9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Adventure travel in Indonesia. This unforgettable 9 day journey will take you to the heart of Papua; the Baliem Valley Trekking passes by small Dani settlements, deep canyons and high mountains. We will see the most astonishing part of the Baliem River Valley, through the villages of Klise, Tangma, Wamerek, Wesagalep, Userem and return to Wamena via Kurima.
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Arrival flight: Jakarta
Departure flight: Jakarta
DAY 1: WELCOME TO JAKARTA – JAYAPURA
Upon arrival at Jakarta airport, connection with the flight for Jayapura. Night on board.
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DAY 2: JAYAPURA – WAMENA – JIWIKA
Arrival to Jayapura and connection with the flight to Wamena, the capital of Baliem Valley. Once there, we will leave our luggage at the hotel and we will visit its traditional market. Back to Wamena to sleep.
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DAY 3: TREK 1: WAMENA – KLISE
We will drive to Sogokmo, the starting point of the trekking heading to the village of Dani (Klise). During approximately 1,5 hours, the pathway is level until getting the settlement of Kurima. From this point, we will ascend for about half an hour and then we will continue walking through a flat path again to the village of Dani of Klise, where we will spend the night.
Walk approx: 3 hours – easy level.
Approx slope: Ascent: + 300 m.
DAY 4: TREK 2: KLISE – WAMEREK
Today we will walk up for an hour until get the crossing that will take us, way down, to Tangma and Wamerek. Along the trails, we will enjoy the gorgeous views over Bailem River and its tributary, Mugi River. From this point, the way down to the village of Tangma is more difficult. From Tangma, the walk becomes easy until the village of Wamerek. Tents will be settled up in the village of Wamerek.
Walk approx: 4 hours. – mid level
Approx slope: Ascent +200, Descent: – 400 m
DAY 5: TREK 3: WAMEREK – WESAGALEP
After breakfast, we are proceed to descend to the hanging bridge of Wesagalep. During the tour, we will enjoy the wonderful views over Bailem River Gorge combined with small Dani villages. When we get the river, we will cross the hanging bridge of Wesagalep (Bridge made of wood and lianas).
The way to Wesagalep village from the bridge is going up. We will walk slowly due to the strong slope. We will set up the tents for sleeping in Wesagalep.
Walk approx: 5 hours – easy level.
Approx slope: Ascent +600, Descent: – 250 m
DAY 6: TREK 4: WESAGALEP – USEREM
Having breakfast, the walk is hard through a trail up until getting the top of the hill of the Wesagalep village. En route, passing by a jungle area and we will see Ubi “sweet potatoes” plantations. The way down – easy – will take us to a small stream, tributary of Bailem River. We can have a bath and relax. Then the path goes slightly up and down following the Bailem side to the village of Userem, where we ill set up the tents and overnight.
Walk approx: 4 hours – mid level.
Approx slope: Ascent + 400, Descent: – 400 m
DAY 7: TREK 5: USEREM – WAMENA
Early in the morning we will come back to the village of Sogokmo, the way down it is a bit difficult only where the path becomes narrower, where we have to pay attention. Along the trail, we will see quite a lot of Danis settlements. When we get the Mugi River, the path to Sogokmo is more difficult. Once we get Sogokmo, our cars will be waiting for us to go back to Wamena. Accommodation in the hotel of Wamena.
Walk approx: 5 -6 hours –mid level.
Approx slope: Ascent +100m, Descent: – 500 m
DAY 8: WAMENA – JAYAPURA
Transfer to the airport of Wamena to flight back to Jayapura. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free for you to relax.
Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9: JAYAPURA – MAKASSAR – OUT
You are free until the moment of the transfer to Jayapura airport to take the flight to your next destination. End of your Valley Baliem tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
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