Trip Overview

Damodar Kunda situated in the Upper Mustang area of the Annapurna region which is a lifetime experience for the trekkers. Damodar Kunda is north of shadow high Himalaya of Annapurna massif and east of upper mustang (Lo-manthang) small lake at an elevation of 4890 metres and it is cold and windy place. Damodar Kunda trekking offers superb panoramic views whole Annapurna range, lush valleys, beautiful landscape, Tibetan monasteries. The views are great from some viewpoints a bit higher than the lakes, just a short climb up some of the hills. The Tibetan plateau and Damodar Himal with 65 peaks in this Himalayan range to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south. Damodar Kunda has own history in the column of Barah Puran; Lord Krishna has said that who pays a visit to this Kunda and takes a deep-bath, they will be freed from all the sin. It is also mentioned in Puran that two sons of Kubers were suffering from their wrong doing & sin, which they did in their previous birth but lord Krishna suggested them to take bath in this Kunda and immediately after taking bath in this Kunda they were released from all their sin.

We will recommend you to visit during the full moon of August every year; because every year there is a big festival up there many pilgrimages Hindu and Buddhist visit full moon of August. Usually, you can visit April to September every year. Festival time will be great to visit Damodar Kunda. Damodar Kunda trek starts and ends at Kagbeni and this trek can exdend to visit famous pilgrimage temple Muktinath then trek back to Jomsom then next day take flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Outline Trekking Itinerary: A Full moon of August

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara by Tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Kagbeni (2810m.) by Jeep drive via Jomsom (2713m.)

Restricted Area:
Day 04: Jeep drive from Kagbeni – Tsarang Village (3570m.)
Day 05: Jeep drive from Tsarang Village to Lo-Manthang (3840m.)
Day 06: Day explore by Jeep to Thinkar, Kimling, Chunjung, Namdruk and Chhoser Village.
Day 07: Jeep drive from Lo-Manthang to Dhee, Yara/Ghara Village (4200m.) and rest.
Day 08: Dhee Yara/Ghara Village – Bas Khola (4800m.)
Day 09: Bas Khola – Damodar Kunda (5200m.).
Day 10: Damodar Kunda Puja at morning and trek back to – Dhee, Yara/Ghara Village.
Day 11: Dhee, Yara/or Ghara village – Marpha Village via Lo-Manthang.

Exit Restricted Area:
Day 12: Marpha Village to Pokhara by Jeep then transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 14: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Outline Trekking Itinerary: B Full moon of August

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara by Tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Kagbeni (2810m.) by Jeep drive via Jomsom (2713m.)

Restricted Area:
Day 04: Jeep drive from Kagbeni – Tsarang Village (3570m.)
Day 05: Jeep drive from Tsarang Village – Lo- Manthang (3840m.)
Day 06: Day explore by Jeep drive to Thinkar, Kimling, Chunjung, Namdruk and Chhoser Village.
Day 07: Jeep drive from Lo-Manthang to Dhee, Yara/Ghara Village (4200m.) and rest.
Day 08: Dhee, Yara/Ghara Village – Bas Khola (4800m.) Camping.
Day 09: Bas Khola – Damodar Kunda (5200m.) Camping.
Day 10: Damodar Kunda Puja at morning and trek to Ghechung Khola (5000m.) Camping
Day 11: Trek from Ghechung Khola – Tange (3200m.) Camping
Day 12: Trek from Tange – Tetang (2970m.) Teahouse Lodge/Camping
Day 13: Trek from Tetang – Muktinath (3800m.) 10/11 hrs.

Exit Restricted Area:
Day 14: Muktinath – Pokhara by local Jeep transportation then transfer to Hotel.
Day 15: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 16: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation by Car, Jeep, Toyota Hiace or tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 2 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at (Hotel Sapana or, Hotel Thamel) and 2 nights in
  • Pokhara (Lake View Resort) at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Private Jeep Service: Pokhara/Kagbeni/Lo-manthang/Yara/Ghara village and back to Pokhara. (Itinerary - A)
  • Private Jeep Service: Pokhara/Kagbeni/Lo-manthang till drive to Yara/Ghara village and back to Pokhara. from Muktinath. (Itinerary - B)
  • All 3 major meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food -1 Item each time) and accommodation at teahouse Lodges and instant light food at tented camp during the trek en-route. (Twin sharing North Face brand tent or, normal tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent and basic Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide + 1 Cook and necessary (1 Porter between 2 members).
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 10 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Special Trekking Permit for Upper Mustang and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal transportation except those mentioned in the above program.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Air Ticket: Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bag which must cover over minus -15 degree Celsius.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (if required).
  • Drinks, except tea and coffee at cup system (if participants ordered in small/big pot while in trekking then guest must pay by themselves,
  • Soup in Lunch, Drinking boiled water, Mineral Bottle Water, Coca Cola, Bar bills Hot shower and hot water bags for night to keep warm inside sleeping bag.;
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

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