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Mountaineering Kashmir

Mountaineering in Kashmir
Kashmir Hub offers you details on mountaineering activities in the different regions of Kashmir. The mountains in Kashmir may be categorized as Alpine and Himalayan. The four important mountaineering zones in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are Kashmir, Zanskar, Kishtwar and Ladakh. Mountain climbing is a very popular adventure activity in this region. Proper expeditions have been conducted in the past and are still being conducted by professional mountain climbers to climb their way up to peaks that lie at great heights in the shortest possible time period. 

There are a number of tour and travel packages that provide ample opportunity for amateur mountain climbers to enjoy mountaineering trips and expeditions.

Kashmir mountaineeringseasons 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.  Kashmir mountaineeringis a one of the popular attraction in kashmir as well as ladakh. The Suru and Zanskar 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-Padum 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 and Zanskar 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.