20 days/19 nights ● from/to Jayapura, Papua ● approx. 15 nights in tent ● min 6 pax/max 10 pax ● Level of difficulty: 5***** EXTREME
For the first time ever, we are organizing an expedition group that will attempt to follow the Dairam River from its source southward into the endless jungle at the foot of the central mountains, a region where isolated forest nomadic tribes live. The most famous, but not the only tribe in this area are the Korowai.
The expedition is led by Dr. Werner Weiglein, a world-renowned expert on Papua. He has guided more than 200 expeditions on the island of New Guinea since 1979, is the founder of The Baliem Valley Resort in Wamena, and with 35 overland expeditions to the Carstensz Pyramid (one of the Seven Summits) holds a true record for this peak.
A mission charter flight will take the group from Wamena to Langda, a remote mountain village at an altitude of approximately 1,800 meters. Small tributaries of the Dairam begin here and will lead us down into the remote jungle of the Stone Korowai territory for the next 2 weeks. No foreigner has ever done this trail before! We are on a true pioneer expedition!
To avoid problems with local porters, we will bring a small number of reliable porters from our hometown of Wamena to carry our tents, kitchen equipment and food. Personal luggage, which must not exceed 10 kg, can be carried by each participant if we do not find additional helpers. At least for the first few days in the mountains, it should be possible to find enough porters, and then the personal luggage will be carried as long as possible. In the more remote and inaccessible lowland jungles, porters may be a problem and we must be prepared to carry our luggage ourselves.
Participants who are too unfit for the trek and have to turn back or be evacuated must bear the costs for this themselves. In the worst case, a turn back can only be done by helicopter. In order to avoid that unsuitable participants take part in this expedition, every seriously interested person will be interviewed in advance and checked for their suitability. In addition, each participant must sign a health declaration.
Price per person
from/to Jayapura, Papua