Puncak Jaya Expedition

Trip Duration

10 Days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude



Teahouse/Lodge, Tented Camp



Group Size


Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Puncak Jaya Expedition Overview

Puncak Jaya Expedition is an ideal way to embark on a journey to the summit of a peak. 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 the ‘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 Expedition is haven 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.

Highlights of Puncak Jaya Expedition

Puncak Jaya, formerly known as Carstensz Pyramid, is the highest mountain peak in the Australasia region, located in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. It is a popular destination for climbers and hikers, and reaching the summit is a challenging and rewarding experience. Here are some highlights of a Puncak Jaya expedition:

  • The journey: Reaching Puncak Jaya requires a long journey to the remote and isolated region of Papua, Indonesia. This typically involves a flight to Jakarta, followed by a connecting flight to Timika, a small town located near the base of the mountain. From there, climbers travel to the base of the mountain by land transportation.
  • The route: There is only one established route to the summit of Puncak Jaya, which follows the south face of the mountain. The route involves a combination of steep rock and ice climbing, and requires the use of technical climbing gear such as crampons and ice axes.
  • The landscape: The landscape of Papua is diverse and varied, with dense rainforests, rugged mountains, and glacial valleys. As climbers ascend Puncak Jaya, they will pass through a series of distinct landscape zones, each with its own unique features.
  • The summit: The summit of Puncak Jaya stands at an elevation of 4,884 meters (16,024 feet) and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The final push to the summit is a challenging climb, but the sense of accomplishment and the views from the top make it all worth it.

Climbing Puncak Jaya is a physically demanding but rewarding experience. It requires a good level of physical fitness and determination, as well as proper preparation and the guidance of experienced guides. The harsh weather conditions and the remote location of the mountain add to the challenge, but the sense of accomplishment and the stunning views make it a truly unforgettable experience.

Trip Map

Difficulty to climb

Climbing Puncak Jaya is one of the most challenging climbs despite not being as tall as the others. The sections requiring technical climbings 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 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 the 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.

We take care of all the arrangements that are needed for your trip at a reasonable cost. Contact us to book a trip and let’s get going in fulfilling your dream of adventure.

Client requirements

  • The clients should be healthy enough to make the expedition.
  • They should have some prior experiences in mountaineering.
  • They should be fit and should be trained a bit prior to the actual departure.

Why should Marvel Treks be chosen for climbing?

Marvel Treks has been providing its clients with excellent and satisfactory services since 1998 at a reasonable price.

Also the team of Marvel Treks has skilled professional climbers who have years of experiences in mountaineering and are familiar with the geography and weather conditions of the mountains.

You can trust them to guide you with proper instructions and full safety without compromising your wish to enjoy the trip.

Marvel Treks keeps its client’s satisfaction,safety and comfort as its priorities.

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, 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 has 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.

Expedition Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)


  • The climbers should get themselves tested to make sure they are healthy enough to climb the mountains.
  • A visit to the dentist is also recommended as there are chances of acute dental problems at high altitudes.
  • It is also highly recommended that the climbers should have some previous experiences with mountaineering and with high altitudes.
  • It is also requested that the climbers should workout a bit months prior to ascending the mountain.

Payment and cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip


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February 27, 2023 - March 8, 2023

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August 7, 2023 - August 16, 2023

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October 23, 2023 - November 1, 2023

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February 27, 2024 - March 7, 2024

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August 7, 2024 - August 16, 2024

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October 23, 2024 - November 1, 2024

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February 27, 2025 - March 8, 2025

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August 7, 2025 - August 16, 2025

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October 23, 2025 - November 1, 2025

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Persons
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Expedition documentation
- Passports - Visa for foreigners - Expedition permits
Choosing a provider
Marvel Trek is one of the best companies to choose for turning your dream adventures into reality.
Food, Accommodation & Facilities
Quality food will be served 3 times a day along with warm and comfortable accommodation throughout the 10 days long trip. Additional tea and coffee will also be served for you to enjoy the trip even more. Other facilities will also be provided upto your comfort and satisfaction. What sort of hotels do we stay at in the city? Ans :- A well facilitated accommodation will be provided in the famous 4-star hotel. Will I be sharing a tent or room with other climbers?Is there a single room option on this trip? Ans:- Yes,you have to share a room as well as a tent with one more climber but there will be two beds in both the room and in the tent, so that both of you will be able to sleep comfortably. What showers and laundry facilities will be available? Ans:- Shower facility will be arranged however,in case of a hot bath additional fee has to be paid.Also,you have to wash your laundry yourself.In case you want someone else to wash your laundry ,you have to pay extra. What food will be available? Ans :-You will have options to choose between the local foods or the western foods or any other MREs(meals-ready-to-eat).Occasional teas and coffees will be served with the food.Also,the base camp will have a bar and a bakery too.
The travel will be 10 days long with occasional driving,trekking, camping and few rest days in between.All the travelling cost during the trip from and to Arusha will be included in the trip’s cost. Do I need to arrive the day before the trip starts?When should I need to book my flight to leave? Ans :-It’s recommended that you arrive two days prior to the trip and for the return flight,you can book tickets depending on the days you will be spending with us which will be a minimum of 10 days or we can book one for you. What is the best way to get to Indonesia? Ans:-The best way to arrive in Indonesia would be through Bali International Airport.You can fly directly to Bali International Airport or can have transit flights. When should I book my tickets? Ans :-You can book your tickets as early as 3 months before the trip starts.In case the trip gets cancelled,you will get full refund. Can I get a cheap ticket online? Ans:- Usually the online tickets cost as much as the ones that are arranged by any travel agencies.However, sometimes the airlines provide less expensive tickets,maybe you can search for those. Where do we meet?Will I be picked up? Ans :- We will be meeting you at Bali International Airport and yes,we will be picking you up directly from the airport.We will also be dropping you off to the airport during your return. Can I arrive early and return late? Ans:-Yes,we are more than happy to welcome you early and bid farewell to you a bit late.You can explore the country if you wish. However, you have to do that at your own expense. Do I need a VISA? Ans:- Yes,if you are a foreigner in Indonesia, you need to have a VISA before arriving.
Clothing & Equipment
The company won't be providing personal items, so you have to carry your own warm clothes and other necessary items. Clients should also bear their own trekking or climbing gear. Do you have a recommendation list of clothing that we should bring? Ans:-Yes,we have a recommendation list of the clothing that you should bring for the trip which you can find on the website. Do I need to bring all the equipment in the list? Ans :-Yes,it's highly recommended that you equip yourself with the equipment that we have included in the list. Can I bring food and other gears that's not in the list? Ans:-Sure.In case you need some other foods or gears or any other stuff,you can bring it with yourself. How heavy will my pack be? Ans :-You are allowed to have up to 25 kgs of your luggage.Your luggage will be transported through land and even the porters will carry it for you. How warm do you need our sleeping bags to be?Will there be extra blankets available if required? Ans:-Normally a sleeping bag upto -50 degree would work.And yes,in case you want more blankets,it will be provided.
Rest day as well as light hikings will be managed to acclimatize ourselves. What altitude medicine will be available?Do we need to take tablets before\during the expedition? Ans:-Our guide uses diamox for the trip.We can also provide it to you if you will need it.In case you are in any regular medication,you should carry them and take them on time. What sort of Oxygen mask do we use? Ans:- We use high quality topout oxygen masks along with the oxygen regulators and cylinders. What is the oxygen bottle size? Ans:- In case a few bottles of oxygen bottles are given to every client then it will measure 4liters each. Oxygen will be given in Poisk bottles.
Guide & Team members
The entire team of Marvel Trek comprises experts and professional mountaineers who have been climbing mountains for ages and know the mountains well. Clients will be facilitated with one experienced and licensed guide. Also,there are experienced and skilled cooks who will be making sure that you get a healthy warm meal every day. Who goes on your trips? Ans :-We mainly get clients from America and Japan but we have also planned trips with people of other nationality who were fit to carry on with the expedition. Can we contact other climbers or guides for this expedition? Ans :-You can leave the trouble of finding climbers or guides to us.We have our own team of skilled and experienced Sherpas and guides who won't give you any chance to complain. How many guys\Sherpas will be assigned to our group? Ans :- We will make sure that every client gets one guide\Sherpa each to guide them through the expedition. How much should I tip my guide staff? Ans:-Since,climbing mountains is hard as well as dangerous and your guide staff are the ones who will help you throughout the expedition, so it is requested to give them some tips after the completion of the expedition for their hardship. What about the Sherpa staff tips? Ans :- You can tip them as much as you want but do consider their hard work that they have done for you. Can my friends and family join me in the trek into the base camp? Ans:-Yes,we will be happy to include your friends and family in the trek but we will have to do extra preparation. I would like to arrange a private trip,is this possible? Ans:- Yes,we will be glad to arrange it for you.
Health and fitness
Puncak Jaya is itself a dangerous mountain, so the company will make sure that all of its clients are in good health.So,their health will be checked twice before attempting to climb the summit.Also, the clients will be taught some of the basics that will be required for a smooth and safe climb. What kind of physical condition should I be in for a climb at high altitude? Ans :-You should be fit enough to make an ascent of 1000m for several hours in a day.This might be difficult at first so,in order to make you able to do this,our company will be giving some basic training prior to the actual climb. How do I know this is the right trip for me? Ans :-You can go through our website and look into the information that we have provided and decide for yourself if this trip is for you or not.And even after going through these materials, you still can't decide then maybe you can consult us so, that we might assist you in some way to come to a decision.
Communication & electronics
Walkie-Talkie and satellite phones will be given to every member to communicate to and fro between base camp and mountain.the members will also be facilitated with internet services. ● Will there be any power source for charging batteries and electronic equipment throughout the expedition? What are the voltage requirements? Ans:- Arrangement for power will be done in every camps.The base camp will have power through generators while the other camps will be powered through solar panels. Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If so, what are the charges for usage? Ans:-Yes,in case of emergency we will be providing you with a satellite phone without any cost.However, if you want to use it other times too then you have to pay additional fees.
Weather forecasts
Direct forecasts will be received and followed from the reliable Meteotest that is located in Bern, Switzerland. What weather report service do you use? Ans:-Weather condition is extremely essential for trekking as well as for mountaineering, so we make sure we have accurate weather forecast.For this,we follow the reports that are broadcasted by Meteotest which is located in Bern, Switzerland.
Insurance will be provided to all the team members and will be covered by the prepaid cost of the trip. What insurance do we need to get? Ans:-As much as the climbing is thrilling,it's equally dangerous too so, it's always better to have insurance.For this trip,you need to have a high altitude insurance along with a travel insurance.You also need to insure yourself for emergency helicopter evacuation.
Fees & payment
The fees and daily wages of the team members will be paid from the prepaid fees.
Additional fees have to be paid for taking photographs or filming as permit charges.
Safety is one of the major priorities of our team, so everything will be checked and instructed by the group of professionals.Our team will also arrange for rope fixing to pave the way. In case of emergency,helicopters ride as well as other needed measures will be taken.However,it won't be covered by the costs that you had paid at the beginning of the trip.
Many experienced and licensed guides will be hired to make the trip easy.Also,many skilled cooks and kitchen helpers will also be heird.We will also hire high porters who will help to carry the luggage in the trip.

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