Organized Trips

We are the only company organizing new expeditions in 2003!

***UPDATE December 2001***
The Ilaga route is closed due to the violence in the country; the only possibility for climbing Carstensz is to fly in and out the area by helicopter from Timika.

*** Update Spring 2002 ***

New route through Singa village, 19 days!

We have new dates and a new route to Carstensz!

these are the new 2003 dates and remaining places for our CP expeditions: hurry up as they fill up soon, and it is very hard or impossible to arrange new permits..

  • January 24 - February 11 (Closed - Fully booked). 
  • February 20 - March 10 (Closed - Fully booked). 
  • March 20 - April 7 (Closed - Fully booked). 
  • April 17 - May 5 (There are 4 places left in the International team expedition).
  • May 15 - June 2 (Closed - Fully booked). 
  • June 18 - July 6 (Closed - Fully booked). 
  • July 10 - 28 (There are 5 places left in the International team expedition).
  • August 7 - 25 (Closed - Fully booked). 
  • September 4 - 22 (There are 6 places left in the International team expedition). 
  • October 9 - 27  (private trip possible, 6 persons max, contact for details). 
  • November 12 - 30 (Closed - Fully booked).


Note: The above departure dates are subject to change following the domestic / internal flight of Jakarta - Timika - Jakarta; However, we will finalize the departure date of the expeditions the latest one month before the expedition starts from the date of the departure that is mentioned.

As you can see above, the duration of the expedition to Carstensz Pyramid has now become longer (19 Days), this is happened because from the start from the year of 2002, we are no longer using the 12 Days program (using Zebra Wall - Timika - Zebra wall before approaching the base camp of Carstensz Pyramid; the other old trekking route through Ilaga is now completely forbidden by the government and the old mining route is forbidden by the Freeport mine).

We are now using new route called Singa Village (please find below the day to day program of this new route below) where there are enough helicopters available to reach Singa Village and return instead the old route where to reach Zebra wall we need a high altitude helicopter considering Zebra wall is located at 3,500M above sea level; so far there is only one helicopter available in Timika to fly the group in and out to Zebra wall; that one is quite often under maintenance; to avoid problems we have chosen for the other options because we don't want to be dependent on this one high altitude helicopter.

Meanwhile if we use Singa village, there are 3 helicopters available in Timika, and there's no need to use high altitude helicopter to reach Singa Village (2,000 M).

As a consequence, the program duration of this new route has become longer (19 days), but has the benefit of a better and more gradually acclimatization.

The price is currently $5000 including helicopter flights, but excluding the (inter)national plane tickets. See below for a full list of what's excluded and included.

Detailed Itinerary and price

2002 CARSTENSZ PYRAMID INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITIONS Program Duration: 19 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS. Expedition start / finish: Jakarta / Jakarta

DAY 01: ARRIVAL JAKARTA - HOTEL Upon your arrival in Jakarta you will be met and transferred to a 3 star hotel in Jakarta for your accommodation. Dinner on personal expenses (can be really cheap and good in the area)

DAY 02: JAKARTA - TIMIKA Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Timika, depart from Jakarta at 05.00 AM by Merpati MZ 762, arrive in Timika at 13.10 direct transfer to Serayu Hotel for your ccommodation stay (B,L,D).

DAY 03: TIMIKA - SINGA VILLAGE Morning after breakfast, depart by helicopter to Singa Village. Overnight in local villagers or in tent (B,L,D).

DAY 04 - 08: SINGA VILLAGE - BASE CAMP OF MT. CARSTENSZ 5 (Five) days trekking from Singa Village to Carstensz Pyramid Base Camp, meals provided and overnight in tents (B,L,D).

DAY 09 - 12: CLIMBING DAYS 4 (Four) days provided for climbing the summit of Mt. Carstensz Pyramid. Meals provided and overnight in tents (B,L,D).

DAY 13 - 17: RETURN FROM BASE CAMP - SINGA VILLAGE 5 (Five) days trekking back to Singa Village for Helicopter to Timika. Meals provided and overnight in tent (B,L,D).

DAY 18: SINGA VILLAGE - TIMIKA By Helicopter to Timika, overnight in Hotel Serayu Timika (B,L,D).

DAY 19: TIMIKA - JAKARTA - OUT Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport of Timika for your flight to Jakarta depart at 10.45 AM and arrive in Jakarta at 15.05. Upon arrival at the airport of Jakarta, we transfer you to the International terminal for your flight return to your country. END OF SERVICE.


  • Price quoted in US Dollar and subject to change. 
  • Based on JOINING an INTERNATIONAL TEAM EXPEDITION (open to anyone).
  • Please note that the expeditions will be run only if there are 4 people minimum.

What's included in the price?

  • All Army/Police & Local Government permits 
  • Transfers: Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Accommodation at hotels as indicated above based on Twin-share Room and Breakfast ONLY
  • Charter Helicopter TIMIKA - SINGA Village - TIMIKA
  • Meals on trek and during climbing/as mentioned on the itinerary above (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Experienced, English speaking mountain guides;
  • Porters
  • Fixed rope on Carstensz wall, Handy transceiver radios


  • All flights (International & Internal/Domestic),
  • Overweight surcharge on all flights
  • Insurances
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal mattress & sleeping bag
  • Personal medication
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages & mini bar at hotel
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone call etc)
  • Tips
  • Emergency rescue by helicopter
  • Any expenses/cost due to unpredictable flight cancel or delay.


The current airfare for Jakarta - Timika - Jakarta is USD 700 / Person. Of course you can join us in Timika as well, that's why we have not included this flight in our trip price. These flight routes are operate only by Merpati Nusantara Airlines which has no overseas branch office or representative, therefore the ticket will be provided and booked by our local office.

FINAL CONFIRMATION: Your final confirmation of your participation in this expedition must be received by us at least 1 (one) month before departure date. Please send your confirmation by fax or email.