Climb Carstensz Pyramid with Adventure Dynamics . One of the 7 summits, this peak is at 4884m above sea level. Carstensz Pyramid is Australasia’s highest mountain. She is one of the Seven continent peaks. Carstensz Pyramid, and Puncak Jaya (Victory Peak) as the Indonesians call it, is located in Irian Jaya in the western central highlands. The mountain was named after Jan Carstensz, a Dutch explorer who was the first European to sight the peak. In 1962, Heinrich Harrer became the first foreigner to climb the peak. This remote region offers great climbing, rain forest, glaciers and the preserved culture of the Dani people.
Unlike the other seven summits, Carstensz is rock climbing of moderate difficulty.
While all short technical sections will have fixed lines, climbers should possess basic rock climbing skills. The route on Carstensz Pyramid follows a series of gullies up the North face for 500m on solid rock before breaking out on the ridge. Riddled with notches, the summit ridge undulates for half a kilometer to the summit where we leave a fixed rope for our return. On our descent we will abseil a short distance and “down climb” most of the way. The rock is extremely good, rarely loose, and always provides good friction even in wet weather. We offer walk-in and fly on programmes with helicopter.
Includes: Airport transfers in Indonesia, all hotel accommodation according to itinerary (sharing), climbing permits required for the expedition, an Adventure Dynamics experienced high altitude mountaineer on the entire trip, discounts on the purchase of personal equipment can be arranged, a suggested training program, mountain pack, communal gear on mountain including tents, stoves, pots, food, fuel, radios, fixed rope, base camp cook, porters and Liaison Officer. Helicopters if required.
Excludes: All flights, Visas, insurance, personal equipment, tips, hotel meals, extra meals, soft drinks, bottled water or alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, health requirements, hospitalisation and evacuation if required. Any additional expenses including expenses of delay & cancellation/changing of flights, excess baggage and items of a personal nature.
This is the “walk in” program, although we also offer the helicopter program – contact us about this.
Day 1: Arrival in Jakarta airport then fly to Jayapura by night flight.
Day 2: Arrive in Jayapura and then take the second flight to Wamena and arrive in Wamena. Wamena is the largest city in the hinterland and lies in the huge valley of Baliem Valley, where the local Dani tribes are living. Check in to hotel and rest time. Afternoon time is our time to have a small walk to the local market and comprehend the local way of life.
Day 3: By charter flight to Ilaga village for about one hour. Arrival at Ilaga, then local procedure. Report to the local army, police and meet the porter team. Today we have the time to share the luggage to be carried by the porter team. Overnight at the local house.
Day 4: Together with our local porter to Bukit Kama camp site. Overnight in two-men tent.
Day 5: Trekking uphill from Bukit Kama to Kunundo Hill, (from 3,000 m- 3,300 m).
Day 6-8: We spend trekking for 7 – 8 hrs a day, crossing rivers, trekking along the muddy path, passing through the grass land of the sub-montane forest. We usually spend one hour for a midday rest. The camp site will be set up near the trail. Our local porter team will carry our luggage, while the local cook will provide food from the field kitchen. We trek from 3,400 m to 3,900 m.
Day 9: Another day on the trail from Larson Lake to BC. We will be arriving there in the afternoon. The trail will lead us from the height of 3,900 m to 4,300 m above sea level.
Day 10: Rest day after the tiring walk.
Day 11-12: Summit attack days. A speed team can reach the summit in about 8 hrs at the fastest. Then the descend will be another 4 hrs. But please, we might have longer time because of the weather, rain, snow and other factors. We usually start at midnight and back to the BC in the afternoon.
Day 13-16: Walk back to Ilaga.
Day 17: Fly back to Wamena by chartered flight in the morning. Then by another regular flight to Jayapura. Arrival in Jayapura and rest in hotel.
Day 18: Rest time in Jayapura.
Day 19: Fly back to Jakarta, arrival in Jakarta, flight home.
*Itinerary is sample and subject to change