You will go on trekking at the highest altitude , 3000 metres above sea level,at the land of the Papua’s. During the trekking you are not only seeing spectacular views of the montains, valleys and river but you also will experience the time stands still while you go back to the stone-age. You will meet the Papua men with their traditional penis-protection, called Koteka, and the Papua women with their grass skirts. This is a primitive trekking route, so you need all logictic supplies carried by porters, cook and guide.Matahari Travels know quite well how to deal with such trips.

Additional information

LocationBaliem valley
DestinationPapua
Duration8 days / 7 nights
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Day 1: JAYAPURA – ARRIVAL

Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the local hotel in Sentani. In the afternoon, you are free on your own to explore sentani area, or perhaps visit the island in the middle of Sentani Lake?
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Day 2: JAYAPURA - WAMENA - YOKOSIMO - HITUGI (D)

Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to Sentani airport for your departure to Wamena by local flight. Upon arrival at Wamena airport , your guide, porter & cook with transport and trekking equipment, will meet and greet you. You will have a short info and briefing about the newest condition. Drive to Sugokmo, your trekking starting point. Walk and crossing the metal suspension bridge on Baliem river near Sogokmo then hike 5 hours through the beautiful countryside and Dani village to Hitugi. You will encounter and greeted by the Dani people who work in their sweet potato garden, arrive in Hitugi in the afternoon, accommodation at the head of the village house. Dinner will be provided by our cook.
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Day 3: HITUGI SYOKOSIMO ( B,L,D )

From Hitugi village, we hike 1.5 hours down to Mugi river and cross the small traditional rope bridge near a small waterfall. From the waterfall we still hike 30 minutes and will arrive in the village of Syokosimo, accommodation at the teachers house. After lunch in the village, we hike the two Dani compounds lie on the top of the hill to explore and experience the Dani daily life and culture. Late afternoon we return back to our accommodation in the village, for dinner and overnight.
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Day 4: SYOKOSIMO USEREM IBIROMA ( B,L,D )

Today we hike up and down, the trail is steep and could be very sleeper if it is rains. The first 2 hours hike to the village of Userem is through the steep sweet potato garden near the Baliem river, but the scenery is spectacular. In Userem village we cross another metal suspension bridge on the mugi river, and after 30 minutes walk from mugi river we will encounter and crossing another longer ( 40 m ) width traditional suspension bridge on Baliem river. From the Baliem river the trail is going up and takes 2.5 hours to arrive in the village of Ibiroma. Our accommodation is at a local traditional guesthouse.

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Day 5: IBIROMA KURIMA JIWIKA ( B,L,D )

From ibiroma village in the southern of Baliem Gorge, we hike 2.5 hours to Kurima. The still traditional Dani village are very close and can be briefly explore during the hike to Kurima. The local people life and tradition remain unchanged here, and the sophisticate agriculture system has been practiced along time ago. Arrive in Kurima  by noon, we drive 1.5 hours to Jiwika in the north of the valley via the town of Wamena. Lunch at a local restaurant in the town, afternoon we may walk and visit the Dani villages near Jiwika, including the 250 years old mummy at sumpaima village and view the Dani Pig feast and dance in the village of Anemoigi. Accomodation at Lauk Inn ( a very basic tourist accommodation.

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Day 6: JIWIKA PIG FEAST WAMENA ( B,L,D )

After breakfast we hike 1 hour up to Iluerainma to see the Dani make salt by soak banan stalks into the brines pool, dry and carry them home. Lunch today is in the village of Anemoigi where we can view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. We will see how the Dani make fire traditionally, kill a pig with bow and arrow and cook them into the hot-burned stone with vegetable and sweet potatoes. Late afternoon we drive 40 minutes back to wamena, dinner at local restaurant in town, accommodation at Baliem Pilamo hotel.

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Day 7: WAMENA JAYAPURA ( B,L,D )

Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Wamena airport for a flight departure to Jayapura on Trigana. Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, transfer to Sentani Indah hotel then touring the area. You will view some of the WW II memorial sites, e.g. : Mc. Arthur Monument at Ifar Gunung, and 1 hour boat excursion in the lake of Sentani to see the local tribe life in the village. Lunch at Yougwa restaurant in the side of lake, afternoon continue touring and visit the museum Abepura and Hamadi market. Dinner and accommodation at Sentani Indah hotel.

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Day 8: JAYAPURA - DEPARTURE ( B )

Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Sentani airport for your flight departure.

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