Visiting Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya With Eternal Snow-capped mountain in the Tropics

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Visiting Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya With Eternal Snow-capped mountain in the Tropics

Visiting Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya With Eternal Snow-capped mountain in the Tropics

Visiting Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya With Eternal Snow-capped mountain in the Tropics

Visiting Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya With Eternal Snow-capped mountain in the Tropics

Ready to Go to Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya

Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

Puncak Jaya or The Jayawijaya Peak, and also known to mountaineers by its former name as the Carstensz Pyramid, is 4,844 meters above sea level, and has for centuries enticed many, especially adventurers and mountaineers to reach these eternal equatorial glaciers.

Dating back to 1623, a Dutch explorer, Jan Carstensz, sighted the snow-capped mountain and named it after him. This natural phenomenon is very rare since natural ice does not normally develop along the warm equator.

Significant retreats of the glaciers have been found at several locations such as at the Trikora Peak and the Meren Glacier between 1939 and 1962 and between 1994 to the year 2000.

The large eternal ice cap however, remains very awesome and most striking.

Heinrich Harrer (a famed author of the book Seven Years in Tibet). He had always been fascinated by the Jayawijaya Peak in Papua.

And so, some 12 years after returning from Tibet in 1950, Heinrich Harrer together with three friends, Temple, Kippax and Huizinga, decided to conquer the Peak.

In 1962 they became the first climbers to ever reach the top of the Carstensz (Jayawijaya) Peak, one of the 7 highest mountains in the world.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

Access to go to Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya:

There are a number of companies specializing in guiding climbers to the Jayawijaya. Usually, climbers congregate in Bali and fly to Timika, Papua, and then on to Nabire because it is the closest town to the climbing route.

Climbers will also have the chance to visit the Dani  in the Baliem Valley on their return trek. Travelling with experienced tour operators or guides is highly recommended.

Garuda Indonesia, Kartika, and Merpati have flights into Papua from Jakarta or Denpasar Bali. Often time, they will make a stop in Makassar before advancing to Sorong, Timika, or Biak, and terminating in Jayapura.

Garuda flies from Jakarta to Timika, and Denpasar, Bali to Timika. Going back to Jakarta or Bali, Garuda flies from Timika, Biak, and Jayapura. Lion Air flies from Nabire to Ambon and then to Denpasar, Bali.

Check your schedule in airport for individual itinerary. Taking a packaged tour, your flights are usually inclusive in the itinerary. Note: Trigana Air, Susi Air, and Avia Star are flying from Timika to Nabire.

A hiking route opened by Adventure Indonesia has been considered to be the safest, and securest route, which starts at the villages of Ilaga, Boega, Hoya, Tsinga, and on to some other villages that protect it. Since the Freeport mining area is part of this mountain zone it makes it more grueling to reach the peak.

However, this route, known as the Sugapa-Suanggama route, is off the mining site, and is good for hikers and climbers.

Taking this traditional route, hikers or climbers will spend a wonderful 22 days on foot, interacting with locals, enjoying the magnificent scenery, experiencing rough muddy trails and swamps, crossing wooden bridges, to finally achieve  that self-actualization acclaim.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Carstensz Pyramid or Puncak Jaya, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

We can visit these tourist attractions from Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Redep, Tanjung Selor, Tapak Tuan, Tarakan, Tarutung, Tasikmalaya, Muara Bungo, Muara Enim, Muara Teweh, Muaro Sijunjung, Muntilan, Nabire, Negara, Nganjuk,

That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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