Frey Peak Climbing Expedition

Frey Peak Climbing Expedition

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
Grade: Moderate
No. of days: 15 days
Highest Altitude: 5889mt (19324ft)
Best Season: March to May & Oct to Nov

ITINERARY

Day 1   Bagdogra - Gangtok (124 kms/3 hrs)
On arrival at Bagdogra airport, meet our representative and thereafter, drive towards Gangtok. On arrival in check in to hotel. Evening time is free for sightseeing and acclimatization. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2  Gangtok (The day is for relaxed & acclimatisation)
Today we will visit some local monument at Gangtok also also do the paper work for Frey Peak Climbing Expedition. An overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3   Gangtok - Yuksam (123 kms/6 hrs) (1780 mts /5838 ft)
In the morning, we will drive to Yuksam via a beautiful valley. En-route, you will find dense forest, lush green meadows, waterfalls and much more. On arrival at Yuksam, set out camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4  Yuksam - Tshoka (3000 mts/9840 ft) (14 kms 5/6 hrs)
Today, we will follow the trail from Yuksam which starts at the local market and follows the main road towards the north. The trail climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu River, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. On the way, we will be crossing over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakkhim. We will further continue for another 2 kms through forest of magnolia and rhododendron to reach Tsokha (village of small Tibetan settlement). Enjoy a night stay in tent/trekkers hut according to number of person.

Day 5   Tshoka - Dzongri (4030 mts/13218 ft) (10 kms/5/6 hrs)
Today, we will walk on the trail that passes through the village of Tshoka and continues to climb towards north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phedang (3650 m). Phedang will be your lunch point and from here you can also witness the beauty of Mt Pandim. After lunch, we will again walk on the trek that will take you to 45 minutes steep up to the Deorali Dara. From here, you can get to see almost all the ranges of Mt Kangchendzonga. An overnight stay in Tent/Trekkers hut.

Day 6  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 7   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 8  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 9   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 10  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 11   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 12  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 13   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 14  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 15   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.

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Frey Peak Climbing Expedition
  • Duration:14 Night/15Days