Nun Kun Peak, Ladakh


Nun Kun peak is actually a combo of two peaks with a saddle of approx. 04-km in between. The Nun Peak is 7135 m and is higher than Kun peak (7077 m). Both peaks are open for climbing but have to be climbed individually. The main attraction is the taller Nun peak. A lot of people try these legendary 7000+ peaks to pursue glory and satisfaction. Interestingly, Mount Nun is the highest peak of Jammu Kashmir and is a famed prize for mountaineers.

Nun Kun peaks are ideally meant for seasoned climbers. The ruggedness of the peak and hardships received during the ascent means that someone familiar with mountains, especially climbing is the suitable one. If you are planning a climbing expedition to Nun Kun peak then the information available at HelpTravelerOnline would serve as a great starter. Maybe you can book a tour through us because of our travel experience.


  • Elevation in feet: 23409
  • Elevation in meters: 7135
  • Prominence: 2404 m / 7887 ft
  • Coordinates: 33°58 N 76°01 E
  • Location: Karakoram Range, Ladakh, India
  • First ascent: In 1953 by Pierre Vittoz and Claude Kogan
  • Climbing window: June-August
  • Nearest international airport: New Delhi, India
  • Nearest domestic airport: Leh, India

Gears Requirement for Nun Kun Peak Climb

  • Clothing: Lightweight long underwear top, Expedition weight underwear bottoms, Down suit, Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Wind shirts/light shell jacket, Jacket synthetic or fleece of down feather, Synthetic insulated pants etc.
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Windcheater fleece gloves, Mittens with liners, Bandanna, Sun hat, Insulated climbing gloves, woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Climbing Gears: Ice ax, Crampons, Webbing, Carabineers, Rappel device, Ascenders, Jumar, Piton, Shovel etc.
  • Other Accessories: Glacier glasses, Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, night vision glasses, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags with liner, Trekking poles, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Water bottles, Sleeping mat, etc.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, Toiletry kit, Water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, Ear plugs, First-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Gears for Travel: Expedition duffel bag, Nylon stuff sacks, Rucksack, Day pack for hiking purpose etc.
  • Footwear: Cold weather boots, Climbing boots, Casual shoes, Gaiters, Koflach, Crampon, Lightweight/ Midweight/ Liner socks.

Nun Kun Peak Climb and Side Tours

While in the region for this elusive Nun Kun peak climbing experience in Suru valley, you should also explore this region for its rich culture and heritage. There are some very old Buddhist monasteries here and you must try and explore them first hand. The Thiksey monastery and the Shey monastery are quite amazing. The flora and fauna of this region will also excite you greatly.


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