MOUNT NUN 7135M EXPEDITION

2024 MT. NUN 7135M EXPEDITION

23 DAYS

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GRADING (Alpine/Fitness): AD/4 (click for more grading info)

COST. . .

$8750 P/P

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2024 MT. NUN DEPARTURES. . .

Summer 2024

8th – 30th July

MT NUN & MT KUN COMBO. . .

35 – 40 Days Expedition

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

Mount Nun, standing at 7135 meters, is a prominent peak within the Nun-Kun massif located in the Zaskar Range of the Himalayas in northern India. The Nun-Kun massif, situated in Leh Ladakh, comprises two peaks: Mount Nun 7135M, the highest peak in the region, and Mount Kun 7077M. Climbing Mount Nun presents an exceptional opportunity to acquire high-altitude climbing experience on a classic Himalayan expedition and progress to even higher peaks such as 7500M+ or even some less-technical 8000M peaks. Our team at Namas Adventure/Expedition highly values safety, as such we do not accept climbers without prior peak climbing experience. It is imperative that we firmly check and verify your previous alpine/mountain climbing experience before accepting you into the expedition.

Prerequisites: Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Lobuche East & Island Peak, Chulu West, Khumbu 3 Peak expeditions, Aconcagua, Mt, Blanc. 4000M – 6000M climbing experiences.

Mount Nun offers an accessible and relatively short approach to its base camp, making it one of the most sought-after climbing expeditions in the Indian Himalayas. With a grading of AD/4, the climbing route includes a mix of technical climbing and glacier travel. The ideal climbing period for Mount Nun is from June through August, a time when many other Himalayan regions (Nepal) experience the monsoon. This makes it an excellent choice for climbers seeking a remote 7000M+ mountain expedition with a unique cultural experience. Our team will be climbing via the western ridge, which is considered safer and more accessible.

Although Mount Nun is considered a semi-technical climb, it is essential that climbers maintain a high level of physical fitness throughout the expedition. This is a great opportunity for those looking to venture into an accessible 7000M climb and experience a classic mountaineering adventure.

The region of Ladakh, located in Northern India and sharing borders with China/Tibet to the east and Pakistan to the north, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Heavily influenced by Tibetan culture, the valley offers breathtaking landscapes of high mountain passes, towering peaks, and glaciers, as well as the opportunity to explore and learn about the Buddhist monasteries steeped in the region’s history. It’s an ideal place for culture enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

History: The first ascent of Nun was in 1953 by a French-Swiss-IndianSherpa team led by Bernard Pierre and Pierre Vittoz, via the west ridge.

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mt. Nun 7135M climb and acclimatization/training at Stok Kangri 6153M or alternative 6000M peaks
  • West ridge, Camp 1,2 & 3 Strategy
  • 12 days of the climbing period (Rotations, rest days, contingency days)
  • Nepalese Sherpa guide leader with previous 8000M and 7000M- 6000M peak leading/climbing experience in their portfolio. 1.3:2 Guide/client ratio. 3 Guide members for every 4 client members.
  • Ladhak Valley, Zanskar region
  • Extension Mt. Kun 7077M Expedition (Please inquire)
  1. NUN ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival Delhi

Day 2 Briefing at Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF)

Day 3 Delhi – Leh (Flight)

Day 4 Leh Acclimatisation and tours

Day 5 Leh – Kargil

Day 6 Kargil – Tangol

Day 7 Tongol to Nun Base Camp

Day 8 – 19 (12 Days of climbing, Base Camp. Puja ritual ceremony, contingency day, Training, and preparation for a summit bid. We will aim 1-2 rotations between Camps 1 & 3. Contingency days)

Day 20 BC to Kargil

Day 21 Kargil – Leh

Day 22 Leh – Delhi (Flight)

Day 23 Departure

MT. KUN EXTENSION + 5 – 7 DAYS. . .

EXPEDITION STRATEGY

  1. NUN 7135M EXPEDITION ROUTE

Base camp (4,500m / 14,763ft) to Camp 1 (5,500m / 18,045ft, 5-6 hours)

The route to camp 1, includes ascending steep scree slopes and rocky moraine before reaching the glacier. Once on the glacier, we will use 250 meters of fixed lines to navigate crevasses and continue the ascent. Our team will establish Camp 1 on a spacious snow plateau, providing a comfortable base for further climbing.

Camp 1 (5,500m / 18,045ft) to Camp 2 (6,100m / 20,013ft, 6+ hours)

The ascent of Mount Nun features a combination of mixed climbing on snow, ice, and rock. Climbers will utilize fixed lines to navigate and reach Camp 2, which is located on a crevassed col.

Camp 2 (6,100m / 20,013ft) to Camp 3 (6,400m / 20,997ft, 4+ hours)

The route involves roping up or using fixed lines to negotiate crevasses. We will climb ice slopes to reach the small plateau of Camp 3.

The route to camp 3, involves utilizing rope teams or fixed lines to navigate crevasses. Climbers will ascend ice slopes to reach the small plateau of Camp 3.

Summit day (7,135m / 23,409ft, 10+ hours)

The summit ascent involves navigating a steep slope of snow and ice, as well as challenging rock sections below a snow arete. The use of fixed lines will be required throughout this portion of the route. The summit view from the top of the mountain is truly spectacular.

Upon reaching the summit, we will begin our descent, making our way as far as possible back to the lower camps, such as Camp 3. The following day, we will continue our descent and return to the Nun Base Camp.

  1. NUN EXPEDITION BLOG ARTICLES

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Namas Nepalese Sherpa guides with previous 8000M and 6000M peak leading and climbing experience in their portfolio. 1.3:2 Guide client ratio. i.e.- 3 Guide members for every 4 client members.
  • Guide for monasteries
  • Fixed ropes and equipment for fixing ropes
  • All accommodations in Delhi and Leh with breakfast
  • Gas and burners for high camps
  • All camping equipment including sleeping tent, foam mattress, mess tent, dining tent and toilet tent
  • All meals and drinks while trekking and climbing
  • Service of horses or mules and their drivers
  • Liaison officer’s fee to the IMF, accommodation, and transportation
  • Porters for all the equipment, gear, and food
  • All monastery entrance fees and camping fees
  • Namas Branded merchandise (Down Jacket, Cap, Buff)
  • Head chef and 2 kitchen helpers (Helpers increase with the number in climbing team members )
  • Emergency Supplemental oxygen + 1 cylinder
  • 2 night before the expedition and 1 day after the expedition. Hotel in Delhi. (Should clients return early from their expedition, clients will be responsible for their extra Delhi hotel bookings)
  • All climbing permits
  • All internal-local transportation to and from the trekking trailhead
  • Expedition tents (2 or 1-person tents) Brands Salewa, Mountain Hardwear, Samaya equipment, Kailas
  • 40 kgs personal weight (Extra additional weight, clients will need to hire an additional porter. Estimated $1000 USD for 27 days)
  • Chocolate, energy bars, hydration pills, biscuits, canned foods, nuts
  • Burners and expedition equipment
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on trek and expedition days.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Basic First aid kit
  • Pick up from Delhi Airport, Leh Airport, and return to Leh Airport.
  • Welcome or Farewell leave Dinner

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Flights
  • Personal clothes, personal climbing gear, and sleeping bag
  • Medical and evacuation insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Leh (breakfast is included with accommodation)
  • Laundry services
  • Other services not mentioned in the package
  • Extra cost if the expedition finishes early and the cost arising from early departures
  • Tipping our crew.

 

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