Mt Kun Peak Expedition

₹ 75,000 (8 person)

*GST Applicable

20 - 25 Days

Pickup and Drop available from Kargil (Optional)

Duration

20-25 days

Difficulty Level

Difficult

Maximum Altitude

7,007 Meter

Best Time to Visit

July to September

Pickup to Drop

Kargil to Kargil

Overview: Why you should choose this Expedition

The Nun Kun mountain massif comprises a pair of Himalayan peaks: Nun, 7,135 m (23,409 ft) and its neighbor peak Kun, 7,077 m (23,218ft).The massif is located near the Suru valley, about 250 km (160 mi) east of Srinagar, the state capital of J&K.

Mt. Kun is located in Suru Valey in Kargil, one of the two towns of the Ladakh region with the other being Leh. The Leh Airport is well connected with Delhi. Once in Leh, the base camp of summit lies around 300 kms drive from the Leh town.

Kun is located north of Nun and is separated from it by a snowy plateau of about 4 km (2.5 mi) in length. Pinnacle Peak, 6,930 m (22,736 ft), is the third highest summit of the group. Italian mountaineer Mario Piacenza made the first ascent of Kun in 1913, via the north-east ridge. Fifty-eight years passed before the second recorded attempt on the peak, which resulted in a successful ascent by an expedition from the Indian Army. The peak has been judged safe enough to climb for teams by expedition companies.

 

Brief Expedition Itinerary

 

Day 1: Leh (3,524 M)

Morning after breakfast, we will take you to a guided tour of the Monasteries of the Indus Valley. Your excursion would include visits to:

HEMIS (45 KMS. SOUTH OF LEH)

Built on a green hillside surrounded by spectacular mountains, Hemis is the biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. It was built in the 17th century by Chapgon Gyalshas and ever since has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family. Hemis is the Headquarter of the Drukpa order and all the monasteries throughout Ladakh are administered by it. This wealthiest monastery contains gold statues and stupas decorated with precious stones and many priceless old Thankas.

THIKSEY (25 KMS SOUTH OF LEH)

Thiksey,one of the most imposing monasteries belonging to the 15th century, stands on a crag overlooking the flood plain on the east bank of the Indus. The monastery belongs to Elugpa order (Yellow sect) and is a 12- Storey Monastery painted deep red, ochre and white with typical tapering walls. There is a 15m high Buddha figure at the entrance of the new temple. The layout of the monastery complex resembles the Potala palace in Lhasa.

SHEY (15 KMS SOUTH OF LEH)

On the East bank of the Indus river lies the beautiful Shey Monastery. Up to the 16th century it was the royal palace. There is a 17.5 m high blue haired Maitreya Buddha of copper, brass gilded and studded with precious gemstones.

Return to your hotel by the later part of the afternoon. Evening you can walk down to the nearest market on your own or spend some time at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 2: Leh – Kargil (2,676 M)

After breakfast, 230kms drive to Kargil, Lunch Enroute. Witness once again to the Barren Mountain and wilderness, Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 3: Kargil – Golmatungus (4,000 M)

We follow the right bank of Suru River, crossing it on a good solid bridge to Golmatungus on its south Bank. Approximately 7 hrs walking. Overnight stay at camp.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 4: Golmatungus (4,000 M) – Base Camp (4,400 M)

Morning after breakfast from Golmatungus we walk up to moraine camp and continue to base camp. This involves 5-7 hrs walking and crossing rough glacial terrain. Overnight stay at camp.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 5 – Day 17: Base Camp – Kun Summit – Base Camp

Mt. Kun (7, 077 M) Summit and descend down to Base camp.

Meals: xxx

Day 18: Base Camp (4,600 M) – Golmatungus (4,000 M)

Trek Back to Golmatangus. Overnight stay at camp

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 19: Golmatungus (4,000 M) – Kargil (2,676 M)

Drive back to Kargil. Overnight stay at hotel

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 20: Kargil (2,676 M) – Leh

Drive back to Leh. Overnight stay at hotel

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner