SOUTHERN BALIEM TREK 08 DAYS– 07 NIGHTS
more than 3 pax please ask for our special rates
START AND FINISH : JAYAPURA AIRPORT
Day 01 : JAYAPURA - ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meet and transfer by car in 5 minutes drive to Sentani Indah Hotel dinner and overnight stay. Rest of the day is free program.
Day 02 : JAYAPURA - WAMENA - HITUGI (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport leaving for Wamena. Upon arrival at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for a short briefing about the trekking. From here you will drive to Sogokmo where the trekking begins with guide, cook and porters. Walk and crossing the metal suspension bridge on Baliem River near by Sogokmo then hike up to 5 hours through the beautiful country side and Dani villages to Hitugi. You will encounter and greeted by the Dani people who work in their steep sweet potato garden, arrive in Hitugi in the afternoon, accommodation at the head
of the village house. Lunch and dinner will provide by our cook.
Day 03 : HITUGI - SYKOSIMO (BLD)
From Hitugi village, we hike 1,5 hours down to Mugi river and cross the small traditional rope bridge near a small water fall. From the waterfall we still hike 30 minutes and will arrive in the village of Syokosimo, accommodation at the teacher's house. After lunch in the village, we hike to the next Danis 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 stay.
Day 04 : SYOKOSIMO - USEREM - IBIROMA (BLD)
Today, we hike up and down, the trail is steep and could be very sleeper if it is in rainy season. The first 2 hours hike to the village of Userem through the steep sweet potato garden near the Baliem river. 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 (40m) width traditional suspension bridge on Baliem river. From the Baliem river the trail is going up and take 2,5 hours to arrive in the village of Ibiroma. Our accommodation is at a local traditional guest house.
Day 05 : IBIROMA - KURIMA - JIWIKA (BLD)
From Ibiroma village in the southern of Baliem Valley 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 traditional 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 northern of the valley via the town of Wamena. Lunch at local restaurant in 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. Accommodation at Lauk Inn (a very basic tourist accommodation).
Day 06 : JIWIKA - PIG FEAST - WAMENA (BLD)
After breakfast we hike 1 hour up to Iluerainma to see the Dani make salt by the soak the banana stalks into the brine's pool, dry and carry them home. Lunch today is at Lauk Inn restaurant, the whole afternoon is spent 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 vegetables and sweet potatoes. Late afternoon we drive 40 minutes back to Wamena, dinner at local restaurant in town, accommodation at Baliem Pilamo hotel.
Day 07 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Wamena airport for a flight departure to Jayapura on Trigana flight). Upon arrival, transfer to Sentani Indah hotel then proceed with the excursion to Mc. Arthur memorial and boating to Assei village. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at Sentani Indah Hotel.
Day 08 : DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport leaving Jayapura for the next destination
URGENT NOTE :
The pig killing program in the day of 3rd is not included yet in our price, BUT, the dani mock war and dances and cooking with traditional way is still done as per our contract itinerary, BUT, without killing a pig only. It’s causing the pig price is to expensive and difficult to find
Price included :
Hotel as per itinerary (Sentani Indah/ jayapura and Baliem Pilamo hotel/ Wamena), meals on F/B (BLD), traveling permit arrangements, all transfer in/out and charter private car during tour, tour donations, helper fee, accommodation in the villages, donation to the villagers, airport porter, dani mock war, dances and traditional cooking shows, English speaking guide, 2 bottle of mineral water per pax/ day, helper fee, cigarettes for local peoples.
Any Domestic Flights, Travel Insurance, Airport taxes and extra baggage charges.
Personal Expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages/drinks etc.
All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellations or due other causes beyond our control.