Nun Kun

Elevation (feet): 23,410
Elevation (meters): 7,135
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Range/Region: Punjab Himalaya
Latitude: 33.98077
Longitude: 76.020584
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: Nun - 1953, Kun - 1913
First successful climber(s): Nun - Claude Kogan, Pierre Vittoz Kun - Mario Piacenza, Lorenzo Borelli, and party
Nearest major airport: Srinagar or Leh
Convenient Center: Kargil

Nun Kun is a Himalayan massif that is dominated by two icy pyramid peaks, Nun and Kun. Nun is the higher of the two peaks, and is the highest mountain in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located only sixty miles east of Srinagar, the capital city. Its slightly lower sister peak, Kun, is located two miles north, separated by a high snowy plateau.

Thanks to KVC Shekar for contributing to this description. (View history)

Weather

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #18777 - by Otto Schapendonk on Oct 03, 2005
    Didn't reach the summit. Came to 7020m. Nun is not difficult, the climb is not really steep. But hence the distances are pretty long between the camp.