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OVERVIEW

Frey Peak Expedition

  • Region - West Sikkim

  • Duration - 15 Days

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 5,830 m/19,240 ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

Frey peak is a challenging and technical climb. It is an excellent choice for climbers looking at taking their mountaineering skills to the next level. Frey Peak lies near the Rathong Glacier and in the vicinity of Mount Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang in West Sikkim. Climb to Frey peak involves passing through the enthralling Frey Glacier. One can get the best views of Frey peak from the base camp, which is also called Chowrikhang. Awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountain ranges are a significant boost to the climbers before making the push to the advance base camp. The trail leading to Frey peak is mostly rocky, which makes it unique and exciting compared to the other climbs in this region. Crossing the glacier is yet another challenging part of the climb, and one should have the necessary skills in technical climbing. The summit has been named after the renowned mountaineer George Frey, who climbed the peak with Tenzing Norgay but also died on his way back. His ice axe and crampons are still present to this date at the base of Frey peak as a memorial. The trail offers a striking landscape and allows the climbers to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Frey peak climb lets you test your endurance and also explore the beauty of Yuksom, Bakhim, Tshoka, Dzongri, and Chowrikhang.

 

ITINERARY

Frey Peak Itinerary

Day 01 – Drive from Bagdogra/NJP to Yuksom (1780m/5840ft)

 

Day 02 – Trek from Yuksom to Tshoka (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 03 – Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri (4030m/13218ft)

 

Day 04 – Rest and Acclimatization Day at Dzongri (4030m)

 

Day 05 – Trek from Dzongri to Chowrikhang - Base Camp (4450m/14600ft)

 

Day 06 – Rest and acclimatization day at Chowrikhang base camp (4450m)

 

Day 07 – Load ferry from base camp to ABC (5090m) and back to base camp

 

Day 08 – Trek from base camp to ABC (5090m/16,800ft)

 

Day 09 – Preparation for Summit and Training Day

 

Day 10 – Frey Peak Summit Day (5889m/19,324ft)

 

Day 11 – Reserve Day for Summit

 

Day 12 – Trek from ABC to Base Camp/Dzongri (4030m/13218ft)

 

Day 13 – Trek from Base Camp/Dzongri to Tshoka (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 14 – Trek from Tshoka to Yuksom (1780m/5840ft)

 

Day 15 – Departure. Drive from Yuksom to Bagdogra/NJP

 

COST TERM

Frey Peak Expedition

Inclusions

  • All Accommodations in Guest House in Yuksom on Day 1 and Day 14 as per Itinerary

  • All Camping during the Trek from Day 2 up to Day 13

  • All meals during the stay in Guest House

  • All meals while on trek (Nutritious Veg food)

  • Ground transfers from NJP or Bagdogra to Yuksom and Return

  • Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, and utensils

  • Climbing equipment, i.e., Climbing Ropes, High altitude tent, Carabiner, Jumar, Harness set, Snow bar, Ice piton, Rock piton, etc.

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Expedition Leader

  • Experienced climbing guide, cook and Support staff

  • First aid medical kits; oxygen cylinder for emergencies

  • Mules to carry the central luggage

  • National park entry fee and permits

  • Peak Royalty fee with the relevant authority (Sikkim state Govt.)

 

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Mules/porter for carrying personal luggage/backpack

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charges

  • Anything not mentioned under the head Inclusions

 

Registering for Frey Peak expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Frey Peak Expedition is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Frey Peak Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Ama Frey Peak Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Frey Peak expedition.

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your slot for the Frey peak expedition at least one month in advance and confirm your slot. However, you can make the booking earlier than that if you require a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Frey peak booking, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

HOW TO REACH

Frey Peak – West Sikkim

West Sikkim is a district of the Indian state of Sikkim. Its capital is Geyzing, also known as Gyalshing. The district is a favorite with trekkers due to the high elevations. Other important towns include Pelling and Yuksom. Local people also call as Pallo- Sikkim, and Sano- Sikkim as commonly.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Sikkim_district

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


6000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top
Head Buff Fleece Jacket
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirts
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Heavy Weight Trek Pants Headlamp (with Rechargeable Batteries)
Gore-Tex Pants Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves
Crampon Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Boot (Millet/ Lasportiva/ Kailash)
ATC Device (Descender) Trekking Shoes
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Socks
Carabiner Summit Socks
Prusik Loops Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (2 Copies)
Duffle Bag (Optional) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Frey Peak Expedition

  • Region - West Sikkim

  • Duration - 15 Days

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 5,830 m/19,240 ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

Frey peak is a challenging and technical climb. It is an excellent choice for climbers looking at taking their mountaineering skills to the next level. Frey Peak lies near the Rathong Glacier and in the vicinity of Mount Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang in West Sikkim. Climb to Frey peak involves passing through the enthralling Frey Glacier. One can get the best views of Frey peak from the base camp, which is also called Chowrikhang. Awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountain ranges are a significant boost to the climbers before making the push to the advance base camp. The trail leading to Frey peak is mostly rocky, which makes it unique and exciting compared to the other climbs in this region. Crossing the glacier is yet another challenging part of the climb, and one should have the necessary skills in technical climbing. The summit has been named after the renowned mountaineer George Frey, who climbed the peak with Tenzing Norgay but also died on his way back. His ice axe and crampons are still present to this date at the base of Frey peak as a memorial. The trail offers a striking landscape and allows the climbers to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Frey peak climb lets you test your endurance and also explore the beauty of Yuksom, Bakhim, Tshoka, Dzongri, and Chowrikhang.

 

Frey Peak Itinerary

Day 01 – Drive from Bagdogra/NJP to Yuksom (1780m/5840ft)

 

Day 02 – Trek from Yuksom to Tshoka (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 03 – Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri (4030m/13218ft)

 

Day 04 – Rest and Acclimatization Day at Dzongri (4030m)

 

Day 05 – Trek from Dzongri to Chowrikhang - Base Camp (4450m/14600ft)

 

Day 06 – Rest and acclimatization day at Chowrikhang base camp (4450m)

 

Day 07 – Load ferry from base camp to ABC (5090m) and back to base camp

 

Day 08 – Trek from base camp to ABC (5090m/16,800ft)

 

Day 09 – Preparation for Summit and Training Day

 

Day 10 – Frey Peak Summit Day (5889m/19,324ft)

 

Day 11 – Reserve Day for Summit

 

Day 12 – Trek from ABC to Base Camp/Dzongri (4030m/13218ft)

 

Day 13 – Trek from Base Camp/Dzongri to Tshoka (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 14 – Trek from Tshoka to Yuksom (1780m/5840ft)

 

Day 15 – Departure. Drive from Yuksom to Bagdogra/NJP

 

Frey Peak Expedition

Inclusions

  • All Accommodations in Guest House in Yuksom on Day 1 and Day 14 as per Itinerary

  • All Camping during the Trek from Day 2 up to Day 13

  • All meals during the stay in Guest House

  • All meals while on trek (Nutritious Veg food)

  • Ground transfers from NJP or Bagdogra to Yuksom and Return

  • Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, and utensils

  • Climbing equipment, i.e., Climbing Ropes, High altitude tent, Carabiner, Jumar, Harness set, Snow bar, Ice piton, Rock piton, etc.

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Expedition Leader

  • Experienced climbing guide, cook and Support staff

  • First aid medical kits; oxygen cylinder for emergencies

  • Mules to carry the central luggage

  • National park entry fee and permits

  • Peak Royalty fee with the relevant authority (Sikkim state Govt.)

 

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Mules/porter for carrying personal luggage/backpack

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charges

  • Anything not mentioned under the head Inclusions

 

Registering for Frey Peak expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Frey Peak Expedition is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Frey Peak Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Ama Frey Peak Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Frey Peak expedition.

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your slot for the Frey peak expedition at least one month in advance and confirm your slot. However, you can make the booking earlier than that if you require a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Frey peak booking, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

Frey Peak – West Sikkim

West Sikkim is a district of the Indian state of Sikkim. Its capital is Geyzing, also known as Gyalshing. The district is a favorite with trekkers due to the high elevations. Other important towns include Pelling and Yuksom. Local people also call as Pallo- Sikkim, and Sano- Sikkim as commonly.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Sikkim_district

 


6000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top
Head Buff Fleece Jacket
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirts
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Heavy Weight Trek Pants Headlamp (with Rechargeable Batteries)
Gore-Tex Pants Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves
Crampon Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Boot (Millet/ Lasportiva/ Kailash)
ATC Device (Descender) Trekking Shoes
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Socks
Carabiner Summit Socks
Prusik Loops Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (2 Copies)
Duffle Bag (Optional) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

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