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Objects: Carstensz Pyramid (4884m)
Activities: Mountaineering
Program's difficulty: 4.5, mid easy ( technical 3 + altitudinal 1.5 )
Group size: 6-15
Price: 18 480 USD
Deposit for reservations 5 000 USD
Full payment 90 days before
No refund if you cancel less than 90 days!Buy it CHEAPER - TODAY!!!
Next month the price will rise.
The price is fixed at the moment of prepayment.
Dates ( Days 17 / Nights 16 )
October 23 - November 08
March 11 - March 27

Trip overview

Timika - Illaga - Lakes Valley - Yellow Valley - Carstensz Peak - Yellow Valley - Lakes Valley - Illaga - Timika

Why go there?

Carstens Pyramid on the classical way - it's probably technically the most difficult climb of all "Seven Summits”. However, it does not make any special problems for real mountain climbers. Warm equatorial climate makes this route like the Crimean. Rocks have the similar nature have, similar reef limestone. And the rocks of the northern slope of a monolithic and pleasant climbing than the south. In addition, the most difficult places are equipped with fixed ropes.

The main difficulty - to get to the mountains. Trekking to the base camp of the Carstens Pyramid - is a multi-day difficult trekking. Daily trekking about 8-10 hours (for people with average physical training) in the jungle, on the slippery trails.

The island offers a rare opportunity to visit the Stone Age, as the traditional way of life for most inhabitants of the island over the millennia has not changed too much. While globalization has not touched this place - gather and look at this wonder ...


Day 1 Arrival in Bali. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Obtaining necessary permits, preparations for the expedition. Flight to Timika
Day 3 Flight to Illaga (Sugapa)
Day 4 Obtaining permits, preparations, meeting with porters. Start trekking.
Day 5-9 Trek to Carstenzs Base Camp (BC).
Day 10-11 Ascent of Carstenzs Pyramid. Return to Lakes Valley BC.
Day 12-15 Trek to Illaga (Sugapa)
Day 16 Flight to Timika
Day 17 Flight to Bali.
Day 19 Flight home.
Day 19-20 Reserve days. Can be used to relax on Bali beaches

Price includes

- guide from 7 Summits Club
- local guides and porters
- hotel accommodation (double rooms) - 2 nights
- meals: Full Board from Sugapa (Ilaga)
- all necessary permits
- cook and kitchen boy
- transportation of your personal equipment
  (weight allowance: 20 kg)
- environmental tax
- camping equipment for BC, including tables and chairs
- all group transfers
- return flight Timika-Illaga (Sugapa)
- walkie-talkies
- T-shirts

Price does not include

- international flights

- Indonesian visa
- medical insurance
- personal equipment
- expenses caused by your premature leaving of the expedition,   whatever the reasons
- expenses caused by flight delays and cancellations

Good advice

If you want to take part in our expedition, please send us an e-mail with:
1. your brief mountaineering resume covering the last
10 years
2. your digital photo
3. questions

If your decision to take part is firm, send us the following information:
1. confirmation (free form)
2. date of birth
3. Citizenship
4. passport number, its date of issue and expiration
5. phone number
Non-refundable deposit: 3000 Euro. The price increases by 10% after 90 days prior to expedition. Balance payment is due not later than 90 days prior to expedition. 
Cancellation of the trip until 60 days prior to expedition – the refund of 50%, less than 60 days – no refund is given.

Tips guidelines (important information!)

You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours. 10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.

Necessary travel papers (documents)

Passport (and its Xeroxed copy)
Passport photo

By air and by land

Price includes:
return flight Timika-Illaga


Hotels under the program (2 nights in Bali, 1 night in Timika)
Tents and mess-tent in BC


Full Board


Guide from 7 Summits Club
Local guide and cook
Porters where necessary

Health and medical insurance

Theoretically the region can offer a bouquet of tropical diseases, yet the risk to catch something serious is not higher than on the caravan way to Kilimanjaro.


Normally very rainy in the mountains, where day temperatures can drop to zero. Snow is highly likely.

Extra expenses

Tips for porters and local guide: 100-150USD

Personal gear

Rucksack 40-50 liters
Closed-cell foam pad
Sleeping bag (good for -5 -15C)
5-6 meters of 6-8mm rope for Prussik knots
Jumar (ascender)
Rappel device
Poncho against rain
Telescopic ski poles
Mountaineering boots
Waterproof/breathable jacket with hood
(Gore Tex is strongly recommended)
Waterproof/breathable long pants with a bib (full length
side zips allow easy handling)
Down or fiber filled jacket with hood. Should be large enough to put on over your fleece jacket
Fleece/pile jacket
Fleece pants
Light trekking pants
Liner socks - 2-3 pairs
Thick woolen or poly socks - 3 pairs
Long-sleeved shirts - 2
Cap with large peak against sun
Wool or fleece hat
Training shoes
UV glasses
Head torch
Lip balm (spf 25+) and glacier cream (spf 40)
Personal first aid kit