Kun Peak Expedition (7077m.)
The popular Darcha Lamayuru trek is a journey that connects the remote terrains of Himachal Pradesh with the ancient hues of Indo – Tibetans in Lamayuru at Ladakh. Involving crossing many high passes and villages it capture the essence of Himalayas. The trek is an absolute delight for those who revel in adventure and challenges of nature. Starting at Darcha it continues through various magnificent passes, wide barren landscapes , cascades of snowy ranges, quaint villages, and much more right up until the magnificent Lamayuru, home to one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh. The journey also encounters some wild whispers of several Himalayan wildlife, which includes migrating birds endangered animals.
Lamayuru has a well deserved reputation of being one of the most challenging and rewarding trek and is popular amongst both foreign and domestic trekkers. The itinerary has been well planned to give you a break from strenuous climbs while giving you all the possible excitement. You will have plenty of time to explore in this 23 day long itinerary and experience all of Ladakh. It will leave you pleasantly exhausted and in love with Ladakh.

Adventure Trek Highlights

Total Duration    :          23 Nights / 24 Days     
Region               :         Leh
Style of Trip        :        Climbing
Grade                :         Difficult
Maximum Altitude        7077 m
Best Season                June to September         

Adventure Trek  Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Today we will visit the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to complete any required formalities. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Relax in your hotel or explore the many sights of Delhi: India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens, and many more.

Overnight at hotel, Delhi

Day 2:   Delhi to Leh
The moment you disembark the plane at Leh, you will notice the temperature difference. Our local representative from Leh will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Today we will relax and acclimatize before a short walking tour in the evening to explore the town of Leh.

Overnight stay at your hotel, Leh

Day 3:   Leh to Shey, Thiksey and Hemis
This is the second day of acclimatization in Leh while we visit some local sightseeing destinations. We will start this day with a drive to ancient monasteries of the region. Our first stop will be at Shey Gompa, just 15 kms from Leh. Next we stop at Thiksey Gompa, which is considered to be the most beautiful in Ladakh, modelled on Potala Palace. Finally, we reach Hemis Monastery, lying 45 kms south of Leh, the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17th century. Drive back to Leh to stay in the Hotel.
Overnight stay at your hotel, Leh

Day 4:    Leh - Haniskut
As we start to begin our expedition we transit to Haniskut to make our way towards the Base Camp. We leave early morning from Leh drive towards Haniskut village via Fatu La Pass (4091 mts). Haniskut is a small village in the Markha valley area. Once we reach we setup our campsite for the overnight stay. Overnight stay at camp.

Overnight at camp, Haniskut

Day 5:   Hinaskot to Kanji
Instead of driving directly to Kun, we will complete a three-day trek to the Kanji La (5,280m), which will help our bodies to acclimatize before the our 7000 m+ summit. The drive to Kanji village is an adventure in itself, firstly along the main highway from Leh to Kashmir, before turning off for the last 10Km through a spectacular gorge. It takes roughly four hours to get to Heniskut - which is like driving back into the middle ages. From the road head, the trek to Kanji Village takes three hours. Trek to Kanji Village is though scree and dusty climb upto Kanji La.

Overnight at camp, Kanji

Day 6:   Kanji to Kanji La Base
Soon after leaving camp in the morning we break off heading steeply up the valley side to a pass at 4,600m, then on up a side valley to the final steep slopes which take us to the pass itself with wonderful views of the mountains of the Zanskar (4 hours from camp).

Overnight at camp, Kanji La Base

Day 7:  Kanji La Base to Sumdo (3810 m)

Day 8:  Sumdo to Rangdum (3840 m)

Day 9:  Rangdum to Shafat (3840 m).

Day 10:  Shafat - Base camp (4830 m)

Day 11: Preparation Day at Base Camp

Having arrived at base camp we will set up camp and begin briefing and safety techniques. During our stay in Base Camp we will study the local weather forecast and the gradient of the route, based on this we plan our further days of the expedition. Equipment distribution, route planning, team planning (advance +backup team) revising technical skills, studying tricky passes of the expedition and making plans to tackle them. Today you will learn:
              Self-arrest technique
              Using fix ropes
              Fixing and defixing of carabiners
              Walking with crampons - front pointing and flat footing (35 degrees to 55 degrees)
              Knot practising
              Ascending and descending techniques
              Basic self rescue techniques
              Handling common accidents
              Handling Ice axe
Overnight at base camp
Day 12:  Load ferry to ABC
Today we will load ferry to ABC, taking with us only the essentials. Our technical guide will analyse the route and environment. We will partially setup the ABC and head back to BC for overnight stay. Doing this will also help in acclimatizing our body for further expedition.

Overnight at camp

Day 13: Occupied ABC
And the journey begins! Base camp still gives up most of the comfort and here we start our journey to Mt Nun, our team size reduces and we need to get more technical and move forward as a team. We leave behind low altitude porters and those big comfortable dining tents and carrying only essential things with us. Now we are left with few high altitude porters and technical guides and make our way to the mount.

Overnight stay at ABC

Day 14:  ABC to Summit  Camp
As we leave the Advance Base Camp we cross 20,000 ft altitude. The days will get more technical  and challenging as we get are closer to the summit.

Overnight stay at Summit Camp

Day 15:  Summit Camp
Spend the day acclimatizing to 6200m and rest at Summit Camp.

Overnight stay at Summit Camp

Day 16: Route recce to summit and rope fix
Our final preparation to summit the Kun peak starts here, this day the WPA mountain guide will examine the route and affix the ropes for the summit the following day. We crawl into our tents early this day to wake up in midnight for the summit.

Overnight stay at Summit Camp

Day 17:    KUN SUMMIT  (7077 M)
Summit day. We’ll Wake up just after midnight, so after a cup of hot chai, we will begin our summit attempt to Mt Kun Peak (7077 m). At night the snow is hard enough to walk at a reasonable pace. Avoiding spending too much time at this high altitude we will revel in the thrill of reaching the summit, take some mandatory photos, before returning back down. Enjoy this evening at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Summit Camp
Day 18:  Reserve Day for Summit.

Day 19:  Reserve Day for Summit.

Day 20:  Base camp to Gulmatungo .

Today we leave Base Camp to reach the village of Gulmatungo which is our transit camp on our return journey.

Overnight in Camp, Gulmatungo

Day 21:   Gulmatungo to Kargil.

Overnight stay in our Guesthouse, Kargil

Day 22:    Kargil to Leh

Kargil is one of the major town we came across during our expedition before completing our onwards journey to Leh.

Day 23:   Leh to Delhi

Day 24: Depart

Following our morning visit to the IMF our group will disband.

Your White Peaks Adventure ends here.

Tariff Inclusions

  • Local Transport Delhi to Delhi.

  • Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (Instructor/guide) from White Peaks Adventures.

  • Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.

  • Vegetarian meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.

  • HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)

  • Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner

  • During Trek & Expedition we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool etc would be provided.

  • High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc

  • Climbing Guide’s support up to Summit

  • Butane gas bottle for high altitude cooking

  • Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will serve. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.

  • High Altitude meal: We will use tin packed food in high altitude 

  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen. 

  • Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.

  • State Government Fees

Tariff Excludes

  • GST 5%.

  • Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks

  • Air fare

  • IMF Permissions, Royalty and Registration.

  • Liaison Officer Cost (included for foreign expedition only)

  • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.

  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

  • Group Gears for climbing e.g. rope, pitons, snow bars, crabs etc

  • Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any

  • Inner Line Permit.

  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation

  • Purchases of personal natures (like Alcohol, Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)

  • Food to/from the trailhead.

  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

  • Travel insurance.

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