9 Days 8 Nights Baliem Valley Trekking


Destination : West Papua, Province of Indonesia 

Tour Code : VIVA01-CONFEE-170125-98BV-02


Program : 

Day 01:  Arrival Jayapura – Wamena – Northern Baliem Valley (L,D)

Upon arrival in Sentani Airport of Jayapura, meet  for your direct connect flight  leaving for Wamena at 10.00 or 12.00.  Arrive at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for check in and a short briefing by guide about the trip. Lunch is served at hotel restaurant. After lunch explore Aikima and Suroba of Baliem valley, Along the way you will find the Dani people working in their sweet potatoes fields and will see their daily activities. Arrive at Suroba, walk through the pine forest, enjoy the beautiful nature setting and crossing a bridge over Aike river before you arrive at the main road where the car is waiting for you. We will hike in 1-2 hours through the beautiful countryside and traditional houses of Dani people. Afternoon drive back to Wamena. Dinner and accommodation at Baliem Pilamo Hotel.
Day 02: Wamena – Ibele – Pilia – Tailare (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel, driving to Ibele  about 13 km to the end of the bridge just past the Elegaima  which eastern edge of the Baliem Valley . From here it’s an easy trek until Pilia village in 2 hours along the Bene river. Lunch will provide on the way. After lunch we proceed another 2 hours to reach Tailarek  for dinner and overnight at School.

Day 03: Tailarek – Yabogema (B,L,D)
After breakfast, following  ridge and hill side contours above the Bene river. Lots of little creeks cross the path, offering pure drinking water. The views improve considerably as the gorge narrows. Lunch box have provided. Yabogema is the last village before the long hike to Habema lake and it’s compound scattered at the bottom. Dinner and overnight at Traditional house.

Day 04: Yabogema – Habema Lake (B,L,D)
Having breakfast, started with a steep half hour through yam garden to the upper most compound of Yabogema which offered a great panorama of steep forested slopes and garden. Then an unpleasant hour of mud brought us to the Dagum river for lunch. After lunch continue the trekking and the path become much drier as we entered the dense forest which reaches up to the high swampy plateau on which Lake Habema sits. Dinner and overnight stay at camp or water proof tent.

Day 05: Habema Lake – Abitno (B,L,D)
Lake Habema is under Trikora mountain at  4.743 meters above sea level in Irian Jaya second highest  mountain. Lake habema is wide and cold reflecting the mountain and sky,  a sponge of mosses, tea brown streams and strange vegetation. The air is thin and cold and at night every star is visible. No one lives permanently in this forest, as the altitude and thick vegetation preclude sweet potato cultivation. From here it possible we driving back to Wamena by four wheels drive car. And if you are one of the adventures  we continue our trek to Abitno in 4 hours for dinner and overnight stay at shelter or tent.

Day 06: Abitno – Babilio (B,L,D)
After breakfast, all our team proceed the tour to Babililo village about 5 hours through the forest and highland Pandanus. The forest was unusual here, made of huge trees their trunks draped in moss of several colors. As always in rain forests the undergrowth was sparse, as little sunlight reaches the jungle floor. Lunch box have provided, dinner and stay overnight at Local house or in the tent.

Day 07: Babilio – Walaik (B,L,D)
Having breakfast, we looked down on a green valley, far below which sloped upward to low hills and the base of Trikora. Most of our porters scrambled ahead, and we carefully picked our way down narrow, steep walled canyon that opened into the valley we saw from above. Our porters were already setting up camp to prepare our lunch, just across a small Uwe river. After lunch we relaxed on a bit of dry ground we took in the sight of the valley, covered with extensive stands of the fern tree. Dinner and overnight at School.
Day 08: Walaik – Walesi – Wamena (B,L,D)
Today is moderate trek because many native people we can meet on the way until Walesi village. Lunch will serve at the side of Uwe’s river and we waiting our car to pick us up. After lunch we driving to Wamena city  and enjoy spectacular view along the way to Wamena, dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo hotel.

Day 09: Wamena – Jayapua  Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to Airport for leaving to Jayapura with first flight around 7.00 and  you can catch next flight to next destination like to Bali, Jakarta, or Makassar

The Program/itinerary is flexible, depend on local conditions, flights, weather, and etc.

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