Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) & Malaria
Malaria is a significant problem of New Guinea. The most dangerous types of malaria occur there. During the Carstensz trip we needn?t be too afraid of malaria. It is generally said that this illness does not occur in areas higher than 1800 m (5900 ft) above the sea level. The trek to Carstensz begins at 2000 m (6560 ft) and then it goes up from there. Therefore, this danger should not be threatening.