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  • NUN KUN

    Introduction

    Nun (7,135 m) and its neighbour peak Kun (7,077 m) are the highest peak of Suru valley. The valley is located 250 km east of Srinagar, the state capital. The Nun-Kun massif can be accessed from Leh and Kargil by road. First ascent of Nun was made by a swiss – French team led by Bernard Pierre and Pierre Vittoz in 1953 .

    Nun

    Nun (7,135m) is one of the highest peak of Suru valley which is located in Zanskar Himalayas. The massif is located near the Suru Valley, about 250 km (160 miles) east of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. Due to quick access from Leh to base camp and the ease with which a climbing permit can now be obtained, these are good options for those looking for an affordable 7,000er in quick time. The most frequented climbing area, the Nun-Kun massif comprises of several peaks, chief among them being Nun (7,135m) and Kun (7,077m). Nun is approachable both from Tangol (70 km. from Kargil) and Gulmatongo (110km. from kargil). Some attempts are also made from Parkachik (90km south of kargil) along the parkachik glacier. The base camp can be reached after a day's trek from both Gulmatongo and Tangol.

    Kun

    Kun (7,077m) is one of the highest peak of Suru valley which is located in Zanskar Himalayas. The Kun is located north of Nun and is separated from it by a snowy plateau of about 4km (2.5 mile) in length. Kun is approachable from Gulmatongos (110km. from kargil). Some attempts are also made from Parkachik (90km south of kargil) along the parkachik glacier. The base camp can be reached after a two day's trek from both Gulmatongus.

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