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SummitClimb Puncak Jaya - Carstensz Pyramid


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13.250,00 €

Carstensz Pyramid - Seven Summits

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SummitClimb Puncak Yaya, the Seven Summits specialist :
+ Exotic expedition to Papua, Indonesia
+ Oceania, one of the 7 Summits
+ Transparent organisation

Technical skills: Hiking


Technical scale in climbing (in rock, mostly alpine) in relation to our climbing trips and expeditions:
1 - easy / beginners
2 - little difficult
3 - medium difficulty
4 - difficult / advanced
5 - extreme

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 

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SummitClimb Puncak Jaya - Carstensz Pyramid

Selected dates:

Full service:
13.250,00 €

Airport of departure:

von/bis Jakarta (eigene Anreise, inkl. Flug nach Timika)

We are one of the most successful expedition operators on Carstensz Pyramid. Many of our tours have been carried out 100% as advertised. Transparency is very important to us, so here are some important tips:

Possible cancellation of expedition

Due to the political uncertainties on Papua, especially high in the region around Carstensz Pyramid, there is an increased risk that the tour has to be cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances. In that case, costs already incurred (flight bookings, permit and planning costs) are at your expense as a participant.

Modifications at your expense

It is possible that we are already in Indonesia and our expedition can only be carried out with some changes (including cancelation of the Carstensz-climb). If this means that additional services that are not advertised are required, such as extra helicopter flight, other domestic flights, then you may have to pay the additional costs.

Carstensz Pyramid - services

  • Organization of the entire expedition
  • Expedition leader (min. 6 participants)
  • Guide for the ascent
  • Permits required by police, military, the Indonesian ministries
  • Airport transfers on Jakarta
  • 2 x Accommodation in Jakarta: overnight stays with breakfast
  • Scheduled flight Jakarta to Timika and back (economy, flex)
    - 30kg free baggage allowance and hand baggage
  • 3 x Hotel in Timika, Komora Hotel with full board
  • Charter flight from Timika to Meren Lakes / Yellow Valley (Heli In and OUT)
  • Base Camp Service
    - 7 x overnight stay in a double tent during the trekking and in the base camp
    (alternative in case of delay: extra nights in Timika)
    - 3 meals a day (breakfast, packed lunch or lunch, dinner)
    - coffee, tea and warm drinks mornings/evenings
  • group material (tents, food, etc.)
  • Emergency equipment

Not included: 

  • Personal equipment
  • Meals on Bali (we usually go out together)
  • Private expenses, such as alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, snacks, telephone calls, etc.

Carstensz Expedition - Itinerary

The travel plan is subject to flexible and spontaneous changes.

Note on changes and implementation: The political uncertainties in Papua, especially high in the region around Carstensz Pyramid, mean that there is an increased risk that the itinerary may have to be changed due to extraordinary circumstances. The bureaucratic obstacles on site (such as registration with police and military), the security situation around the Freeport/Grasberg mine, and last but not least flight operations in tropical weather (rain, storms) can lead to unavoidable delays or changes. Our ideal possible plan is as follows:

Day 1 • Timika, Papua - Indonesia
Arrival in Jakarta. Welcome by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Completion of important formalities for the travel permit. Rest of the day at leisure. Hotel, B&B

Day 2 • Timika, Papua - Indonesia
We have to prepare some formalities for the police in Timika, Final preparations for the expedition. In the afternoon, joint preparation of the charter flight. Hotel B&FB.

Day 3 • Timika, Papua - Indonesia
Reserve day to finalize formalities.

Day 4 • Timika – Meren lakes
In the morning, transfer to the air field (helicopter) or drive through Freeport/Grassberg mine to the Zebra wall to reach the lower Meren lakes, also known as Grassberg Danau (Danau means lake in Indonesian) at the bottom of the so-called "Yellow Valley". Camping, dinner, and breakfast.

Day 5 • Timika – Meren lakes - Base Camp
Additional day for flying. A short walk up the "Yellow Valley" leads us to a sport, where we set up our base camp in the area of the middle Meren lake, the starting point for all tours. Camping, full board.

Day 6 • Carstensz base camp & acclimatization
Full day at the base camp. Today we can walk around, do short hikes around Meren lakes or up to the New Zealand base, explore the higher moorlands, or just rest to get used to the altitude. We prepare for the Carstensz climb. Camping, full board.

Day 7 • Carstensz Climb
Summit day: we climb to the top of the Carstensz pyramid!

Day 8 • Climb / extra day
This is a reserve day for our Carstensz ascent, or we can explore other mountains or go for a trek in the highlands.

Day 9 • Climb / extra day
This is a reserve day for our Carstensz ascent, or we can explore other mountains or go for a trek in the highlands.

Day 10 • Climb / extra day
This is a reserve day for our Carstensz ascent, or we can explore other mountains or go for a trek in the highlands.

Day 11 • Back to Timika
Either by a short walk past the Zebra wall to the road or by helicopter charter, we reach back to Timika.

Day 12/13 • Timika / extra day
Full reserve day in Timika. Hotel B/FB in Timika if needed.

Day 14 • Timika - Departure
In the morning transfer to the airport and flight to Jakarta (or extension on Papua). Transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.

Welcome to our Carstensz Heli-In-Out Expedition. Here you find information about the requirements to join and what to expect.

General conditions

Climbing, rock, alpine, humid, occasionally snow and ice


+30°C to - 10°C / with wind chill factor to - 15°C

Travel documents/visa:

Most citizens (169 countries, as of 2018) can enter Indonesia without a visa for tourism for up to 30 days. Passport, valid for at least 6 months from the start of the trip.

The registration should be done at least 3 months before the start of the trip to obtain the necessary Papua permits.


For the highlands of Papua, there is currently no compulsory vaccination. Vaccination against hepatitis, polio, and tetanus is recommended.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 (3 doses) is required for entering Indonesia without quarantine and for all domestic traveling throughout Indonesia.

Equipment / Material

Please check our list (attached PDF-File) for the necessary personal equipment.

Participation - Puncak Jaya Expedition

Requirements for the ascent are the necessary climbing skills and a good physical condition. You should have experience in alpine multi-rope routes up to IV grade UIAA (French 4a) and experience in trekking. Giving up comfort, flexibility, and tolerance are also necessary for this expedition/climbing trip.

Technical requirements: Climbing - experience in belaying techniques, climbing on fixed ropes, independent abseiling, and climbing skills up to UIAA grade IV (climbing as a second) are necessary. The normal route leads over about 700m, mostly with easy climbing in grades II to III to the exposed summit ridge.

Physical requirements: The ascent of Carstensz (summit day) will take 6-8 hours. You should have the appropriate fitness and mountain experience.

Safety Information: Papua & Carstensz Pyramide

No operator for international tours has been able to organize a successful expedition to reach the summit of Carstensz since mid-2019. With open violence that erupted in September 2019, the strict response to the Covid-19-pandemic by the Indonesian government with the suspension of visa-free-entry (now back to normal), followed by the resumption of the independence movement of West Papua, evident in the hijacking of a plane outbound from Timika with its pilot kidnapped in February 2023, the situation remains volatile. Hence from late 2019 to 2024, there has been no expedition that could move onward from Timika (latest update: 29. 01. 2024)

Situation in Indonesia

For the general information and official safety recommendations please view:

USA - About Indonesia

UK government -  Regional risks for Indonesia

Carstensz Expedition 2024 & 2025

Please contact us for more information about Cartsensz Pyramide and West Papua.


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SummitClimb Puncak Jaya - Carstensz Pyramid

28. Oct - 10. Nov 2024

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