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5 days trek in Dani tribe

In brief:

The tours start in Wamena & end in Wamena. It takes 4 or 5 hours per day or more, depend on how fast our quest walk per day. The tour is a round trip, thus many difference things can be seen along the trip. Moreover, food is served for (B.L.D) along the treks. More details are described below:

 Day (1) Wamena-Wisilimo (L.D)

The tour starts at the hotel at 08:00 or 09:00 am, The taxi will drop us in Yetni river, and we start to walk about 30 minutes to Kurima to stamp your travel permit (= Surat Jalan) at the Military bases. Here, we will walk up the siep kossay hill for about twenty minutes. You are going to see the spectacular scenery of the Baliem valley and Dani tribe huts along the path. Not only that, you are also going to see the local people with traditional-penis gourd for men and Sali or Yokal for ladies along the Dani compounds. Lunch is served on the way. At the end of the first day we will have dinner at the traditional village Wisilimo at around 08:00. In Wasilimo you have the chance to see the traditional Dani huts and the people living here with their traditional live style.

Day (2) Wisi limo-Wuserem B.L.D

After breakfast, we will walk down to the Baliem river bank, passing through sweet potatoe gardens also called “hipere-ubi manis”. The path might be a little bit slippery and muddy after rain, thus watch your step. Your balance is needed, but do not worry, as long as the trek-papua trekking team will assist you at any case also for first aid-please enjoy! We will walk along the river bank until we get to the suspension bridge of the Baliem River. It’s save, but your balance is needed – and in case of troubles do not watch to the water, but watch your step; but in any case the bridge is save. Lunch is served en-route. After crossing the Baliem river the tour lead you to the next hanging wooden bridge across the Mugi river. Below the lovely wooden bride of the Mugi river we will take a rest and you will have the chance to take a bath or washing your shoes. We will walk up to Wuserem village and stay overnight in the hut called “Honai/Pilamo. (B.L.D)

 Day (3) Wuserem-Syokosimo (B.L.D)

In the morning activities, here is the most dramatically beautiful compound to who as a photographer or anyone who wants to make up your memory for your life time with Stone Age life people and to show up to your friends which mean you have been to the most remotest area Papua with natural beauty and its people also the scenery. Here we are going to passing the muddy and slippery areas,but definitely easy to pass. There are two ways to pass, so is better choose low land path rather than upper path that which has muddier as well here you are going to walk along the Mugi river bank until you arrive in Syokosimo, the village known as “Siep and Kossay”. Here you will see the old men with its penis gourd “Koteka”, but be careful while you taking picture. Is better we ask first before we take picture than they ask money after all. But no worries, we can give them cigarette per picture that you take. In the afternoon, we can small walking along the villages to see people and you are also can enter the huts, seat with huts owner, share/ask whatever about culture, life style, daily foods, marriage that’s why pig is too important for Dani tribe, many more you want to get to know from them.

Day (4) Syokosimo-Ugem-(B.L.D)

After breakfast, we walk through Mugi river bank, cross two wooden hanging traditional bridges. From here, we walk up a bit through rocky patch but clean. Here you can see many huts compounds; you also see the waterfall from the distance, and savanna along the patch. Lunch is served along the path; otherwise the ugem village is not really far from these villages. You can see many rock orchids, endemic Papuan bird’s sounds, but they are too seeing them. If need to see the bird of paradise bird, we can take you a special place in coastal area called “Raja ampat or to Yali-Elelim, here you can see red tail bird of paradise along the wild rain forest there. In the afternoon, we are going to visit ugem village and the big chief. He has more than 5 wives and they live in one big hut with her pigs in the same huts but share room on the corner.

Day 5 Ugem-Wamena-(B.L)

Today is the last day, be happy because the tour leading to see the Baliem river gorge from the hills down. Its looks amazing like the anaconda in the wild rain forest flowing along the villages. We walk down, and cross another hanging brige of Baliem and arrive in Kurima at the previous arrival. Here we can walk or if you feel tired, you can take motor bike services to take you to the Yetni river.

Finally, the public car or charged taxi brings us back to Wamena-Hotel-and to do some souvenirs shopping, packing. The next day is the end of service & departure-