About 35 miles southeast of Wamena lives the Yali Tribe, some 30.000 Yali peoples have their villages on hills and flat terrain but deeper as in the Baliem Valley, therefore the temperature of this area is higher and get so cold at night. Since it is more difficult to get there.  Yali tribes are much less visited than the Dani.

This tribe has similar way of life like Dani tribe, but people tend to be “shorter”. The Yali tribesmen wear their “koteka” the penis gourd, straight to front instead of straight up like the Dani do.

Since the main staple food of Yali is Sago (made out of palms) they have less sophisticated agriculture then the Dani and keep fewer pigs.

Yali tools have not changed much since stone age-stone axes, simple nets as carrying bags ( carried from the forehead), bows and arrows with carved arrowheads are still the major tools, the Yali are less influenced by the outside world.

There are only little reliable land transportation and only a few guest houses available here, accommodation has to be arranged in teacher’s house or be prepared by own tents, visitors have to trek with their own food and carry most of their needs.

The Yali people live in wooden huts with roofs made of tree, bark or palm leaves which are grouped into small village. A vegetables garden and densest rain forest will surround the area.

The Yali were the last tribe who were cannibals; the people are very friendly and hospitable today. It’s interesting to get into contact with the Yali, learn more about their traditions.

Please check more about Yali trekking tour videos in youtube: lets go Yali regions.


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