Damodar Kunda Trek

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Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Location: Mustang Region
Elevation: 4890 m
Trip Grade: Strenuous

Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse/Lodges and Camping
Transportation: Flight/Private jeep
Meals: Bed and Breakfast basis on Pokhara and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trek.
Mode of Travel: Lodge/Teahouse and Camping

Departure From: Kathmandu
Entry Point: Jomsom
Exit point: Jomsom
Maximum Walk per Day: 05-06 Hours

Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Thakali, Nepali etc.
Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna etc.

Tour Details
Overview

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

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Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival

After arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our company representative will pick you up
and drop at request category hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02:Kathmandu (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 country side 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 03: Fly 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 04:Trek 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 05: Trek 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

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours .

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 07:Trek 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 08: Lo-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 09:Lo- 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 10: Trek 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 11:Trek 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 12: Exploring 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 13:Trek 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 14:Trek 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 15 :Trek 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 16 :Trek 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 17 :Trek 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 19 :Fly 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 20 :Pokhara 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 21:Final departure onwards destination or altenatively join other activities.

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