Dr Weiglein Expeditions

Group Tours

Several times a year we guide tours to the most exotic destinations

2020/2021

11.01.2020 - 30.01.2020

Carstensz Pyramid

At 4,884 meters above sea level, the Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain on all of New Guinea and one of the famous “seven summits”, the highest summits of the seven continents.
In 1962, the mountain was first climbed by Austrian Heinrich Harrer, and even today, expeditions to this mountainous region of New Guinea require complex permitting procedures. Due to his network of contacts, Dr. Weiglein is one of the few Papua experts who successfully guided and organized many expeditions to this region.
This expedition, from the jungles to the icy mountains of the Pacific, and the Carstensz Summit, is a truly unique adventure.
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 12 persons). Level of difficulty: 5*****
20.01.2020 - 06.02.2020

Korowai intensive: crossing the Korowai sector & Baliem Valley & Bird of Paradise

This is a classic expedition to meet the Korowai tree house nomads. Still, to this this day, the Korowai live far away from civilization, deep in the forest of the Papua lowlands. During our tour we will cross the Korowai sector, from Mabul in the West to Yanirumah in the East. We will have many days in the forest based in and around the  Avium river. The deeper we walk into the sector, the more removed from civilization the people who we encounter will be. We plan to visit several Korowai settlements and will spend more time inside the sector than most visitors typically do. As we plan a daily trekking of a minimum of 4 hours, a certain level of fitness is necessary to participate in this tour. We will leave the sector from Yanirumah with a missionary charter flight to Wamena. Here, in Wamena, we will spend several days in the area of the fascinating Dani tribe, in the highlands of Papua, where we will also attend a traditional pig festival. Rounding off our trip is a visit to a bird park on the north coast, with guided tours to the birds of paradise.
Unbeatable value for money.
Minimum 4 persons (maximum 8 persons). Level of difficulty: 4****
27.07.2020 - 12.08.2020

Wamena Highland Show, Korowai & Asmat

Three highlights in one tour! Special expedition to West Papua, including a visit to the colorful Baliem Cultural Festival in the highlands of Wamena. The Highland Show in the Baliem Valley has become internationally popular in recent years and more and more visitors are coming annualy. For three days, clans from all the highland regions gather in Wamena to present their unique culture and to compete in several ancient competitive disciplines.
But before we visit the festival, we will first embark on an intensive journey to the Kuruwai and the Asmat. Until today, the Korowai live very traditionally in tree houses up to 40 meters height, hidden deep in the forest of West Papua. The Korowai are one of the most original tribes in Papua and visiting them is a very special experience. As they live deep inside the forest, daily trekking is needed. This is the physically most demanding part of our journey.
From the Korowai area it takes about one day by boat to reach Asmat. The people of Asmat are world famous for their craftsmanship and imposing men houses. We plan one big ceremony where a full village will be involved – a spectacle almost no visitor is able to see! From the Asmat, we will fly out to Wamena by charter plane.
No fan of Papuan culture should miss this tour!
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 12 persons). Level of difficulty: 3***
03.08.2020 - 14.08.2020

Wamena Highland Show

Special tour to the Baliem Valley, including a visit to the colorful Baliem Cultural Festival in the highlands of Wamena.
The highland show in the Baliem Valley has been internationally known for several years and attracts more and more visitors. Every year the number of decorated highland warriors increases, and the spectacular war and dance performances of the different Dani tribes are not only a great pleasure for photographers and film people. No Papua fan should miss it!
No minimum participants. Level of difficulty: 1*
12.10.2020 - 31.10.2020

Carstensz Pyramid

At 4,884 meters above sea level, the Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain on all of New Guinea and one of the famous “seven summits”, the highest summits of the seven continents.
In 1962, the mountain was first climbed by Austrian Heinrich Harrer, and even today, expeditions to this mountainous region of New Guinea require complex permitting procedures. Due to his network of contacts, Dr. Weiglein is one of the few Papua experts who successfully guided and organized many expeditions to this region.
This expedition, from the jungles to the icy mountains of the Pacific, and the Carstensz Summit, is a truly unique adventure.
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 12 persons). Level of difficulty: 5*****
25.10.2020 - 07.11.2020

Eastern Coastal Asmat

Expedition to the Eastern Coastal Asmat – A rarely visited region. 
To this day, Coastal Asmat is extremely rarely visited by foreigners. The culture and traditions of these Asmat tribes are intact and original. The villages are full of traditional material culture and everywhere you can feel the magic of the original Asmat, with its festivals, rites and customs. This unique special expedition takes us to the real Asmat, away from the main rivers. We are planning some big events where whole villages are on their feet: Big boat ceremonies, mask dances, drum festivals, and the carving of an ancestor pole are on the program. 
After the flight from Denpasar to Timika, our expedition starts with a charter flight to Ewer/Agats and continues from there by motor longboat. 
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 10 persons). Level of difficulty: 2**
08.11.2020 - 21.11.2020

Baliem Valley & Raja Ampat

Great package to one of the most exotic destinations on earth – New Guinea! On this varied journey you will get to know the highlands of Papua, the famous Baliem Valley, as well as the heavenly Raja Ampat.
The Baliem Valley with its provincial capital Wamena is the home of the Dani and Lani and can still only be reached by plane. A breathtaking and absolutely original experience for every visitor! We explore the valley in a selection of day trips: Hiking in untouched nature, a mummy, the highest lake of Indonesia, and of course a traditional pig festival are on the program. We will stay at the Baliem Valley Resort. The resort is located at 1900 meters above sea level, in the middle of the mighty Jayawijaya Mountains and covers a 1600 hectare natural paradise of its own. Guests admire breathtaking mountain panoramas and overwhelming natural beauty.
From Baliem Valley we travel directly to one of Indonesia’s new top destinations. Dream beaches, boat trips, snorkeling, birds of paradise: Raja Ampat is probably one of the most beautiful destinations in Asia and is still rarely visited. Untouched nature and lonely beaches are guaranteed. We stay at Raja Ampat Dive Lodge, one of the most beautiful resorts in the area. Raja Ampat is a diving paradise, but our program is aimed at all non-divers who want to get to know the beauty of this region. By private boat we go to the most worth seeing destinations of the region. There is enough time for great snorkeling trips, hikes, and birds of paradise.
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 10 persons). Level of difficulty: 1*

2021 (more soon)

17.01.2021 - 02.02.2021

Korowai intensive: crossing the Korowai sector & Baliem Valley

This is a classic expedition to meet the Korowai tree house nomads. Still, to this this day, the Korowai live far away from civilization, deep in the forest of the Papua lowlands. During our tour we will cross the Korowai sector, from Mabul in the West to Yanirumah in the East. We will have many days in the forest based in and around the  Avium river. The deeper we walk into the sector, the more removed from civilization the people who we encounter will be. We plan to visit several Korowai settlements and will spend more time inside the sector than most visitors typically do. As we plan a daily trekking of a minimum of 4 hours, a certain level of fitness is necessary to participate in this tour. We will leave the sector from Yanirumah with a missionary charter flight to Wamena. Here, in Wamena, we will spend several days in the area of the fascinating Dani tribe, in the highlands of Papua, where we will also attend a traditional pig festival. 
Unbeatable value for money.
Minimum 4 persons (maximum 10 persons). Level of difficulty: 4****
27.07.2021 - 12.08.2021

Wamena Highland Show, Korowai & Asmat

Three highlights in one tour! Special expedition to West Papua, including a visit to the colorful Baliem Cultural Festival in the highlands of Wamena. The Highland Show in the Baliem Valley has become internationally popular in recent years and more and more visitors are coming annualy. For three days, clans from all the highland regions gather in Wamena to present their unique culture and to compete in several ancient competitive disciplines.
But before we visit the festival, we will first embark on an intensive journey to the Kuruwai and the Asmat. Until today, the Korowai live very traditionally in tree houses up to 40 meters height, hidden deep in the forest of West Papua. The Korowai are one of the most original tribes in Papua and visiting them is a very special experience. As they live deep inside the forest, daily trekking is needed. This is the physically most demanding part of our journey.
From the Korowai area it takes about one day by boat to reach Asmat. The people of Asmat are world famous for their craftsmanship and imposing men houses. We plan one big ceremony where a full village will be involved – a spectacle almost no visitor is able to see! From the Asmat, we will fly out to Wamena by charter plane.
No fan of Papuan culture should miss this tour!
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 12 persons). Level of difficulty: 3***
03.08.2021 - 14.08.2021

Wamena Highland Show

Special tour to the Baliem Valley, including a visit to the colorful Baliem Cultural Festival in the highlands of Wamena.
The highland show in the Baliem Valley has been internationally known for several years and attracts more and more visitors. Every year the number of decorated highland warriors increases, and the spectacular war and dance performances of the different Dani tribes are not only a great pleasure for photographers and film people. No Papua fan should miss it!
No minimum participants. Level of difficulty: 1*
31.10.2021 - 13.11.2021

Eastern Coastal Asmat

Expedition to the Eastern Coastal Asmat – A rarely visited region. 
To this day, Coastal Asmat is extremely rarely visited by foreigners. The culture and traditions of these Asmat tribes are intact and original. The villages are full of traditional material culture and everywhere you can feel the magic of the original Asmat, with its festivals, rites and customs. This unique special expedition takes us to the real Asmat, away from the main rivers. We are planning some big events where whole villages are on their feet: Big boat ceremonies, mask dances, drum festivals, and the carving of an ancestor pole are on the program. 
After the flight from Denpasar to Timika, our expedition starts with a charter flight to Ewer/Agats and continues from there by motor longboat. 
Minimum 6 persons (maximum 10 persons). Level of difficulty: 2**