Climb Mt Nun, Ladakh, India
Mt Nun (7135m) is the highest and most climbed peak among the Zanskar ranges in Jammu & Kashmir. It was first scaled by Swiss climber Madame Claude Kogan in 1953 and is climbed today by hundreds of mountaineers every year from around the globe.
Mt Nun and Mt Kun are twin peaks separated by a snowy plateau of 4 kms. You can tackle one or both, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.
This is an epic 26 day journey including time for acclimatisation, but if you want to meet us in Leh, we can organise that option, too. We have several fixed departure dates for 2016 (see tour information below).
Area: Ladakh, India
Duration: 26 Days
Daily Activity: 4–10 hours
Accommodation: Camping or Hotel
Start Point: Delhi or Leh
Fixed Departure Dates: 21 July – 15 Aug 2016, 31 July – 25 Aug 2016, 10 Aug. – 04 Sept 2016 (Cost $2890USD)
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Your driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Later during the day, if you are up for it, you can take rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of old Delhi for some sightseeing. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2: IMF briefing, Delhi
Proceed to International Mountaineering Foundation for clearance and briefing with Liaison Officer. Accommodation: Hotel (B)
Day 3: Delhi to Leh (3524m)
After an early breakfast, you’ll be driven to the airport to board flight to Leh. After check-in you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation: Lingzi hotel (B,L,D)
Day 4: Acclimatisation in Leh
To help with acclimatisation, you’ll be taken on a guided visit of the Hemis, Thiksey and Shey Monasteries which all lie within the Indus Valley. Evening at your leisure. Accommodation: Lingzi hotel (B,L)
Day 5: Leh to Kargil (2676m)
After breakfast, you’ll start the 230km drive to Kargil through the barren mountain wilderness with lunch along the way. Accommodation: Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 6: Kargil to Tangol (3700m)
After an early breakfast you’ll start the five hour drive to Tangol. Accommodation: Camping (B,L,D)
Day 7: Tangol to Base Camp (4600m)
After a cooked breakfast in Tangol you’ll start the 5-7 hour trek to moraine and on to base camp. On arrival, you’ll set up camp and retire early for a good rest. Accommodation: Camping (B,L,D)
Day 8-21 Base Camp to Nun Summit (7135m) and return
Attempt to Submit Mt. Nun (7135 M) and back to Base camp. Accommodation: Camping (No meals)
Day 22: Base Camp to Tangol
Trek back down to Tangol today. Accommodation: Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 23-24: Tangol to Kargil to Srinagar (1950m)
Drive back to Kargil then on to Srinagar. Accommodation: Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 25: Srinagar (1950m) to Delhi
Flights take us back from Srinagar to Dehli today where you’ll have a de-briefing at the IMF before a farewell dinner to celebrate your amazing adventure! Accommodation: Hotel (BF, D)
Day 26: Depart Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be transferred to the airport or your next destination. (BF)
Ladakh or "land of high passes" is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies between the Karkoram mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south. Ladakh is the highest inhabited region of India. Most of Ladakh is at an altitude of over 3000m making it perfect for trekking.
Everywhere you look you'll see arid land, framed by snow-capped mountains, glistening in the sun. Inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent, its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet with the majority of locals either Tibetan Buddhists or Muslims.
For more general information about visiting India see our India General Info page.
When camping you will stay in 2 man tents. Camp staff will erect and dismantle the tents each day, cook all meals and wash up for you - all you need to do is relax. You'll be greeted each morning with freshly brewed Chai or coffee and each evening when you get to camp, with snacks and a range of hot drinks.
Guesthouses and Hotels
Accommodation can at times be a little basic in this region; however all hotel rooms are en suite and water and electricity supplies are fairly reliable. Single rooms can be requested for an additional cost (subject to availability); please enquire at the time of booking.
$2890USD if you join one of our fixed departure dates, but we can adjust this cost individually based on your needs and wants. The price will be confirmed once itinerary is finalised. The cost of our this tour will include and exclude the following:
The price of the tour includes:
- All transfers as listed in the itinerary
- All meals as listed in the itinerary (B,L,D)
- Twin share accommodation including hotels, guest houses and tent when camping
- Experienced local English-speaking guide
- Booking fees of Mt. Nun with IMF
- A high altitude guide / porter for climbing (max 40kg).
- Complete kitchen and camp equipment including camp staff.
- Monument entry fees for sightseeing as per itinerary.
- All current taxes including Govt. service tax
- Support crew and vehicles
- First Aid support including oxygen cylinder
The price of the tour excludes:
- International airfares
- Domestic airfares Delhi to Leh and Srinagar to Delhi
- Travel Insurance
- Additional meals as noted in the itinerary
- Personal clothing and gears required for climbing by the clients
- Personal Belongings such as Sleeping Bags, walking sticks etc.
- Personal expenses such as drinks, rooms services, laundry, phone calls or tips etc.
- High altitude food
- Climbing equipment
- Camera fees
Meals will be included as stated in the itinerary (B,L,D). Meals provided on the tour will be mainly Indian-style like curries, roti and parantha with a few Western meals such as pasta or noodles.
A sample day
Breakfast: tomato and cheese omelette with toast, juice, tea/coffee and fruit
Lunch: sandwiches, boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, juice and a chocolate bar
Dinner: okra curry and rice with roti and fresh fruit for dessert
Snacks also provided along the way - fruit, chocolate and drinks including bottled water
Meals outside the itinerary will be your choice with numerous Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and Western restaurants as well as supermarkets available in most cities should you wish to make your own. Choice of food can be limited in smaller villages. We recommend choosing vegetarian dishes - these are often the best option anyway! Eating in India is very cheap and you should expect to pay only ~$5-10 AUD per meal in an average restaurant.
Due to the altitude and terrain this is a challenging tour and requires a good level of fitness. We can provide you with a training program to help improve your fitness prior to the tour - all you need to do is ask.
This trip goes to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Although rare, a number of medical conditions can also reduce your body's ability to acclimatise, and thus will affect your performance at altitude and make you more susceptible to AMS. If you are worried about any pre- existing condition (e.g. heart problems), or unsure of your physical ability, we recommend that you seek medical advice prior to booking.
This is fully guided tour. Under no circumstances will you be left alone to make your way to the next camp. All guides are trained in first aide and there will be a complete first aide kit including oxygen in case of emergency. There is the option of carrying your own pack or utilising porters.
We even tell you what to pack!
A suggested packing list will be provided to you with your itinerary.