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Meet the Papuan

Meet the Papuan

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.

We invite you to travel different and discover Indonesia beyond the most visited places. We have a different approach to the concept of travel. All our itineraries are just an inspiration and we will be pleased to create your respecting local villages and supporting their economy.

 

  

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.

Meals included: ---

 

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.

Meals included: ---

  

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

 

Note: All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect tailor-made tour in Papua  just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

ITINERARY: 9 days / 8 nights

DAY 1
WELCOME TO JAKARTA – JAYAPURA
DAY 2
JAYAPURA – WAMENA – JIWIKA
DAY 3
TREK 1: WAMENA – KLISE
DAY 4
TREK 2: KLISE – WAMEREK
DAY 5
TREK 3: WAMEREK – WESAGALEP
DAY 6
TREK 4: WESAGALEP – USEREM
DAY 7
TREK 5: USEREM – WAMENA
DAY 8
WAMENA – JAYAPURA
DAY 9
JAYAPURA – MAKASSAR – OUT
Islands: Papua

OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

We know that this can be a confusing time to travel, with travel advisory and restrictions changing daily.

In response to Covid-19, we have relaxed the cancellation policies on our tours.

What does this mean for you?

If your trip is canceled by you or the operators due to official travel restrictions or flight/ground transport cancellation as a result of Covid-19, there will be no cancelation fees at all. We can cancel your trip or postpone it upon your request.

On our end, we’ll continue monitoring the situation and share updates in our blog.

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