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Conquest the Grandeur of Mt. Kun – 7077meter

The Surru and Zanskar valley in Jammu and Kashmir attracts many passionate climbers from across the globe to ascend the imposing peaks of this valley. Mt. Kun is settled in the rugged and forbidden landscape of Zanskar in northern India. Being the second highest peak in the ranges, Mt. Kun serves as the center of attraction for all the mountaineers.

Kun Expedition
Mt. Kun

It is technically more challenging than Mt. Nun, the twin sister. Situated in the north of Mt. Nun, both are separated from each other by a 4 km long snowy plateau. Because of the remoteness of these mountain; they were not climbed very often and was fewer known summits of the world. But in recent years, Mt. Kun has gained high popularity between the mountaineers.

Mt. Kun was first conquered by Piacenza, Italian Mountaineer in the year 1913.

Mt. Kun is approachable from two different routes, that is, from Tangole (70km. From Kargil) and Gulmatongo (110km. From Kargil). Gulmatongo serves as the base camp for the start of ascending of the peak.

Kun Expedition
Kun Expedition

The best months for expedition to Mt. Kun is during the months of July, August and September. Various equipment’s are required for uneventful climbing such as fixing ropes, harness, sleeping bags, rock climbing shoes, climbing holds, hiking poles, mountain gear, climbing helmets and many more.

You shall stroll through ancient villages, green meadows and attractive valleys of Ladakh. Once you ascend the summit you will witness a hair-raising view of snow-capped peaks being beautifully kissed by clouds, it seems as you have landed on a paradise.

Mountain Kun
Mountain Kun

Some of the attractions that shall be explored during your stay in Ladakh are Hemis; the biggest and important monastery in Ladakh is built on the green hill side with the view of spectacular mountains. Situated on the crag overlooking the flood plains of Indus, Thiksey is nostalgically attractive monastery dating back to 15th century. On the east bank of Indus lays the royal palace of 16th century, Shey.

This expedition provides you with a great opportunity to explore the adventure spirit within yourself. A varied trekking across spectacular scenery to the base camp and, subsequently, an extended and attractive ascent waits for you.