Werapak Elosak Mummy

Baliem Valley

About 8km from Wamena, nondescript Aikima is famous for its Werapak Elosak mummy, the (supposedly) 300-year-old corpse of a great chief, which was preserved (by smoking) to retain some of his power for the village. You’ll probably be asked to pay 100,000Rp per person for a viewing, but sometimes this price can be bargained down.

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