Day 5: Baliem Valley – Habbema Lake
Drive to magnificent Lake Habbema and start of our trekking adventure
After an early breakfast, we drive to Lake Habbema. The savannah-like landscape of the Baliem Valley gives way to fantastic mountain rainforests with monstrous tree ferns and screw pines, covered with moss, lichens and climbing plants. At 3.200 metres, Lake Habbema is located on a large high moor, surrounded by enchanting meadows full of dwarf cypresses, rhododendrons and many species of orchids. A very unique flora! We enjoy a picnic by the lake and if the sun is shining, we have a spectacular view over the Trikora mountain summit. Then, we go for a walk along the lake and you can even go for a cold swim! With our cook and porters, we set up the camp for our first night in tents.
Transportation: 2,5 hours of drive. 1-2 hours walking. Guide, cook and porters included. Accommodation: tent. Meals: full board.