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Recently the government has opened some of the peaks to promote mountain tourism in the state vide notification No.25/HOME/2006 dated 20/03/2006 issued by the Home Department, government of Sikkim, the following peaks have been open for mountaineering from the 17th September 2005.
Peaks in West Sikkim
  Name of Peak   Location   Grade
  Frey Peak
5830 mtrs.
  Chauringang   AD+  
  Mt. Tenchenkhang
6010 mtrs.
  West Sikkim   D+  
  Mt. Joponu
5603 mtrs.
  West Sikkim   D  
Peaks in North Sikkim
  Name of Peak   Location   Grade
  Lama Wangden
5868 mtrs.
  Lachen   AD  
5635 mtrs.
  Yumthang   D  
The permits for the above mentioned peaks will be issued by the Home Department.
The amount mentioned below has to be paid in Gangtok, Sikkim, after the permit is
granted by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi
Expedition Royalties
The following royalties are levied for the expeditions.

For foreign expedition teams:
US$350 per team of upto four members.
US$ 500 per team of upto eight members
US$ 75 for every additional member.
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
The best season to climb in Sikkim is from May to October. Foreign expeditions have to book a peak along with a peak fee. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) is the country's apex body that helps in organizing/ sponsoring mountaineering expeditions. It is mandatory for Expeditions in Sikkim to take a liason officer from the Sikkim Mountaineering Association along with the liason officer from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. IMF functions as a clearing house for foreign expeditions and deputes a liasion officer to accompany foreign climbers. All requests have to be forwarded to IMF for clearance.
It is advisable to give at least a six month's notice before embarking on an expedition. Rescue operations during emergencies and accidents are looked after by the liasion officer.
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