Papua province is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia.The total area is about 319,000 square km with a population of about 3,5 million people. The motto of Papua is Karya Swadaya(Sanskrit)means; work with one’s own might. 83% of the Papuans identified themselves as Christian(65% Protestant and 18% Roman Catholic), 16% of the Papua populations is Muslim and 1% Buddhist or Hindu. The city of Jayapura is the capital, also the largest city of Papua built on a slope overlooking the bay. Central east-west mountain range dominates the geography of the island over 1,600 km in total length.The province contains the highest mountains between the Himalayas and the Andes rising up to 4,884 metres high and ensuring a steady supply of rain from the tropical atmosphere.
The southern and northern lowlands stretch for hundreds of kilometres and include lowland rainforests, extensive wetlands, savanna grasslands and expanses of mangrove forest.
The Lorentz National Park in the southern lowlands is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Papua has an estimated 16,300 species of plant, 124 genera of which are endemic.Papua’s knwon forest fauna includes; marsupials, other mammals, bird species such as parrots and cockatoos and the world largest butterflies. The waterways and wetlands of Papua are also home to salt and freshwater crocodile, flying foxes, osprey, bats and other animals.
Morning arrival in Jayapuran, then you will be arranged for connecting flight to Wamena. Upon Arrival in Wamena , transfer to your hotel, check in and a short briefing by your guide about the trip.
Today is just 3,5 hour to walk. After the porter arrived with a truck, You will walk to the river , cross the suspension bridge of Baliem. Walk along the river to the villages , witnessing local people daily life, you will see how they plant potatoes as their daily activities, and use potatoes as their primer food… trek up slowly to Hitugi village where you will have overnight in the tents near the school.
Today, you will walk on the The first 1.5 hours, via a suspension bridge , upstream to Mugi will reach Yuarima village for the plateu . The next village you will reach is Jogosim, trekk through the flat land…lying on beautiful plateu on the foot of the waterfall…..you will stay overnight with tent in this area or stay with local village.
Trekk further straight to the forest passing beautiful and spectacular rain forest, real nature, wild birds, you will also find rare crossing the the creek to reach Kiroma village.
This trekk today also passing the river of Mugi… you will have overnight in this open forest, tent will be arranged….
Continue trekk ing, you will find a bit different situation of the trek , slippery rocks to reach the sunny village of Siyam . Stay overnight in the tent.
Hoping to have strong condition, Today is a long trek and difficult. After an hour on the swampy area to reach 3500 meters high, With clear weather you have a fantastic view to the east, seen from a distance Prongoli village, a place where it should be peak of Yamin and Mandala behind Papua New Guinea. Keep on eye for every steps, as the trekk you passed is a bit high risk, you can see the forest in the highlands of the vast collection of banana trees. Overnight in the area of Densa forest. Sleep in tents.
1.5 hours through the steep rain , you will see Local , children, men and women, Mostly were 6-10 years old – all of them with bows and arrows, and the girls wearing grass skirts made from special grass. An hour later pssing the flat grass with incredible views of Prongoli village, which you could find the waterfall and interact with locals.
Today you will visit the Yali’s field, where many women and children offered sugar cane. Slowly up and down the hill for 2.5 hours, all slippery and wet conditions. You will find huge valley of Angguruk, on the way, you will find some of the “rattan man” (yali man with traditional cloth) then reach the place for overnight in the camp.
Straight to the southeast, slowly up the ridge, very steep and very muddy, through several villages, after 1,5 hours you will reach the river, there are two small villages in this area, silent , then proceed to Anguruk. Overnight in this village.
We take one day of rest on the Village Anguruk and visit local market. There is a larger airstrip here, a small hospital, schools and Protestant churches. There is also a soccer field and volleyball, are widely used by the public as to the airfield which used several times a week and busy local market. Tonight we still stay at Losmen in Angguruk.
By Morning flight, you will return to Wamena. Upon Arrive at Wamena transfer to the hotel for accommodation. Stay overnight in Wamena.
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight by regular Flight at 08:00 leaving for Jayapura. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura. Sightseeing tour including boating at lake Sentani to explore Sentani tribe with their bark painting for 2 hours. See the Anthropology museum (open from Monday to Saturday at 09.00-14.00). Back to Hotel.
After breakfast, Transfer to Airport for your flight to next destination.