Papua Province Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by lotharscheer
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by lotharscheer
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by lotharscheer

Papua Province Off The Beaten Path

  • The last tropical island paradise...

    Raja Ampat in Indonesian West Papua is incredible and I can't believe it's not listed as a destination here on VT. Acknowledged as the world's premier marine biodiversity location, it's very remote, but well worth the effort to get to. It's an adventure!I visited there in April 2011 after booking accommodation at the only budget place I could find...

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  • Nipsan

    A missionary outpost further east than Kosarek. The people here are Mek. The terrain between Angguruk and here is pretty rugged.

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  • Moning

    A friendly little village half way between Kiroma / Yogosem and Ninia. You have to cross quite a large mountain to get here. The way up is just steep walking, but the way down involves some near-verticle scrambles and a long stretch of path made out of slippery logs. The people are friendly and not used to seeing tourists.The photo is of where we...

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  • Kosarek

    A missionary outpost on the edge of the Yalimo and Mek territory. It could take anything from 1 - 6 days to get here from Angguruk (1 if you're a very fast waking Papuan and 6 if you're a not so healthy westerner who likes to take it slowly!) There's a grass airstrip that is serviced less regularly than the one at Angguruk

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  • Angguruk

    A missionary outpost and the biggest settlement in the Yalimo. The people are wonderful and the scenery is, as usual, stunning. There's also a grass airstrip and if you have time you can wait here and hope to be allowed on a missionary flight. You may have to wait up to 2 weeks though, and Papuans who want to board the plane will of course be given...

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  • Waniyok

    One of the first villages in the Yalimo when coming from Ninia, and within a day's trek from Pronggoli if coming from Gunung Elit. Very friendly people and lots of other villages nearby to visit. There's also a weekly market. Porters / guides can be hired here for as little as 30,000 rupiah a day. The scenery round here is stunning.

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  • Sobaham - Waniyok trek

    A very long and tough trek with 3 mountains to cross, plenty of vertical climbs / descents, muddy jungle and a long stretch where no fresh water is available - don't make the mistake I made and forget to stock up! If you can't do this in one day then there is a place about two thirds of the way along where you can sleep. It's sheltered by a cliff...

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  • Sobaham

    A small village 2 - 3 hours walk from Ninia in the direction of Angguruk. It is the last village before the long slog to the Yalimo through an uninhabited area. This is the Bupati Yahokima's home village.

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  • Ninia

    A large missionary outpost. The people here are very religious. No one wears traditional dress and, amazingly for Papua, no one smokes. The reason is the particularly extreme band of missionaries who first set up an outpost here back in 1963. Still, the people are very friendly and very unused to seeing tourists. There are some pools and waterfalls...

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