Tour Code : Disc-BaliemKorowai 001
Duration15DAYS 14 NIGHTS COMBINATION PROGRAM BALIEM VALLEY AND - TREE HOUSE TRIBE
Start / Finish: Jayapura airport
Grade: Hard Expedition
DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL WAMENA (B,L,D)
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meet b guide, then catch Trigana flight to Wamena.. Upon arrival at Wamena airport , transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for a short briefing by guide about the tour and trekking. after lunch, touring around Wamena town and market and villages surrounding. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 02 : WAMENA KURIMA - KILISE ( B,L,D )
Breakfast at hotel, then by car to Kurima then trek to Kilise, 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 Kilise is through the steep sweet potato garden near the Baliem river, but the scenery is spectacular. In Kilise village we explore the village nearby and visit their local houses. Our accommodation is at a local traditional guesthouse.
DAY 03. KILISE TANGMA (BLD)
Breakfast, then trek up the hills then walking trough the dani gardens to get to Tangma village, another 1.5 hours trek through a small forest down to Tangma village. Explore the village and its community. Provided lunch serve at the teacher house where we overnight stay. The rest is the day is spend to explore and experience more about the local people daily life activities.
DAY 04. TANGMA WANEM (BLD)
From Tangma from bottom of small valley. We hike about 2.5 hours up to the village of Wanem and enjy the beautiful panoramic of the baliem gorge. Arrive in Wanem, lunch will be provided by our cook while we walk to the houses closed by to the compound. Afternoon we walk around about an hour to another village and view more of the dani daily life activities. Dinner and overnight at the local house.
DAY 05: WANEM KURIMA JIWIKA ( B,L,D )
From Wanem village in the southern of Baliem Gorge, we hike down 1.5 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 ).
DAY 06: 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.
DAY 07. WAMENA YANIRUMA (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, on its time transfer to Wamena airport to catch the charter flight to Yaniruma for 1 hour. (Yaniruma is the starting point to see the Koroway tribe). Up on arrive walk out to the Mission house for our accommodation. Today is the time to arrange everything before we start our adventure, porters and canoe. After lunch walk around the village and swim to the river. Dinner and stay at Mission house.
DAY 08. YANIRUMA KOROWAY (BLD)
Breakfast, prepare all the stuff and walking to the Sokom river on board the local paddle canoe to cross the Backing Dairam river. Start our adventure by walking through the dense jungle, swampy, and we sometime walking up the single log. Our porter will free their hand to help you in the hard or difficult trail. After 4-5 hours walking we arrive the first Koroway camp (where some Koroway tribes life). The Koroway tribes live in the jungle only with their family or relatives, as they never stay in one big compound. We can found 2 or 3 Tree house in one camp only. Caused they are nomad peoples and they never life for such a long time in the one places, they have to moved to one and another places to get more food and animals to be hunt. We will stay with Koroway in their bevak or we build a tent or up the tree house if permitted.
DAY 09. KOROWAY (BLD)
Breakfast, today we will join with Koroway tribe to their Sago field to gathering the Palm tree and process for their main food. Lunch will be provide by boxes in the jungle. Walking to the deeper to explore the tribes and vicinity. Late afternoon return to our camp for dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 10. KOROWAY (BLD)
Breakfast, we moved to find another Koroway camp by walking to the deeper jungle. In this, we deal through our translator with Koroway tribe to show us how to built their tree house and to find the fish in the small river. Lunch will serve by boxes. Dinner and stay at Bevak or tent.
DAY 11. KOROWAY (BLD)
Breakfast, today remind with korowai tribes to ho for hunt make a traps for Pig or Cassuary, etc. lunch will be provided, late afternoon return to your accommodations.
DAY 12. KOROWAY YANIRUMA (BLD)
Breakfast, walking back to Yaniruma for about 5-6 hours, lunch will serve by boxes en route. Before we arrive in Yaniruma we will stop at the river for a fresh swim and clean up our body from the muddy. Afternoon arrive in Yaniruma, dinner and stay at Mission house.
DAY 13. YANIRMA WAMENA (BLD)
Breakfast, walking to the airstrip at Yaniruma, then fly on charter mission flight to Wamena on its time, up on arrive transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for check in, after lunch at hotel, free program or you may walking around the town. Dinner and stay at hotel.
DAY 14. WAMENA JAYAPURA (BLD)
Today you will fly to Jayapura on Trigana flight, arrive in Sentani air port and touring the city. You will visit Mc. Arthur Monument of WW II up hill of Ifar Gunung then drive down to Sentani lake where you take a boat to visit the village of Assey. After lunch at Youqwa restaurant in the side of the lake, continue drive to the direction of Jayapura. Overnight at Sentani Indah hotel with dinner.
DAY 15. JAYAPURA DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast transfer to the airport for fly to next destinations..
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