5 Days Baliem Valley Trekking — Alfa Prima Tours & Travel

5 Days Baliem Valley Trekking

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.

Day 1
Jayapura Arrival, By Flight To Baliem – Hiking

Upon Arrival in Jayapura, meeting with our staff who will arrange your flight to Wamena, the city where you will start your trip. Upon arrival in Wamena your guide is waiting for your then start trekking with all the porters and cook to reach Kilise in approx. 3 hours up and down the little hills.  Late afternoon arrive at Kilise village, overnight stay at Dani Typical Guest house.(approx.3-4hours).

Day 2

Walk and crossing the  suspension bridge on Baliem River  , then hike up to 3-4 hours through the beautiful country side and Dani villages to Wuserem. Afternoon, continue trekking to Wuserem village, Accommodation at the local house.

Day 3

Continue trekking following the regular path down until Ugem. Today is a bit harder trekking, but the landscape is fantastic , hike 1,5 hours down to Mugi river and cross the small hanging bridge. Then continue trek to Ugem village. (approx. 5-6 hours walk). You will hike about 3 hours and will arrive in the  village of Ugem. stay at local house.

Day 4
Trekking Back To Wamena

Continue the last trekking back to Kurima via Seima village with nice view down to Baliem river and garden on the mountain rigde. Arrive in Seima village and kurima sub disctric then by car within 1 hours to the town. (approx walk 6-7 hours).

Day 5
Wamena – Jayapura – Departure

Today is your last day, transfer to airport for Jayapura, then change flight to connect your next destination.