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New Option: Return with helicopter from basecamp on day 12 (surcharges apply)

New itinerary for 2 persons or more:
Fly to basecamp and back with HELICOPTER! Read more!

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Carstensz Pyramid – Papua

At 4,884 meters above sea level, the Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain on all 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, and even today, expeditions to this mountainous region of New Guinea require complex permitting procedures.

Due to his network of contacts, Dr. Weiglein is one of the few Papua experts who successfully guided and organized many expeditions to this region. This expedition, from the jungles to the icy mountains of the Pacific, and the Carstensz Summit, is a truly unique adventure.

Planned itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Denpasar, Bali

Our representative will welcome you and transfer you to our partner hotel Ida in Kuta. We will handle all of the important formalities for your travel permit. For the rest of the day, there is no program (breakfast included).

Day 2: Bali

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 (therefore the stamped Indonesian arrival visa is necessary). Around midnight, we provide pick up at the hotel and the transfer to the airport, for a Garuda Indonesia flight to Timika.

Day 3: Bali - Timika

Around 01:45 am, we depart with Garuda Indonesia to Timika. Arrival is around 06:00 am. You will be welcomed by Dr. Weiglein and transferred to the Hotel Komoro Tame. Today, the last preparations for the expedition must be done. In the afternoon, we may have to weigh the complete team and our luggage, in case the charter flight is scheduled for very early next morning.

Day 4: Timika - Illaga

In the morning we will provide the transfer to the airport for charter flight to Illaga (flight time 40 minutes). Today, the whole group, including luggage, equipment, and food should be flown to Illaga by one flight. That night we will sleep in a tent camp planned in the village of Pinapa in the Illaga Valley. The rest of day is free; porters must be recruited and local government authorities must be visited.

Day 5: 1st trekking day

Today, a long and very exhausting route awaits us, and we start our trekking as early as possible. The climb is steep and we must reach the mountain crest behind Illaga for our tent camp. Camping on the way is not possible. Although it is a tough climb, the views and nature are amazing.

Day 6: 2nd trekking day

Today, we mainly hike through open area, we pass sweeping landscapes, with constant but easy ascents and descents. We stop and set up tent camp in a beautiful river valley with tree ferns.

Day 7: 3rd trekking day

Today’s route leads us over a huge plateau and later in the afternoon into a primeval forest area. We set up tent camp with view on the Pyramid Region.

Day 8: 4th trekking day

We cross wonderful highland moor landscapes, with several lakes and numerous rivers. At the high water mark, the crossing of these watercourses might cause problems and delay us, but our guides are well prepared to anticipate these possibilities and adapt as necessary. We set up tent camp at the end of the Larson drainage (close to Latolampege cave).

Day 9: 5th trekking day – arrival basecamp

Today, we must cross the New Zealand Pass, and it is important to take the shortest way to basecamp! When the weather is okay, and the paths are in good condition, we will reach the so-called “Yellow Valley” around noon. Here, we raise our camp close to the mid lake. This will be our base camp and starting point for the upcoming days.

Day 10: Basecamp

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

Day 11: Basecamp

Full day at basecamp. Today we hopefully (weather permitting) can climb the Pyramid!

Day 12: Basecamp (extra)

First day for return with helicopter (optional, surcharges apply).

Full day at basecamp. If necessary, we will try again to reach the summit today.

Day 13: 1st trekking day back

Second day for return with helicopter (optional, surcharges apply).

We will take the same way back to Illaga, which we know already. Altogether five days are scheduled for the descent.

Day 14: 2nd trekking day back

Full day trekking

Day 15: 3rd trekking day back

Full day trekking

Day 16: 4th trekking day back

Full day trekking

Day 17: 5th trekking day back

Full day trekking. Today, we plan to arrive in Illaga.

Day 18: Illaga - Timika

We catch a charter flight back to Timika. After arrival, transfer to Hotel Komoro Tame. For the rest of day there is no program. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the hotel.

Day 19: Timika - Bali

In morning, we provide a transfer to the airport for the Garuda Indonesia flight to Denpasar, arrival around 13:45 local time. We provide the transfer to Hotel Ida. For the rest of day there is no program (breakfast included).

Day 20: Departure from Denpasar

Transfer to the airport, departure to your next destination.


Participants


Successfully accomplished

Tour results

since 2006

August 2018

13

ILLAGA route

13

January 2018

13

ILLAGA route

12

+ 10 of 13 participants returned with helicopter from basecamp

November 2017

5

ILLAGA route

4

January 2017

3

SUGABA route

3(all)

November 2016

6

ILLAGA route

6(all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

October 2016

11

ILLAGA route

11(all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

Januar 2016

11

ILLAGA route

11(all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

November 2015

8

ILLAGA route

8 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

October 2015

7

ILLAGA route

7 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

October 2014

14

ILLAGA route

13

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

September 2014

3

ILLAGA route

3 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

July 2014

5

ILLAGA route

5 (all)

November 2013 (2)

10

ILLAGA route

10 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

November 2013 (1)

11

ILLAGA route

11 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
First Brazilian group on top of Carstensz!

October 2013

9

ILLAGA route

9 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

June 2013

5

ILLAGA route

5 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

February 2012

5

SUGABA route

4

All participants additionally climb Ngapalu
Way back directly to Timika

November 2010

16

ILLAGA route

16 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
Trekking back to Illaga in only 3 days, instead of
the usual 5 days

October 2010

18

ILLAGA route

18 (all)

+ 14 participants additionally reach peak Ngapalu

April 2010

2

 

2 (all)

October 2009

11

 

9

Unique, direct transfer through the mine to the base camp
with special permit
Trekking back to Illaga and charter flight to Timika

October 2008

17

ILLAGA route

17 (all)

September 2008

10

ILLAGA route

10 (all)

Group took 5 days from Illaga to base camp
+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
In total, 3 days in base camp
Trekking back to Illaga also took 5 days
One participant of the group, Mr. Pepe Jijon from Ecuador,
completed his seven summits by climbing Carstensz Pyramid.
He is the first South American in history who ever climbed
all seven summits. Our gratulations!

October 2007

7

ILLAGA route

4

In total, 4 days in base camp
For the first time in many years, the expedition started
from Illaga. Way back also to Illaga. This route became
possible after a meeting between Dr. Weiglein and the
"Papua General", Mr. Titus Murib, in Illaga in September 2007.

September 2007

11

BEOGA route

10

April 2007

3

BEOGA route

3 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
6 days in base camp, trekking back to Illaga in 4 days

November 2006

8

BEOGA route

8 (all)

8 days till base camp

Price inclusions

• Flight tickets Denpasar – Timika return with Garuda Indonesia
• Charter flight Timika – Illaga return
• Dr. Werner Weiglein as tour guide
• Crew for the tour (cook and porters)
• 3x overnight in Hotel Ida, Kuta
• 2x overnight in Hotel Komoro Tame, Timika
• 14x overnight in tent
• Equipment (tents, cook equipment, dishes etc) NO sleeping bag/mattress!
• Tours as per itinerary
• All transfers, all fees
• Special travel permit (Surat Jalan)
• Meals full board (in Bali only breakfast)

Not included:
• International flight tickets to/from Denpasar
• Sleeping bag and mattress!
• Lunch and dinner in Bali
• Additional drinks and personal expenses
• Airport tax, if any

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

Carstensz Pyramid with Helicopter – Papua

 Day 1: Arrival in Denpasar, Bali

Our representative will welcome you and transfer you to our partner hotel Ida in Kuta.
We will handle all of the important formalities for your travel permit (therefore the stamped
Indonesian arrival visa is necessary). For the rest of the day, there is no program (breakfast included). Around midnight, we provide pick up at the hotel and the transfer to the airport, for a Garuda Indonesia flight to Timika.

 Day 2: Bali - Timika

Around 01:45 am, we depart with Garuda Indonesia to Timika. Arrival is around 06:00 am. You will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to the Hotel Komoro Tame. Today, the last preparations for the expedition must be done. In the afternoon, we may have to weigh the complete team and our luggage, in case the helicopter flight is scheduled for very early next morning.

 Day 3: Timika - Basecamp

In the morning we will provide the transfer to the airport for helicopter charter flight to Carstensz Pyramid basecamp (flight time 40 minutes). After arrival in basecamp, we set up our tents and explore the area.

 Day 4: Basecamp

Full day at basecamp. Today we hopefully (weather permitting) can climb the Pyramid!

 Day 5: Basecamp

Second full day at basecamp. Today we hopefully (weather permitting) can climb the Pyramid!

 Day 6: Basecamp (extra – start return helicopter)

Full day at basecamp. If necessary, we will try again to reach the summit today. If applicable, start of return flights by helicopter. After arrival in Timika, we provide transfer to Hotel Komoro Tame. Rest of day no program. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the hotel.

 Day 7: Basecamp (return helicopter)

Final day for helicopter return. After arrival in Timika, we provide transfer to Hotel Komoro Tame. Rest of day no program. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the hotel.

 Day 8: Timika - Bali

In morning, we provide a transfer to the airport for the Garuda Indonesia flight to Denpasar, arrival around 13:45 local time. End of program.


Price inclusions
:

• Flight tickets Denpasar – Timika return with Garuda Indonesia
• Helicopter charter flight Timika – Basecamp – Timika
• English speaking tour guide (no mountain guide)
• Crew for the tour (cook and porters)
• 1x overnight in Hotel Ida, Kuta
• 2-3x overnight in Hotel Komoro Tame, Timika
• 3-4x overnight in tent
• Equipment (tents, cook equipment, dishes etc) NO sleeping bag/mattress!
• Tours as per itinerary
• All transfers, all fees
• Special travel permit (Surat Jalan)
• Meals full board (in Bali only breakfast)

Not included:

• International flight tickets to/from Denpasar
• Sleeping bag and mattress!
• Mountain guide
• Lunch and dinner in Bali
• Additional drinks and personal expenses

ROUTE PROFILE  SUGABA - CARSTENSZ PYRAMID

Day 1: Sugaba (2.050 m) - Gamagai/Bulapa (2.100 m); 5 hrs / ca. 8 km

Day 2: Across mountain ridge (2.600 m) to Ugimba (2.150 m); 5 hrs / ca. 9 km
Difficult when raining (swollen streams)

Day 3: From Ugimba to the plateau (3.250 m) and further on to the camp (3.600 m); 7 hrs / 10 km
Extremely dangerous ascent in the forest before the plateau!

Day 4: From camp 1 to camp 2 (3.950 m); 6 hrs / 11 km

Day 5: From camp 2 across "viewpoint" (4.360 m) to the western mine edge; 5 hrs / 10 km
"Illegal" car transfer passing the Freeport mine site to the eastern edge of Zebra wall (ca. 3.900 m)
Trekking to base camp (4.250 m); 2 hrs
Day's stage 7 Std. / 13 km

Total stage: 51 km / 30 hrs trekking for well-trained participant

SUGABA-BILOGAI "New routing"

Attention: Personal assessment by Dr. Werner Weiglein of this so-called "new routing" (March 2012)

1. SUGABA is the name of the new county seat of the district INTAN JAYA. Located at 2,020 meters above sea level, this place is widely spread and does not have a village center. From a touristic point of view, this village is not worth seeing.

2. The airfield is named BILOGAI, located exactly on 2.050 meters above sea level. Its runway is not paved. From here to the county administration it takes about 30 minutes by foot.

3. The so-called "new routing" to Carstensz Pyramid can be characterized as unfavorable (see "route profile"). The minimum trekking duration of 5 days is only possible when speculating for an absolutely illegal and forbidden car transfer through the upper Freeport Mine territory! Without this illegal transfer through the mine, trekking to the base camp takes MINIMUM 7 days and is extremely difficult and partly very dangerous!

4. Two further points are of major importance:
a) Above Ugimba, walking in the mountain forest - especially on the way back under bad weather conditions - is extremely dangerous and live-endangering. There is no bypass!
b) In many places the local MONI tribes act hostile and uncooperative. Road blocks and obstruction of visitors - often by threat of armed violence - are common. The reason for this is a financial claim of the indigenous people against a local tour operator, who is said that he shamelessly used the workmanship of the people. This claim has not been met until this day.

Conclusion: Currently (2012-2013) and in the near future, we clearly warn about using the SUGABA route! For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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