MOUNT CARSTENSZ PYRAMID

JUNGLE TREKKING

4,884 M


One of the most technical mountain to climb in seven summit list and also Australasia highest Peak. Reaching Carstensz Pyramid peak is not only about climbing the mountain. It starts with a 5-6 days trekking through dense jungle and meadow. The jungle and meadow trek are the toughest part, after that we reach Carstensz Base Camp. And then, it’s just one more day to the peak besides acclimatization day. Climbing Carstensz Pyramid is quite technical cause we have to climb the face using fixed rope. Carstensz appears as a mysterious and relatively unvisited climbing objective, flanked with glaciers and rising like a shark’s fin out of the mist of the jungle. This expedition has the attributes of a classic rock climb combined with a rare cultural experience. It is a journey of discovery and achievement, and most likely your best chance of experiencing this part of the world and standing on the summit of this exotic peak.
  • Day 1Bali/Jakarta

    Upon arrival at the International Airport, you will be pick up by our guide and drive you to the hotel. Briefing and gear check then welcome dinner from us.
  • Day 2Bali/Jakarta–Nabire

    In the afternoon or night, we will fly to Nabire. We will arrive at Nabire the next day, also in the afternoon.
  • Day 3Nabire

    Upon arrival, we will go to the hotel. Stay overnight
  • Day 4Nabire–Sugapa-Suwanggama

    Fly to Bilogay Airport using a chartered flight that takes about 45 minutes. Arriving at Bilogay, we continue to Suwanggama Village by motorcycle. The last village we meet on the way to Base Camp. Stay overnight here.
  • Day 5Suwanggama–Dibasiga (2,350m)

    We start early in the morning. It will take 6.5 hours to the first camp, Dibasiga. From Suwanggama, the trek will go down to Yabu River. Then follow the river upstream. On the way, we’ll pass a small pool contain of salt water. There’s a factory there that produce the salt from this pool. It’s unique that there’s a source of salt on the mountain. The trek will be vey muddy all the way to the Base Camp.
  • Day 6Dibasiga–Estasiga (3,235m)

    The distance to the next camp will be further today. It will take 9.5 hours to Estasiga. Start early in the morning. We will cross the river a couple of time today. The terrain will change from lower mountain forest to the upper mountain forest. Before that, we will pass a small meadow with a lot of beautiful orchid flower. Then, go inside the forest again. The trek will become very gnarly all the way up until we meet another meadow, Estasiga. Set a camp here.
  • Day 7Estasiga–Ebai (3,600m)

    From today, we will walk on the meadow. The trek will go up until 3,800 m, and then going down again until 3,600 m. It will take 8 hours today. From here, we could already see the Great Mountain Range of Puncak Jaya with the snowcap and it’s magnificent north face.
  • Day 8Ebai-Nasidome (3,800m)

    We will continue going down from Ebai until the Kemabu River. Cross it and then going all the way up again to Nasidome. There’s a little lake there. It will take another 7-8 hours walking today. On the way, we will also pass a unique rock formation.
  • Day 9Nasidome–Carstensz Base Camp (4,250m)

    The trek starts uphill, passing a ridge to Lake Larson. It will take 2 hours to Lake Larson from Nasidome. And then continue to the New Zealand Pass. We start entering the mountain range, into the rocky terrain and finally arrive lake valley, Carstensz Base Camp. It takes 4 more hours to Base Camp from Lake Larson.
  • Day 10Carstensz Basecamp

    Acclimatization day. You can rest and relax. And prepare for summit attack.
  • Day 11Carstensz Base Camp–Summit–Carstensz Base Camp

    Summit Day. We will start at 2AM. First we walk pass through middle ridge to the Yellow Valley until the foot of the face. And then we start climbing using ropes that already been fixed. Arriving at Summit Ridge, we have to cross a gap with Tyrolean Traverse. Continue walking for an hour and finally reach the summit. Then go back to Carstensz Base Camp.
  • Day 12Spare days

    Spare day for anticipation of bad weather or other major constraints. Or we can use it to climb Ngga Pulu / Puncak Jaya.
  • Day 13Carstensz Base Camp–Nasidome

    Trekking back to Nasidome. Stay overnight there.
  • Day 14Nasidome-Endasugapa

    Trekking back to Endasugapa, just before Estasiga. Stay overnight there.
  • Day 15Endasugapa-Dibasiga

    Trekking back to Dibasiga. Stay overnight.
  • Day 16Dibasiga–Sugapa

    Trekking back to Suwanggama, rest for a while there. Then continue to Sugapa Village. We will be pick up again by motorcycle to Sugapa Village. Stay overnight.
  • Day 17Sugapa–Nabire

    Flight to Nabire by chartered flight.
  • Day 15Nabire–Bali/Jakarta

    Flight to Bali/Jakarta. End of expedition

DETAIL PRICE

  • Domestic flights from Bali/Jakarta-Nabire and return
  • Airport transfer at Bali/Jakarta and Nabire
  • One night Hotel (twin share) at Nabire, before and after the climb.
  • Chartered flight to Sugapa Village and return.
  • Land transportation to Suwanggama Village and return.
  • Accommodations at Sugapa and Suanggama Village.
  • Guides, Cook, and Porters.
  • Travel permit from Indonesian Police Department
  • Meals on the mountain.
  • One night hotel (twin share) at Bali/Jakarta, before and after the climb.
  • 18 kg allowed for personal equipment.
  • Tents, cooking stove, and utensils
  • Welcome Dinner.
  • International flight to and from Bali/Jakarta
  • Meals at Bali/Jakarta
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone and other personal expense.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal clothing and climbing equipment.
  • Emergency Evacuation by Helicopter.
  • Indonesian visa.
  • Tips for Guide and porters
  • Excess Baggage