I climbed Carstensz Pyramid with Adventure Indonesia in Feb 2012. I have to admit I had some difficulty choosing an outfitter from all of the options available on the web, but am extremely happy I decided on Adventure Indonesia. Right from the moment I arrived in Jakarta I was impressed with this group, very organized, very friendly and especially once in Papua, obviously very experienced and familiar with the challenges that present themselves almost daily.
Our guide Jeni "Poxi" Dainga and his assistant Meydi "Metz" Pezak were very friendly, very calm no matter what the issue and incredible cooks using only single burner camp stoves often in torrential rains, mud and cold winds. We did the 6 day trek from Sugapa to the peak and it was simply spectacular. Starting at 32C in the hot jungles around Sugapa and ending in the cool high alpine of the Sudirman Range.
Our expedition worked like clockwork and we enjoyed a perfect trip with friendly Moni porters who worked hard and shared their culture and language with us whenever possible..
Once back in Jakarta, Ferdinand Tabaluyan was extremely helpful and went above and beyond in his hospitality and professionalism.
The actual summit day on Carstensz is just a fun day on good rock with fixed ropes in a stunning location. This mountain is ALL about the trek through the jungles, bogs, rivers and high altitude savannah.
If you want a truly unique adventure in a remote beautiful and challenging setting - this is the trip.