7 days trek to the Yali Region
Approx.4-5 hours. Departure: 08:00 a.m
Trekking to Yali region is not as easy as in the Dani region. It takes a couple of days to reach these villages. The trek goes up and down hills, sometimes it’s cold (a jacket and boots are needed) and you should be experienced in trekking to reach these villages. 7 Days tour to Yali deepr region is your challenge, so why do you waiting for. Let’s go to Yali tribe.
Day1: You will leave from Wamena to Hitugi and stay there for the night. The way leads up and downhill and you will see a very beautiful scenery which you can’t get rid of looking at. We’ll have lunch on the way to Yuarima village.
Day2: Hitugi to Yogosem In the morning the trek directs further uphill and you will see the natural wonders of the Elit forest and hear the wild life sounds like for example the wolf voices which are extremely natural in Dani region and the Yali border. If the weather isn’t cloudy you can see down to the Baliem valley. We will have dinner and stay the night in Yogosem.
Day 3: Yogosem to Muliwahik forest Here you will reach the highland rain-forest and you can see so many trees, epiphyts and Pendants plants everywhere and you hike close to the Mugi river bank. We will have dinner and stay overnight in the forest in a very basic hut.
Day 4: Muliwahik forest to Sugunim alma and Piliam
After passing the Sugunim river and crossing madig-area (a very muddy and the most slippery area with a lot of fern-trees a very mystical place we arrive close to the top of Elit mountain. Then we pass Elit summit and make a steep descent to Piliam village were we stay overnight.
Day 5: Piliam to Homtonko
The people in Piliam are very friendly and you can see the beautiful shaped Yali style huts. As the aren’t many tourist hiking in this area the people are very happy to see you, offer their help in any kind and show a lot of interest on you. Until today one of the white skinned men come down from Elit mountain they help them although they don’t know them. Reaching Homtonko you stay at the priest’s house.
Day 6 to 7: Homtonko to Anggruk
In Anggruk you will see the real people of Yali. The man with the long guard with several times rope in their hips. While the woman wear thtrek-papuae short grass skirt which is called (ewe kem). You also see huts whose roofs are covered by the wild pendants leaves. They also sing the traditional songs. The local people will be happy to chant them for you. Anggruk has an landing-strip and a airplane will be already organized to pick you up for the flight to Wamena. Related video of “the Elit mountain to be seen in this link: youtube So, let’s trek to Yali-Region, enjoy a very beautiful and remote landscape and a very nice tribe of West-Papua!
YALI, THE LESS-TOUCHED TRIBES, VIRGIN, AND REALY REMOTEST AREA, PAPUA