Day 1 Bagdogra - Gangtok
On arrival at Bagdogra airport meet our representative and drive towards Gangtok via Rangpo (Check post of Sikkim). On arrival at transfer into hotel.Evening sightseeing and acclimatisation.Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Gangtok Sightseeing & preparation for expedition
Morning visit Tibetology, Do DrulChorten and Rumtek Monastery. Lunch at Martham Resort.Afternoon visit Cottage Industry and local markets.Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Gangtok - Yuksam (134 kms/5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive towards Yuksom, the base of our expedition. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.
Day 4 : YUKSUM – SACHEN ( Altd 2550 M )
Trek from Yuksum to Sachen9 kms time taken approx. 5/6 hrs. Trek begins with a low gradient until you cross Sachen and the third bridge , Walk through dense forest of pine and oak after crossing river PrekChu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire trek , It will last for 2 Hrs depends on the fitness of the clients Finally we will come to Bakhim this is just a resting point for the first day. This campsite has only one hut of forest department in the hilly dense forest. Overnight at Camp or tourist hut.
Day 05: SACHEN – TSHOKA (Alt. 3050 M)
Trek then we reach Sachen the trail from Sachen passes through magnolia and rhododendron trees the most tiring uphill climb. Tshoka is a small village housing about twelve thatched roof houses mainly Tibetan settlement .If weather remains clear we can see Mount Pandim, Aralunchong, Lama –Lamini,Pandim. Overnight in Tent
Day 06: Tsokha - Dzongri (4030 mts/13218 ft) (10 kms/5-6 hrs)
On this day the trail passes through the village of Tsokha and continues to climb north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phedang (3650 m) taking around 3 hrs to complete the ascent. Continue further towards Dzongri. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Acclimatize at Dzongri (4030 mts)
The day is free for rest and acclimatization. On this day, one can see the beautiful views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here, you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 mts), Ratong (6678 mts), Kanchenjunga (8534 mts), Koktang (6147 mts), Pandim (6691 mts) and Narsingh (5825 mts). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Enjoy an overnight stay at Dzongri in Tent/ Trekkers hut.
Day 08: Dzongri - Chaurikhang (4450 mts/14600 ft) (13kms/6/7 hrs)
In the morning, we will follow the trek to Chaurikhang 14,600 ft which begins with a magnificent panoramic view of various peaks. Soon after leaving Dzongri, you will find that the trial is more or less steep up to Dzongri La Pass, from where the first sight of Chaurikhang and Rathong River is seen. After resting a while here, the trek is downhill through the slopes towards the Bikhbari. It is a beautiful trial to walk on surrounded by huge mountains. The trek again becomes little tough as we will be approaching Chaurikhang. It will be little tiring from Bikhbari. Enjoy a night stay in tents at Chaurikhang.
Day 09: Rest Day in Chaurikhang, Acclimations (4450 mts/14600 ft)
The day is free for acclimations and preparation for climbing the next day and checking equipments as tough part of expedition starts from here. An overnight stay in tents in Chaurikhang.
Day 10: Chaurikhang - ABC (Advance Base Camp) (5090mts) (5/6 hrs)
Today, we will walk on trek from Churikhang to Frey ABC, which is steep uphill trek with moraines making harder to walk. Note that only essentials supplies will be shifted to ABC leaving unnecessary items in Chaurikhang only. Enjoy a night stay in tents in ABC.
Day 11: ABC - Route opening for Summit - ABC
The day will be used for opening route from advance base camp to below summit of Frey peak. Our team of climbing guide will fix the rope for your safety till below the summit of Frey since 300 ft of the route is steep with boulders making it risky to climb. Later return back to ABC for an overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Summit Day - Chaurikhang (4450 mts/14600 ft)
Today we will wake up early in the morning at around 3 am and go for summit. The route till summit is steep climb, but with equipments and our climbing guide team will make it little easy for you to reach Frey peak summit with more safety. After seeing panoramic view of surrounding with huge Rathong Glacier and High Peaks like Kabru Dome, Kabru North, Rathong and Kokthang, we will slowly descent to ABC. Later in the afternoon, we will shift down to Chaurikhang. An overnight stay at Chaurikhang in tents.
Day 13: Reserved Day for Summit
The day is reserved as an extra day as in mountains weather keeps changing, which plays a vital role for any expedition to make it unsuccessful.
Day 14: Chaurikhang - Tshoka (22kms - 7-8 hrs)
Today, we will trek from Chaurikhang to Tshoka, which will be a long trek but you will find it easier while walking down after staying in high altitude for some days. Once you will cross Dzongri pass and then Dzongri, you will find it easy to walk as level of oxygen will grow more as you go down. An overnight stay in Tshoka.
Day 15: Tshoka - Yuksom (14 kms - 5-6 hrs) - Gangtok (123 kms 6-7 hrs)
In the morning, we will move back towards Yuksom from Tshoka on the final day of the trek. The trek will be quite easier as the path is mainly downhill. From here, we will drive to Gangtok. Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay in the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 16: Bagdogra - Bagdogra - (123 kms/3 hrs)
Today early in the morning, we will drive to Bagdogra and take flight for onward destination. End of tour and services.
Expedition Mt. Frey Peak Climbing 5,830mts
Mt. Frey Peak Climbing 5,830mts
An exquisite peak in close proximity to Rathong Glacier, Frey Peak lies near the Kabru sister of peaks boasting two imposing summits i.e. Kokthang and Rathong Peak. The trek involves passing through the absorbing Frey Glacier. The trail is mostly rocky and includes snow in the gaps. The summit is named after the renowned mountaineer George Frey who attempted climbing the peak with Tenzing Norgey. The axe and crampons are still present at the base of the peak as a memorial. The trail offers a stunning landscape and allows the trekkers to relish the undulating beauty of nature.
This 14 nights and 15 days itinerary takes the travelers to Frey Peak Expedition in a comprehensive and gratifying manner. Through this tour, the trekkers can test their endurance and explore gripping regions like Tshoka, Yuksom, Chaurikhang and many more.
Area: West Sikkim
No. of days: 16 days
Highest Altitude: 5889mt (19324ft)
Best Season: March to May & Oct to Nov