The mountains of Sikkim boast of the best natural landscape that is granted to Sikkim by the almighty. In fact, the Himalayas in Sikkim are the quintessence of the world's mountains. Being distinguished all over the globe, these mountains are prominent for their utter splendor and exquisiteness. How about the idea of mountaineering in such majestic mountains? This proposal could perhaps be the best mountaineering expedition you have ever had in your life.
Envisage the idea where you are mountaineering on the confounding
height of 8,585 meters and semi-frozen waters of river are gushing
through the stony surface. Isn't this a hair rising scheme? Don't let
your spirits down 'coz with every fear, success always come hooked. The
gigantic mountains and deep valleys get hold of all senses with a mere
thought. If you happen to be a mountaineer, this is going to be really
exciting as well as adventurous for you.
The best time to start your mountaineering expedition is from March to
May and from September to November. Encompassing the third highest peak
of the world, Kanchenjunga or Khangchendzonga can be a partial part of
your daring mountaineering expedition. In point of fact that the
Kanchenjunga is regarded as the guardian deity of Sikkim, climbing this
mountain is not permitted by the Sikkim Government.
With a sheer altitude of 22,000 ft, Rathong has many peaks, which
require special permits. The best-known peaks in Sikkim are Talung,
Jonsong as well as Tent (7,365 m) and all of them elevate above 24,000
feet. Apart from it, the other renowned mountaineering peaks in Sikkim
are Kabru, Kirat, Chulior and Sinolchu (6,887 m). Mountaineering in
Sikkim requires formalities, since clearance is essential from the
Indian Mountaineering Federation, New Delhi. After the clearance, one
has to pay royalty for each peak, which is required to be climbed, to
the Sikkim Govt.
Foreigners are required to paperback their names along with the peak
fee. The mountaineering expeditions in India are organized or sponsored
with the due grant of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). It is
compulsory for foreigners to take along relationship officers from the
Sikkim Mountaineering Association and the Indian Mountaineering
Foundation with them.
Actually, IMF acts as a clearing house for foreign expeditions and
authorizes a relationship officer to escort foreign climbers. Each and
every request undergoes the clearance process by IMF. It is recommended
to notify at least six months prior to your expedition. Each and every
emergency and accident is taken care of by the relationship officer, who
would help in rescuing with the help of Indian Air Force.