DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVE ( D )
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meet by Grand Irian tours guide or representative and transfer to Sentani Indah hotel for accommodation with dinner.
DAY 02 : JAYAPURA WAMENA YOKOSIMO HITUGI (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer 5 minutes to Sentani airport for your departure to Wamena by Trigana flight. Upon arrival at Wamena airport , transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for a short briefing by guide about the tour and trekking. From hotel you will drive 30 minutes to Sogokmo where the trekking begins with guide, cook and porters. Walk and crossing the metal suspension bridge on Baliem river near Sogokmo then hike 5 hours through the beautiful countryside and Dani village to Hitugi. You will encounter and greeted by the Dani people who work in their step sweet potato garden, arrive in Hitugi in the afternoon, accommodation at the head of the village house. Lunch and dinner will provide by our cook.
DAY 03 : HITUGI SYOKOSIMO ( B,L,D )
From Hitugi village, we hike 1.5 hours down to Mugi river and cross the small traditional rope bridge near a small waterfall. From the waterfall we still hike 30 minutes and will arrive in the village of Syokosimo, accommodation at the teachers house. After lunch in the village, we hike the two Dani compounds lie on the top of the hill to explore and experience the Dani daily life and culture. Late afternoon we return back to our accommodation in the village, for dinner and overnight.
DAY 04 : SYOKOSIMO USEREM IBIROMA ( B,L,D )
Today we hike up and down, the trail is steep and could be very sleeper if it is rains. The first 2 hours hike to the village of Userem is through the steep sweet potato garden near the Baliem river, but the scenery is spectacular. In Userem village we cross another metal suspension bridge on the mugi river, and after 30 minutes walk from mugi river we will encounter and crossing another longer ( 40 m ) width traditional suspension bridge on Baliem river. From the Baliem river the trail is going up and takes 2.5 hours to arrive in the village of Ibiroma. Our accommodation is at a local traditional guesthouse.
DAY 05 : IBIROMA KURIMA JIWIKA ( B,L,D )
From ibiroma village in the southern of Baliem Gorge, we hike 2.5 hours to Kurima. The still traditional Dani village are very close and can be briefly explore during the hike to Kurima. The local people life and tradition remain unchanged here, and the sophisticate agriculture system has been practiced along time ago. Arrive in Kurima by noon, we drive 1.5 hours to Jiwika in the north of the valley via the town of Wamena. Lunch at a local restaurant in the town, afternoon we may walk and visit the Dani villages near Jiwika, including the 250 years old mummy at sumpaima village and view the Dani Pig feast and dance in the village of Anemoigi. Accomodation at Lauk Inn ( a very basic tourist accommodation
DAY 06 : JIWIKA PIG FEAST WAMENA ( B,L,D )
After breakfast we hike 1 hour up to Iluerainma to see the Dani make salt by soak banan stalks into the brines pool, dry and carry them home. Lunch today is in the village of Anemoigi where we can view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. We will see how the Dani make fire traditionally, kill a pig with bow and arrow and cook them into the hot-burned stone with vegetable and sweet potatoes. Late afternoon we drive 40 minutes back to wamena, dinner at local restaurant in town, accommodation at Baliem Pilamo hotel.
DAY 07 : WAMENA JAYAPURA ( B,L,D )
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Wamena airport for a flight departure to Jayapura on Trigana. Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, transfer to Sentani Indah hotel then touring the area. You will view some of the WW II memorial sites, e.g. : Mc. Arthur Monument at Ifar Gunung, and 1 hour boat excursion in the lake of Sentani to see the local tribe life in the village. Lunch at Yougwa restaurant in the side of lake, afternoon continue touring and visit the museum Abepura and Hamadi market. Dinner and accommodation at Sentani Indah hotel.
DAY 08 : JAYAPURA - DEPARTURE ( B )
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Sentani airport for your flight departure.