Yali Tribes Cultural Tour and Trekking

YALI TRIBE CULTURAL TOUR AND TREKKING
Duration: 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
Start/Finish: JAYAPURA AIRPORT
Grade: MODERATE

This tribe has similar way of life like Dani Tribe but is shorter and "cleaner". The Yali tribesmen wear "koteka", the penis gourd, straight to front instead of straight up like the Dani do.

The Yali practice less sophisticated cultivation techniques than Dani Tribe and keep fewer pigs. They provide the Dani with decorative bird feathers as well as tree kangaroo and cuscus pelts and fine rare woods, long disappear from the Baliem Valley itself.

Yali tools have not changed in a thousand of years - stone axe of pointed shards wrapped tightly onto a wooden stick, net carrying bags supported from the forehead, thick bows five or six feet long, and arrowhead carved to a purpose -broad and flat for large game, a triple barb for birds, notched and tapered black for setting tribal disputes.
There are two actually main tribes in the area: Yali and Yalimo.Compared with the Dani people this tribe is much more primitive and less visited. They are also less influenced by outside world. There are no land transportation and accommodation available here, all must be trekked on foot

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA - WAMENA 
Arrive on morning flight in Jayapura airport. Proceed with local flight to Wamena. Touring around Wamena town. Overnight at hotel. (L,D)
 
DAY 02 : WAMENA - KOSAREK - SERKASI 
Depart by charter flight to Kosarek, the home for Yali tribe. Proceed trekking to Serkasi village, the Yali compound on challenging trails, steep rocky hills, and rivers with no bridge to get across. Overnight and dinner at missionary or villagers’ house. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 03 : SERKASI - PIMOHON
Continue half day trekking to Pimohon village through the mountainous rain forest mountain. Overnight and dinner at missionary or villagers’ house. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 04 : PIMOHON - TELAMBELA  
Experience the traditional Yali’s pig feast and war dance in Pimohon. Proceed to Tambela. Overnight and dinner at missionary or villagers’ house. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 05 : TELAMBELA - MEMBAHAM 
Trekking to Membaham passing the amazing scenery and river. Overnight and dinner at missionary or villagers’ house. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 06 : MEMBAHAM - HELARIKI 
Antoher trekking day to reach Helariki, a border village between Angguruk and Kosarek. The trail is up and down the hills but yet the panorama is very spectacular, with traditional villages and the people to meet. Overnight at local school in Helariki. (B,L,D)

DAY 07 : HELARIKI - ANGGURUK
Last day of trekking. Descend the steep river bank down to Yahuli’s river and crossing a wooden bridge to reach the Angguruk, the sub district of Yali region. Overnight at missionary or villagers’ house. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 08 : ANGGURUK
Relaxing day in angguruk. Overnight at missionary or villager’s house. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 09 : ANGGURUK - WAMENA
Leracing the Yali tribes settlement by missionary charter plane to Wamena. Overnight at as hotel in Wamena. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 10 : WAMENA - JIWIKA - WAMENA
Driving north to Jiwika to see the old smoked mummy, explore the village or trekking up the Mili mountain where salt pool exists on top and enjoy the mocked war and traditional earth oven cooking. Back to Wamena. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 11 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA
Fly back to Jayapura. Sightseeing in Jayapura visiting Mc. Arthur Memorial hill/WW II memorial sites, lake Sentani, anthropology museum, Hamadi market. Overnight at hotel near the airport. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 12: JAYAPURA DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination. (B)

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