Thank you for your interest in a tour to Papua with us, Trek-Papua Tours. New for this year we are offering a climbing expedition to Trikora Mountain. This will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first ascent on February 21 1913. This mountain is the third highest,4750 meters(15,584 feet)in all of New Guinea. It is not snow covered year round like Carstensz Mountain (4884 meters), but does occasionally receive a blanket of snow on the summit.
When it was first climbed by the Dutch team of Henderschee, Hubrecht and Versteeg it was covered by an ice cap. This ice cap had melted by 1962. The ice cap reached as low as 4,400 meters(14,436 feet) when it was first climbed.
The scenery leading up to the climb and the view from the summit are fantastic. The vegetation ranges from mountain rain-forest, scrub beech trees, grassy swamp, tree ferns to pure rock on the summit. And the McGregor bird of paradise can be found in the area.
This expedition is not a technical mountain climb, with ropes and carbines. But, it is a trekking mountain and we will hike up to the summit. It is not an easy trek and there are some difficult places on the mountain. The weather can be very wet, cold and cloudy. And the summit ridge line has steep drop offs. So, it helps to have some climbing experience, as we will have to scramble up some parts of the rock. But, it is still accessible by trekking.
Official regulations in Indonesia require a special permit to climb all mountains in Papua.
So a climbing/trekking permit must be issued by the police. We will secure this very expensive permit with the police. The price of the permit is included in the tour cost.
Upon our return to Wamena we will have a traditional Dani tribe pig feast
in Jiwika village in the Baliem Valley.
So, if you aren’t a mountaineer, but still enjoy a “peak bagging” experience.
Then this is an ideal tour for you.
CLIMBING TRIKORA MOUNTAIN: 100th Anniversary
11 Days itinerary
The tour will start in Jayapura, Papua. Check into the hotel.
Get the necessary climbing and travel permits before leaving to Wamena.
Fly to Wamena in the morning and then check into the hotel.
Get food and supplies for the trek and climb of Trikora mountain.
Chartered Toyoto Hard Top 4 wheel drive transportation from the edge of the Baliem Valley to Lake Habemma(3300 meters). Camp close to the lake and acclimatize on this first day.
Trekking in the valley and make camp at Somalek cave on day 5.
Trekking up through the difficult part of the trek to reach our Trikora basecamp.
Follow the Trikora ridge line to the summit. This is also a difficult part of the trek with steep drop offs to the side. But we’ll go slowly as safety is our top priority. Two days are scheduled here in case of bad weather. If good weather on the first day then we will proceed back down to the Somalek Cave.
Trek back toward Lake Habemma. Make camp in the valley.
Trek back to Lake Habemma and make camp there.
Chartered Toyoto Hard Top 4 wheel drive transportation from Lake Habemma to Wamena.
Check into the hotel.
COSTS FOR THE CLIMBING TRIKORA MOUNTAIN 11 DAYS
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This Tour Price Includes:
Round trip airfare (Jayapura-Wamena) ·
Climbing permit for Trikora mountain ·
All meals and beverages on the trek ·
Travel permit ·
Guide fees and porters ·
Airport taxes ·