Damodar Kunda Trek 2019/20

  • Trip duration 21 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
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A holy Lake Damodar Kunda is in Upper Mustang area of Nepal. It is Northern Himalayan range of Annapurna. Damodar Kunda lies in an altitude of 4890 meters. Lake is a famous holy place for Hindu people. It is area of Tibetan plateau landscape to the remote area of Nepal near from Tibet. 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 (6,706m) with 65 peaks in this Himalayan range to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south.

From Damodar Kunda, the views are great from viewpoints a bit higher than the lakes, just after a short climb up some of the hills. The Tibetan plateau and Damodar Himal are situated to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m) to Pokhara (900m) by bus, 6 hrs or by fly, 30 min.
  • Day 03: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m), then trek to Kagbeni (2800m), 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570m), 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m ), 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m ), 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Lo-Manthang, day hiking exploring around
  • Day 09: Lo- Manthang trek to Yara (3650m) 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek Yara to Ghuma Thanti (4800m) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 11: Trek Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda (4890m) 8-9 hrs.
  • Day 12: Exploring the high altitude Damodar Kunda/Lake (4890m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti (4800m) 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Yara (3900m) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek from Yara to Tangye (3240m) 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 16: Trek from Tangya to Tetang (3040m) 8-9 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek Tetang to Muktinath (3700m) 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 18: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 19: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (960m), 20 min.
  • Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 21: Final departure onwards destination or alternatively join other activities

Cost Includes:

Airport-Hotel-Airport via private transport,
Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (B-B Basis),

  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs) or flight in option,
  • Flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • Special Upper Mustang restricted Area Permit,
  • Camping accommodation during trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Camping soft drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boy, sarder, tent boy etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX-VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, bakery items,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Arrival After arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our company representative will pick you up and drop at request category hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 02Kathmandu (1300m) to Pokhara (900m) by bus, 6 hrs or by fly, 30 min.Early in the morning we set off for Pokhara. On the way we enjoy countryside views of green hills, river, farms etc. After a 200 km and around 6 hours drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally). Pokhara city offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range.
  • Day 03Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m), then trek to Kagbeni (2800m), 3-4 hrs.We fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, landing on district headquarter of Mustang and start the trek to Kagbeni, the starting point of the Upper Mustang where you can make your eyes busy for the spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 04Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs.The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki which climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. The town is labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed house, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak, which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni continues to loom massively at the foot of the valley. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang Village and crosses the river, continue climbing north up the trail to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele at 3030m. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 05Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570m), 7-8 hrs. Climb continues along step, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some shortens on a ridge, and then the trail descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route climbs sharply up and down over a series of high passes, before the final descend to Geiling. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 06Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m ), 6-7 hrs.From Geling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYILA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river), we will arrive to a MANI (Prayer WALL) perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang. The huge five €“ storey white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha€™s. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 07Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m ), 5-6 hrs.The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang - Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb. Finally, from a ridge at 3850m there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo- Manthang. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 08Lo-Manthang, day hiking exploring around Another day in Lo - Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights, the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja's Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthangthere is two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja's summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the village of Chosar, also rich in Gompas and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 09Lo- Manthang trek to Yara (3650m) 5-6 hrs.Today we start our trek gently descending down ward but, before reaching Dhie village it's a steep down walk for half an hou. After crossing Dhie village we come to cross the river on a metallic bridge and enjoy walking on the bank of the river. Now we have a steep climb up for about an hour and some gentle steep walk before coming to Yara. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 10Trek Yara to Ghuma Thanti (4800m) 6-7 hrs.Today, we climb up to reach Luri Cave Monastery and visit that interesting Cave Monastery. After that, we follow the barren valley after crossing 5100meter pass; we prepare pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trek. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 11Trek Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda (4890m) 8-9 hrs.The trek starts after breakfast, continuing with up and down trail, after crossing another 5600meter pass we will reach High Altitude Damodar Kunda. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 12Exploring the high altitude Damodar Kunda/Lake (4890m)The day is exploring day around Damodar Kunda/Lake, you enjoy magnificent beauty of Damodar Kunda and surrounding area. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 13Trek from Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti (4800m) 7-8 hrs.Today, we return back all the same way passing over the 5600m high pass. The trail again goes ups and down same like before. Overnight at tented camp on full board basis
  • Day 14Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Yara (3900m) 6-7 hrs.Return back through same route which we climbed upwards. The trail continues downhill until reaching Yara Village. We prepare our lunch on the trail. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
  • Day 15Trek from Yara to Tangye (3240m) 7-8 hrs.It is little bit difficult and long trail for us. We start our trek early in the morning. The trail continues steep down to Dechhyang Khola which origins from Damodar Kunda. Then the trail steeply ascents and leads us to the top of the pass where we have our packed lunch break, so we need to make pack lunch in Yara due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. After lunch, the trail goes up and down and then we are on a huge plateau and cross it for reaching to Tangya village. Overnight at tented camp
  • Day 16Trek from Tangya to Tetang (3040m) 8-9 hrs. Cross the suspension bridge and follow the short river route. After crossing the river, we steeply climb up to reach a small pass. Then the trail goes straight to Paha (shelter house) where we make our lunch. After lunch, we continue crossing many small passes until we reach the top of the hill, then the trail steeply descends and we encounter strong winds until we reach Tetang village. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 17Trek Tetang to Muktinath (3700m) 5-6 hrs.We follow our trail through the village after passing the scenic Mani walls. Then, we climb up to the wide valley. After walking to the plateau, we keep ascending until reaching small pass from where we can see the high mountains and picturesque view of Muktinath. Then, we drop down to the small stream and cross by a suspension bridge. After that, we enter in the village of Chhyongar and follow the level trail until reaching Muktinath passing Kani/gate. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 18Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) 5-6 hrs.After breakfast, we leave the village and trek to Jharkot village where we visit the ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist Monastery and Traditional Medical Center. Then, we follow the dusty road trail for a while and choose short trail until reaching Eklebatti. After lunch, we follow dusty and strong wind road level trail along the Kaligandaki River to reach Jomsom. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 19Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (960m), 20 min.Early in the morning we fly to Pokhara with thrilling fantastic Mountain View including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I and Machhapuchre during the flight. In the day Time if we have time we will meet the places are in Pokhara such as International Mountain Museum, Davis' falls, and Boating in Fewa Lake. Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis
  • Day 20Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs.In the morning we fly to Kathmandu, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Farewell dinner at traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program included.
  • Day 21Final departure onwards destination or alternatively join other activities

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