15 years, Indonesia
Talking about Carstensz Pyramid is not just a row of high mountains. There are many attractive spots that can be enjoyed while climbing to the highest peak in Indonesia. Through the trekking route Sugapa, Suanggama and Ilaga, the climbers will pass the New Zealand Pass. The trekking routes are full of the rock-lined pathway and some beautiful lakes as scenery in New Zealand. There is no literature and history of the name of the place as the same other place’s name. New Zealand Pass gave by the first person that had explored Carstensz. Perhaps this New Zealand Pass is similar to New Zealand that has a unique landscape and place to shoot the movie ‘Hobbit’. Panoramic lake with rocks is very rare in Indonesia and can only be found in Papua. Here are some beautiful lakes in the Carstensz Pyramid.
Larson Lake is located at an altitude 4,000 meters above sea level. The lake is more widespread than the unnamed lake in aligned lakes in trekking route. If you want to go to this lake should be trekking more far away. Larson Lake has blue waters. The scenery is so beautiful surrounding rocky hills. Some people says, if the view Larson Lake is like not in Indonesia.
Then the last other lake is ten lakes in Basecamp Lakes. As the name implies, many lakes are lined there in various sizes. Basecamp lakes became the last camping area at the foot of Carstensz Pyramid. Basecamp lakes are located at an altitude 4,330 meters above sea level with a calm lake surface. From there to the summit Carstensz Pyramid, it takes about 7 hours climbing.
The water in Basecamp lakes becomes drinking water for climbers. The water surface will freeze in the morning because the temperature can touch -50 Celsius. There are colors that are clear, green and blue. There is also a large size, but there is also a small puddle only. In term of color, up until now there is no definite explanation why the color can vary. There is no detail data about the depth of those lake, because there are not divers who come to measure into it. But certainly the panoramic is amazing.