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Mount Kun Climb

Nun Kun Massif dominates the skyline in the upper Suru valley and the twin peaks are the highest in the Zanskar range
  • Ladakh
  • 21 Days
  • 64 KM
  • 23,218 FT
  • Ultimate Difficulty
  • ₹ 190000
    $ 2700*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Expedition

  • Best Time

    July-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Leh Airport, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Shafat Glacier
  • Alchi monastery & Lamayuru monastery
  • Suru village and Suru river
  • Various stupendous and serene landscapes of Matho village, Stok village, Matho La, Nimu
  • Nun Peak

Overview

Part of the popular massif Nun-Kun, Kun mountain is sitting majestically with its twin Nun, on the Zanskar ranges of the Greater Himalayas, Kashmir. The two mountains remain the center of attraction in the Suru valley, Ladakh, as they cover the village's skyline. The professional and passionate trekkers from around the globe once in there lives wish to climb on the three high altitude ranges of Nun-Kun and the third one, Pinnacle Peak, which connects Kun through a ridge. A snowy plateau of 4 kilometers, is the only dividing line between Nun and Kun.


The mountain was first explored and climbed by Mario Piacenza and Borelli Ed Gaspard, Italian trekkers, in 1913 and the second successful climb was only in 1971, after 58 years, during an Indian Army Expedition. The reason behind such a long gap was, the ranges demand acclimatization, technique, and strength to be climbed on, making it one of the toughest expedition. Today, it is a lot easier if you are a professional and passionate. Trekkers usually go for heavy gears to climb Kun as at 19,685 ft it goes as steep as about 50 degrees.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Leh, capital of Ladakh, is an extremely cold, less populated and a very serene place, made so with the warmth of its residents. Spend a day acclimating your bodies. You are expected to move out, roam at various popular monasteries, Leh Palace, Khardung La Pass, market places etc, so as to adapt to the high-altitude temperatures.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

We will drive from Leh for two to three hours reaching Matho Village which will serve as the beginning point of our climbing. We will then walk to the campsite near the river of Mathu Chu, continuing to acclimatize at the lower regions and spending our nights there.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

Today we will start early climbing over Mathu Chu over a small pass, reaching the highest point of the area. We will walk straight towards the Gang Poche, near the huts of the shepherds of the area. We will descend below Gang Poche on the surface where we will camp and spend our night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We will start our two to three hours journey from Gang Poche to Matho La. You’ll see the various prayer flags in the way as it is a religious place. Then we will climb down to Mankarmo. The path is rough and steep. You might encounter wild goats of the ranges and you’ll definitely be able to see the picturesque of the Kangri range.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We will continue our trek walking towards the Stok Village. We will at a moderately higher altitude towards our way to the base camp, where we will spend the night. On the next day, we will exit through a Stok valley and enjoy an hour’s drive to Leh.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel/ Tents

We will start our journey again on four-wheelers today, by driving down the Indus Valley, seeing the popular sight of Nimu, reaching Kargil. Alchi monastery & Lamayuru monastery will be attractions of the day. The next day we will enjoy another drive to Shafat. You’ll have the first glimpses of twin peaks, Nun-Kun, passing through the Suru River. We will spend the night at camp.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel/ Tents

Our gears for the climbing will be transferred before us to the Base Camp. We will walk seeing the beautiful sights of meadow landscapes to Chasme and then covering the Shafat Glacier walking above the moraine, reaching the Base Camp where we will spend the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

The next day, after having our breakfast and continue our walking. From the Base Camp walking on the snowy, rocky and serene path, we will advance towards the Advance Base Camp, following the Shafat Glacier. Then we will cover the same distance again, back to the Base Camp and spend the night again at the Camp. It’ll also be a good acclimatizing exercise.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We will spend our next nine days climbing. It’ll be a tough nine days, where you’ll encounter many wonderful and cold natural sights and also, some really challenging moments. We will stop for three times in between at various altitudes, setting and spending the time at camps. The first camp will be at the altitude of 17,388 ft, second at 19,685 ft and third at 20,577 ft. Now you’ll finally realize why we spent half of our time, acclimatizing!

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 23,218 ft. at summit

We will have a hiking day, descending from Base Campsite to Shafat and stay overnight at camp. After completing our adventurous trekking trip, we will finally have a long day driving back to Leh from Shafat and bid a final goodbye to our team-mates.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

How To Reach

We will arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Leh which will be the Airport, the charges for the same are included in the package. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Leh Airport after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Mount Kun Expedition Starting Point ( Leh ) :

By Air

The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities in India. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Standing at an elevation of 11,150 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities in India. 


By Rail

The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. It is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available.


By Road

You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Leh city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these pe ...

Mansavi Shah
Nagaland Backpacking

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and ...

Sidhant Das
Brahmatal Trek

I had the most wonderful experience trekking through the ranges of Chandrashila with Trekmunk. The small moments of achievement were phenomenal. Chandrashila is the most astonishing peak that I've ever trekked through; I've never been so fascinated. I think I am going to go for a ...

Anwesha Chakraborty
Chandrashila Trek

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