Carstensz Pyramid Climbing Expeditions

Trip Highlights

  • Ilaga Village
  • Pinapa Base Camp
  • Carstensz Pyramid Base Camp
  • Charming Panorama as you ascent and descent The Jaya WIjaya

Descriptions

Heinrich Harrer, famed author of the book Seven Years in Tibet, had always been fascinated by the Jayawijaya Peak in Papua. And so, some 12 years after returning from Tibet in 1950, Heinrich Harrer together with three friends, Temple, Kippax and Huizinga, decided to conquer the Peak,. In 1962 they became the first climbers to ever reach the top of the Carstensz (Jayawijaya) Peak, one of the 7 highest mountains in the world.

Heinrich Harrer, famed author of the book Seven Years in Tibet, had always been fascinated by the Jayawijaya Peak in Papua. And so, some 12 years after returning from Tibet in 1950, Heinrich Harrer together with three friends, Temple, Kippax and Huizinga, decided to conquer the Peak,. In 1962 they became the first climbers to ever reach the top of the Carstensz (Jayawijaya) Peak, one of the 7 highest mountains in the world.

The Jayawijaya Peak, better known to mountaineers by its former name as the Carstensz Pyramid, is 4,844 meters above sea level, and has for centuries enticed many, especially adventurers and mountaineers to reach these eternal equatorial glaciers. In 1623, a Dutch explorer, Jan Carstensz, sighted the snow-capped mountain and named it after him. .This natural phenomenon is very rare since natural ice does not normally develop along the warm equator. Sadly, significant retreats of the glaciers have been found at several locations such as at the Trikora Peak and the Meren Glacier between 1939 and 1962 and between 1994 to the year 2000. The large eternal ice cap however, remains very awesome and most striking.

The climb to the peak requires special techniques, and climbing the terrain is therefore recommended only for advanced and intermediate climbers. A climbing company has rated the difficulty at 3 out of 5 difficulty points. The ascent takes fifth class rock climbing ability on an extraordinary limestone summit ridge with Tyrolean Traverse, repelling, and general rope skills. Being one of the most difficult peaks to climb in the world, and the highest peak between the Andes and the Himalayas, conquering the Carstensz Peak will fill you with triumph and pure exhilaration.

Cartensz pyramid located in the heart of Jaya wijaya 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.

Carstensz Trip operate Carstensz based on International team departure. The International team departure means that the participants are coming from various nations of the world.

TREKKING ROUTE FROM ILLAGA VILLAGE
Duration : 17 day/16 nights
Start / End : Nabire / Timika

Trip Itinerary

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN Nabire, Stay at hotel
DAY 02 : CHARTER FLIGHT NABIRE TO ILLAGA
DAY 03 : TREKKING TO BASE CAMP VIA PINAPA VILLAGE
DAY 04 – 09: TREKKING DAYS TO BASE CAMP Trekking to Base Camp would take about 7 to 8 hours per day
DAY 10: BASE CAMP CARSTENSZ PYRAMID Acclimatization day and walking around Base Camp
DAY 11- 12: SUMMIT DAYS
DAY 12 – 15 : TREKKING BACK TO ILLAGA
DAY 16 : ILLAGA – TIMIKA
DAY 17 : TIMIKA – DEPARTURE

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit/wet suit
  • Passport
  • Your favorite gears
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • All required permits
  • Charter flight (Nabire – Illaga and return)
  • Airport transfers in Nabire, Timika
  • Meals as per the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Accommodation at hotel on the itinerary based on twin share/double
  • Camping gear (sharing dome tent & kitchen equipment)
  • Experienced mountain guide & cook
  • Porters during trekking (villagers)
  • Fixed rope on carstensz Pyramid wall
  • Camping, dining, and cooking equipment

What’s not Included

  • Flights ticket
  • Insurances
  • Airport tax
  • Overweight on all flights
  • Personal climbing and camping equipment
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone call, hotel’s minibar)
  • Evacuation or rescue
  • Indonesia re-entry visa fee ( $ US 25/Pax )
  • Any expenses due to the flight delay or cancel