is the paradise for mountaineering
as there are so many peaks and mountains to climb.
is only suitable for those dare devils who can dare to climb these mountains. Climbing and conquering the lofty peaks of Kashmir needs extreme fitness. However, before
acclimatisation to weather is necessary. Climbing peaks in kashmir may require one to three weeks.
seasons extends from mid - May to mid -October, the ideal period being from June to September because it is during this time that kashmir remains unaffected by the monsoon, which holds sway over most of the Himalayas.
is a one of the popular attraction in kashmir as well as ladakh. The Suru
valleys of ladakh provide some of the most spectacular and difficult climbing in Ladakh
. The Nun Kun Massif is one of the most frequent climbing areas of the region and is booked out for months ahead, sometimes years, by climbing expeditions. The approach to the twin peaks is from the Kargil
Road, about 70-km south of Kargil
. The main approach is either from Tangole or Gulmadong. Some expeditions have also approached from Parkutse along the Kangri Glacier. To reach the base camp for Kun it is for the climbers necessary to cross the Suru
River. The Nun Kun Massif, which lies on the great Himalayan range, is the highest peak in Ladakh
at 7,077m. Other named peaks within the Suru
areas are Pinnacle at 6,930m, White Needle at 6,500m, Z1 at 6,400m and D41 at 5,600m. In this region, along the Great Himalayas to the south of the valley and the Zanskar
range to the north, there are many peaks between 5,500 and 6,500m.
Another popular area for climbing is Stok-khangri Massif (6153 Mts) in the Zanskar
mountains, south of Leh.
The base camp for the various peaks of this massif is about two days trek from the village of Stok. A feast of scenic and ethnic diversity, the Stok Kangri Expedition is one of the Ladakh
's classic Expedition. One has to cross three passes including Kongmaru La , higher than two others' to reach the Stok Kangri . Other peaks in the area include Gulap Kangri , and Matho west
Many un-named peaks in the altitude range of 5500 Mts. and 6400 Mts. makes the great amphitheater of this trek.General Mountaineering Tour Tips
Cautions & Essential Equipments :
The 10 essential things one requires while mountaineering are:
A map, compass, extra clothing for changing, matches, fire starter, knife or multi purpose camp tool, sunglasses, extra food, first aid kit, headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries, sunscreen, water filter or other method of water purification and whistle as a crucial security item to keep handy when exploring unpredictable terrain.
Special permit from Indian mountaineering
Federation, is needed to climb peaks above 6000ft. A booking fee, based on the height and popularity of the allotted peak, is charged and a Liasion Officer is assigned to every climbing team. The minimum period required for processing applications is six months. Every authorized expedition is provided with adequate rescue coverage in the events of accidents and illness.
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