Carstensz Pyramid, known by the locals as Puncak Jaya, is located in the island of New Guinea. Standing at 4,884 meters (16,024 ft) above sea level, it’s the highest mountain peak in Oceania. Puncak Jaya is one of the Seven Summits, a climbing circuit that includes the highest summits of each continent. As the peak of this mountain is ascended by the rock wall of its North face, which includes an alpine climbing of over 600 meters (2,000 ft), through terrains within level of difficulty 4, is required the use of fixed ropes and other elements.
Basic climbing skills and rappel techniques are a must for those who want to make it to the summit. In order to ensure the best possible outcome and to avoid delays or any potential issues during the approximation trekking, our program offers a helicopter ride to the Base Camp. Hiking back from the Base Camp to Sugapa village allows us to get fully acquainted with the locals and their culture.
Technical Diff.Highly demanding