2017


08.01.17 - 27.01.17 (20 days)
23.04.17 - 12.05.17 (20 days)
05.11.17 - 24.11.17 (20 days)

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At 4,884 meters above sea level, the Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain on all of New Guinea and one of the famous "seven summits", the highest summits of the seven continents. In 1962, the mountain was first climbed by Austrian Heinrich Harrer. Expeditions to this mountainous region of New Guinea require complex permit procedures.
Due to his network of contacts, Dr. Weiglein is one of the few Papua experts who successfully guided and organized various expeditions to this region.This expedition into the jungles and to the icy mountains of the Pacific is a truly unique adventure.

Planned itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Denpasar/Bali (international flights can be booked on request). Our agent will welcome you, transfer to Hotel Ida. Handling of important formalities for the travel permit. Rest of the day free (bed & breakfast).

Day 2

Free day in Bali for acclimatization. In the meantime, our staff in Jakarta arranges the last formalities for the travel permit to Carstensz Pyramid (for this, the stamped Indonesian arrival visa is necessary). Overnight at Hotel IDA (bed & breakfast).

Day 3

Around midnight, pick up in hotel and transfer to airport for Garuda flight, departure around 02.00h a.m. to TIMIKA/Papua. Arrival around 06.00h a.m. local time. Welcome by Dr. Weiglein and transfer to Hotel KOMORO. Today last preparations for the expedition. In the afternoon, maybe weighing of the complete team including luggage, in case the charter flight starts very early next morning.

Day 4

In the morning, transfer to the airport. Charter flight to ILLAGA (around 40 minutes flight time). Today, the whole group including luggage and food should be flown out. Tentcamp planned in the village PINAPA, in the ILLAGA Valley. Porter recruitment and visits to the local government authorities.

Day 5

1st trekking day towards Basecamp. Today we start as early as possible. Long and exhausting route. Tentcamp after we have climbed the mountain crest behind ILLAGA.

Day 6

2nd trekking day: Today. trekking through open area with easy ascents and descents. Tentcamp in a beautiful river valley with fern trees.

Day 7

3rd trekking day: Today’s route leads us over a huge plateau and later in the afternoon into a primeval forest. Tentcamp with view on the pyramid region.

Day 8

4th trekking day: We cross wonderful highland landscapes with several lakes and numerous rivers. At high watermark, the crossing of these waters may cause problems! Tentcamp at the end of the Larson Drainage (close to Latolampege Cave).

Day 9

5th trekking day: Today we must cross the New Zealand Pass, and it is important to take the shortest way to the basecamp! When the weather is ok and the paths are in good conditions, we will reach the so called “yellow valley” around noon. Here, we raise our camp close to a lake. This will be our basecamp and starting point for all our coming excursions.

Day 10

Full day at the basecamp. Today we want to go to the north face at the foot of the Carstensz Pyramid and explore and prepare our starting point for the climb.

Day 11

Full day at the basecamp. Today we will try to climb the Pyramid.

Day 12

Full day at the basecamp. If necessary, second try to climb the Pyramid.

Day 13

1st trekking day back: We will take the same way back to Illaga which we already know. Altogether five days are scheduled.

Day 14

2nd trekking day back.

Day 15

3rd trekking day back.

Day 16

4th trekking day back.

Day 17

5th trekking day back. Arrival in Illaga.

Day 18

Charter flight back to Timika. Transfer to Hotel Komoro.

Day 19

In the morning, transfer to airport and flight back to Denpasar/Bali. Transfer to Hotel IDA. Rest of day no program. End of tour.

Day 20

Some relaxing hours on Bali before transfer to airport for your individual flight back home.


Participants


Successfully accomplished

Tour results

since 2006

November 2016

6

ILLAGA route

6(all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

October 2016

11

ILLAGA route

11(all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

Januar 2016

11

ILLAGA route

11(all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

November 2015

8

ILLAGA route

8 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

October 2015

7

ILLAGA route

7 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

October 2014

14

ILLAGA route

13

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

September 2014

3

ILLAGA route

3 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

July 2014

5

ILLAGA route

5 (all)

November 2013 (2)

10

ILLAGA route

10 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

November 2013 (1)

11

ILLAGA route

11 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
First Brazilian group on top of Carstensz!

October 2013

9

ILLAGA route

9 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

June 2013

5

ILLAGA route

5 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu

February 2012

5

SUGABA route

4

All participants additionally climb Ngapalu
Way back directly to Timika

November 2010

16

ILLAGA route

16 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
Trekking back to Illaga in only 3 days, instead of
the usual 5 days

October 2010

18

ILLAGA route

18 (all)

+ 14 participants additionally reach peak Ngapalu

April 2010

2

 

2 (all)

October 2009

11

 

9

Unique, direct transfer through the mine to the base camp
with special permit
Trekking back to Illaga and charter flight to Timika

October 2008

17

ILLAGA route

17 (all)

September 2008

10

ILLAGA route

10 (all)

Group took 5 days from Illaga to base camp
+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
In total, 3 days in base camp
Trekking back to Illaga also took 5 days
One participant of the group, Mr. Pepe Jijon from Ecuador,
completed his seven summits by climbing Carstensz Pyramid.
He is the first South American in history who ever climbed
all seven summits. Our gratulations!

October 2007

7

ILLAGA route

4

In total, 4 days in base camp
For the first time in many years, the expedition started
from Illaga. Way back also to Illaga. This route became
possible after a meeting between Dr. Weiglein and the
"Papua General", Mr. Titus Murib, in Illaga in September 2007.

September 2007

11

BEOGA route

10

April 2007

3

BEOGA route

3 (all)

+ Additionally peak Ngapalu
6 days in base camp, trekking back to Illaga in 4 days

November 2006

8

BEOGA route

8 (all)

8 days till base camp

Price inclusions

- Crew for the tour (english speaking guide and cook)
- Domestic flight tickets including charter flights. International flights can be booked on request
- Meals full board
- Tour as itinerary
- Travel permit (Surat Jalan)
- Equipment (tents, cooking equipment/ NO sleeping bag/mattress)
- Transfers

Not included:
- Sleeping bag/sleeping mattress
- Private expenses and beverages in restaurants
- Airport tax

Important information:
- Passport has to be valid minimum 6 months at date of entry Indonesia
- Please check with your embassy if you need a visa for Indonesia and about the procedure
- When entering Papua, every visitor needs to bring a passport copy and two passport pictures for the travel permit
- A checklist on what equipment to bring will be send after booking confirmation

ROUTE PROFILE  SUGABA - CARSTENSZ PYRAMID

Day 1: Sugaba (2.050 m) - Gamagai/Bulapa (2.100 m); 5 hrs / ca. 8 km

Day 2: Across mountain ridge (2.600 m) to Ugimba (2.150 m); 5 hrs / ca. 9 km
Difficult when raining (swollen streams)

Day 3: From Ugimba to the plateau (3.250 m) and further on to the camp (3.600 m); 7 hrs / 10 km
Extremely dangerous ascent in the forest before the plateau!

Day 4: From camp 1 to camp 2 (3.950 m); 6 hrs / 11 km

Day 5: From camp 2 across "viewpoint" (4.360 m) to the western mine edge; 5 hrs / 10 km
"Illegal" car transfer passing the Freeport mine site to the eastern edge of Zebra wall (ca. 3.900 m)
Trekking to base camp (4.250 m); 2 hrs
Day's stage 7 Std. / 13 km

Total stage: 51 km / 30 hrs trekking for well-trained participant

SUGABA-BILOGAI "New routing"

Attention: Personal assessment by Dr. Werner Weiglein of this so-called "new routing" (March 2012)

1. SUGABA is the name of the new county seat of the district INTAN JAYA. Located at 2,020 meters above sea level, this place is widely spread and does not have a village center. From a touristic point of view, this village is not worth seeing.

2. The airfield is named BILOGAI, located exactly on 2.050 meters above sea level. Its runway is not paved. From here to the county administration it takes about 30 minutes by foot.

3. The so-called "new routing" to Carstensz Pyramid can be characterized as unfavorable (see "route profile"). The minimum trekking duration of 5 days is only possible when speculating for an absolutely illegal and forbidden car transfer through the upper Freeport Mine territory! Without this illegal transfer through the mine, trekking to the base camp takes MINIMUM 7 days and is extremely difficult and partly very dangerous!

4. Two further points are of major importance:
a) Above Ugimba, walking in the mountain forest - especially on the way back under bad weather conditions - is extremely dangerous and live-endangering. There is no bypass!
b) In many places the local MONI tribes act hostile and uncooperative. Road blocks and obstruction of visitors - often by threat of armed violence - are common. The reason for this is a financial claim of the indigenous people against a local tour operator, who is said that he shamelessly used the workmanship of the people. This claim has not been met until this day.

Conclusion: Currently (2012-2013) and in the near future, we clearly warn about using the SUGABA route! For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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