Puncak Jaya Expedition

Attraction
Location
Sudirman Range
Trip Grade
Level Of Difficulty
Medium
Lodging Level
Duration
10 days
Max Altitude
Max Aaltitude
4,884 m /16,024 ft
Max Altitude
Transportation
Flight & Private Vehicle
Max Altitude
Minimum Pax
min 2 pax

TRIP INFORMATION

Puncak Jaya, also known as the Carstensz Pyramid, stands tall with a height of 4,484m (4.484km) in Papua Province of Indonesia. It is the highest peak within the Oceania continents.

Despite being the smallest one among the seven summits, it still is the most exotic among all others. The name Puncak Jaya means ‘Glorious mountain’ in the native language.

Later, the peak was named as Carstensz Pyramid to honour Jan Carstensz. Jan Carstensz was a Dutch explorer, who was the first one to witness the glaciers on the mountain’s peak.

Puncak Jaya is home to many breathtaking glaciers. These remain more or less the same throughout the year because of its location in the equatorial area. There is not much fluctuation when it comes to temperature too. Beside the glaciers, the route to the mountain is exciting in itself.

One has to go through a rich rainforest to reach the summit. Climbers also have to travel through the beautiful beaches, making the trip to Puncak Jaya more exotic than any other peaks.

The remote location of the mountain adds more beauty to the trip. Climbers get to experience the untouched beauty of nature along with thrilling adventures.   

                                                                                                                                                                   Puncak Jaya Climbing Difficulties

Climbing Puncak Jaya is one of the most challenging climbs despite not being as tall as the others. The sections requiring technical climbing are short and have rope fixed.

Rock climbing is the main challenge in case of this peak. There are various sections where rock climbing is required. Climbers need to have rock climbing skills and should have some previous experience of rock climbing.

The remote location of the mountain poses another challenge to the climbers. Even if any accident is to take place, the injured are transported by carrying them on foot.

There won’t even be any immediate help from the helicopters. Also, the route followed during the expedition passes through a rich rainforest. The forest is a sight to appreciate but it has its own set of challenges.

The climbers have to bear the regular heavy rainfall while crossing these forests. These rainfalls make the trail more slippery and difficult. However, with experienced guidance and proper preparations, the climbers can overcome these challenges.

  

Puncak Jaya with the best Expedition company

Climbing Puncak Jaya is refreshing as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, it has its own set of challenges that one has to go through to reach the summit. During the expeditions, climbers have to pass a dense rainfall where there are regular heavy rainfalls.

These rainfalls make the trails slippery and more difficult. Also, the climb to the mountain requires knowledge of rock climbing with some previous experience.

Besides these, the remote location is another challenge. Immediate help can’t be arranged in case of accidents. So, one cannot complete the expedition successfully without experienced guidance and proper preparation

This is where Marvel Treks come into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Treks deliberately works to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures and legal formalities for satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with full safety and if you wish to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Treks is there in your service.

 

When is Puncak Jaya usually climbed?

Puncak Jaya lies in the equatorial region and doesn’t have much fluctuation in the climate throughout the year. However, there is dense rainforest on the way to the peak which receives regular rainfall.

This rainfall makes the path more slippery and difficult. It gets even worse during the monsoon season. So, the monsoon should be avoided for the expedition.

 

How hard is it to climb Puncak Jaya?

Puncak Jaya’s climb is one of the most difficult among the seven summits despite its smaller height. One needs to have basic knowledge of rock climbing and even some previous experience.

Also, the trail to reach the summit passes through dense rainforests. These rainforests receive regular rainfalls which make the path more slippery and difficult. Also, the remote location of the mountain is another challenge that the climbers have to face.

Because of this, no immediate help can be reached during an emergency, not even helicopters. The injured have to be taken on foot to get help in case of accidents. The climbers must be guided and prepared to reach the summit and descend back safely.

 

How long does it take to climb Puncak Jaya?

Climbing Puncak Jaya might be an adventurous, thrilling, and self-refreshing activity yet it is dangerous too. Making a rush might not be the best thing to do, considering your safety. The trip will be for around ten days.

There will be reserve days in between the trips just in case of delays.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Flying to Bali International Airport in Bali

COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Cost includes(Full board service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and helicopter flights during the trip.

Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel as well as in well equipped camps during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also  be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: Papers and letters required for VISA will be managed. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Indonesian government. Permits and entry fees will also be added.

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company .In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through other means.

Guides and porters: Members will be facilitated with guides and porters.

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate  for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost includes(Base camp service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic fights and helicopter flights during the trip.

Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel and in well equipped camps during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: Papers and letters required for VISA will be managed. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Indonesian government. Permits and entry fees will also be added

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents..

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.

Guides and porters: Members will be facilitated with guides and porters.

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost excludes

International flights: The clients have to bear their flight fees while arriving and leaving Bali.

Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Bali. You have to pay for their insurance in case of any accidents.

Meals in Bali and Timika: While staying in hotels in Bali and Timika, you have to pay for your lunch as well as dinner yourself.

Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gear while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot baths, laundry etc. They have to pay an extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.

Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can give some tips and bonuses to the hardworking guides and the base camp workers for their hard work.

Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not mentioned above like arrangement of single room or a single vehicle ride, then you have to pay extra from your pocket. Also, an extra amount will be charged for the helicopter flights and in case of bad weather.

 

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