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BY ADVENTURE INDONESIA
IRIAN JAYA BRANCH
the central mountain of Irian Jaya, lies a grand valley with 72
km long and 16 - 31 km wide, inhabited by Neolithic warrior and
farmer, the Dani Tribes and other sub tribes of Yali and Lani with
their complex and primitive cultures, which looks more like "stone
Welcome to the beautiful Baliem Valley.
will take you to experience an exciting adventure by exploring the Baliem Valley
and the unique, primitive traditions and way of live of the tribes who live in
valley it self is located in Wamena regency in Irian Jaya, West
Papua which is well known as the home of the Dani tribes.To reach
this area, you have to fly from Jakarta or Bali to Jayapura (the
capital province of Irian Jaya / Papua), and then fly from Jayapura
to Wamena. We can fly from Jakarta to Jayapura and then from Jayapura
to Wamena in the same day.
This valley has
been the most visited part of the island, especially in recent years.
The Dani Tribe speak related Papuan, or non - Austronesian language
and live in the high central range of Papua Island, the most eastern
province of Indonesia.
last decades the Dani tribes were some of the most isolated populations by swamps
and mountains. They grew root crops, raised pig and used polished stone axes and
adzes. They didn't make pottery (which means "sign of the modernity"), but otherwise
their technology was very much like that of the Neolithic of the Old and New Worlds.
may be 250,000 Dani Tribe living in the central mountains, many
live scattered among the steep mountain slopes. The Baliem Valley
has one of the highest densities of population in Papua Province.
The Dani Tribe build their huts in a compound nicely express both
environmental adaptation and Dani's character. The men's and women's
huts have thick thatched roofs which keep rain, yet retain the heat
from the earth, along with just enough smoke to discourage the mosquito.
temperatures of the highland are ranged from 26 degrees Celsius at the day time
and 12 degrees at night.
highlights of sightseeing are Dani Market in WAMENA Town, WAUMA Village and, which
can be easily reach on foot or by car from Wamena. Farther out are
AIKIMA, with its 250 years old mummy, SUROBA, JIWIKA and neighboring villages.
With 2 hours
climbing, you can see the salt spring where the Dani Tribe women
make salt in primitive way fashion for centuries. Outer
adventures are southward to KURIMA area, where the Dani and Yali
Tribes' way of life mixed into a unique combination.
baliem festival it self will be held on every August or September. The main point of interest of the festival will be the massive tribal
attraction involving different tribes
living on the villages
around Baliem Valley such as Dani, Lani and Yali tribe.
All tribes group will deliver their envoy to attend the festival
while bringing all tribes attributes, kotekas, art and craft. The
baliem festival is a right chance to observe the rich cutlure of
the hinterland. Baliem valley area is mainly occupied by three main
big clan, namely Dani, Yali and Lani. They have different phisical
feature, culture and way of life as well as unique custom. manyu kinds of
tribal attraction will be perfomed by the stone-age tribe group. Among
them are the Mocked War, Pig Feast, Earth Cooking ceremony, traditional mouth
tribe group will come over with their own identity. Here you will
see clear difference among them refer to their dressing. The Dani
man only use small koteka (penis gourd / penis cover), the Lani
tribes use bigger Koteka, their body is much bigger than the average
Dani tribe, while the Yali has long slender Koteka with rattan belt
corved waist lenght.
By attending the masive baliem festival, you will have a great chance
to know and learn the culture of each attending tribes without having
to make the visit to their compunds deep in the hinterland of West
Beside to present during the days of the festival, we will also
held a trekking trip in Jiwika village in the suburban of Wamena
to see the old smoked mummy and salt pool where you will enjoy and
see how to make salt in their traditional way. As you will entering
the site, you will return to the stone age era. Grass dressed woman,
dressless man, just having a long slender penis cup, man with arrows
and bows, and with the body ornaments.
JAYA GENERAL INFO
> YALI TRIBE
> ASMAT TRIBE
> KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 5 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
DAYS SOUTHERN & NORTHERN BALIEM TREKKING
DAYS YALI TRIBE TREKKING
> 10 DAYS ASMAT ART ADVENTURE
> 10 DAYS KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 13 DAYS ASMAT & KOROWAI ADVENTURE
> RAJA AMPAT PAPUA DIVING
> IRIAN JAYA CAPITAL CITY :
> WAMENA & BALIEM PILAMO
> ABOUT ADVENTURE INDONESIA
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