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Southern Baliem Valley Trekking

Duration : 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
Grade : Moderate

DAY 01. JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - FLY TO WAMENA
Upon arrival at Sentani Airport then catch Merpati 2nd flight to Wamena at noon. After check in at hotel and then have lunch at local restaurant in Wamena. You may visit villages around Wamena including traditional market and back to hotel for relaxing before going for dinner. This is only the first day to give you idea the Baliem Valley and its people look like. O/N : at hotel in Wamena (L, D).
DAY 02. WAMENA – SOGOKMO - KURIMA - KILISE
After breakfast, accompanied also by your porters and cook will have 35 minutes drive to Sogokmo the starting point of the trekking. Heading to Kurima, the Sub District of on level terrain then continue climbing the Hasegem hill on the direction of Kilise, the destination village. Along the trails you will meet local people in their activities and yet the scenery is very beautiful around. Lunch served en route. In the afternoon you may explore the traditional villages and learn about the locals way of life. Dinner served by the cook. Overnight in local guest provided by the chief in Kilise (Walk approx. 4 hours, B, L, D).
DAY 03. KILISE – SYOKOSIMO
After breakfast, you are proceed to descend the steep hill down to traditional hanging bridge across Baliem River. Today’s walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths. But you may enjoying the nature’s beauty by stopping in the small waterfall to get refreshing while the cook serving lunch. After this part, the path gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross. The village to stay overnight called Syokosimo. Dinner served by the cook. Overnight in local guest house in Syokosimo provided by the teacher. (Walk approx. 4,5 – 5 hours, B, L, D).
DAY 04. SYOKOSIMO – HITUGI
Today’s walk is the shortest one. After breakfast, you are proceed to continue the trek to up to a village called Hitugi. Climbing up the hill all the way to the village is something different, but the scenery is incredibly beautiful combined with small villages and local people working in the field. You arrive to the village by noon where the cook is ready to serve lunch. Explore Hitugi Village in the afternoon and interacted with the locals. Dinner served by the cook, overnight in Hitugi. (Walk approx. 2,5 – 3 hours, B, L, D).
DAY 05. HITUGI – KURIMA – SOGOKMO – WAMENA
After breakfast leaving Hitugi back to Sogokmo. The walk today is the longest one, but
The terrain is not very difficult as trails wider and the panorama is so exciting. Passing Kurima Village before ending up in Sogokmo where the car ready to take you back to Wamena. Lunch served en route. Dinner at local restaurant in town. O/N at hotel in Wamena. (Walk approximately 5,5 – 6 hours, B, L, D).
DAY 06. WAMENA – JIWIKA – WAMENA
Breakfast at hotel, driving north to Jiwika, a village well - known with its old smoked mummy. You may explore the traditional village around, or climb the Mili Mountain where salt pool exists on top. Here you will learn how the locals doing their traditional way to process salt. Lunch served en route. At noon enjoy a local performance such as mocked war and traditional Earth Oven Cooking. You may also be interacted with the local Dani people and learn about their way of life. Back to Wamena late in the afternoon and have dinner at the local restaurant in town. O/N at hotel in Wamena (B. L. D).
DAY 07. WAMENA - JAYAPURA
After breakfast at hotel, leaving for Wamena Airport to get Merpati 1st Flight to Jayapura. The flight takes about 50 minutes and at Sentani Airport you will be picked up and checked in at Sentani Indah Hotel. You may have a full day sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd Worl War Monument, Sentani Lake and its small islands, museum, and Hamadi Market. Lunch served at a restaurant by the lake. Back to hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L, D).
DAY 08. JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE
Leaving at hotel after breakfast for Sentani Airport. Depart on your destination. End of Service (B).

Please also note that at one of the villages visited in all the tours, the Dani Tribes will perform traditional ceremonies for you. back to the top

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