Puncak Mandala

Puncak Mandala or Mandala Peak (until 1963 Julianatop or Juliana Peak) is a mountain located in Papua, Indonesia. At 4,760 metres (15,617 ft), it is the highest point of the Jayawijaya (Orange) Range and included in Seven Second Summits. Following Mount Carstensz (4884 m) 350 km to the west, Mandala is the second highest freestanding mountain of Oceania, Australasia, New Guinea and Indonesia.[3][4]

Puncak Mandala
Puncak Mandala from North West by Christian Stangl flickr.jpg
Puncak Mandala from northwest
Highest point
Elevation4,760 m (15,620 ft)[1]
Prominence2,760 m (9,060 ft)[1]
ListingSeven Second Summits
Coordinates4°42′31″S 140°17′21″E / 4.70861°S 140.28917°E / -4.70861; 140.28917Coordinates: 4°42′31″S 140°17′21″E / 4.70861°S 140.28917°E / -4.70861; 140.28917
Puncak Mandala is located in Papua (province)
Puncak Mandala
Puncak Mandala
Parent rangeJayawijaya (Orange) Range
First ascent9 September 1959
by Herman Verstappen, Arthur Escher, Max Tissing, Jan de Wijn & Piet ter Laag [2]


Mandala is one of the three high massifs of Western New Guinea, together with the Carstensz and Trikora complexes.[4] This peak used to have an ice cap, but it was last seen in 1989 and by 2003 it was totally gone.[4] Based on the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, this peak is likely higher than Puncak Trikora, which lost its icecap in about 1960.[4]


Climbers from the Dutch 1959 expedition to the Star Mountains reached the peak of Puncak Mandala on 9 September.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Mountains of the Indonesian Archipelago" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  2. ^ Video report of first ascent (in Dutch)
  3. ^ List of highest mountains in Indonesia at the Gunung Baggingsite.
  4. ^ a b c d "Puncak Mandala, Indonesia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Jansen Hendriks, Gerda. "Sterrengebergte" (in Dutch). NPO. Retrieved 30 August 2016.

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