Habema Lake Papua

Day tour 4: Journey to the Habema lake

This tour should start early in the morning. Depending on the weather (rain!) the drive through the tall rainforests can be very 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. If the sun does shine you can even bathe in the lake (sandy beach). We drive back to the resort in the afternoon.

 

Baliem Valley Resort, Papua, Indonesia
 

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