Mount Kun

Mount Kun


From £5,450
Altitude 7,077m Grade: 3C

India operates a very formal and traditional system for climbing. Kun has to be booked and the peak fee paid well in advance.

EARLY BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL TO GUARANTEE A PLACE ON THIS EXPEDITION.

Mount Kun was first offered as an expedition by Adventure Peaks in 2006. The twin peaks of Kun and Nun are located in the rugged and forbidding landscape of Zanskar in northern India and are the biggest in the region. These two towering peaks and their satellites; Barmal, White Needle and Pinnacle Peak form a horseshoe above the Suru river on the boarder of Kashmir and Zanskar. The route to Base Camp at the head of the Shafat glacier is at 4400m and accessible in a matter of days.

The ascent is a moderate snow and ice route suitable for those with previous climbing experience of Scottish 2/3 or Alpine AD.

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4th Jul 2023 - 2nd Aug 2023
£200 Early Booking Discount Next 3 Places
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

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Taj Mahal extension from £120

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Internal Air travel
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain. 
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies. 
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp). 
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning customers. 
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment. 
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals unless specified. 
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • Personal use of communication equipment. 
  • Excess baggage. 
  • Tips for porters and local guides. 
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early. 
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early. 
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

Depart UK, arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel.

Day 3

Free time for sightseeing in Delhi while the leader attends an expedition briefing at the Indian Mountaineering Federation.

Day 4

An early flight takes us away from the monsoon clouds, over the Himalaya, to Leh.

Day 5

Free day in Leh, with some organised sightseeing to acclimatise to the altitude.

Day 6

We drive from Leh to Lamayuru, visiting the famous Lamayuru monastery before continuing a short way to Heniskut where we meet our trekking team. 4 hours driving.

Day 7

We ascend through the spectacular Kanji gorge to the prosperous little village of Kanji. The path and bridges can get washed out with heavy rains, but if in good repair this is a pleasant easy path to follow. 3 to 4 hours walking.

Day 8

We continue climbing up the gorge above the village, then out onto more open pastures to a high camp below the Kanji La. 5 hours walking.

Day 9

The climb up to the pass is quite steep in places, and crosses boulder fields and a scree covered plateau. A steep gully eventually leads to the pass (5290m). From a small summit 30 mins above the pass there are great views of Kun and Nun and the jagged ridges of the Zanskar range. A tricky descent (especially for the pack animals) and a river crossing takes us down to the Mapalon bivouac. 9 hours walking.

Day 10

An 'undulating' descent takes us down into the Zanskar valley. The Rangdum monastery, perched atop a sugarloaf mountain, is well worth a visit. 5 hours walking.

Day 11

We follow the right bank of the Suru River, crossing it on a good solid bridge to Golmatangus on its south bank. 7 hours walking.

Day 12

From Golmatangus we walk up to Moraine camp, and continue to base camp. This involves crossing rough glacial terrain. 5 to 7 hours walking.

Days 13 - 21

Climbing Period

Day 22

Clear down to base camp.

Day 23

Trek back to Golmatangus.

Day 24

Transfer Golmatangus – Kargil.

Day 25

Transfer Kargil to Leh

Day 26

Leh, free day

Day 27

Fly back to Delhi and enjoy the rest of the day free.

Day 28

Return international flight.

Photos

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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