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About the Mountain


The Indian Karakoram is a great mountain range that adjoins the Himalayas. One of the most beautiful regions in this range is Ladakh, a large region in northeast Kashmir known for its high mountain passes and unique blend of Buddhist and Muslim cultures. There you’ll find the twin peaks of Nun (23,409 ft) and Kun (23,219 ft), situated in the Zanskar Range. Nun and Kun offer an easily accessible, high altitude mountaineering experience. As an added benefit, the climbing season is from June to August, while much of the Nepali Himalaya is shut down due to the monsoon.

“We entered the very scenic Suru Valley which became our campsite for the night. Nun and Kun loomed at the end of the valley.”

- Christian Wilson

Climbing Nun Peak is not an adventure to be taken on lightly. It’s high enough – and technical enough – that you should have good mountaineering skills and excellent fitness before attempting it. However, it’s feasible to climb as your first +23,000 foot (+7,000 meter) mountain. Just be sure to plan for some rest, relaxation, and tourism in Ladakh after your summit. This region is too beautiful to spend your time entirely on one mountain. If you choose Leh or Kargil as your adventure hub, you’ll have plenty of guided excursions to choose from, which can be booked last-minute. You can also rent a bike or motorbike and explore the Indus River Valley on your own.

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