Carstensz Pyramid

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Altitude 4884m, Grade 4B4C

A Carstensz Pyramid Expedition is a wild and remote adventure to the true summit of Australasia.

The price and dauration 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).

Trip dossier

Trip dossier

  • 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.
  • 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.

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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1 review for Carstensz Pyramid

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    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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