Carstensz Pyramid Expedition

Ascending Oceania’s Highest Peak

5 Reviews

Trip Overview

Embark on an extraordinary adventure to conquer the majestic Carstensz Pyramid, also known as Puncak Jaya, situated on the island of New Guinea. With an impressive elevation of 4,884 meters (16,024 feet), it proudly stands as the highest mountain peak on an island globally. Located in the Sudirman Range of the highlands in Mimika Regency, Central Papua, Indonesia, Carstensz Pyramid offers a challenging ascent surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

  • Unique Island Summit: Carstensz Pyramid boasts the distinction of being the highest mountain on an island, adding a unique and captivating element to your mountaineering journey.
  • Gold and Copper Mine: Witness the incredible Grasberg gold and copper mine, the second-largest gold mine globally, located just 4 kilometers west of Puncak Jaya.
  • Additional Summits: Explore other notable summits in the region, including East Carstensz Peak (4,808 m), Sumantri (4,870 m), and Ngga Pulu (4,863 m), each offering its own challenges and rewards.
  • Cultural Significance: Immerse yourself in the rich local culture, with names like Nemangkawi in the Amungkal language, Carstensz Toppen, and Gunung Soekarno adding cultural depth to the expedition.
  • Geographical Significance: Carstensz Pyramid holds the distinction of being the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes, making it a unique and strategic location for mountaineers.
  • Season
  • Destination
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Altitude
    4884 m/16024 ft
  • Groups
    5-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Arrive in Bali, where our representative will warmly welcome you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for a comprehensive expedition briefing, equipment check, and a delightful welcome dinner.

  • Altitude 3,031 m
  • Meals Dinner
  • Accomodation Hotel

Explore the beauty of Bali with a day of sightseeing. Additionally, complete permit formalities and make final preparations for the upcoming expedition.

  • Altitude 3,031 m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel

Board a flight to Timika, the gateway to Carstensz Pyramid. Prepare for the adventure ahead.

  • Altitude 648 m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel

Take a flight to Carstensz Basecamp. Use this day for acclimatization, ensuring your body adjusts to the altitude.

  • Altitude 4300m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Tent

Embark on the climbing period, navigating challenging terrain to conquer the summit of Carstensz Pyramid.

  • Altitude 4,884m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Tent

Reserved for contingency, these days provide flexibility for unforeseen circumstances or additional exploration.

  • Altitude Varies
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Tent

Take a helicopter flight from basecamp to Timika. Enjoy an overnight stay in a hotel, reflecting on the expedition

  • Altitude 648 m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel

Fly to Denpasar, Bali, for an extra day of relaxation. Stay overnight in Bali, savoring the memories of the expedition.

  • Altitude 4 m
  • Meals B/D
  • Accomodation Hotel

Transfer to Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali for your departure back home. Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and unforgettable experiences.

  • Altitude 4.27 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Hotel


  • Arrival & Departure in Bali: Pick and drop facility - Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Bali on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Helicopter flight from Timika to Carstensz Pyramid Base Camp
  • All communal equipment (tents, ropes, cooking equipment, etc.)
  • Transportation: Required transportation for the climbing
  • All leader and guide service fees


  • International airfare to/from Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Indonesian tourist visa charges and airport taxes
  • Extra days Hotel + meals other than per itinerary due to an early departure from the expedition
  • Any cost incurred due to flight delays and cancellations
  • Guide tips

Trip Notes

Technical Challenges: Carstensz Pyramid presents technical climbing challenges, including rugged rock sections. Adequate preparation and adherence to guide instructions are crucial.

Cultural Sensitivity: Respect the local culture and traditions encountered during the expedition. Engage with the indigenous communities with an open mind and cultural sensitivity.

Weather Considerations: Be prepared for variable weather conditions. Rain and unpredictable weather can impact the climb, requiring flexibility in the itinerary.

Environmental Conservation: Adhere to Leave No Trace principles, respecting the pristine environment of Carstensz Pyramid and minimizing your ecological footprint.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs may vary based on factors such as group size, permit costs in different seasons, hotel accommodation, and specific client needs. For accurate cost details, please contact us. We look forward to tailoring the perfect package for your Carstensz Pyramid adventure.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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