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Carstensz pyramid

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Classic hiking approach, 21 days Carstensz Expedition!


After years of official sealing of the area, Carstensz is now open again!

As always, is offering the lowest price for the same trip: 8850 (currently about $12,500) all inclusive from Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia for the classic hiking approach. Book now before the spaces are gone!

These are the confirmed dates:


February 3- 23, 2008,  8850 all in from Bali

Go to the bookingform here
Bookings are open until January 1st, spaces are limited.

Bookings: sign up here, or email us for bookings or special requests!


!!! For your booking we need: A scan of your passport, in high quality as well as a recent picture with a red background or at least a clear (monocolour) background, so we can alter it ourselves, in order to comply with the permit regulations.

Please email both files when applying for this trip to bookings (at )


Detailed Itinerary and price




Day 01: (3rd February) Arrive in International Airport of Denpasar, Bali

Transfer to Hotel / Resort, rest of day free.

Day 02: night flight to Jayapura, followed by a flight to Wamena, where we will arrive around noon.

Day 03: Acclimatisation in the highlands, shopping in Wamena.

Day 04: Mission flight to Beoga, arranging of porters and meeting authorities. The group luggage and food will be flown out (see below)

Day 05 - 10: Hike to Carstensz Basecamp. We will hike for 6 days through jungle, highlands and over New Zealand pass to the BC. This is a tough adventure hikecrossing rivers, through mud and heather and jungle. We will make camp every night.

Day 10 - 13: Climbing days. We have our BaseCamp close to Carstensz. There are several options/days for an ascent of Carstensz as well as some other peaks if wished.

Day 14 - 19: Hiking back, this time to Ilaga. Note that of all climbers are fit, we can do this in 5 or even 4 days, meaning we can stay longer in BC. We might be able to use the mine route (see below)

Day 20: Mission flight back to Wamena, later that day flight back to Jayapura, stay in Hotel

Day 21: flight back to Denpasar, end of services. You could stay in Bali or fly out that night (23rd February).

Note that we arrive either at 13.00 or (likely) 20.00. In any case it is safer to plan at least one more night there and fly out the 22nd.



PACKAGE PRICE : 8850 (currently about $12,500)

  • The costs will be 8850. 2500 needs to be paid as an advance payment by bank transfer, see the bookingform, the rest should be transferred before 3rd December (60 days before departure).


    Price quoted in Euro and subject to change. 

  • Based on JOINING an INTERNATIONAL TEAM EXPEDITION (open to anyone).

What's included in the price?

Included in cost: everything in the program, full board!

  • Pick up and transfer to hotel in Denpasar
  • Flights to Jayapura & to Wamena
  • All Required Permits for the ascent of Carstensz Pyramid
  • Access to Base Camp
  • Mission flights where needed
  • Transportation of team gear and food to BC
  • Porters for group gear and food for trekking
  • Meals during trekking and in BC
  • Tents, dining and cooking equipment

Not included in cost
International Airfares to Indonesia (Denpasar).
Trip cancellation insurance.
Indonesia visa.
Unscheduled Hotel nights.
Medical / Evacuation and trip insurance.
Personal Climbing Equipment.
Alcoholic beverages
Excess baggage on domestic flights (usually 20 Kg Limit )
Tips/bonus for guides.

Airport Tax where applicable

Expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness, other problems or change of route

Force majeure.

Any expenses/cost due to unpredictable flight or trip cancelling or delay.



  • The exact approach route can change due to weather, conditions etc. In any way, we will hike 5 to 6 days, ensuring a good acclimatisation and fitness.
  • The return route is likely different than the approach route and could be faster
  • Though the trek to Ilaga is the preferred return route, we could be leaving through the mine road, though this is definitely not a fixed option. IF this happens, the trip will be about 3-5 days shorter, but no refund is applicable as the permission as well as extra hotels etc are costly.

Porters and gear:

  • After arrival, we will split your gear into trekking vs climbing gear. The climbing gear (including your warm clothes, harness, altitude snacks etc) will be transported separately to the BC area via an alternative route, so you will only see it again in BC.
  • We will have porters, but they will only carry the communal gear, so tents, kitchen supplies and food.
  • There are no porters available for personal gear, you will carry the clothes and other stuff (photo cameras etc) for the approach yourself. Though this bag should not be heavier than about 10-12 kilos (25 pounds), this will also make sure you are fit when arriving.

Fitness, climbing ability and guiding:

  • Carstensz Pyramid is not a tourist hike, it is a serious trekking followed by a serious rockclimb with serious exposure.
  • You need to be able to comfortable hike with a full pack through muddy and hilly terrain for 5-6 days. If everybody is fit, then the return trip can be faster, meaning we can climb more, so make sure that you are not the one holding the others back
  • You are supposed to be able to climb steep rock faces without guidance. This is not the place to learn how to climb, abseil, use an ascender or how to make a hms knot. We expect that you know all basic rockclimbing skills
  • Besides the trekking guide, there will also be at least one guide for the Carstensz climb ( Harry Kikstra), but you should be able to climb unguided. It is possible that our (small) group will split up for whatever reason, so you should be self-sufficient.
  • You are free to climb other mountains and the leader will assist and guide where possible, but all is based on personal responsibility

Though we have everything ready for this trip, it can be cancelled or changed anytime before or during the expedition.

We strongly recommend to get trip cancellation insurance as well as good medical/evacuation insurance ( is recommended for the medical/evacuation).


In order to book, we need a signed bookingform, a good / high quality scan of your passport as well as a recent electronic picture (passport type, though larger size), preferably with a clear background.