Carstensz Pyramid is the most mysterious of the Seven Summits. Rising from the dense tropical jungle of West Papua, reaching the base of the mountain is a major challenge in itself. This remoteness, combined with government restrictions, political instability in the region and frequent tribal warring, has meant that few people have climbed it since the first ascent in 1961. It is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous, exciting and uncertain trips that you can do.
It is true that the expedition is wrought with difficulty, wrought with the potential for political upheaval and for last minute itinerary changes. It is essential that you approach this challenge with a high degree of flexibility, as it is normal for dates and itineraries to change. However, if you are looking for a real adventurers trip, undeterred by the bureaucracy and uncertainty of Indonesian politics, Carstensz defines organised 'adventure travel' at its most audacious.