Trekking Habema - Baliem Valley

4 Days Trekking Add-On: From Lake Habema to the Baliem Valley

During this spectacular 4 day trekking tour we first drive up to Lake Habema, Indonesias highest lake at about 3,200 meters altitude (50,000 feet). The next day our trekking back to the Baliem Valley will start from here. The first 1,5 days we will walk through uninhabited, beautiful mountain forest, following Ibele River on its way down to the valley. After the forest, we will again enter the inhabited Baliem Valley and first settlement of the Lani tribe will appear. Daily walking time is about 4-5 hours and you are accompanied by a guide, cook, and additional porters if needed.

This add-on should be booked in combination with one of our special tour packages, e.g. our package A or B. Here are the packages.

Planned itinerary:

 

Baliem Valley Resort, Papua, Indonesia

Day 1: Journey to the Habema Lake (Tour 4)

This tour should start early in the morning. Depending on the weather (rain!) the drive through the tall rainforests can be problematic! A 3-hour drive (about 55 miles) from the resort to the lake at about 50,000 feet altitude. We will pass all the vegetation zones of Equatorial New Guinea. The often savannah-like landscape of the wide bottom of the Baliem Valley gives way to gigantic mountain cloud forests and rainforests with truly monstrous tree ferns and screw pines. The giant trees are overgrown with moss, lichen and climbing plants - a wonderfully unique flora. Lake Habbema is located in the middle of a large upland moor, surrounded by magical meadows full of dwarf cypresses, little tree ferns, rhododendron and many different types of orchid. If the weather is nice you will have spectacular views of the peak of nearby Mount Trikora (15,000 feet). Picnic lunch by the lake surrounded by the magnificent upland moor landscape. Excursions to the surrounding area are possible depending on the weather. You are accompanied by a guide and cook and maybe porters, if needed. Overnight in tent.

 

Day 2: Trekking Habema - Wamena

In the morning we still have some time to enjoy the unique landscape of lake Habema. From here starts our trek back to Wamena. The first part of the trek follows Ibele River on its way down to the valley. The mountain forest up here is untouched and we have it all for ourselves most of the time as this path is only rarely used by a few locals. In the afternoon, we reach a clearing in the forest, which is a perfect place for our tent camp. Overnight in tent.

 

Day 3: Trekking Habema - Wamena

We continue our trekking to Wamena. Around noon we will leave the forest and are now back to the populated Baliem Valley. We walk through first small settlements of the Lani tribe. Lunch break next to Ibele River which now already carries a lot of water and is very nice for a quick swim, too. Later tentcamp in a small settlement on the way.

 

Day 4: Trekking Habema – Wamena - Resort

Half day trekking until we reach a small missionary station with airfield. From here starts the road again and we are picked up by car for a 2 hour drive back to the Resort. Dinner in the Resort.


 

 

Combine this tour with one of our special packages


Baliem Valley Special Tour

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Price per person sharing a double room/tent
 
Minimum 2 persons 700,00 EUR
4-6 persons 650,00 EUR
7+ persons 620,00 EUR
   
Single supplement 100,00 EUR
1 single traveller 1.200,00 EUR

 

 

Price inclusions:  
- 1x overnight in the Baliem Valley Resort  
- 3x overnights in tent  
- Tour as per itinerary  
- English speaking guide, cook, (porters, if needed)  
- Tents and other equipment (no sleeping bag/mattress!)  
- All Transfers  
- Special travel permit (Surat Jalan + Lorentz National Park)  
- Full board  
   
Not included:  
- Sleeping bag/mattress  
- Additional drinks and personal expenses  
- Airport tax  

 

 

 

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