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« on: Aug 28 2006, 21:24 »

Can somebody provide the links to various tour operators providing Carstensz trips in order to compare prices, itinary, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 29 2006, 04:46 »

I can but I need to know when you are planning on going.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 30 2006, 22:28 »

I can but I need to know when you are planning on going.

Intend to go late 2007 or early 2008.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 31 2006, 06:17 »

Hi 617
 
I notice others have recommended Carstenze Pyramid (puncak jaya) trips by USA outfitters with their highly inflated prices (US $ 18,000)

Please be advised that trips are now available for far less than that and by the time you are ready they will be even cheaper options as the area is beginning to open up.

You could expect to pay around US $5000 right now. I personally expect to see these prices come down over time.

I will not list these outfitters on this site out of respect for Harry the 7summits site owner who also offers trips to Puncak Jaya.

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 31 2006, 09:46 »

Hey Roger I thought there was a $10,000US Tax on every person who climbed there. My question to you is that thease trips for $5,000US, are Legal or not?
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 31 2006, 14:31 »

Hi Greg

Yes the trips are 100% legal, permits etc and include all land costs and small aircraft flights to Illaga or Boega depending upon the operator you choose.

Sadly some Indonesian operators have chosen to ask highly inflated prices for their trips as they have now had a taste of the "Easy" money so to speak. In turn the big name overseas operators add another US $8000 to these $10K trips already on offer.

Generally most US and foreign operators have been using just the one local outfiter who has onsold his trips.

What has happened historically is that people have been driven to achieve the 7summits and have paid these huge amounts as they had no option. How the heck people have afforded these prices is beyond me. I am a CEO and would never pay these amounts, nor have I ever believed they were justified.

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 25 2006, 02:38 »

Recently all trips were canceled due to various reasons. It seems unlikely that the cheap (hiking) trips will take place soon unfortunately.

But we have just announced the 7summits.com expediton end of october:
- 20 October - November 4
- $12,500 from Manado

Yes, others charge $18,000 for that same trip and mostly do not include internal airfare as we do. See the trip page for full details:
http://7summits.com/carstensz/trips.php

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« Reply #7 on: Oct 4 2006, 01:19 »

can you see Web:mapalaunand.com

info to cartensz........ in expedition MALAYSIA with INDONESIA

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 10 2008, 19:53 »

hi everybody, i'm Alvin, I'm a newcomers here...
hmmm, actually i just want to know if only way to mount cartenz is easy, i've heard many said that it's permit is very hard and but some other say it's not hard...
 
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 27 2012, 20:24 »

Good intentions sometimes don't get turned (quickly enough) into actions... but I'm working on 2013 good intentions and have decided to ptu Aconcagua aside and focus on Carstensz in 2013.

I'm looking to book a seat on an expedition and am considering:
1) which outfit to go with (probably will select a professional local outfit)
2) which route to take (due to the length of time I am thinking of not doing the 3 week long hike in and rather taking a chopper ride to base... or is that a hell to acclimatize? downside as well I see there is that I don't like to rush rush rush - I'd prefer some easy acclimimtzation days first)

Anybody with experience / advice?
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 28 2012, 02:23 »

Check out http://7summits.com/aconcagua/guidebook.php for the Aconcagua guidebook. You might want to read that first before deciding on anything.

Also our trips are of course the best Smiley
http://7summits.com/aconcagua/trips.php  I do have very limited amount of discounted spaces for this year!

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Harry
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