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Reviewed November 11, 2018
Birdwatching trip to Lake Habema, Snow Mountain Robin trek and Ibele trail
Demi Wasage from Trek Papua organised our 8-days birding trip to the
Snow Mountains. Overall, we are fully satisfied by the services he
offered and would recommand choosing Trek Papua for any birding trip
in the region. He has by far the best prices fro such trips. Demi
contacted Weneluk, the lead porter, who contacted all his porters (we
understood in the end that they were all from the same family). On Day
1, we went up by 4×4 wheel drive to lake Habema with the porters. We
directly started the 20km trek to Mount Trikora. The porters were
supposed to join us to have lunch but they never arrived and we had to
trek the entire 20km without any food (that was also our mistake, we
should have brought some crackers). This was the only logistical issue
of the trip. We slept at the cave, and were ultimately joined by the
porters at 10pm. They cooked us a delicious dinner. Next day trek up
to the Snow Mountain Robin, and then back to lake Habema. We spent the
2 following days birding around, and then went down with the porters
to Yabogima, where we spent 2 days/nights birding. For those 8 days,
all included, we paid 600 USD per person (we were 5). This is still
quite expensive but much lower than any other agent.
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Reviewed November 27, 2018
Great trek into Dani villages
My girlfriend and I trekked with Mac – the company owner – and a cook
and two porters for three days into Dani villages in the Baliem
Valley. The trip was very well organized and Mac’s crew were a delight
to travel with. We were totally prepared for very basic accommodation
and food and the challenges of the trail but Mac ensured we were as
comfortable as possible. We had to change the planned itinerary
because one of the villages was without water but the change worked
out wonderfully because the new village we went to was engaged in a
pig festival so we were able to witness and authentic gathering of
several villages and the preparation of a feast with approximately two
dozen pigs. Much singing and dancing over the course of an afternoon.
We also visited a “mock war” ceremony which was very well done and did
not feel like a tourist show. Highly recommend this trek and Mac as a
guide.
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile
Great experience with Trek Papua
My name is David, I went to Papua last summer with Trek Papua. Very
good experience with Korowai and Yali. To live something similar in
Papua, with any kind of tour operator, you as western people need to
know some previous info: Do not travel demanding or with a high level
of expectations, travel in the key of acceptance and commitment to
adventure. You have to live with uncertainty and improvisation, if you
could not live like this for some weeks, don’t go there. In countries
like Papua it is normal for plans to change and the most important
thing is not to change them but how your travel partner responds to
those changes. In my case, even with the peculiarities of the place,
Mac was a good friend and better partner. Guides were perfect and the
experience highly recommended. I appreciate Mac’s time and attention.