Mount Frey Expedition (5859 M)


Mount Frey Expedition (5859 M)

16 Nights / 17 Days
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

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 16 nights and 17 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: 16 days
Highest Altitude: 5889mt (19324ft)
Best Season: March to May & Oct to Nov


Welcome to Delhi - a city where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel.

Later in the day visit IMF to have a briefing with IMF director and LO. Overnight stay in hotel.


Fly to Bagdogra and drive 125 Km to Gangtok (1650 Mt); Upon arrival check in the hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 03: GANGTOK (2045 M)

Day for acclimatisation and complete paper work for Frey Peak Climbing Expedition. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner


Morning after breakfast drive to Yuksum (1780 M) – The oldest capital of Sikkim via Malli. Yuksum is the base for Dzongri Trek and Frey peak. Overnight stay in hotel/camp.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 05: 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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 06: 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  

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner


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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner


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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 09: 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.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 10: 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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 11: 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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 12: 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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 13: 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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 14: 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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

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.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner



Transfer to Bagdogra airport. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner


Morning free for individual activities. After Breakfast debriefing at IMF Delhi with LO and IMF director. Later in the day transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.

Meal: Breakfast

Price Includes-

Pick up & drop including all necessary transportation
• Hotels Accommodation in Gangtok & Yuksom with (With MAP PLAN)
• Lunch at Local Restaurant during Gangtok stay
• Trekking support with trekking guide, cook, potters, yaks
• Trekking accommodation with meals & beverages
• Services for trekking permit, Kanchenjunga National Park fees
• Expedition Royalties fee & other necessary services
• Expedition Royalties - The following royalties are levied for the expeditions

Price Excludes:
• Expenses of personal nature such as laundry,
• Telephone, alcohol and personal insurance however cover immediate medical facilities
• Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide /strike /accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket, Tips and etc
• Travel insurance

The following minimum insurance coverage is compulsory.
Expedition members: Rs. 3 lakhs per member
Camp crew: Rs. 1 lakh per person
Porters: Rs. 50,000/- per person
Animals: Rs. 20,000/- per animal

Please noted are following information as below.
It’s very necessary advisable to book the peaks well in advance with us in order to complete all the official formalities. Generally we obtain the permit in a period of one week. Rescue operations during emergencies and accidents are looked after by the liaison officer who will coordinate with us and government machinery.
Expedition ensured that the mountain was left pristine and all non bio -degradable items were brought back and disposed. All major group equipment was supplied by organizer consisting of carabiners, ice bars, dead-man, climbing ropes, Ice axe, ascenders, descenders, crampons etc. of International climbing standards. The vertical climb of more than 90 degrees was negotiated on fixed ropes and ice screws as per the plan.

Trekking and Climbing Permit
Trekking permit for restricted area needs to be obtained for this trek area. As this trek area is being officially opened in due time, a special permit needs to be obtained well in advance. Please inform all members to bring along four copies of the passport photos. The permit can be obtained in advanced by sending us the passport photocopies along with the photocopies of the Indian Visa with four -passport size photo each. The   permit Climbing is procedure takes a bit longer time- about 1 week in advance


**Rates might vary so kindly contact us before booking with us.

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The following minimum insurance coverage is compulsory.
Expedition members: Rs. 3 lakhs per member
Camp crew: Rs. 1 lakh per person
Porters: Rs. 50,000/- per person
Animals: Rs. 20,000/- per animal

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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

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  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.


In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

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Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

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Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.


Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.