The entire region of Ladakh enclosed by the Zanskar,
Ladakh and Karakorum mountain ranges offers the mountaineer
a number of challenging peaks. Especially the Suru and Zanskar
valleys have an abundance of them within the Nun Kun massif
and a number of other peaks. The Nun towering to 7135m was
first climbed in 1913 and Kun at 7087m in 1953. There's also
the Drang Drung glacier in the Zanskar range close to the
Pensi La pass ringed by a number of magnificent peaks.
Some of the other recognised peaks in the massif are the Bobank
Peak - 5971m, Pinnacle - 6930m, White-Needle - 6420m, Z-1
- 6155m, D-41 - 5600m, Z-2 - Peak - 6152, besides a number
of other unnamed peaks ranging from 5500m to 6509m. The Karakorum
range north west of Ladakh has even higher peaks including
the Saser Kangri II East 7518m, Plateau Peak 7287m, Saltoro
Kangri II 7705m and the Apsaras II and III at 7200m.
The towering STOK KANGRI at 6153 / 20,1818ft, 'a must climb'
for all avid mountaineers in the region is located off the
Markha Valley Trail. Approached from Stok this graceful mountain
dominates the landscape from a distance. Ideal for both amateurs
and professional climbers the Stok Kangri Expedition takes
a minimum of 4 days to attempt. The Stok Kangri a relatively
easy mountain peak climb towers at 6250m / 20,506ft and is
ideal for the amateur mountaineer and the seasoned trekker.
Ice axes and crampons are essentials on this expedition. The
trail winds through quaint villages giving you glimpses of
the simple Ladakhi lifestyle. A few streams have to be crossed
on this trail before you reach the base camp and start the
attempt of this glorious peak.
Golden Peak Adventures facilitates mountain expeditions
by synchronising the ground logistics. Prior permission is required
from the Government of India whose liaison agency is the Indian
Mountaineering Foundation [IMF] who charge a booking fee according
to the region and height of a particular peak. The best months for attempting expeditions
are July, August, September and till the middle of October as
this entire region falls in the rain shadow. The IMF will provide
a Liaison Officer which is mandatory with each climbing team.
Please note that you must book at least 4 months in advance as
the processing tends to take time. You should also take care to
mention all details as required by the IMF. Golden Peak Adventures
will assist in following up your application process and once
completed will provide camp and climbing staff according your
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