Kurima Trail, Warmth in the Cold South Side of Baliem Valley

Baliem Valley, an immense bowl located at an average altitude of 1600 MASL, is a product of millions of years of tectonic shifts. One could say that Mother Earth was elated at the moment of its creation. The beauty of its landscapes and the fertility of its soils are undeniable. The climate surrounding this valley…

Baliem Festival, The Highlanders’ Pride

“Orang gunung” (The Highlanders), this is the nickname attributed to the inhabitants of Baliem Valley located in the Jayawijaya mountains, West Papua. The Highlanders live at the altitude of 1600 MASL which is the average height of the Baliem Valley. Some even live at the altitude of 2500 to 3000 MASL. The inhabitants of Baliem…