The First Belarusian Woman to Reach Carstensz Summit

Carstensz has several other names and are called a certain name by certain people, Nemangkawi is what the tribe of Amungme calls it and Mpaigelah is what the tribe of Moni named it. It is one of the seven summits of the world, soaring at 4,884 meters (16,024 ft) above sea level, the highest peak of Indonesia and Oceania.

Carstensz has extraordinary sceneries whether along the trekking route or once you reach the summit. It really takes guts and also requires technical climbing to reach the top. The place where climbers from all around the world come to pump their adrenaline and beat the challenge of the summit.

There are several tour operators who bring tourists up to Carstensz. Adventure Carstensz is one of them, it is a local tour company based in Timika, Papua.  We have experiences guiding climbers from all around the world to the summit since as early as 2009. In the beginning of 2019, our local guide successfully leaded a group of climbers to summit Carstensz. One of the group members is a woman from Belarus. She is the first woman originating from Belarus that succeeded to conquer Carstensz summit.

Kseniya Melnikava is the young Belarusian woman with the passion of climbing mountains; especially those considered one of the Seven Summits. Coming to Indonesia with high expectation of the Carstensz summit, she was surprised that going up to Carstensz was not as easy as she had imagined. It was beyond her expectation. Climbing Carstensz was more similar to doing rock wall climbing which was more technical. It was absolutely perspiring and for worse, the first trial ended up in a failure. The team decided to go back to basecamp after facing snowstorm halfway through climbing.

Half despaired, Kseniya got into the tent, laid down to regain her energy while hoping that the following day could be a blessed one for the second trial. And it was. The weather was perfect. Ksenia and the team set foot on top of Carstensz in the morning of February 5, 2019.

When she first arrived, The Immigration’s office Mimika noticed that she was the first Belarusian citizen to ever reach Timika, making Kseniya the first Belarusian woman to conquer Carstensz Pyramid, on the very same day on Chinese New Year.

Adventure Carstensz was very happy and proud to successfully lead Kseniya and her friends to reach Carstensz summit. This is just another milestone, which we will continue to push in upcoming time. We are excited to guide other climbers and interested clients to trust us guiding them to the top.

Exclusive Climbing Training Prior to Reach Summit by Adventure Carstensz

As a local tour operator, Adventure Carstensz provides the facility plus guides the climbers from all around the world to reach one of the seven summits remotely located at Papua named Carstensz. With its climbing program, the tour operator makes sure the trip arranged is like none other. Continue reading Exclusive Climbing Training Prior to Reach Summit by Adventure Carstensz

Jungle Village Trekking From Pogapa To Homeyo Lama

The occupants of this village, the Moni tribe, lives in harmony along with nature and are gratefully blessed with fertile soil. They plant taro, one of the earliest cultivated plant similar to yams, which is their main source of food. Coffee is also one of the plants they manage traditionally. You can find salty rivers right up in the mountain and see how the people of Moni process it traditionally to fulfill their daily need of salt Continue reading Jungle Village Trekking From Pogapa To Homeyo Lama

ITB Berlin International Tourism Exhibition 2013

Held from 5th to 10th of March 2013, ITB Berlin International Tourism Exhibition is known to be the largest tourism exhibition in the world. Over 10,500 participants from 187 countries, Indonesia had a chance to participate in the world’s most prestigious exhibition catching the eyes of 113,000 visitors in the field of tourism. Continue reading ITB Berlin International Tourism Exhibition 2013

The Youngest Climber to Touch Carstensz’s Glaciers

Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid is one among many peaks part of the Sudirman mountain range in Papua, Indonesia. Located at 4,884 meters above sea level, the glaciers existing at Carstensz are the only tropical glaciers in Indonesia and even in all Southeast Asia. With the only phenomenon of snow happening at the highest peak of Indonesia – considered one of the seven summits – aspiring all climbers all over the world to step foot on the mountain located on the island of Papua.

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Cleaning Carstensz’s Area Program By Adventure Carstensz

PT Adventure Carstensz aims to become an active agent in introducing the cultural and natural potentiality of Papua as well as providing employment opportunities for indigenous Papuans through eco-tourism and Carstensz’s climbing expedition. The last point stressed here is Carstensz climbing expedition. Carstensz is a mountain peak in West Papua which is categorized as one of the seven summits. The company sees it as a promising tourist destination which can elevate business profits as well as the indigenous Papuan welfare. Continue reading Cleaning Carstensz’s Area Program By Adventure Carstensz

The Starting Point of Trekking Route to Carstensz

Sugapa is one of the villages in Intan Jaya Regency that becomes the starting point of trekking route to Mount Carstenzs. The way to get there is by boarding a pioneer airplane from Nabire or from Timika. When visitor taking the route from Timika you could see the iceberg along the flight from the top of the plane. Continue reading The Starting Point of Trekking Route to Carstensz

Climbing Training for Local Guides

As a local tourism operator in Papua, one of the focus from PT. Adventure Carstensz is optimizing tourism activities at Carstensz Pyramid. The company’s mission is to empower local communities Papua, and are also actively involved in efforts to increase tourist visits to Carstensz Pyramid through PT. Adventure Carstensz. Continue reading Climbing Training for Local Guides

Carstensz Helicopter Tour

Carstensz Pyramid is the highest peak of Papua that has much uniqueness around, one of the peaks guaranteed to have ice all round year long.  The Carstensz adventure, as a local tour operator from Papua, opened a tour package called ‘Carstensz Helicopter Tour’ which is a new package that is ready to take travelers on a helicopter to see some peaks and mountain ranges such as Puncak Mpaigelah, Bale-bale gelapa, Jumpiga Paneagapi, and other peaks. Continue reading Carstensz Helicopter Tour

The Stunning Lakes of Carstensz Pyramid

Talking about Carstensz Pyramid is not just a row of high mountains. There are many attractive spots that can be enjoyed while climbing to the highest peak in Indonesia. Through the trekking route Sugapa, Suanggama and Ilaga, the climbers will pass the New Zealand Pass. Continue reading The Stunning Lakes of Carstensz Pyramid