free program, Jayapura City tour.
  • Fly to Wamena by the 1st flight.
  • Drive for 40 minutes to Sogokmo, the starting point of the trekking with your guide, cook and local porters. Trek will be 4 hours through Kurima District and passing some Dani sweet potatoes gardens.
  • Arrive at village in the afternoon and you may walk around, while your cook prepares for dinner.
  • Overnight stay at a local house of Kilise.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Breakfast,
  • Proceed to descend the steep hill down to the traditional hanging bridge across Baliem river. Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths. But you may enjoy the nature's beauty by stopping in the small waterfall to get refreshing while the cook serving lunch.
  • After this part, the path gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross.
  • Trekking about 4-5 hours to Syokosimo village.
  • Overnight at a local house.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Trekking up to Hitugi village. Climbing up the hill all the way to the village.
  • Arrive at the village by noon where the cook is ready to serve your lunch.  (Today's trekking  is the shortest one, approximately 3 hours).
  • Dinner and overnight at Hitugi village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Leaving Hitugi Village. The walk today is the longest one, but the terrain is not very difficult as trails wider and the panorama is so evicting. Passing Kurima village
  • Arrive Sogokmo Village where the car ready to take you back to Wamena. Lunch served en route.
  • Dinner at hotel in Wamena 
  • Overnight at Baliem Pilamo hotel or more luxury at Baliem Valley Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Drive for 30 minutes to Jiwika in the North of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy.
  • Walk for 10 minutes to the  Anemoigi Village to watch the Mock war 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. Lunch box will be provided.
  • After lunch, climb to the salt pool on top of Mili mountain or visit the cave of Wosilimo.
  • Afternoon return to Baliem Pilamo hotel or the luxury Baliem Valley Resort.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Jayapura.
  • Arrival at Jayapura
  • A full day sightseeing to Mac Arthur WW II monument
  • Boating Sentani lake.
  • Having lunch at Yougwa restaurant near the lake.
  • After lunch, see the Anthropology museum (open from Monday to Saturday at 09.00-14.00), and visit the Hamadi 'souvenir' market.
  • Back to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Fly to your next destination

In some part of this tour where we need to sleep in a local village, you will be sleeping inside a tent that built inside a Honai/traditional hut, in which you will have a unique experience of living local daily life sleeping inside the hut. However the usage of tent is necessary to maintain your privacy and also protection from bugs.

Available

  • Tailor Made Program
  • Flexible Departure Date
  • Private Trip
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