Carstensz Pyramid (known by locals as Puncak Jaya) is located on the island of West Papua. Standing tall above the tropical jungle of Papua, Carstensz is the highest peak in the Oceanic continent at 16,023 feet. Fifth class rock climbing on a beautiful limestone summit ridge offers views of the dense rain forest with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Papua is one of the most exotic and fascinating places in the world. Often clients have time to visit with the local Dani people, in which the men still wear the traditional penis gourds and little else. These indigenous people offer a view of life far removed from western influence.
Most of the climb is scrambling on beautiful, sharp limestone. But there are technical sections up to 5.8 in difficulty and some strenuous climbing on free-hanging fixed ropes. The summit ridge is a beautiful, exposed, knife-edged ridge offering some interesting climbing. Rock climbing experience is essential as well being in top physical condition.
Travel logistics into West Papua can be difficult. We work with the top guides on the mountain, ensuring you your best chances of a safe and successful climb. The political climate of Papua offers the largest opposition although your guides will not attempt an expedition without a firm belief that it has a good chance of success.
Indonesian government royalty fees
All expedition organizational requirements
All climbing and trekking permits
All scheduled land transport in Indonesia
Scheduled flights to and within Papua (fixed wing and helicopter)
All team equipment
All expedition staff, including local support and Mountain Trip guide(s)
All meals from Manado to Manado
All supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit
The most exotic of the Seven Summits!
Every aspect of this expedition is incredible! Dense tropical jungles, towering limestone, grand views of the Pacific- Pack your sense of adventure!
Visit with local people from a Dani village in the remote highlands of Papua, far removed from western influence