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For the mountaineers, who aim to climb the Seven Summits 


Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) is the highest summit of Mount Carstensz in the Sudirman Range of Papua province, Indonesia. It is included in the Seven Summits list - a list composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven major continents – in the version of Reinhold Messner. This peak is held to have the highest technical rating, though not the greatest physical demands of that list's ascents. Still it is considered a true mountaineer’s objective.
 

Itinerary:  

Day 1. Departure from your home country

Day 2. Arrival to Bali and free time. Stay at Ramayana Resort & Spa Hotel. 

Day 3. Free time in Bali. Stay at Ramayana Resort & Spa Hotel (B)

Day 4.  Night flight to Timika, the second largest city in Papua. Overnight at Grand Tembaga Hotel (B/D)

Day 5. Early morning departure to Ilaga. Preparations with local authorities regarding the local permits. Stay in tents (B/D)

Day 6-11. The first day we will pass several traditional villages and the beautiful New Zeeland Pass on our way to base camp. An ideal way to get used to the surroundings. Personal carriers will assist us along the way. Every climber will carry his own backpack (max. 10kg). Stay in tents (B/D)

Day 12-13.  The preparations for a successful climb will start after arriving in base camp. Ascent of the top. Stay in tents (B/D)

Day 14-18. We’ll start our descent from base camp back to the villages via the New Zealand Pass along the same route. Upon arrival on the landing strip we say goodbye to our Papua friends. Stay in tents (B/D)

Day 19. Return to Timika with a charter-flight. Transfer to hotel. Free afternoon with possibility to buy Papua art. (B)

Day 20. Flight to Bali and transfer to hotel. Free afternoon. Stay at Ramayana Resort & Spa Hotel (B)

Day 21. Free time in Bali. (B)

Day 22. Free time in the morning, in the afternoon transfer to the airport and late night departure flight. (B)

Meal plan: B = breakfast / L = lunch / D = dinner 


Price includes: ► accommodation at hotels and tents as per itinerary ►meals as mentioned above ► English speaking professional leader of the expedition - Johnny Peeters, who has organised this expedition many times before ►local porters for the luggage during the expedition ►climbing permission (issued on spot after arrival to Bali) ►private charter from/to Timika for the climbing ► transfers from/to airports ► domestic flights Denpasar - Timika - Denpasar (the price for this flight is based per 09.11.2016 and an update is possible) ►

Price does not include: ►personal insurance, cancellation or assistance insurance ►international flight tickets ►drinks ►meals, not mentioned in the program ► personal expenses, entrance fees ►visa fee and local taxes

Price of extra services: ►visa to Indonesia: about 40 USD ►single supplement for the hotel in Bali: 610 EUR (but you can be combined with another climber to share a double room)

Visa: Citizens of most European and North American countries do not need a visa to Indonesia or have the right to obtain visa (up to 30 days) upon arrival at the airport in Bali. Your passport should be valid at least 6 months after departure and you have to present a return ticket. Visa fee: about 40 USD (will be confirmed on spot). Permission for climbing will be issued on spot.

Practical information: ►this is an international group and the required minimum of 7 climbers is already reached ►arrival to Bali should be latest on 7th June ►climbers should bring their own tents and climbing gear ►due to difficult accessibility, lack of comfort and the fact you carry your own luggage a very good physical condition is required ►climbing is at own risk ►the organizer of the tour has the right to change the program and the route for safety reasons, due to weather conditions etc.►this is a volatile region and a threat to your safety exists - the company cannot be held responsible if permission for climbing is denied due to unstable political situation or other reasons. ►any costs that may arise due to force majeur are at own expenses

Nessesary equipment: ►tents and climbing gear ►siutable clothing and boots  

Important for this expedition: Any expedition to Carstensz is unpredictable - just the journey to base camp is an achievement in itself. So besides the physical preparation, it's a good idea that you prepare yourself for the surprises and unexpected experiences. Therefore for a successful trip to the top, we have united us with one of Carstensz 'most experienced expedition leaders", who besides being an accomplished climber also possesses extensive local knowledge and understanding of the many local cultures. The departure is guaranteed and you can concentrate on your own preparation and expedition equipment. It is essential that you have knowledge of the lighter rock climbing, rappelling, knots and hitches. The summit ascent is made with no accommodation, and you must be prepared to be on the mount for up to a day. 


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