Mountaineering in Ladakh

Destinations: Stok Kangri - Kangyatse - Matho Kangri - Gyapo Ri - Golep Kangri - Nun
Altitude: 7,135 meters
Mountaineering in Ladakh

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Ladakh is mountaineers delight given by its several mountain ranges like Karakoram, Zangskar and Ladakh Ranges. The most famous and easily accessible is the Stok Khangri (6,150 mtrs.) massif in Zangskar range, south of Leh.

It offers a spectacular view of Indus valley and Karakoram Range. Other peaks in this area include Golaib Khangri (5,900 mtrs.), adjacent to Stok is Matho west (5,950 mtrs.) and many unnamed peaks in the same range.

The Kangyatse peak (6,400 meters.) lies south east of Leh and is reached via the famous Markha Valley trek of 9 days.

There are many other peaks around Kangyatse on the altitude range of 5,500 meters and 6,400 meters, which are also available for climbing in the Nimaling plateau.

The Nun-Kun massif in the greater Himalayan range is easily accessible from Kargil-Padum road. The shortest possible approach is to trek to the base camp makes this massif the most attractive climbing destination in the great Himalayas.

Among its six known peaks accessible from Suru Valley is Nun (7,135 meters) and Kun (23,213 feet.) is the highest.

Stok Kangri (6125 meters )04 - 05 days.

Kangyatse (6400 meters) - Challenging ascent for experienced mountaineers.

Matho Kangri (5900 meters) - Technical but a day’s climb from the base camp for experienced mountaineers.

Gyapo Ri (6000 meters) - An ideal peak.

Golep Kangri (5900 meters) - An easy climb with little technicality towards the summit.

Nun (7,135 meters) and Kun (23,213 feet.)- For experienced climbers.

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