Kun Peak Expedition
Mount Kun is located in Suru Valley in a beautiful landscape of Zanskar. It is part of the twin-summit mountains Nun-Kun offering an outstanding trekking experience for avid travellers. Mount Kun expedition offers a great opportunity to climb one of the highest peaks of Jammu and Kashmir (7077 m). During this breathtaking journey, you will also visit century-old monasteries and some quaint villages.
Kun Peak expedition – Long Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
You will arrive in Delhi and check-in at the hotel. After lunch, you will have to mandatorily visit Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for a briefing. You can also rent essential equipment from the IMF at a nominal fee. You will stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m)
Altitude: 3500 m
You will fly from Delhi to Leh in an early morning flight. Leh is a high altitude region, you must get acclimatized to its climate for a challenging trek. You can spend your day for acclimatization. Overnight stay will be in Leh.
Day 03: Leh Visit
Today, you will spend time to get acclimatized to Leh’s climate and do local sightseeing. You can visit Leh’s Old Town that is dominated by the ancient Leh Palace. You can also check out the ancient Buddhist monasteries around Leh like Thikse, Namgyal Tsemo, Hemis, and Sangam and Hemis. These are perfect places to find some inner peace and relaxation.
Day 04: Drive & Trek
Matho chu (3800m)
You will start early from Leh and drive to Matho Village. There’s a beautiful monastery and it is the start point of the trek. You will walk for about 2 to 3 hrs to the campsite beside Mathu Chu River. TO get acclimatized, you will camp at a lower altitude. Overnight camping will be at Matho Chu.
Day 05: Trek
You will hike up to Matho Chu till you reach a fork. Then, you will take the trail on the right and climb until you reach a high point. It will take about 5 to 6 hours to trek to Gangpoche, which is near the shepherd huts. You will camp in the camping ground below the hill. Overnight camp will be at Gangpoche.
Day 06: Trek
This will be an easy day with a gradual ascent of around 3 hours to Matho La. You will then steeply descend on a trail to Mankarmo, which has a big parachute cafe. You can spot wild mountain goats on this trail. You will also have a sight of Stok Kangri peak. Overnight camp will be at Mankarmo.
Day 07: Trek
Stok Kangri Base Camp (4975m)
You will be on the trail that connects the Stok village to the base camp. Today’s trek will be for about 3 to 4 hours. The base camp is a short stroll from here at a substantial altitude. You will camp at Stok Kangri base camp.
Day 08: Trek & Drive
Trek to Stok village and drive to Leh
Duration: 6 – 7 hrs trek, 1-hour drive
You will exit out of the Stok valley at Stok village. Then it is an hour drive to Leh. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Day 09: Drive
You will have a leisure drive for about 6 to 7 hours to the Indus valley. In between, you will stop by popular sightseeing points. You will see Nimu, Alchi monastery & Lamayuru monastery during the day. Overnight stay will be in a hotel at Kargil.
Day 10: Drive
You will get the first vision of the Nun-Kun peaks during the drive by the Suru River. After a 4-hour drive, you will reach Shafat and camp overnight there.
Day 11: Trek
Base Camp (4300m)
You will team up to organise your gears for the climb and that would be transported to the Base Camp. You will walk through meadows and on moraine crossing the Shafat glacier to the Base Camp. Overnight camp will be at the base camp.
Day 12: Rest day
Base Camp (4300m)
You will follow the Shafat glacier that leads to Advance Base Camp. Then you will return to base camp and stay in the camps overnight.
Day 13 to Day 22: Climbing Period
From day 13 to day 22, you will be camping in three different locations. Your three base camps will be at an altitude of 5300m, 6000m, and 6272m. These ten days involve strenuous hiking through challenging ascends and hence you are required to stay hydrated during this climbing period.
Day 23: Trek
From the base camp, you will trek back to Shafat. Your overnight camp will be at Shafat.
Day 24: Drive
Drive from Shafat to Leh
You will take a long drive for about 10 to 12 hours from Shafat and return to Leh. Overnight stay will be in a hotel in Leh.
Day 25: Contingency Day
This is a buffer day at Leh in case of any contingencies or unforeseen delays.
Day 26: Fly Leh – Delhi
You will take the early morning flight from Leh to Delhi. You will visit the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for the mandatory debriefing of the expedition.
Day 27: Fly Back Home
Your trek ends here and you will fly back home.
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