CARSTENSZ PYRAMID EXPEDITION
Climb Carstensz Pyramid 4.884 M at Irian Jaya, Indonesia the highest peak in Australasia continent and one of the most difficult of world's famous SEVEN SUMMITS; spend time in the central highland area visiting the famous Dani people, still very much living in the Stone Age to enjoy their amazing cultures and discover its beauty and wonder of Papua Island.
CARSTENSZ PYRAMID EXPEDITION 100% SUCCESS SINCE 2006
Even though access were not easy, Across Indonesia proudly to announce that with things well and carefully prepared early in advanced on both permits and access, all of our Carstensz Pyramid Climbs since 2006 had oustanding success.
All the CP Climbs were 100% successful and running well as planned without any delays. Among individuals summited CP with us: Mr. Malli Mastan Babu who made world record who summited each of 7 peaks in different days, Mr. Kuriki Nobukazu the only 7 Summits Solo Challenge and Mr. Ian McKeever who holds world's record of fastest 7 summits in 156 DAYS! And Mr. Asgeir Jonsson the first Iceland summits Carstensz Pyramid.
We are also trusted by many overseas comapny to be their local ground operator for Carstensz Pyarmid Expedition, including Adventure Peaks UK, Jagged Globe UK, Earthdesk JAPAN, The Canadian Mounatin School CANADA, Adventure International US, Adventure Dynamics SA and other international mountaineering organisations.
At 16,023ft (4,884 m), Carstensz Pyramid is located in the central highlands of Irian Jaya (West Papua) – Indonesia and is the highest peak in Oceana, Australiasia continent. The mountain was named after Jan Carstensz, a Dutch explorer who was the first European to sight the peak. The mountain was first climbed in the 1960s by an expedition led by Heinrich Harrer of Eiger North Wall fame yet factors such as intricate permit requirements and conflicts in the region have led to Carstensz Pyramid not receiving many ascents.
ACCESS TO THE MOUNTAIN
Our Carstensz Pyramid Expedition will use the classic route which is via IIlaga Village and Sugapa Village, with total duration of 18 - 20 Days which involved at least 10 - 12 Days of treking to reach the BC and return to the village for our way out.
Carstensz Pyramid in Irian Jaya is a large limestone escarpment jutting out above the rainforest. We climb the mountain via its north face which joins the summit ridge before proceeding to the summit. Most of the climb is scrambling, but there are technical sections up to 5.8 in difficulty. We will fix ropes on much of the route to gain the summit ridge, which aide us on the descent. The summit ridge is a beautiful, exposed, knife-edged ridge with some really interesting climbing. You'll need to have some rock climbing experience prior to coming to Carstensz Pyramid. The island is very rainy and you should expect to be travelling and climbing in the rain at times.
DAY 01: JAKARTA ARRIVAL - FLIGHT TO TIMIKA (EVENING)
DAY 02: TIMIKA - SUGAPA (CHARTER FLIGHT)
DAY 03 - 08: SUGAPA - CARSTENSZ BC (TREKKING)
DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION
DAY 10: SUMMIT DAY
DAY 11: RESERVE DAY)
DAY 12 - 15: CARSTENSZ BC - SUGAPA VILLAGE (TREKKING)
DAY 16: SUGAPA - TIMIKA (CHARTER FLIGHT)
DAY 17: TIMIKA - JAKARTA
DAY 18: DEPARTURE HOMEWARD
TREKKING FROM SUGAPA VILLAGE TO CARSTENSZ BC
The trekking journey from Ilaga to Carstensz BC offers various terrains, up down hills, cross rivers and flat savanna. Besides our team guide, we would be also accompanied by locals as porters who will carry our logistics with ratio of 1: 5-6 and to ensure porter able to carry your gears easily, please prepare a back-pack instead of duffel bag and please prepare small pack for you to bring your value belongings and for the summit day.
DAYS AT CARSTENSZ BC
We provide 3 DAYS at Carstensz BC for acclimatixation and summit day, however if the team had succesful summit in less days we might return to the village at eralier.
COST TO JOIN CARSTENSZ PYRAMID EXPEDITION
The increasing of world's gas prices has been effected the land cost arrangement of Carstensz Pyramid Expediiton has raised in priced, which caused the cost to join Carstensz Pyramid Expedition increased significantly. However Across Indonesia do operate the expedition our selves and sure this enable us to provide the most COMPETITIVE COST to our clients. Also to enable the most affordable cost to join the Carstensz Pyramid Expedition, in every trip we require minimum of 4 people going on every trip departure. Please contact us for the expedition cost
What we offer INCLUDES:
- All required permits in Jakarta and West Papua (Security Clearance & Traveling Permit)br>
- Airport Transfers in Jakarta & Timika
- Charter Flight
- Accommodation based on twin share in Jakarta & Timika
- Meals during trekking and days at Carstensz Pyramid BC
- Expert Guide & BC Assistance
- Fixed rope on Carstensz Pyramid wall
- Camping, dining, and cooking equipment
- Domestic flights & airport taxe
- Overweight on all flights
- Personal climbing and camping equipments
- Meals in Jakarta and Timika
- Extra food and beverages
- Personal expenses (laundry, phone call, hotel's minibar)
- Evacuation or rescue
- Any expenses due to the flight delay or cancel
HOW TO JOIN THE EXPEDITION
To book the expedition with us, please send your request to us by email.
To confirm your booking, we require a deposit payment of 25% of the expedition cost in order in order to secure permits for the expedition and deposit on charter helicopter. Due to long procedures of permit application, we required deposit payment to be paid lately 30 days prior to the expedition departure. Once permits are gained, there are no refund on your deposit which has been paid to us.
While the remaining balance of the expedition cost, (including airfares – if booked through us) due on 14 days before expedition departure.
Refunds are not made for unused services, except those which can be recovered from airlines for unused flights and these may be claimed though us (if the flight bookings made through us) or to the travel agencies who arranged your flight bookings.
If you cancel your booking there is no refund on each deposit and balance payment.
CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY
Carstensz Pyramid Expeditions are organized many months in advance and it may become necessary to make alteration on your plan. Where practical, we will advise you of such changes before you depart to Indonesia, although occasionally we may be forced to make changes en route due to the causes beyond our control. You should keep in touch with us.
All of our tours are not covered by travel insurance. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance which covers loss of deposits, cancellation charges, luggage claims, medical expenses and others. The travel insurance should be arranged at the travel agencies in your country before you depart to Indonesia.