Mustang Damodar Kunda Trek
|Activities:||Walking and Sightseeing|
|Accommodation:||Hotel, Lodge and camping|
|Best Season:||March-May Sept-Nov|
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Damodar Kunda is situated in the Upper Mustang region which is famous for artistically decorated natural landscapes, superb views of numerous beautiful snowy peaks, Tibetan Buddhist culture, festivals, tradition, customs, rituals and ceremonies, numerous ancient monasteries and Gompas. Mustang Damodar Kunda trek takes you to one of the holy sites of Hindu people. Hindu people considered Damodar Kunda as the holiest pond where Hindu people around the country gather there to take holy bath on August full moon day with the belief of ultimate salvation from their past sins. Mustang Damodar Kunda trek follows the route of the Upper Mustang region.
Upper Mustang region is considered a mysterious region of Nepal because it is untouched by the modern civilization, life in the Upper Mustang region goes on as it has for centuries in unhurried pace. There is a separate kingdom in Lo Mangthang, after paying the certain fee visitors can meet with the King of Lo Mangthang. The panorama of the Upper Mustang region is a desolate moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and irregular moraine landscapes which together bestows the vivid variety of landscapes. The trekking to Upper Mustang is through the treeless barren landscape. Upper Mustang trek lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas where strong winds generally howl in the afternoon.
After making the short and scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, Mustang Damodar Kunda Trek starts from Jomsom. The route follows the Kaligandaki River from Jomsom up to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni trek ascend to Damodar Kunda with the adventurous journey of beautiful places such as Chele, Gelling and Charang Lo Mangthang. On the way, visitors will see numerous ancient Gompas and monasteries. Upper Mustang region is listed in restricted trekking areas of Nepal so special trekking permit should require before the trekking of this region. As a government registered trekking agency we will manage trek permit for Mustang Damodar Kunda Trek.
Damodar Kunda, Kingdom of Lo Manthang Tibetan Buddhist culture, Kaligandaki valley, are the highlights of the trek. Mustang Damodar Kunda Trek also includes breathtaking panoramas of beautiful peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Damodar Himal, and many ancient monasteries and Gompas.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m.)
Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for Trekking
Fly to Pokhara and half day sightseeing in Pokhara
Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m.) and trek to Kagbeni
Trek to Tsaile (3100m.) from Kagbeni (2800m.), 5/6 hours walk
Trek to Syangmochen (3800m.), 6/7 hours
Trek to Tsarang (3560m.) from Syangmochen, 6/7 hours walk
Trek to Lo-Mangthang (3840m.), 4/5 hours walk
Acclimatization day at Mangthang
Trek to Yala (3900m.), 5/6 hours walk
Trek to Ghuma Thani (4800m.), 7/8 hours walk
Trek to Damodar Kunda (4890m.)/ 9/10 hours walk
Damodar Kunda exploring day
Trek back to Ghechung Khola
Trek back to Tange
Trek back to Muktinath
Trek back to Jomsom
Fly back to Pokhara
Fly back to Kathmandu
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