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08 AU1122 CARSTENSZ Pablo STB 1166

Carstensz Pyramid

Exotic High Altitude Rock Ascent

Locat­ed on the island of Papua in New Guinea Carsten­sz Pyra­mid is the high­est island peak in the world and one of the Sev­en Sum­mits. Ris­ing above the dense jun­gle that guards the approach, this remote, lime­stone peak offers excit­ing and chal­leng­ing rock climb­ing and is the only one of the Sev­en Sum­mits to require tech­ni­cal rock climb­ing. The jun­gle sur­round­ing Carsten­sz is home to the Dani peo­ple, as well as many oth­er indi­vid­ual tribes, and is a very chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment to nav­i­gate. Inter-trib­al pol­i­tics and con­flicts, dif­fi­cult jun­gle trails, the humid­i­ty and some­times extreme weath­er com­bine to make a trek into Carsten­sz very chal­leng­ing. Recent­ly the avail­abil­i­ty of reli­able heli­copter ser­vice has made an ascent of Carsten­sz much more prac­ti­cal as well as elim­i­nat­ing the chal­lenges and dan­gers of a long jun­gle trek. Even with­out the jun­gle trek this is one of the most remark­able places left to trav­el on earth. With a com­bi­na­tion of excel­lent climb­ing, oth­er­world­ly loca­tions and the unique, exot­ic cul­ture of the Dani peo­ple, Carsten­sz Pyra­mid Climb is tru­ly one of our most fas­ci­nat­ing adven­tures in one of the wildest remain­ing places on the planet. 

Price

  • Carsten­sz Pyramid

    $22,900 – 13 Days / Includes trav­el time

Dates

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Itinerary

Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Please call our office to con­firm that your flight itin­er­ary is cor­rect. For this trip you will need to arrive in Den­pasar, Bali in Indone­sia. The cap­i­tal city, Den­pasar, is locat­ed on the east coast of the Island of Bali and is known for its white sandy beach­es and offers a great stopover on the way to Carsten­sz or on your return home. From Den­pasar you will fly to Timika.

This trip neces­si­tates an overnight flight from the U.S. begin­ning on day 1 of the itin­er­ary. You will cross the date­line in mid-flight to Asia thus los­ing a day. Don’t wor­ry, you’ll make it up on the way home. Your return flight will take 2 days to arrive back home. Book your return flight to leave Timi­ka to Den­pasar, Indone­sia on day 17 and on to your home city. 

Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule.

Equipment

  • Carsten­sz Pyramid

    $22,900

    13 Days / Includes trav­el time

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Elevation

16,023 ft / 4885 m

Route

Stan­dard Route

Client to Guide Ratio

4:1

Difficulty

Intermediate

Climbers should be comfortable on steeper snow/ice slopes and/or 5.5-5.7 rock climbing experience depending on the objective. You should have a past climbing experience with proven skills.

Preparation Trips for Carstensz