Indonesia: Oceania expedition to Mount Carstensz Pyramid (4884 m), a trip with a Russian Mountain Guide 7 Summits Club Collection

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Mount Carstensz or the Carstensz Pyramid: sometimes called Puncak Jaya, is a mountain in the Sudirman Range, the western part of central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. With altitude 4,884 metres above sea level, Mount Carstensz is the highest mountain in Indonesia, the highest on the island of New Guinea, the highest of Oceania (Australia).

Mount Carstensz is one of the more demanding climbs in one version of the Seven Summits. It is held to have the highest technical rating, though not the greatest physical demands of that list’s ascents. The standard route is up the north face and along the summit ridge, which is all hard rock surface. Despite the large mine, the area is highly inaccessible to hikers and the general public, requiring a 100-km hike from the nearest town with an airport, Timika, to the base camp, which usually takes about four or five days each way.

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…

Contact: More information about the expedition.

Luda Korobeshko 7 Summits Club managers

Manager-guide of 7 Summits Club for Norh America

7 Summits Club Ltd.

B. Sampsonievskiy Av.#45,
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

+7 903 6789843 Olga Rumyantseva
+7 921 185 25 28 Luba
+7 916 390 88 96 Alex
+7 916 390 88 51 Luda
+977 98 412 387 42 Mingma

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Guide from 7 Summits Club
  • Local guides and porters
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms)
  • 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

Not included:

  • 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

Prices & Dates

From / To

25.03. – 10.04.2023 🟢

» Additional dates available upon request
» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays

Prices (per person): 17.150,00 USD (1,043,842 Rubles) ✓
Deposit for reservations: * 5.000,00 USD (304.274 Rubles) ✓ Full payment 90 days before No refund if you cancel less than 90 days!
Places: 🟢 *Available
Trip-code: Number
Duration: 20 days
Participants: Minimal: 6 Maximal: 15
Country / Location: Indonesia (Papua) – Australia
Mountain Guide:Olga Rumyantseva and Alexande Abramov 7 Summits Club managers
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

3% early bird discount when booking 6 months prior to departure 2023

Legend Booking-information:
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🟢 On this trip, places are still available.
🟡 On this trip, only a few places left.
🔴 This trip is sold out / closed.


Juventino Albino Caldua

Expert guide certified by IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA
Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions
Telephone: (+51) 943780600
E-Mail: [email protected]

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 last10 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.

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° -15°C)
  • Harness
  • 5-6 meters of 6-8mm rope for Prussik knots
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Rappel device
  • Helmet
  • 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
  • Shorts
  • Liner socks – 2-3 pairs
  • Thick woolen or poly socks – 3 pairs
  • Long-sleeved shirts – 2
  • Sandals
  • Cap with large peak against sun
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Training shoes
  • Gloves
  • UV glasses
  • Head torch
  • Thermos
  • Lip balm (spf 25+) and glacier cream (spf 40)
  • Personal first aid kit