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Expedition in Sikkim

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Expedition in Sikkim

Expedition in Sikkim

Mountaineering in Sikkim has been introduced very recently. Government of Sikkim opened few alpine peaks for climbing as a new step to promote quality adventure tourism in Sikkim. Mountaineering season in Sikkim starts from April to June, and September to November, when daytime temperature at most altitude are quite comfortable. Above 4000m in the morning and evening the temperature will be considerably lower and can drop to around -20 degree Celsius. Usually day time temperatures are pleasant but nights are very cold above 5000m. Temperature are milder in spring but there can be more snow around. Mid April, June through last week of September, to first week of December, is the safest and the best time for climbing and mountaineering as well as for trekking in sikkim.

Sikkim shares a mountainous border with Nepal in the west, with China in the north and the east. All the early (pre-war) expeditions passed through Sikkim to cross overto Tibet on their way to attempt Everest. Francis Younghusband’s famous mission of 1904 to Tibet also passed through Sikkim.

Doug Freshfield was one of the early mountaineer to visit this area. His book “Round Khangchendzonga” is a classic record of all the areas in North Sikkim. In West Sikkim, peaks like Kabru (7338m) were climbed in 1935 by C.R. Cook. Others like Kokthang and Rathong were climber much later. Even now some peaks have not been climbed from Sikkim side, though ascents have been made from Nepal. Northern Sikkim consists of Zemu glacier and valleys from which rises the third highest mountain of the world – Khangchendzonga. Pual Baur and his German team repeatedly attempted to climb it via its eastern approaches before the Second World War. Ultimately the Indian Army Team made subsequent repeat ascents. There are many peaks around Khanchendzonga like Simvo and Siniolchu, which are tempting and an open invitation to climbers.

Further North is Pyramid peak, the last 7000er climbed by the Himalayan Association of Japan (HAJ) in 1993. In the vicinity are peaks like Jongsanng and Chorten Nyima. Pauhunri with the pinnacle of Donkhya Ri is one of the chief attractions on the eastern side. There is a lot climbers can do in the Sikkim Himalayas.

Some of the Major peaks of Sikkim

Mt. Khanchendzonga

Mt. Simvo

Mt. Kabru Forked

Mt. Punari

Mt. Pandim

Mt. Jopuno

Mt. Jopuno

Nepal Peak

Mt. Siniolchu

Mt. Narshing

Mt. Kabru

Frey’s Peak

Mt. Kabru Dome

Mt. Kabru South

Mt. Thingchinkhang

Brumkhangtse

Mt. Rathong

Mt. Khanchenghyao

Mt. Lamo Andgen

Tent Peak

Mt. Kumbarkarna

Mt. Gurudongmar

Mt. Kokthang

 

Major mountain ranges in Sikkim - Chola Range

PEAKS OPEN FOR CLIMBING IN SIKKIM

Peaks in West Sikkim

Name of Peak

Location

Grade

Frey Peak 
5830 mtrs

Chauringang

AD+

Mt. Tenchenkhang 
5603 mtrs

West Sikkim

D

Mt. Joponu 
6010 mtrs

West Sikkim

D+

Peaks in North Sikkim

Name of Peaks

Location

Grade

Lama Wangden
5868 mtrs.

Lachen

AD

Brumkhangtse
5635 mtrs.

Yumthang

D

Permits : The permits for the above mentioned peaks will be processed by us through the Sikkim Tourism.

Expedition Royalties : The following royalties are levied for the Expeditions. 
For foreign expedition teams : US $ 500 per team of upto four members, US $ 700 per team of upto eight members and US $ 100 for every additional members. For domestic expedition team Rs. 15,000/- per team of up to eight members and Rs. 1,500/- for every additional members.
For local expedition team Rs. 5000/- per team of up to eight members and Rs 500 for every additional member.

Royalty for climbing of peaks in Sikkim :

(a) Peak above 8000 mtrs., US Dollars 8000

(b) Peak between 7501-8000 mtrs. US Dollars 7000

(c) Peak between 7001-7500 mtrs. US Dollars 6000

(d) Peak between 6501-7000 mtrs. US Dollars 5500

(e) Peak below 6500 mtrs. US Dollars 5000

Insurance : Insurance is must for all the climbers booking peaks through us : Mountain tours and treks will arrange to cover the insurance as below : (1) Expedition Guides / Sherpas : Rs. 3 Lakhs per member. (2) Camp Crew : Rs. 1 Lakh per person. (3) Porters : Rs. 50,000/- per person. (4) Yak / Dzo / Horses : Rs. 20,000/- per animals.

Essentials : The best season to climb in Sikkim is from April to December. Foreign expeditions team visiting Sikkim will have to book the peak with a peak royalty. It is mandatory for expeditions in Sikkim to take a liaison officer from the Sikkim Mountaineering Association of which we are a member. It is advisable to book the peaks well in advance with us in order to complete all the official formalities. Generally we obtain the permits in a period of one week. Rescue operation during emergencies and accidents are looked after by the liaison officer who will coordinate with us and government machinery. You can also enquire about exotic Kanchanjunga trek, Goechala trek, Dzongri trek, Green Lake trek, Singalila Yambung trek, Kasturi trek that we regularly organize.

Come to the world of adventure and excitement. If you have the Zeal and hunger to climb we have the expertise and world class equipments.

Altitude Sickness

Many people who trek in the Himalayas experience the effect of altitude especially above 3000 m. The problems arise from the inability of the body to cope and deal with a rapid gain in altitude. Therefore, it is important to follow the recommended guideline in terms of meters of ascent per day and to allow adequate time for acclimatization

Clothings and Equipments - Basic List

No one can predict exact weather conditions in the Himalayas. So it is highly recommended to prepare yourself for a wide range of temperatures and conditions.

# Rucksack: You need one duffle bag and daypack bag
# Footwear: lightweight trekking boot and climbing boot (co-flax) 
# Sleeping Bag: ‘A’ grade sleeping bag - one that is rated below -15 to 20 Degree Centigrade.
# Clothing: a pair of very warm thermal wears, fleece trousers and fleece jackets, lightweight trousers, a pair of warm feather jackets, warm socks, warm gloves, warm hat, waterproof jackets and trousers, rain coat and gaiters.
# Other Essentials: good sunglasses, karrimat, water bottles, head lights with enough batteries, sunscreen, lips guard, washing kits, first aid kits, towels, toilet paper, energy bars, walking sticks and snickers.
# Climbing Gears: ropes, ice axe, crampons, carrabener, figure of eight, chest harness, sheet harness, zummar, ice piton, ascender, descender, dead man.

You can email us for all the details and overall costing involved in any particular Expedition. 

5 Packages In Expedition in Sikkim

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Mt. Thinchinkhang Clmbing

Mount Thinchinkhang (6010m) is situated in Western Sikkim and falls under Khangchendzonga National Park which is a window to Natural beauties, bio-diversity, sacred lakes and snow capped Mountains. One can see this peak from Okhlathang Valley while trekking to Goechala pass. The peak have been declared by Government of Sikkim as trekking peaks in 1990. Since then it had caught the eyes of many mountaineers, but it has only been appreciated must then climbed. These mountain can prove just more than a trekking peak for many mountain climbers. From the summit of these peaks one can enjoy a breath taking view of some of the most beautiful mountains of Sikkim Himalayas, and also Mount Makalu in Nepal.

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    Duration

    10 Days

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    SIKKIM

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    4900

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Mt. Frey Peak Climbing

A beautifully Matthorn looking peak in near Rathong Glacier lies in the vicinity of the Mount Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang is West Sikkim. This peak is well approached transversing Frey glacier. This peak is named after famous mountaineer George Frey who in an attempt to climb this peak with Tenzing Norgey fell and died. George Frey with confidence did not listen to the advise of Tenzing Norgey to put on his crampons. Ice axe and crampons of George Frey are still lying at the base of Frey peak as his memorial. Due to its prominent resemblance with the famous peak of Europe- Matthorn peak, it offers the trekkers with an opportunity to test their persistence and explore many gripping regions like Chaurikhang, Yuksom, Tshoka and many more. The Frey expedition to the west of Sikkim, takes the travelers to a trek in a gratifying and comprehensive manner. The trail is usually rocky and includes many snow gaps in between. The Frey trekking expedition offers a beautiful panorama and allows the climbers to take delight in the undulating beauty of the nature. This peak can be relished to the best during the months of March- May and October - November.

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    Duration

    2 Days

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    Destination

    SIKKIM

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    4900

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Mt. Jupono Climbing

Mount Jopuno is situated in the western part of Sikkim at a soaring elevation of 5603 meters. This imposing peak lies under the Kanchenjunga National Park. While trekking towards the Goecha La Pass, this spectacular peak is clearly visible from the Okhlathang valley. It is one of the primary attraction for the mountaineers or peak climbers from all over the world after it was recently opened by Government of Sikkim. During this Expedition the trekkers and adventure lovers can enjoy the most captivating scenes of some highly mesmerizing peaks of the Sikkim Himalayas. Trekking to Mount Jopuno also offers the climbers to explore pristine beautiful places like Goechala, Dzongri, Dzongri la and other Alpine valleys which are very famous for Adventure Trekking. These integral places are famous for their supreme serenity as well as paramount exquisiteness. The exotic trip takes the trekkers to the hair- rousing and a comprehensive trek to the great Mount Jopuno. The exotic tour is absolutely ideal for the trekkers who have an inclination towards the nature's magnificence along with those trekkers who want to satiate their need for contentment in the midst of the virgin ambiance of this peak. 

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    Duration

    2 Days

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    SIKKIM

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    4900

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Mt. Lama Wangden Climbing

This peak is situated at Lachen Valley which is in North part of Sikkim. Lachen is a Beautiful Himalayan Village famous among nature and adventure lovers for its sheer Beauty. The best time to climb this peak is during the months of April to November as well as December to March.  This Peak is non - technical and can be climbed with some basic expedition equipments along with proper climbing sherpa's and staff support.

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    2 Days

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    SIKKIM

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Mt. Brumkhangshe Climbing

Mount Brumkhangse, near Yumthang valley located at a lofty elevation of 5635 meters, is one of the non- technical and easiest peaks to climb if compared to some other open Alpine Peaks of Sikkim. The peak climbing of Brumkhangse does not require ferrying too much of the equipment. It is also graded D. The exotic trek runs through the dense and extensive lush green forests with an exclusive requirement of treading through the soft snow. The peak offers ample opportunities to gain the beautiful view of the snow- covered mountain peaks. Our immense experience and expertise in trekking will help you to enjoy amazing trekking in amidst the daunting Himalayan Range!

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    2 Days

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    SIKKIM

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