Don’t let Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact your mountain trip!
We at Mountain Planet prioritize safety and not only in the mountains. Thing are changing every day and there is so much that is still unknown. We want you to keep on planning your next mountain trip and not worry about cancellations. We guarantee 100% refund if you have payed deposit for the climb in the period of 15th March'20 - 15th June'20, and your plans have changed due to Coronavirus precaution measures (borders closed, flights cancelled, visa problems, etc). If you booked before or after that period, we are still very flexible and will be able to offer you change of dates or deposit transfer to another mountain destination free of charge.Read More in the Blog: COVID and Mountains — What is the Future?
Carstensz Pyramid (or Puncak Jaya) is a mountain in the Sudirman Range, the western part of the central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. With an altitude of 4,884 metres above sea level, Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain in Oceania (Australia). The climb is a moderate technical challenge, involving mostly rock scrambling and a few sections of mid 5th class difficulty.
Carstensz Expedition is one of the best local operators based in Indonesia which has been delivering outstanding and adventurous travel experiences for the last 17 years. Leading expeditions that have become benchmarks of quality in the climbing community, highly qualified Carstensz Expedition guides guarantee you the highest standards for safety compliance. Carstensz Expedition offers an amazing Helicopter expedition with fixed departure dates.
Most of the companies have narrow number of starting dates of the climbs. That limits the travelers flexibility and not always convenient.
We are different in that approach and offer a vast variety of starting dates - almost every day - to fit your schedules and desires.
We had an amazing experience with our guide, Denny. We would not have had such a perfect ascent and a safe trip overall if it wasn’t for him. Other aspects also worked really well, we are extremely happy with Carstensz Expedition and our trip could not have been any better!
It was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much guys for making this happen. Denny was beyond helpful. He answered all of our questions and gave us all the support we needed during the climb.
I feel blessed person that I can see this place. The mountains here are so beautiful, so pure, so raw. God's creation is so beautiful! I like the idea that you are in the tropics, but can experience enough cold and even see the snow that is so special. It's hard to get here, but this place is really decent. I would recommend this climb 100%.
I highly recommend this experience. The people of Indonesia are wonderful and the experience on the mountain was magical. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
You can get a free visa upon the arrival with possibility to extend it upto 2 months.
Your guide will carry a first aid kit all the time your climb. However, please, bring your own medicine in case you need any prescribed items. There are a few drug stores in Timika so you won’t have any problem with all basic treatments.
The climate of the Carstensz Pyramid and its nearest surroundings is quite diverse. During the day the temperature rises from 12°C up to 37°C. At night the temperature near the Base Camp decreases to –8°C. The temperature on the summit might decrease even to below –10°C.
To provide your safety on a mountain our guides will have radio, GPS, a satellite telephone and all necessary group equipment. All guests should have medical insurance in case of incidents which can cover all expenses in case of emergency.
Our expeditions are limited to 10 climbers. Small teams allow us to assist climbers more, resulting into higher rates of successful climbs to the summit.
This climb requires a helicopter transportation as it is the best chance to provide a successful expedition due to security and safety concerns.