Ascent on Carstenz Pyramid, the highest peak of Oceania
(4884 m), with helicopter

CARSTENZ PYRAMID


April 2019 (7 days).
Tour New Guinea island, Indonesia

tour to Papua expedition Ascent on Carstenz Pyramid climbing Punchak Jaya mountain summit New Guinea Oceania trekking Indonesia

Ascent on Carstenz Pyramid with helicopter
Carstenz Pyramid, or Punchak Jaya, the highest peak in Oceania, is included into the "Seven Summits" program. The mountain is not so easy from the technical standpoint and not only requires some climbing skills, but also a harsh trek to the mountain through the New Guinean jungle.

We offer seven-day express ascent to the Carstenz Pyramid with a helicopter transfer to the base camp.

Tour to Carstenz Pyramid, or Punchak Jaya, the highest peak in Oceania, is included into the "Seven Summits" program. The mountain is not so easy from the technical standpoint and not only requires some climbing skills, but also a harsh trek to the mountain through the New Guinean jungle. We offer seven-day express ascent to the Carstenz Pyramid with a helicopter transfer to the base camp.

SHEDULE AND COST:
Dates: April 2019 (7 days)

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Cost per person: USD 4700 subject to 8 participants, USD 5500 subject to 6 participants, USD 7200 subject to 4 participants.
Everything is included except for:
- international flight to Timika,
- international medical insurance,
- Visa of Indonesia (not needed for Russian citizen)
- lunches and dinners in Timika
- Climbing equipment and tents
Estimated cost of international flight Moscow - Timika - Moscow: USD 700 – 800.

Additional payment for single accommodation in Timika
: USD 80





TRAVEL PROGRAM: TOUR TO CARSTENZ PYRAMID
Day 1. TIMIKA
Arrive to Timika, transfer to hotel. We have meeting in hotel, prepare the equipment and buy food for our trip.
Meals: no
Accommodation: hotel


Day 2. TIMIKA – BASE CAMP
After breakfast, flight by helicopter from Timika to the Base camp (4200 m)
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: tent


Day 3. ACCLIMATIZATION
Whole day for acclimatization at 4200 m above sea level and training with railing ropes. Early dinner and go to bed before night summit push.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: tent


Day 4. ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT
At 03:00 – 03:30 in the morning start to climb to the Carstenz Pyramid (4884 m). The way to the summit and back takes 8 to 12 hours. Rest in base camp.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: tent


Day 5. REST IN THE CAMP OR FLIGHT BACK
Spare day and full day rest in camp or, if the weather favors, flight back to Timika by helicopter.
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: tent


Day 6. BASE CAMP – TIMIKA
Flight from base camp to Timika by helicopter or, if we arrived to Timika one day earlier, spend day in Timika.
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: tent


Day 7. TIMIKA
Spare day in Timika and evening flight back home or further destination.
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: no



* Schedules can be changed due to weather conditions and to this end 7 days needed for all trip (with 2 spare days)!

* Arrangement of 2-days program (or more upon request) to Wamena to Dani tribe and Dani Pig ceremony is possible upon request for additional cost.
Here is the example of optional program to Baliem valley tribes: www.mzunguexpeditions.com/papua
Cost includes:

  • Flight by helicopter from Timika to the base camp, roundtrip (luggage up to 17 kg)
  • Travel permit for ascent - Basic hotel in Timika based on twin/double rooms
  • Full board meals while ascent program
  • Breakfasts in Timika
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Porters (luggage up to 17 kg per person)
  • Villages fee

To be addidionally (personally) paid:

  • International flight to Timika and back
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa of Indonesia (not needed for Russian citizen)
  • Optional activity
  • Single accommodation in hotel in Timika
  • Lunches and dinners in Timika
  • Climbing equipment
  • Tents
  • Tips


To take with:

  • Wear sets fitting weather conditions (fleece, warm and windproof jacket, windproof pants), underwear appropriate for cold conditions (the temperature is below zero on the summit)
  • Change of clothes for Timika: briefs, T-shorts, set of long sleeve clothes and pants
  • Warm hat, comfortable gloves, balaclava/buff
  • Comfortable trekking footwear, warm footwear for ascent
  • Sleeping bag, appropriate for minus 10 Celsius degrees
  • tourist sleeping mattress
  • Big backpack for stuff
  • Alpine backpack (25-30L) for ascent
  • Trekking poles
  • climbing system
  • snap hooks 5 pieces
  • self-insurance appliance
  • ascender
  • launching appliance
  • Headlamp
  • Raincoat
  • Insect repellents
  • Mosquito net
  • Sun and wind protection means (sun cream, sunglasses, hat)
  • Individual medical kit (analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral, intestinal, multivitamins, rehydron, court plaster)
  • Your personal medications
  • Photo and video camera
KEY FEATURES:
TOUR TO CARSTENZ PYRAMID (PUNCHAK JAYA)
Papua, Indonesia

Best season: March - November



Quick ascent to Carstenz Pyramid (4884 m) – the highest point of Australia and Oceania and the world's highest mountain located on the island

Quick ascent, with helicopter transfer to the base camp and back, and with an additional day of acclimatization

Acquaintance with Papuan culture and the second largest island in the world – New Guinea

One of the most vivid rituals of Papuans – Pig ceremony of the Dani, whose men wear famous kotekas (optionally)
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