The mountain was first climbed in the 1960s by an expedition led by Heinrich Harrer, of Eiger North Wall fame along with New Zealand author & climber Philip Temple.
Cartensz pyramid located in the heart of Jayawijaya mountain range in the Indonesian territory of Irian Jaya, which now called Western Papua. Carstensz Pyramid is part of Lorenze National Park and Sudirman range. Condition & weather is unpredictable; it can be 1-3 days raining, snowing, and cloudy. Our base camp to summit track condition is sand, Rock, sliding rock, water slide, & sometimes snow. The climb is on beautiful, sharp lime stone. Your time experienced by this un-regularly chance.
Day 1: Arrival Timika
After midnight (around 02.30h a.m.) departure with Garuda Indonesia to TIMIKA/Papua. Arrival around 06.00h a.m. local time. Welcome by our representative and transfer to Hotel KOMORO. Today last preparations for the expedition. In the afternoon, maybe weighing of the complete team including luggage, in case the charter flight starts very early next morning.
Day 2: Timika – Illaga Valley
In the morning, transfer to the airport. Charter flight to ILLAGA (around 40 minutes flight time). Today, the whole group including luggage and provisions should be flown out. Tentcamp planned at the village PINAPA in the ILLAGA Valley. Porter recruitment and visits to the local government authorities.
Day 3: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
1st trekking day towards Basecamp. Today we start as early as possible. Long and exhausting route. Tentcamp after we have climbed the mountain crest behind ILLAGA.
Day 4: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
2nd trekking day: Today through open area with constant easy ascents and descents. Tentcamp in a beautiful river valley with fern trees.
Day 5: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
3rd trekking day: Today’s route leads us over a huge plateau and later in the afternoon into a primeval forest area. Tentcamp with view on the pyramid region.
Day 6: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
4th trekking day: We cross wonderful highland moor landscapes with several lakes and numerous rivers. At high watermark, the crossing of these waters may cause problems! Tentcamp at the end of the Larson drainage (close to Latolampege cave).
Day 7: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
5th trekking day: Today we must cross the New Zealand Pass, and it is important to take the shortest way to the basecamp! When the weather is ok and the paths are in good conditions, we will reach the so called “yellow valley” around noon. Here, we raise our camp close to the mid lake. This will be our basecamp and starting point for all our coming excursions.
Day 8: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
Full day at the basecamp. Today we want to go to the north face at the foot of the Carstensz Pyramid and explore and prepare our starting point for the climb.
Day 9: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
Full day at the basecamp. Today we will try to climb the Pyramid.
Day 10: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
Full day at the basecamp. If necessary, second try to climb the Pyramid.
Day 11: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
1st trekking day back: We will take the same way back to Illaga which we already know. Altogether five days are scheduled.
Day 12: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
2nd trekking day back
Day 13: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
3rd trekking day back
Day 14: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
4th trekking day back
Day 15: Carstensz Pyramid Expedition
5th trekking day back. Arrival in Illaga.
Day 16: Illaga Valley- Timika
Charter flight back to Timika. Transfer to Hotel Komoro.
Day 17: Timika – Airport
In the morning, transfer to airport and flight back to Denpasar/Bali. Transfer to Hotel IDA. Rest of day no program.
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Note: Beside the Above 17 Days of Private Expedition, IndoGlobal Adventure also Offers a Join Expedition on March, August and November 2019 for 12 Days. Please check Carstensz Pyramid Expedition Open Trip 2020.
Expedition Cost: Contact Us
To join our International Carstensz Pyramid Expedition which required min 10 people
Cost Expedition Includes:
1). Climb Permit and Surat Jalan from Police Dept
2). Meals and water during expedition
3). Mountain Guide Team and porters
4). All transfer service in Jakarta from Airport to Hotel as return
5). Local Transport for picked up from Hotel to Airport as return
6). Dome Tent for stay camp during expedition (based Twin Share)
7). Acclimatization at Base camp
8). Hotel Sheraton in TIMIKA
Cost Expedition Not Includes:
1). Ticket Fares: Jakarta – Timika for return flight USD 600,-/person
2). Emergency Rescue by Helicopter
3). Personal Expenses such as mini bar Hotel, room Phone Hotel, Laundry, Extra Meals as
unmentioned on expedition
4). Cancellation or delay flight from Airlines as force majuer
WEST & EAST NUSA TENGGARA
WEST PAPUA / IRIAN JAYA