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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.

 Day 1-3 : 14 Peak Expedition staff will meet you at the airport. You will transfer to your hotel. 

 Day 4 : We wrap-up last minute paperwork and secure our permit with the Indonesia government. You will have the opportunity to explore the ocean front city of Dempassar. We connect for our flight to West Papua and transfer to our hotel. 
 Day 5 : We'll get an early start for the helicopter flight to "The Lakes" Base Camp.
 Day 6-7 : Acclimazation
  Day 8 ( Summit Day) : We're off to the summit! The route is relatively straightforward and follows a line up the north face. After scrambling approximately 500 meters over mostly solid rock we will break out on the summit ridge where lines will be fixed in preparation for our descent. Our route here follows the ridge crest with grand exposure along the way. We pass four small notches as we rappel and use ascenders to negotiate these tricky sections. Our descent entails multiple rappels and scrambling. We will be on good, clean rock that provides excellent friction even in wet weather. This will be a long, difficult day of 12-18 hours roundtrip. 
 Day 9-11 : These extra days are to allow for a better weather window or extra days for acclimatization if needed. 
 Day 12 : We fly back to Timika and have our celebratory dinner.
Day 13 : Depart
 Day 14 : Arrive back home. 


Price includes

ü  Return flight Timika - Yellow valley

ü  Guides from our agency

ü  Hotel accommodation (double rooms) - 2 nights

ü  Meals: Full Board

ü  All necessary permits

ü  Cook

ü  Transportation of your personal equipment by Helicopter (weight allowance: 20 kg)

ü  Environmental tax

ü  Camping equipment for BC, including tables and chairs.

ü  All group transfers

ü  walkie-talkies

Price does not include

ý  International flights

ý  Indonesian visa

ý  Medical insurance

ý  Personal equipment

ý  Expenses caused by your premature leaving of the expedition,   whatever the reasons

Expenses caused by flight delays and cancellations

 If you want to take part in our expedition, please send us an e-mail with:

1. Need to attach the brief mountaineering resume covering the last 10 years.

2. Why you want to climb this mountain? Your interest

 3. Digital photo

If your decision to take part is firm, send us the following information:

4. Confirmation (free form)

5. Date of birth

6. Citizenship

7. Passport number, its date of issue and expiration

8. Phone number or add us on Whatsapp