Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir

Nun Kun Mountain

The Nun Kun mountain massif comprises a pair of Himalayan peaks Nun (7,135 m), the highest mountain on the Indian side of Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, and Kun (7,035 m) are located in the Suru valley. Kun, the lower of the two peaks is separated by a snowy plateau of about 2 miles is north of Nun. Pinnacle Peak (6,930 m), the third highest summit on the Nun Kun massif, was first claimed to be climbed by Fannie Bullock Workman in 1906. Most conveniently accessed from the Kargil to Leh road, located about 60 miles east of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir.

The twin peaks of Nun and Kun are located in the rugged and forbidding landscape of Zanskar in northern India and are the highest in the region. These two towering peaks and their satellites, Barmal, White Needle and Pinnacle Peak form a horse shoe above the Suru river on the boarder of Kashmir and Zanskar.


Elevation (feet): 23410
Elevation (meters): 7135
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Range/Region: Himalaya
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

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