SOUTHERN & NORTHERN BALIEM TREK 12 D, 11N
SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
Start/End : Jakarta or Denpasar
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL JAKARTA - HOTEL.
Arrival at Jakarta airport, then check in to hotel in Jakarta airport. Your flight to Jayapura departs early in the morning.
DAY 02 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - CHECK IN TO HOTEL (B).
The hotel staff will take you to the departure terminal. Fly to Jayapura at 05.00 and arrive at 14.30 hrs. Welcome service at Sentani airport of Jayapura, then direct transfer to Rasen hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 03 : JAYAPURA - WAMENA (B,L).
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 local market. After lunch visit Dani Tribe villages in the North of Baliem valley. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and accommodation.
DAY 04 : WAMENA - SOGOKMO – KURIMA – KILISE (B,L,D).
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).
DAY 05 : KILISE – TANGMA (B,L,D).
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.
DAY 06 : TANGMA – POLIMO (B,L,D).
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).
DAY 07 : POLIMO – MALMA (B,L,D).
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.
DAY 08 : MALMA – HETEGIMA – WAMENA (B,L).
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.
DAY 09 : WAMENA – OBIA (Pig feast & dance) – WAMENA (B,L-box).
After breakfast, drive 40 minutes to Obia Village. Obia is one of the Dani village which is still preserved their old way of life, penis gourd, grass skirt, and round-shaped house (honai). Here, we will held pig feast and war dance. These 2 attractions allow you to have an insight view of the prehistoric age culture. In the past, any kind of problem can erupt a big war between tribes. It can be women, land possession, pig, etc. A war usually ends temporary until one party get loose. Today they will show us how the tribal war looks like. All adult men will come to the battlefield with their body ornaments. Spear, arrow, bone knifes are taken by them. After the war end, they will kill a pig and cooked together. Another interesting attraction of the Dani tribe is that they cook the pork together with some sweet potatoes, grass, and vegetables on the hot stones. Almost no ingredients added. This cooking can take about 3 hours or so. We can also see a 250 years old mummy at one of the old houses here. Then climb Mt. Mili, about 2 hours away. There is a salt water resource on the ravine between 2 high hills. The local Dani come to this site to get salt. In the afternoon, back to the Afternoon return to hotel. Stay at Baliem Pilamo.
DAY 10 : WAMENA – JAYAPURA (B,L).
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 Rasen for overnight stay .
DAY 11 : JAYAPURA – JAKARTA (B).
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.
DAY 12 : JAKARTA - AIRPORT (B).
Free on your own. Check out time limit from hotel is at 12.00 noon time. In the appropriate time, transfer back to the airport and then fly back home. End of you Baliem Valley Trekking Tour.
- All land transportation in Irian Jaya.
- 2 x airport transfers in Jakarta.
- Accommodations based on twin share at hotel in town.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Cook and porter team.
- Meals (Please see B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
- Permits and donations.
- All activities mentioned on the above program.
- Stay at the local house in the small village.
- 1 x pig feast in Baliem.
- Travel Insurance.
- Any airfares.
- Airport taxes and extra baggage charges.
- Airports and hotels porters.
- Personal Expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
- All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellations or due other causes beyond our control.