Maximus and his crew took very good care of our safety. Whenever there were difficult passages like slippery trees or deep streams to cross we got helping hands from himself or one of his porters. We all were very pleased with his performance and felt safe. We would like to thank Maximus and his crew. Without them the expedition to Carstensz Pyramide would not have been possible.
I write to express my regards, recommendation and appreciation for Maximus Tipagau and Adventure Carstensz. As an employee of one of the largest mountaineering and trekking guide services in the United States, where I function as Human Resources Manager, Safety officer, Environmental Manager, and Veteran Mountain Guide, i am fully capable of recognizing the quality and excellence that Mr. Tipagau has integrated into his program. His program, his porters and staff, and his guidance are of the highest quality.(1)
As a mountaineer and climber, I have reached the summit of more than 75 peaks above 4500 meters all around the world, ascended hundreds of other technical climbs, and guided thousands of climbers in my 27 years as a professional mountain guide. Despite my experience, an adventure to Carstensz requires the highest level of support so that the trek and climb may be as safe, successful and enjoyable as possible.(2)
Mr. Tipagau and his team committed themselves to us at the highest level in all regards. There is no doubt that Adventure Carstensz provided the highest quality of service. As part of our company philosophy, and as part of my personal philosophy, we organize adventures around the world which utilize, support and honor local, indigenous peoples.(3)
Maximus is a very serious and skilled operator of the Carstensz climbing tour. He quickly and efficiently organised such a difficult trip through such difficult terrain. Without his help, me and my group would have certainly not been able even to get close to the Carstensz Pyramid. He is an efficient negotiator and I always felt safe and in good hands with him. Again, without him, the trip would have never happened at all.
Great trip! I’d like the country and people of Papua a lot. The women of Papua are really tough. I think they should get paid as well as the men. Especially Linus, Alpius and Uzak, I’ll remember as an always good helping hand.
Great trip! Thanks to incredible help of the porters. Special thank goes to Paulus, who helped me a lot to go through the slippery tree. I think the porters and the tough women need better clothing to cope with the cold and rainy weather conditions around the base camp. I wish you all good luck for the future.
The help and support of the guides who were with us was very good, helpful, and excellent. I always feel save on our way to Carstensz Pyramid.
This trip was very great experience! Walking through the jungle was a big challenge. Big respect for the porter guys and women who did an impressive job. Special thanks to the assistant guides who guided us through the wilderness safely.
Maximus, What an awesome trip!! Thank you for the wonderful job you and your team did for me and my family. My two girls had an incredible experience, and you were there the entire way (literally) making sure we were safe, dry and happy. Your knowledge of the area proved to be invaluable. I hope to come back and do it again with Adventure Carstensz with other friends and family members. You made it all seem so flawless and easy. so THANK YOU!!!
You (Adventure Carstensz) have done a very good service to us! I was impressed with how you managed to get all those permits granted so easily. No bribing means that you all relate well with Papuan good governments. I also highly appreciate for all your porter’s company. They were so amusing and amazing in taking care of me and my friends. Surely, I will not forget their kindness and patience during my sickness! I believe you all will become the best travel agency in Papua.
Very glad we could reach Carstensz summit together with Papuan local agency, PT. Adventure Carstensz, that helped us a lot with their 3exceptional services and enthusiasm. We hope the government willing to take part in providing any supporting facilities and amenities to enhance Carstensz Pyramid tourism. More importantly, we also sincerely encourage the government or anyone to aim at the intelectual development of the Papuans, just like what PT. Adventure Carstensz did.
We were so happy to be able to meet our big family in Enarotali and found so many exciting changes happened there. We hope the state government participates in preserving the nature and culture of Paniai, and in fostering local tourism businesses to develop the eco-cultural tourism of Paniai.
Thank you Adventure Carstensz to all your support, guiding and preparation. I am happy has summited Carstensz. Along Expedition we have a lot of food and basecamp, management was fantastic. Thank you verry much.
It was an awesome experience. Carstensz Pyramid is beautiful. It is a little bit hard to climb but is good. The Adventture Carstensz Company also give us the good service, despite the lack of language in both sides
I think it's not easy (Bakar Batu), because they have to burn the stone for three hours and then put all the food. So i think they can make it every day. I think it's a long project because they need half a day. But i think it's cool. The heat of the stone can save the natural flavor of the food. It's tasty and healthy. Thank You verry much.
So many fantastic memories of this (Baliem Valley) trip! Thank you.