Mountaineering in Sikkim

The Sikkim Himalayas, the epitome of the world's mountains, encompass a wonderland, which for sheer beauty and magnificence remains unbeaten elsewhere in the globe. Sikkim has numerous peaks, some are climbed before, some are still virgin and the others are considered sacred for the people of Sikkim. Khangchendzonga the third highest peak in the world is one of sacred peaks and the people of Sikkim worship it. However, Government of Sikkim has opened five trekking peaks for climbing. Following trekking peaks can be permit is issued through a approved tour operator.

List of Open Peaks in Sikkim:

Name of the Peak Location Grade
Frey’s peak Chaurigang  ( 5,830 meters) West Sikkim AD+
Lama Angden ( 5,868 meters) Lachen (North Sikkim) AD
Mt. Tinchengkhang (5,603 meters) West Sikkim D
Mt. Joponu (6010 meters) West Sikkim D+
Brumkhangse Yumthang (North Sikkim ) D

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