Carstensz by Helicopter

We designed the Carstensz Pyramid helicopter for you, particularly if you have a very limited travel time. We can arrange helicopter transfer from Timika to the base camp of Yellow Valley, under the Carstensz wall. You can acclimatise yourself in the basecamp before ascending the Carstensz Pyramid. It takes around 10-12 hours to have a round trip from the basecamp to the top of Carstensz Pyramid.

To ease your international flight booking, we organise pick up and drop off service in Bali (DPS) /Jakarta (CGK) airport. Please check our 2020-2021 Expeditions schedule, too!

Project Itinerary

Day 1 : Ariival in Bali (DPS)

  • Our team will meet and greet you in the airport
  • Transfer to your hotel and take a rest
  • Driver will pick you up from hotel at 23.00 PM. Departure to Timika at 01.25 AM.

Day 2 : Arrival in Timika (TIM)

  • Our team will meet and greet you in the airport (flight from Bali will arrive at 06.00 AM in Timika)
  • Transfer to your hotel and take a rest
  • After lunch we will going to the immigration office and take a picture. After that we will have a group meeting and gears check
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 3 : Timika – Yellow Valley Base Camp

  • Fly to Carstensz base camp early in the morning . A flight with helicopter to the yellow valley base camp (4.250m) it’s about 30 minute ride.
  • Free time while you’re acclimatising yourself in the base camp.
  • Walk arround base camp, going up to the middle ridge for a better acclimatisation.
  • Overnight by camping in base camp.

Day 4 : Acclimatisation and Rope training

  • Second acclimatisation. We’ll do some training on the rope after breakfast.
  • Sleeping, reading in the dining tent, walk around basecamp, whatever you do, get hydrated!
  • Briefing about summit plan while dinner.
  • Overnight by camping in base camp.

Day 5 : Summit Push

  • Start to the summit at 2 am (depend on the weather situation). This will be a long and challenging day of 10-12 hours round trip.
  • You will be carrying a very light backpack (water, snacks, some clothing, camera)
  • Overnight by camping in base camp.

Day 6 : Base Camp – Timika

  • Pick up service by helicopter (prepare packing in the morning, be ready in dining tent at 06.15 am) usually helicopter will pick up at 06.30 am if the weather is good.
  • On your arrival in Timika, you’ll be transferred to your hotel or Connecting flight to Bali if possible.
  • Overnight in Timika.

Day 7 : Departure to Bali

  • After breakfast, check out and drive to the Timika airport.
  • Take a direct flight to Bali; operated by Garuda Indonesia.
    Departure at 11:20am.

Day 8 – 10 : Contigency days / Extra day

  • Sometimes we need more than 3 days, depend on the real situation / weather conditions.

Included & Excluded

Service Include :

  • Pick up and drop off service in Timika Airport
  • 2 nights accommodation hotel in Bali, climbers early arrival will incur extra hotel fees.
  • 2 nights accommodation hotel in Timika
  • Round trip helicopter flight from Timika to the Yellow Valley Base Camp.
  • All meals during your climbing.
  • RTB Cost (return to base)
  • Sleeping tents (we provide 1 tent for 1 person) dining/mess tents, table, chairs and cooking utensils.
  • Experienced climbing guide and field assistant.
  • Fixed rope on carstensz pyramid wall.
  • Lugage not more than 15kgs/person for helicopter flight
  • All complicated permits for climbing Carstensz Pyramid.
  • Sattelite phone service for emergency situation
  • Radio communication support in the basecamp

Service does not include :

  • International flight tickets to and from Bali (DPS)
  • Domestic flight to and from Timika (TIM).
  • Visa on arrival (check immigration)
  • Personal equipments for climbing
  • Personal insurance & cost for emergency evacuation (make sure your insurance cover Force Majeure)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone call, mini bar in the hotel).
  • Your meals in Timika
  • Costs for delays or extending a trip due to bad wheater or orther circumstances
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Gratuity for guide and field assistants.


Carstensz Pyramid Expeditions cost by Helicopter is offered  (please contact us) with minimum 3 person. Please check our 2020 Expeditions schedule to book your tent.

Terms of payment
  • 2.000 USD deposit is required for secure your booking.
  • Balance due 45 days prior to departure date.
  • If you would like to pay with Credit Card or PayPal, a 4% surcharge will be added to your balance. We would kindly advise you to compare the transfer fee between bank transfer and PayPal/credit card payment.

Feel free to contact us for any further information or if you want to arrange a private expedition for your group.

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