Several times a year we guide tours to the most exotic destinations
17.01.2021 - 02.02.2021
16.01.2022 - 01.02.2022
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****
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*****
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***
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!
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**