- Elevation: 4,750 m (15,580 ft)
- Prominence: 1,268 m
- Ribu category: Sangat Tinggi
- Province: Papua
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: Mount Wilhelmina
Puncak Trikora is the most accessible of the 3 tallest mountains in Papua. The starting point for Trikora is the Dani town of Wamena in the Baliem Valley – from where you can see the peak itself in clear weather. You can fly from Jakarta to Jayapura and then take a local flight to Wamena. From the Baliem Valley, there is a trekking route up to Lake Habbema (3,300m) and on to Somalek cave. Both of these places are suitable for camping. There was a glacier on the summit ridge until the 1960s. A rope and rock-climbing skills are needed to reach the very top of the peak. As is the case with most peaks in Papua you need a government permit and at least a week for a serious attempt at reaching the summit.
In December 2010, Ricky Munday got onto the summit ridge but was unable to reach the true highest point.
- Getting there: Fly to Wamena from Jayapura.
- Accommodation: Available in Wamena
- Permits: Government permit required
- Water sources: Unknown – assume none
- Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.
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Origins and Meaning
Trikora is a shortened form of Tri Komando Rakyat, the People’s Threefold Command announced by Indonesia’s President Soekarno on December 19, 1961.