Sacred Damodar kunda trek – trip to Damodar Kunda Lake
The Damodar Kunda Lake is well-known for its Hindu and Buddhist religious pilgrimages. The sacred Damodar Kunda is situated in rain shadows cold desert at the altitude of 4890 meters in the lap Himalayas in Upper Mustang, and falls on the north east of Mustang District, Nepal and is very close to the Tibet border. Damodar kunda is the main source of fossil stone; origin of the Kaligandaki River; according Hinduism fossil stones are the incarnation of God Bishnu. It is a cold and windy place. The best time to visit it is on the full moon in August, however any time during April to September is fine. The place attracts many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages on the full moon day. The place is very beautiful and the Damodar Himal in the North and the Annapurna Himalayan massif in the South are clearly visible from here. The walk to the Damodar Kunda trek is less frequented, challenging and very long one.
To trek to the Damodar kunda mustang, you would require a special trekking permit which can be obtained from legal trekking agency of Nepal. The trek would ideally require 3 weeks. To be able to trek one would be required to be in a good physically fit condition. The trek begins from Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang, after 25 minutes fight from Pokhara, Nepal. To enter Nepal one can fly to Kathmandu. To reach Pokhara one could either fly or take the road from Kathmandu. Both Pokhara and Jomsom are linked to Kathmandu by air or road. To reach the lake, you need a 7 days trek to Kagbeni via Ghorepani poon hill in Kali Gandaki valley and would take 7 days to return. Damodar kunda trek got it name after holy pond Damodar Kunda.
The whole trek in the Kagbeni, Chele, upper Mustang is a very beautiful one. It can be done either by foot or on a pony. The trek involves scaling a high altitude and should be designed in view of acclimatization and comfort. On the return mustang trek, you can visit the temple of Lord Muktinath. Damodar Kunda trek is suitable for those who have previous high altitude walking experience. To be comfortable in the trek, you would require warm cloths, a pair of hiking shoes, woolen socks, sun glass, sun-tan cream, nuts, biscuits, torch and camera. Mustang Damodar kunda trek offers superb panoramic views whole Annapurna range, lush valleys, beautiful landscape, Tibetan monasteries. To best suit your needs and requirements, Mustang Damodar kunda trekking schedule can be adjusted accordingly.
Mustang damodar kunda trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival our representative welcome you and assists to transfer in hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu tour and preparation for Damodar kunda trek.
Day 03: Drive / fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m).
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni (2800m).
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m).
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Gilling (3700m).
Day 07: Trek from Gilling to Tsarang (3800m).
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3840m) via Ghar Gompa.
Day 09: Rest day exploring around Lo-Manthang.
Day 10: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3900m).
Day 11: Trek from Yara to Thanti(4890m).
Day 12: Trek from Thanti to Damodar Kund (5400m).
Day 13: Trek from Damodhar Kund to Yara (3900m).
Day 14: Treks from Yara to Charang (3620m).
Day 15: Treks from Charang to Syangmoche (3770m).
Day 16: Treks from Syangmoche to Chuksang (2980m).
Day 17: Trek from Chuksang to Muktinath (3760m).
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2750m).
Day 19: Fly back from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Day 20: After this amazing Damodar kunda trek if you interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
Hotel at Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast.
Full day Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Kathmandu drive / flight
All meals and accommodation during Damoder kunda trek
An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal.
Highly experienced Upper Mustang damodar kunda trekking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, Medical Kit.
Travel and Rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
Personal Damodar kunda trekking equipment / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety. It is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us, Damodar kunda trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Upper Mustang Damodar kunda trek itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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