Ladakh is a mountaineer’s delight because of several extraordinary mountain ranges; Karakoram, Zangskar and Ladakh Ranges. The most famous and easily accessible from Leh is the Stok Khangri massif in Zangskar range, south of Leh. The Base Camp for various peaks of this massif is about four days trek from the village of Stok or Spituk.
Amongst its known peaks Stok Khangri (6,150 mtrs.) is the most famous amongst tourists and locals as a trekking peak. It offers a spectacular view of the Indus valley and the Karakoram Range.
Other notable peaks in this area include Golaib Khangri (5,900 mtrs.) and adjacent to Stok is Matho west (5,950 mtrs).
The Kangyatse peak (6,400 meters.) lies south east of Leh and is reached via the famous Markha Valley trek of 9 days. There are many other peaks around Kangyatse on the altitude range of 5,500 meters and 6,400 meters, which are climbable in the Nimaling plateau.
The Nun-Kun massif in the greater Himalayan range is easily accessible from the Kargil-Padum road. The shortest possible approach is to trek to the base camp which makes this massif the most attractive climbing destination in the great Himalayas. Amongst its six known peaks accessible from Suru Valley is Nun (7,135 meters) and the highest is Kun (23,213 feet).