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Local company with more than 17 years of experience, committed to organizing safe and enjoyable Carstensz climbs

Brief info

Altitude

4884 m / 16024 ft
816 m / 2677 ft

Best time of the year

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Basic information

Duration:
9 days / 8 nights?
Language:
English, Indonesian
Starting / finishing point:
Timika / Bali

Requested level

Fitness level:
Climbing technique:
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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.

Itinerary

Details

DATES & SPACES LEFT

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.

Avaliable dates in 2019:
03.11.2019 - 23.11.2019
Dates
Available places
19th Nov. – 28th Nov.
03rd Nov. – 02nd Dec.
26th Nov. – 05th Dec.
30th Nov. – 09th Dec.
03rd Dec. – 12th Dec.
07th Dec. – 16th Dec.
10th Dec. – 19th Dec.
14th Dec. – 23rd Dec.
17th Dec. – 26th Dec.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • All required permits in Jakarta and Papua
  • Airport transfers in Timika
  • Accommodation based on twin share in Timika/Nabire
  • Chartered flight or Helicopter from Timika to Sugapa, from Timika to Base Camp
  • Meals as per the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Camping gears (sharing dome tent, kitchen equipment, dining tent, serving table, chairs)
  • Experienced mountain guide, cook & field assistant
  • Satellite Phone for Emergency condition
  • Fixed rope on Carstensz Pyramid wall
  • Camping, dining, and cooking equipment (incl. cutlery)
  • Luggage - 1 porter for each Climber (17 kg maximum)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Insurance
  • Overweight on all flights
  • Airport tax
  • Domestic flights (Bali - Timika - Bali)
  • Accommodation in Bali
  • Personal climbing and camping equipment
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, minibar at the hotel)
  • Evacuation or rescue cost (but we provide helicopter for emergency)
  • Any expenses due to the flight delay or cancellation
  • Indonesia Re-entry Visa $35/pax - Visa on arrival

Your adventure experts

Testimonials

Thomas R, USA

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!

Otto Schmied, Germany

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.

Kastuti Wayan, Indonesia

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%.

Olivia, USA

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.

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Additional information

TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL INFORMATION

You can get a free visa upon the arrival with possibility to extend it upto 2 months.

MEDICINE

MEDICINE

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.

WEATHER

WEATHER

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.

SAFETY

SAFETY

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.

SMALL TEAMS

SMALL TEAMS

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.

TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT

This climb requires a helicopter transportation as it is the best chance to provide a successful expedition due to security and safety concerns.

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