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The Nun Climb

Nun Peak Expedition – Brace yourself to hike Nun peak- one of the highest peaks in the Himalayan range in Ladakh. The peak lies on the Indian side of the Line of Control, Ladakh alongside its twin peak- Kun. Together the Nun Kun massif is bounded to the north by the Suru valley and the Zanskar range.

The Nun Peak expedition begins with your arrival in Delhi. Retire for the day after attending a mandatory briefing at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in Delhi. The next day, take a flight from Delhi to Leh. Upon arrival, meet our representative and proceed to your particular hotel for a customary greeting.

Also See: Chadar Trek

Enjoy your stay in Leh, resting and acclimatizing with the surrounding. Meanwhile, you can explore popular places to see in Leh in the evening. There are plenty of things to see in Leh. Visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Leh Monastery, and Shey Monastery. Including a trip to the local market of Leh.

The expedition continues with a scenic driveway to Kargil. Capture the confluence of the Indus & Zanskar River and visit the Lamayuru and the Alchi monastery on the way. Arrive at Kargil, check in to your hotels, and retire for the day.

Have your breakfast and prepare for the ride to the base camp- Tangol. Drive on a bumpy path along Suru River, catching a glimpse of Nun – Kun peaks. Relax, acclimatize and sort your trekking equipment at Tangol campsite, as the hiking part starts from here.

The hiking trail will pass through 3 camps on altitude – 18044, 20013 & 20997 feet respectively. Finally, reaching the summit. Enjoy your time at the summit top, and then descend back on the same track to Tangol. After reaching Leh, take a flight back to Delhi from Leh. Marking the end of the expedition.

Because the climate is an important factor in proving to be significant, a 1-2 day cushion is kept in case the summit attempt is hindered. As a consequence, you must plan your time accordingly. The trip starts with a simple hike through fields and woods, with the Beas river that runs beside. Owing to rock layers, the topography gets severe and diverse from day 3. The summit has a steep incline that necessitates proper snow cutting. There’ll be a crack bridge on the upper path. In September-October, the climate is cooler than in July-August, with levels as low as -6 degrees at Camp 1. We can expect rain from July to August.

This enthralling journey includes magnificent adventure tourism, and exposure to major summit excursion scaling, and an elevation of 8000-meter ranges. You’ll go to a distant Himalayan region and possibly set a new high altitude mark. All along the route, the crew visits a historical off-the-beaten-path region of India, where they encounter Bud­dhist setting, ancient monas­ter­ies, danc­ing, unique cuisine, and historical hamlets alongside the ancient Silk Highway.

Moustache Escapes invites you to challenge yourself at the Nun Peak Expedition. This trek is a great opportunity for you to hone your trekking skills and abilities. It’s an offbeat trek that only experienced trekkers know about. A steady level of fitness is required when going on this trek. Moustache escapes are looking forward to assisting you on this trek. The trek is perfect for people who have had a couple of treks under their belts.

Nun is situated in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, in the Ladakh area. Ladakh has borders with Tibet to the east, and Tibet civilization has a massive effect on the territory. We fly to Leh from Delhi, the ancient capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh one of the very few surviving Buddhist strongholds in South Asia. Leh offers visitors the chance to visit “off the beaten path” ancient sites, villages, colorful marketplaces, and the deserted royal palace. During this journey, we will visit historic Buddhist temples and see the austere scenery of the Indus Valley and the Himalayan Mountains surrounding it.



Day 1: Arrive Delhi, Mandatory expedition briefing at IMF

Meal: Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis

  • Arrive at Delhi, check into your hotel and post lunch session we go for a mandatory briefing at IMF.
  • You will be introduced to the Liaison officer for the climb.
  • Have your dinner at the hotel and retire for the day.

Day 2: Fly to Leh

Flight: 75 min

Meal Breakfast: Dinner

Altitude: 11,500 ft.

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis

  • Arrive at Leh, meet our representative, and get transferred to your respective hotel. Get a traditional welcome.
  • Rest and acclimatize for the adventures to begin.
  • In the evening you can visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, and the local market of Leh city.
  • Head back to your hotel, have your meal, and retire for the day.

Day 3: Local sightseeing

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Altitude: 11,500 ft

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis

  • Wake up, have your breakfast and take an acclimatization walk around the city and visit Leh and Shey monastery.
  • Leh also has a useful market and you could do some last-minute shopping and pick up some gear for the climb.
  • Head back to the property and with a hot meal retire for the day.

Day 4: Leh to Kargil

Drive: 220 km

Altitude: 9186 ft

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a Ladakhi morning, have your breakfast and get ready for a drive to Kargil.
  • Stop at the popular sightseeing points. Nimu, the confluence of river Indus & Zanskar.
  • The Lamayuru and the Alchi monastery are the main attractions of the day.
  • Arrive at Kargil, check in to your hotels and retire for the day.

Day 5: Kargil to Tangol

Drive: 75 km

Altitude: 15091 ft

Stay: Stay in a tents on a sharing basis

  • Have your breakfast and prepare for a bumpy drive by the Suru river.
  • You’ll have first views of Nun – Kun peaks view during the drive.
  • Reach Tangol, check in to your camps and with a hot meal retire for the day.

Day 6: Equipment sortation

Stay: Stay in a tents on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Snacks + Dinner

  • Today we will sort out the equipment required for the trek. Have your meals and rest at the camps.

Day 7: Rest at Base Camp

Stay: Stay in a tents on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Snacks + Dinner

  • Today you have to rest and take some acclimatization walks around the camp in order to prepare for the climb.

Day 8-18: Climbing Period, Set up 3 camps (C1-5500m, C2-6100m & C3-6400m)

  • In this period we will be setting 3 camps on altitude – 18044, 20013 & 2099 feets respectively and will set up the summit.

Day 19: Trek Base Camp to Tangol

Day 20: Drive Tangol to Leh

Day 21: Free day in Leh

Day 22: Fly Delhi-Leh (3500m); debriefing at IMF

Day 13: Fly back home.

Trip Ends!

Things To Carry

1. Shirts / T-shirts –5/6, Trekking Pants -5-6

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (5-6 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planing to offload your regular backpack

16. Hand Sanitizer

17. Extra face masks

18. Valid government ID proof (Passport)

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