Carstensz Pyramid – Indonesia 4,884m / 16,024ft.

Carstensz Pyramid, one of the least climbed peaks in the “7 Summits” is a formidable objective located in Papua, Indonesia. Our expedition begins in the beautiful island of Bali, where we fly to Timika then Sugapa to begin the trek to base camp. Our high end logistics, local staff, and mountain guide ensure you are well taken care of throughout the expedition. The mountain is limestone that rises from the thick forest below, jutting to just over 16,000′. This rock climb requires basic rock climbing ability to ascents mostly 5th class terrain on fixed ropes. We have the option to helicopter in and out of base camp.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Jakarta / Denpasar. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel where we will conduct the expedition briefing, equipment check, then enjoy a team welcome dinner.

Day 2: Fly to Timika. In the afternoon or evening we will fly to Timika, arriving the next morning.

Day 3: We will enjoy a rest day in Timika organizing equipment and then overnighting at the hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Sugapa in the morning on a 45 minute chartered flight to Bilogay Airport. We transfer to our guest house, then prepare for the trekking to Carstensz base camp.

Days 5-10: We will trek throughout the exotic jungle and sub tropical forest with an open landscape and magnificent rock formations. We cross the river several times during the trek, and travel approximately 8 hours per day.

Day 11: After arriving base camp we enjoy a well deserved rest day and prepare for the ascent!

Day 12: Summit day begins in the pre dawn hours, as we hike to the middle ridge of the Yellow Valley, then to the beginning of the rock face. We cross the Tyrolean Traverse and continue up the summit ridge to the highest point of Indonesia! We descend back to base camp and celebrate our success with a hot meal before bed.

Days 13-14: Extra days in case of bad weather, acclimatization, etc.

Days 15-18: We trek back to Sugapa, using less time overall as we are well acclimated and going downhill.

Day 19: Fly back to Timika by chartered aircraft, overnight in the hotel.

Day 20: Fly to Jakarta / Denpasar (Bali) on commercial airline. Overnight in Bali.

Day 21: We have completed a successful expedition, and transfer to Ngurah Rai airport in Bali to depart for home.

Please note: If climbers wish to helicopter in / out of base camp to avoid the jungle hike this is available as an upgrade.

Dates and Costs

Carstensz Pyramid Climb
$18,500
Deposit: $5,000

2016:
November 8 – 29

2017 Departures:
March 1 – 22

Costs Include:
‌• Mountain guide
‌• All shared expedition gear (VHF radios, satellite phone, personal tents, large private dining tent in base camp, cooking equipment, etc.)
‌• Airport pick up upon arrival and transport to hotel
• Round trip flight Jakarta-Bali-Timika
‌• Round trip flight Timika-Sugapa
‌• All hotel accommodation
‌• All ground transportation
‌• Welcome dinner
‌• Celebration dinner
‌• All food during the expedition
‌• All permit fees for trekking and climbing
‌• Local guides, porters and cook staff
‌• Assistance with immigration and customs
‌• Helicopter upgrade available for an additional fee

Costs Do Not Include:
‌• International airfare to and from Jakarta
‌• Meals in Jakarta
‌• Indonesia visa fee
‌• Airport tax
‌• Personal expenses
‌• Fees for early departure from program
‌• Personal items (see equipment list)
‌• Excess baggage charges
‌• Medical and Evacuation insurance
‌• Trip cancellation insurance
‌• Wire transfer fees
‌• Gratuities for local staff and western guide
‌• Helicopter transport in / out of base camp

Please inquire for our cancellation and refund guidelines.

Gear List

Alpine Climbing Harness: A lightweight mountaineering harness.
Locking Carabineers: 3
Ascender: 1 (Petzel)
20ft. of 6mm accessory cord
Climbing Helmet: Adjustable
Rubber Boots: Knee high boots with good grip.
Gaiters: To keep mud and other debris out of the boots.
Trekking Poles: Adjustable poles for the trek to base camp.
Light hiking boots: To wear in base camp, must be waterproof.
Socks: Minimum 3 pair thick mountaineering socks and 3 pair liner socks
Short Underwear: 2-3 pair of synthetic short underwear
Long Underwear: 1-2 pair lightweight long underwear pants and shirts. 1 pair of heavy expedition weight long underwear.
Lightweight Trekking Pants: for the trek to base camp.
Soft Shell Jacket: A hooded jacket
Soft Shell Pants: For trekking and climbing
Insulated Jacket: PrimaLoft or Down
Insulated Pants: PrimaLoft or Down, these should have full side zippers.
Hard Shell Jacket: To be worn in wet conditions
Hard Shell Pants: To be worn in wet conditions, these pants should have full side zippers.
Warm Hat: A warm fleece or wool hat.
Balaclava: to cover your face and neck on windy days.
Sun hat: A baseball style sun camp.
Buff: 1-2 of these to wear around your neck & face to block the wind, UV rays, dust.
Glacier Glasses: wrap around style sunglasses with dark lenses
Soft Shell Gloves: 1 pair
Leather Rappel Gloves: 1 pair
Alpine Backpack: A 35 liter internal frame back pack.
Sleeping Bag: Rated to at least 20 °F. Down is preferable over synthetic.
Compression stuff sacks: for reducing volume for your sleeping bag and down jacket.
Self Inflating pad: A full length air mattress
Closed Cell foam pad: Full length is best
Headlamp: Bring a spare set of batteries
Cup: 16oz. minimum
Bowl: ½ liter minimum capacity
Spoon: Plastic (lexan)
Sunscreen: SPF 50 or stronger
Lipscreen: SPF 30 or stronger
Water bottles: 2 bottles with 1 liter capacity each
Water Purification System: Tablets or Steripen
Pee Bottle: 1 liter capacity minimum
Pee Funnel: For Women
Knife: Optional
Toiletry Bag: Toothpaste, Toothbrush, baby wipes, etc.
Hand Sanitizer: 2 small bottles
Umbrella: A small and sturdy model
Trash Compactor bags (4): To line stuff sacks and separate gear
Camera: lightweight with extra batteries
Travel Clothes: For days in Timika / Sugapa.
Large Duffel Bag with lock: for transporting all personal gear to base camp.
Small Duffel Bag: to store items in the hotel in Bali.
Small Personal First Aid Kit: Athletic tape, band aids, Ibuprofen, Moleskin, blister care products, personal medications, cough drops.

Medications:
‌• Acetazolamide (Diamox) for altitude illness
‌• Antibiotics such as Ciprofloxin or Azithromycin for gastro intestinal or respiratory illness
‌• Ibuprofen for muscle soreness
‌• Pepto Bismol for loose stool
‌• Excedrin for headaches, anti nausea medications.

Climbing Snacks:
‌• Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix: Bring a supply for 12 days such as Nuun.
‌• Energy Gel: Single serving gel packs such as GU, Clifshot, Powergel, etc.
‌• Energy Bars: Power bar, Cliff bar, etc.
‌• Candy Bars: Snickers, Mars, Twix, Milkey Way, etc.
‌• Hard Candy: 1 cup
‌• Crackers: 1 box

Day 1: Arrive at Jakarta / Denpasar. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel where we will conduct the expedition briefing, equipment check, then enjoy a team welcome dinner.

Day 2: Fly to Timika. In the afternoon or evening we will fly to Timika, arriving the next morning.

Day 3: We will enjoy a rest day in Timika organizing equipment and then overnighting at the hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Sugapa in the morning on a 45 minute chartered flight to Bilogay Airport. We transfer to our guest house, then prepare for the trekking to Carstensz base camp.

Days 5-10: We will trek throughout the exotic jungle and sub tropical forest with an open landscape and magnificent rock formations. We cross the river several times during the trek, and travel approximately 8 hours per day.

Day 11: After arriving base camp we enjoy a well deserved rest day and prepare for the ascent!

Day 12: Summit day begins in the pre dawn hours, as we hike to the middle ridge of the Yellow Valley, then to the beginning of the rock face. We cross the Tyrolean Traverse and continue up the summit ridge to the highest point of Indonesia! We descend back to base camp and celebrate our success with a hot meal before bed.

Days 13-14: Extra days in case of bad weather, acclimatization, etc.

Days 15-18: We trek back to Sugapa, using less time overall as we are well acclimated and going downhill.

Day 19: Fly back to Timika by chartered aircraft, overnight in the hotel.

Day 20: Fly to Jakarta / Denpasar (Bali) on commercial airline. Overnight in Bali.

Day 21: We have completed a successful expedition, and transfer to Ngurah Rai airport in Bali to depart for home.

Please note: If climbers wish to helicopter in / out of base camp to avoid the jungle hike this is available as an upgrade.

Carstensz Pyramid Climb
$18,500
Deposit: $5,000

2017:
November 8 – 29

2018 Departures:
March 1 – 22

Costs Include:
‌• Mountain guide
‌• All shared expedition gear (VHF radios, satellite phone, personal tents, large private dining tent in base camp, cooking equipment, etc.)
‌• Airport pick up upon arrival and transport to hotel
• Round trip flight Jakarta-Bali-Timika
‌• Round trip flight Timika-Sugapa
‌• All hotel accommodation
‌• All ground transportation
‌• Welcome dinner
‌• Celebration dinner
‌• All food during the expedition
‌• All permit fees for trekking and climbing
‌• Local guides, porters and cook staff
‌• Assistance with immigration and customs
‌• Helicopter upgrade available for an additional fee

Costs Do Not Include:
‌• International airfare to and from Jakarta
‌• Meals in Jakarta
‌• Indonesia visa fee
‌• Airport tax
‌• Personal expenses
‌• Fees for early departure from program
‌• Personal items (see equipment list)
‌• Excess baggage charges
‌• Medical and Evacuation insurance
‌• Trip cancellation insurance
‌• Wire transfer fees
‌• Gratuities for local staff and western guide
‌• Helicopter transport in / out of base camp

Please inquire for our cancellation and refund guidelines.

Alpine Climbing Harness: A lightweight mountaineering harness.
Locking Carabineers: 3
Ascender: 1 (Petzel)
20ft. of 6mm accessory cord
Climbing Helmet: Adjustable
Rubber Boots: Knee high boots with good grip.
Gaiters: To keep mud and other debris out of the boots.
Trekking Poles: Adjustable poles for the trek to base camp.
Light hiking boots: To wear in base camp, must be waterproof.
Socks: Minimum 3 pair thick mountaineering socks and 3 pair liner socks
Short Underwear: 2-3 pair of synthetic short underwear
Long Underwear: 1-2 pair lightweight long underwear pants and shirts. 1 pair of heavy expedition weight long underwear.
Lightweight Trekking Pants: for the trek to base camp.
Soft Shell Jacket: A hooded jacket
Soft Shell Pants: For trekking and climbing
Insulated Jacket: PrimaLoft or Down
Insulated Pants: PrimaLoft or Down, these should have full side zippers.
Hard Shell Jacket: To be worn in wet conditions
Hard Shell Pants: To be worn in wet conditions, these pants should have full side zippers.
Warm Hat: A warm fleece or wool hat.
Balaclava: to cover your face and neck on windy days.
Sun hat: A baseball style sun camp.
Buff: 1-2 of these to wear around your neck & face to block the wind, UV rays, dust.
Glacier Glasses: wrap around style sunglasses with dark lenses
Soft Shell Gloves: 1 pair
Leather Rappel Gloves: 1 pair
Alpine Backpack: A 35 liter internal frame back pack.
Sleeping Bag: Rated to at least 20 °F. Down is preferable over synthetic.
Compression stuff sacks: for reducing volume for your sleeping bag and down jacket.
Self Inflating pad: A full length air mattress
Closed Cell foam pad: Full length is best
Headlamp: Bring a spare set of batteries
Cup: 16oz. minimum
Bowl: ½ liter minimum capacity
Spoon: Plastic (lexan)
Sunscreen: SPF 50 or stronger
Lipscreen: SPF 30 or stronger
Water bottles: 2 bottles with 1 liter capacity each
Water Purification System: Tablets or Steripen
Pee Bottle: 1 liter capacity minimum
Pee Funnel: For Women
Knife: Optional
Toiletry Bag: Toothpaste, Toothbrush, baby wipes, etc.
Hand Sanitizer: 2 small bottles
Umbrella: A small and sturdy model
Trash Compactor bags (4): To line stuff sacks and separate gear
Camera: lightweight with extra batteries
Travel Clothes: For days in Timika / Sugapa.
Large Duffel Bag with lock: for transporting all personal gear to base camp.
Small Duffel Bag: to store items in the hotel in Bali.
Small Personal First Aid Kit: Athletic tape, band aids, Ibuprofen, Moleskin, blister care products, personal medications, cough drops.

Medications:
‌• Acetazolamide (Diamox) for altitude illness
‌• Antibiotics such as Ciprofloxin or Azithromycin for gastro intestinal or respiratory illness
‌• Ibuprofen for muscle soreness
‌• Pepto Bismol for loose stool
‌• Excedrin for headaches, anti nausea medications.

Climbing Snacks:
‌• Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix: Bring a supply for 12 days such as Nuun.
‌• Energy Gel: Single serving gel packs such as GU, Clifshot, Powergel, etc.
‌• Energy Bars: Power bar, Cliff bar, etc.
‌• Candy Bars: Snickers, Mars, Twix, Milkey Way, etc.
‌• Hard Candy: 1 cup
‌• Crackers: 1 box

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