The Puncak Jaya, also known as Mt. Carstensz or the Carstensz Pyramid, is a mountain in the Sudirman Range, the western central highlands of the Papua province of Indonesia. Other names are Nemangkawi in the Amungkal language, Ngga Pulu, Carstensz Toppen and Gunung Sukarno.
At 4'884 metres above sea level, Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Indonesia, the highest on the island of New Guinea, which comprises the Indonesian Papua provinces and the country Papua New Guinea.
First Ascent: 03.02.1962, Heinrich Harrer, Philip Temple, Russel Kipax and Albert Huizenga.
Indonesia 2001, Mt. Fuji (Japan) on the left and Ngga Mulu Peak 4'800 m of Puncak Jaya on the right.
In 1936 a Dutch expedition climbed nearby Ngga Pulu, which was considered then to be the island's highest peak, rather than Carstensz Pyramid, missing out on the peak's first ascent. Ngga Mulu is only a few miles from Carstenz Pyamid and can be climbed from the same basecamp.
Indonesia 1998, Ama Dablam (6'812 m, Nepal) on the left and Ngga Mulu Peak (4800 m) on the right.