Carstensz Pyramid - Seven Summits - Papua


Expedition: Carstensz Pyramid


31.03.2013 - 21.04.2013

22.09.2013 - 13.10.2013

13.10.2013 - 03.11.2013

24.11.2013 - 15.12.2013


(22 days/ 21 nights) from/to Frankfurt
EUR 8.550,-- in 1/2 double room/tent

EUR    550,-- single supplement


At 4,884 meters above sea level, the Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain of New Guinea and one of the famous "seven summits", the highest summits of the seven continents.

In 1962, the mountain was first climbed by Austrian Heinrich Harrer. Expeditions to this mountainous region of New Guinea require complex permit procedures. Due to his very good personal contacts, Dr. Weiglein is one of the few Papua experts who successfully guided and organized various expeditions to this region.

This expedition into the jungles and to the icy mountains of the Pacific is an absolutely unique adventure.




Planned itinerary:




Day 1:

Departure Frankfurt airport. Rail&Fly on request.


Day 2:


Arrival in Denpasar/Bali. Our agent will welcome you and transfer you to IDA HOTEL. Handling of important formalities for the travel permit. Rest of the day free (bed & breakfast).


Day 3:


Free day in Bali for acclimatization. In the meantime, our staff in Jakarta arranges the last formalities with the authorities for the travel permit to Carstensz Pyramid (for this, the stamped Indonesian arrival visa is necessary). Overnight at Hotel IDA (bed & breakfast). 



Day 4:

After midnight (around 02.30h a.m.) departure with Garuda Indonesia to TIMIKA/Papua. Arrival around 06.00h a.m. local time. Welcome by Dr. Weiglein and transfer to Hotel KOMORO. Today last preparations for the expedition. In the afternoon, maybe weighing of the complete team including luggage, in case the charter flight starts very early next morning.



Day 5:

In the morning, transfer to the airport. Charter flight to ILLAGA (around 40 minutes flight time). Today, the whole group including luggage and provisions should be flown out. Tentcamp planned at the village PINAPA, in the ILLAGA Valley. Porter recruitment and visits to the local government authorities.



Day 6:

1st trekking day towards Basecamp. Today we start as early as possible. Long and exhausting route. Tentcamp after we have climbed the mountain crest behind ILLAGA.



Day 7:

2nd trekking day: Today through open area with constant easy ascents and descents. Tentcamp in a beautiful river valley with fern trees.



Day 8:

3rd trekking day: Today’s route leads us over a huge plateau and later in the afternoon into a primeval forest area. Tentcamp with view on the pyramid region.



Day 9:

4th trekking day: We cross wonderful highland moor landscapes with several lakes and numerous rivers. At high watermark, the crossing of these waters may cause problems! Tentcamp at the end of the Larson drainage (close to Latolampege Cave).



Day 10:

5th trekking day: Today we must cross the New Zealand Pass, and it is important to take the shortest way to the basecamp! When the weather is ok and the paths are in good conditions, we will reach the so called “yellow valley” around noon. Here, we raise our camp close to the mid lake. This will be our basecamp and starting point for all our coming excursions.



Day 11:

Full day at the basecamp. Today we want to go to the north face at the foot of the Carstensz Pyramid and explore and prepare our starting point for the climb.



Day 12:

Full day at the basecamp. Today we will try to climb the Pyramid.



Day 13:

Full day at the basecamp. If necessary, second try to climb the Pyramid.



Day 14:

1st trekking day back: We will take the same way back to Illaga which we already know. Altogether five days are scheduled.



Day 15:

2nd trekking day back



Day 16:

3rd trekking day back



Day 17:

4th trekking day back



Day 18:

5th trekking day back. Arrival in Illaga.



Day 19:

Charter flight back to Timika. Transfer to Hotel Komoro.



Day 20:

In the morning, transfer to airport and flight back to Denpasar/Bali. Transfer to Hotel IDA. Rest of day no program. End of tour.



Day 21:

Some relaxing hours on Bali before departure back to Frankfurt. Transfer to airport in the afternoon. 



Day 22:

Arrival in Frankfurt. End of tour.



Level of difficulty***** Mountaineering at own risk!



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Price inclusions:  
- Crew for the tour (english speaking guide and cook)  
- Flight tickets incl. international flights and charter flights  
- Meals full board  
- Tour as itinerary  
- Travel permit (Surat Jalan)  
- Equipment (tents, cooking equipment/ NO sleeping bag/mattress)  
- Transfers  
Not included:  
- Sleeping bag/sleeping mattress  
- Private expenses and beverages in restaurants  
- Airport tax  
Important information:  
- Passport has to be valid minimum 6 months at date of entry Indonesia  
- Please check with your embassy if you need a visa for Indonesia and about the procedure  
- When entering Papua, every visitor needs to bring a passport copy and two passport pictures for the travel permit  
- A checklist on what equipment to bring will be send after booking confirmation  


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