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Mount Nun

Mount Nun

Mt. Nun 7135m is of the tallest mountains of the Suru valley-Zanskar ranges of Ladakh, India. It’s the taller peak of the Nun-Kun Massif, where Mt.Kun stands at 7077m. The climb of Mt.Nun is of the greatest mountaineering challenges of the region. Sheer altitude over 7000m, fixed rope climbing above 6500m are just a few challenges that one encounters on the mountain. This peak is perfect pre-Everest/8000m preparatory climb, ticking off almost all the boxes of a guided mountaineering expedition.

who can

Climb?

Climbing Mt.Nun is an extremely challenging peak that tests the climber in all aspects. It can be classified as a semi-technical climb, requiring the knowledge of all mountaineering aspects.
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of pre-requisites that are required to climb Mt.Nun
Physical Fitness:
Climbers are expected to have an exceptional level of physical fitness. Consistent, structured training specific to mountaineering over a period of 8-12 months will be an absolute requirement for anyone looking to climb this peak. One must be able to trek 6-8 hrs comfortably carrying a backpack weighing 10-15 kgs.
Mountaineering Experience:
Prior mountaineering experience will be essential for climbing Mt.Nun. It is required by the climbers to have done several high altitude treks (3000m-5000m) and preferably a couple of 5000m/6000m, before attempting this peak. For those who have already done a 6000m peak, will have an added advantage. Climbers are expected to be well versed in layering, acclimatization protocols, being able to use all snow & ice equipment, camp-life & ability to stay in an alpine environment for 3-4 weeks.
Please check out our ‘Training’ page for custom programs for your climbs.

Itinerary

Arrival in Leh & Acclimatisation
We shall receive you at the airport in Leh (3500m) and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about the upcoming climb. The first day will be spent resting at the hotel. In the subsequent days, we shall hike to progressively higher grounds for acclimatisation and return each day to the hotel. The remaining time will be spent going in and around the places of interest in Leh.

Drive to Kargil
Today we get on a day long drive from Leh to Kargil (2600m), through the barren landscape of Ladakh. Enroute we make quick stops at few places of interest and lunch. Overnight stay in hotel.

Drive to Tangol
Post an early breakfast, we take a 5 hr drive to the village of Tangol (3700m), our last road head. Tonight we begin our camp-life with an over night stay in the tents. Once we reach Tangol, we spend the rest of the evening organizing our gear for the next day and walking around the scenic village.

Tangol to Base Camp
Today we begin our hike towards the base camp at 4600m. The hike will take about 5-6 hrs, on rocky moraine. Overnight camping.

Base Camp-Summit Climbing Period
This period is reserved for climbing to Camp-1(5468m), Camp-2 (5990m) & Camp-3 (6436m) in phased manner. This will allow us sufficient time for our bodies to acclimatize. The period also includes rest day for recovery and spare days (to account for inclement weather, if any).

Return to Base Camp
Today we descend to the base camp from Camp-1. We ensure that the entire camps site is left clean and carry all the trash back down to the base camp. The day also marks our victory party of the summit.

Drive Back to Kargil
We begin an early hike and descend down to Tangol. From here we board our vehicles and drive to Kargil. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Drive to Leh
This will be the last day spend in Ladakh. We begin the day by driving down from Kargil to Leh. We reach Leh in the evening and spend the rest of the night in hotel.

Drop-off at the Airport
Our vehicle will drop you off at the airport in Leh.

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    Safety is the highest priority in our expeditions. When we say safety, we just don’t mean climbing. Right from the food you eat at our camps, to all the tiny pieces of rope & hardware, & our mountain/expedition guides are the best in class. All these will ensure the safest climbing experience.

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    Our Mountain Guides are of the finest in the region. They form the backbone of all our expeditions. Highly experienced, they bring all of it to your table, so that you’ll enjoy the best of climbing experience on the big mountains.

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    Honestly, it’s an open secret that the above two aspects of safety and hospitality have been propelling our clients to the top of every summit. With over 90 summits to Everest and another 200 summits covering all the 7-Summits, we let the numbers speak our success.

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    An experienced high altitude medical doctor is always with us during every expedition to Mt.Everest. He/she is always available at the Base Camp/ Advanced Base Camp for any medical related concern, however small the condition is. Well, in the mountains it’s the small things that matter the most!

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    The weather plays the single most important factor on your probability of reaching the summit. We have 3 independent weather forecasts from the most reliable weather forecasters that ensure that we pick the most safest weather window for your summit attempt.

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