Carstensz Pyramid

Carstensz Pyramid


From £9,850
Altitude 4,884m Grade: 4B/4C

A Carstensz Pyramid Expedition is a wild and remote adventure to the true summit of Australasia. The price and duration differences offered refers to three different options into and out of Base Camp : a magnificent trek supported by the mysterious Dani Tribe (16 days land only), by helicopter for a fast simple approach (10 days land only), or a combination of the two by trekking in and helicoptering out (14 days land only).

Adventure Peaks continues to lead the way on expeditions to Carstensz Pyramid with 100% client success on all expeditions over the past decade.

Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m) is the highest peak in Indonesia and Australasia, making it a significant challenge as part of the Seven Summits. The remote Carstensz maintains a sense of mystery, rising from the dense jungle of Papua and often shrouded in mist. An expedition to this intriguing landscape is not just a climbing venture, but a journey back in time through tribal ancestries and an incredible rich and rewarding experience.

Logistically climbing Carstensz Pyramid it is a difficult mountain to access – almost impossible for an individual. Tourism is in its infancy here and you will almost certainly need the expertise of a commercial operator or a trusted local provider, to break through the bureaucracy and bribery required to cross the varying tribal communities. Adventure Peaks can bring together a magnificent trek into Base Camp, supported by the mysterious Dani Tribe. You must however leave behind any western standards of time and service, Papua is what makes it special; ‘time has no meaning’, food will be basic, the tribes people walk with machetes and you stop when it rains! It is an experience not to be forgotten. If time is short we offer the option of a helicopter in and out of Base Camp BUT ask yourself why you are doing it? as you will miss out on the most rewarding part of an expedition to Carstensz Pyramid, yes you will get the peak ticked, but your memories will be short lived! Savour the whole experience, be relaxed and enjoy it ALL.

To climb from Base camp on this limestone mountain you will definitely need previous rock climbing and scrambling skills. You should have climbed a number of multi pitch climbs at Severe (5.3-5.4) grading ideally in boots and not just rock shoes, know how to abseil/rappel with confidence and finally completed a number of grade 3 scrambles. The Skye Cullin Ridge, Aonach Eagach Ridge and Crib Goch all make for the ideal training.

We offer three approaches into and out of Base Camp: a magnificent trek supported by the mysterious Dani Tribe, by helicopter for a fast simple approach and exit, or a combination of the two trekking in and helicoptering out.

We have had 100% success on all our expeditions including: 1st Irish Ascent (Ian McKeever & Grania Willis) 1st South African (Sibusio Vilane).

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15th Jul 2023 - 26th Jul 2023 Guaranteed with Next Booking12 £9,850£10,635 Book Now
12th Aug 2023 - 23rd Aug 2023 Spaces12 £9,850£10,635 Book Now
23rd Sep 2023 - 4th Oct 2023 Spaces12 £9,850£10,635 Book Now
21st Oct 2023 - 1st Nov 2023 Guaranteed with Next Booking12 £9,850£10,600 Book Now
27th Dec 2023 - 7th Jan 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking12 £9,850£10,635 Book Now
11th May 2024 - 22nd May 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking12 £9,950£10,835 Book Now
13th Jul 2024 - 24th Jul 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking12 £9,950£10,835 Book Now
10th Aug 2024 - 21st Aug 2024 Spaces12 £9,950£10,835 Book Now
21st Sep 2024 - 2nd Oct 2024 Spaces12 £9,950£10,835 Book Now
3rd Jan 2025 - 15th Jan 2025 Guaranteed with Next Booking13 £9,950£10,835 Book Now

* A deposit of £2,000 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp.
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients.
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop.

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

Fly to Bali & Arrive Bali, evening in hotel

Day 3

Fly to Timika in Western Papua

Day 4

Helicopter to Carstensz Base Camp

Day 5

Acclimatisation and skills refresher

Days 6 - 8

Ascent of Carstensz Pyramid

Day 9

Return Helicopter and on to Bali if time allows

Day 10

Return to Bali or day in Bali

Days 11 - 12

Return international flight

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Jason · 7 years ago ·

As expected an amazing trip. I know Martin your guide from a previous trip and he was as good as ever. A leader when required and the friendliness of a regular team member. His climbing experience was very useful.

The difference between the walk-in and the the climbing day was brilliant - spending time with the Dani Tribe was probably the best part for me.


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