Religious festivals celebrated according to the lunar calendar
Irian Jaya or West Papua as it is now called is a last frontier for travel amongst Stone Age cultures, many of who have experienced little contact or influence From western civilization.Special charters will take you into the land of the Yali tribes, a highland civilization.In these mountains we traverse along reasonably good but steep trails to remote Yali villages.Meet men who still wear rattan hoops and penis gourds and women in grass/tuber skirts.Visit the isolated Kombai clan in the lowlands.Hike in the land of the former headhunters.While this practice has stopped, little else of their customs has changed - they remain people on the edge of the Stone Age.
Highland Villages * Southern & Central Baliem Valley
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