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Damodar Kunda - 22 Days

Damodar Kunda
Damodar Kunda
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  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 15 (Maximum)
  • Trek Starting Point : Kathmandu-Pokhara - Jomsom
  • Trek Ending Point : Jomsom- Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Recommended Season: Spring and Autumn
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The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for Hindu religion, it is situated rain shadow are of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is just 4890 meters; it is cold and windy place. We will recommend you to visit during the full moon of August because a big festival occurs every year where thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit. Usually, you may visit April to September every year. Festival time will be great for the visit to Damodar Kunda. The Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south can be seen clearly. The Damodar lakes are located three Day walk from north east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to Tibetan border. Damodar Kunda lies on restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath.

Muktinath is the only holy place where a combination of Hindu and Buddhist priest Dom is found. The Damodar lakes are located three days walk north east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to the border with Tibet. Damodar Kunda (Lake) situated in a basin in the Damodar Himal and flows southward through a rain shadow valley on the eastern edge of the Annapurna Range. There are two versions of the Origin of the Kali Gandaki River; one will say, the river comes from a lake near the Tibetan border by the name of Damodar-kunda north east of Muktinath (a 2-3 day trip per foot away). Others will say the river appears from a crack of the Dongmar mountain north west of Lo Mantang (what is much further north than the first description) and that the waters of Damodar kunda are unique to themselves. There are several lakes, the area being locally called "Charang the land of hilly lakes." 

Trip Highlights

  • Many snow capped Mountain Peaks
  • High alpine  desert land
  • Ancient /Historical Palace Durbar
  • Spectacular Himalayan Views
  • Adventurous Journey
  • Life time experience
  • Remote and semi wilderness area
  • Close  to China / Tibet border and other surrounding  Tibetan  peaks
  • Home of  Thakali People
  • Rhododendron forest and with native flora and fauna

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Kathmanadu arrival

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (820m), drive

Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom (2710m) flight – Kagbeni (2810m)

Day 05: Kagbeni – Chele (3100m)

Day 06: Chele – Giling (3510m)

Day 07: Giling – Ghami (3700m)

Day 08: Ghami – Tsarng (3520m)

Day 09: Tsarng – Lo Manthang (3730m)

Day 10: Acclimatization and explore around Lo Manthang

Day 11: Lo Manthang – Yara (4000m)

Day 12: Yara – Bas Kola (4500m)

Day 13: Acclimatization at Bas Khola

Day 14: Basi Khola – Damodar Kunda (m)

Day 15: Damodar Kunda – Ghechung Khola (400m)

Day 16: Ghechung Khola – Tange (3240m)

Day 17: Tange – Tetang (2900m)

Day 18: Tetang – Muktinath (3760m)

Day 19: Muktinath – Jomsom (2710m)

Day 20: Jomsom – Pokhara (820m)

Day 21: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1350m) Drive

Day 22: Kathmandu departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu tourist bus
  • Air tickets ( PKR-JOM-PKR)
  • Airport transfers 
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Accommodations in Lodge and Tent
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Transportation City –airport-city
  • Annapurna Conservation  Entry permit
  • Upper Mustang  special zone Permit
  • Trekking equipment including tents and cooking utensils
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • An English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide
  • Local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the way to trek 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee) during the meal time.
  • Purified/Iodine  Drinking water
  • All lodge accommodations on twin sharing basis ( private room share toilet) 
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
Cost Excludes
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu city
  • Tour guide 
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Boiled  / bottled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Net / Wi-Fi charges
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation charges
  • Heli transport or other private transport
  • Tips