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

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Trip overview:

Timika – Yellow Valley – Carstensz Peak – Yellow Valley – Timika

Why go there?
We now offer to fly to Carstensz Pyramid BC by helicopter!
Carstensz Pyramid (sometimes called Puncak Jaya) is a mountain in the Sudirman Range, the western part of the
central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. With an of altitude 4,884 metres above sea level, Carstensz
Pyramid is the highest mountain in Indonesia, the highest on the island of New Guinea, the highest of Oceania
Carstens Pyramid is probably technically the most difficult climb of all “7 Summits”. However, it is perfectly doable
for real mountain climbers with at least basic rock climbing skills. The standard route is nearly straight up through
the north face and then continues along the summit ridge, which is all hard rock surface.
The sharp limestone rocks offer pleasant climbing at nearly 4900m/16k feet altitude near the equator! The most
difficult places are equipped with fixed ropes and the largest ‘gap’ in the summit ridge is crossed using the famous
Tyrolean Traverse.
Despite the nearby large goldmine, the area is highly inaccessible to climbers and the general public, requiring a
helicopter flight to Basecamp or alternatively (when it is safe) a 100-km hike, which usually takes about four or five
days each way.
The island also offers a rare opportunity to visit the Stone Age, as the traditional way of life for most inhabitants of
the island hasn’t changed much over the past millennia.

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:

  • Return flight Timika-Yellow valley
  • A guide from 7 Summits club
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms) – 2 nights in Timika
  • Meals: Full Board on the mountain. Breakfasts only in
  • Timika
  • All necessary permits
  • Cook
  • Transportation of your personal equipment by Helicopter (weight allowance: 17 kg per person)
  • Environmental tax
  • Camping equipment for BC, including tables and chairs
  • All group transfers
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Special Carstensz Pyramid T-shirts and jackets with 7
  • Summits Club logo

Not included:

  • International flights to Indonesia and local flights to Timika
  • Lunches and dinners in Timika
  • Indonesian visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Expenses caused by your premature leaving of the expedition, for whatever reason
  • Expenses caused by flight delays and cancellations

What to Bring

What to Bring or take fo Day Hiking and Technical Equipment for Climbing Expedition

This equipment list is compiled to provide you with adequate help when choosing your equipment for a climb. Most items are required. Please consider each of them and make sure you understand the function and exclusive use for mountaineering, before substituting or removing items from this list. Please note that this list has been carefully annotated by the organizer. Remember that mountaineering, mountaineering or mountaineering is an extreme, risky sport, therefore everything related to it is of great attention.

These items should be on your hiking checklist:

Hiking backpack for hiking 30 to 40 liters

Light gloves for hiking or (Optional Mittens waterproof)

Medium weight socks

Sleeping bag (-10º to 15ºC)

Small daypack for one day hiking 20 liters

Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)

Hiking boots or shoes

Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down

Rain poncho (or rain gear)

Long-sleeved shirts

Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers

Lightweight pants

Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts

Water bottle for hiking or trekking

Strong waterproof duffel bag

Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb

Towel for personal hygiene each participantFirst-aid kit

Regular and long underwear

Knife or multi-tool

Light cap and wool hat

Sunglasses with UV certification, Sun block, lips

The rest of the list Essentials as appropriate for your hike

Grooming and personal hygiene kit

One Hiking Buff per person

Technical Equipment for High Altitude Expedition Mountains

3 Locking carabiners, we recommended per person

We recommend 2 ice screws for each client

1 Daisy Chain (Life Line) per each person

2 Ice axes (per person) technical, we recommended GRIVEL company

1 ATC descender (Rappel), this is very necessary for technical mountains

2 Cords for prusik, very important (Size Cord 6 mm x 10 m. long)

Gloves(Good gloves) for expeditions over 6000meters

Harness, we recommended GRIVEL company

Sleeping pad / Mattress, we recommend with air or inflatable mattress

Crampons, we recommended GRIVEL company

Walking sticks (optional), a pair per person, we recommended GRIVEL company

Down Jacket for expedition

Very important to have personal clothing such as pants and jacket with GOROTEX certification

First aid kit, for high mountains, because we as guides cannot medicate clients

Backpack Capacity 60 liters, it is better to have a bigger backpack to go comfortably to the high camps, because here you have to carry all your personal things

Gaiters or Leggings, now modern boots already have built-in (Incorporated), but better to have an extra pair

Dressing appropriately for the mountains can make the difference between a pleasant trip and a really uncomfortable one. Clothing must provide the right degree of temperature, perspiration and be well ventilated. Preferably cotton clothing should be avoided, as in humid conditions they absorb body heat.

In general, the weather conditions in in the Andes of South America can vary from day to day and even throughout the day. Therefore, clothing must be versatile.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the necessary equipment.

Prices & Dates




08 MAY 2023 / 14 MAY 2023

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

Prices (per person):


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: 07 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:
EZZ Single room supplement
🟢 On this trip, places are still available.
🟡 On this trip, only a few places left.
🔴 This trip is sold out / closed.

Korobeshko Ludmila

  • Executive Director.
  • The first Russian woman to complete the 7 Summits Project.
  • Visited the North and South Poles.
  • The third Russian woman to climb Everest
  • World record in the speed of climbing 7 Peaks among women
  • Mountain guide. Director of the 7 Summits Club.
  • He has been climbing and organizing expeditions for 20 years.
  • The last 15 years – professionally.
  • He has about 100 ascents of varying degrees of difficulty in various countries of the world.
  • In 2016, she climbed the summit of Everest three times. Leader of successful expeditions to Cho Oyu (8201) and Manaslu (8163)

Abramov Alexander

  • President of the 7 Summits Club.
  • Master of Sports of the USSR in mountaineering, 54 years old, professional mountaineer. Mountaineering instructor, mountain guide, high-altitude cameraman. Active member of the Russian Geographical Society.
  • Initiator and leader of several well-known projects, such as: “7 Peaks”, “Land Rover on Elbrus”.
  • He has been climbing and organizing expeditions and competitions for 28 years.
  • The last 25 years – professionally.
  • Has made more than 150 ascents of varying difficulty in dozens of countries.
  • Organizer and participant of 11 Himalayan expeditions.
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

By air and by land

  • Helicopter flight from Timiki to Base Camp
  • All transfers according to the program


4 star hotel in Timika

In the base camp tents (2 people) for accommodation and a dining tent


  • Timike – hotel with breakfast
  • The cost of the program includes 3 meals a day on the entire travel route starting from the Basic Carstens camps


  • Russian Guide from 7 Summits Club
  • Local Indonesian guides (1 for 3-4 participants)
  • chef at BL Carstensz


  • The weather in the mountain area is usually very rainy and daytime temperatures can drop to 0 degrees.
  • High chance of snow and rain.

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