Trip Duration: 18 days Trekking Days: 13/14 days Trip Grading: Mild to strenuous Maximum Elevation: 4890 meters / 16000ft Accommodation: Teahouses and camp
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(off the tourist trail and cultural trekking)

Damodar Kund is one of the last attractions of tourist and spiritual importance opened for foreign tourists. Related to Krishna Lila, Lord Krishna of Hindus, it is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites situated in one of the most inaccessible areas of the Himalaya. Our team from ‘Three Jewels Adventures’ organised a successful trek to the region soon after the devastating earth quake of April 2015 and found the trek to be one of the most exhilarating adventures in the remote Himalaya. Until recent times, the area was only visited by a few daring Sadhus (holy men), however, as the trekking regions of Upper Mustang to Lo-Manthang have become increasingly accessible by road, tourists have embarked on the area. As this area is part of the Upper Mustang, trekking proceeds from Jomsom after two short flights from Kathmandu via Pokhara. To ensure aclimatisation to high altitude and the tourist attractions of Upper Mustang, the trek first does a small loop which includes the ancient capital city of Mustang at Lo-Manthang; here you will visit caves, monasteries and the palace. The trek then heads East to the last village en route at Yara and enters the alpine nomadic zone. From Yara, the trek proceeds to Damodar Kund, following a rarely walked pilgrimage path. There is then the option of proceeding to Saribung, or returning the same route to Yara. We then take a jeep ride from Tsarang to Jomsom. Those who prefer getting away from the tourist crowd, a challenging level of hiking as well as a unique cultural experience, Damodar Kund and Upper Mustang (as a combined trek) is a superb choice.

Brief Itinerary for Damodar Kund Trekking

Days 01-02 Kathmandu
Day 03: Pokahra by bus or air
Day 04: Flight to Jomsom and short jeep or trek or long jeep to Kagbeni
Day 05: Trek to Chhuksang
Day 06: Trek to Syangmochen
Day 07: Trek to Charang
Day 08: Trek to Lomanthang
Day 09: Rest day
Day 10: Trek to yara
Day 11: Trek to Ghuma
Day 12: Trek to Damodar Kund
Day 13: Rest day
Day 14: Return to Yara
Day 15: Back to Jomsom by jeep
Day 16: Kathmandu via Pokhara
Day 17: Extra day
Day 18: Return home or plan more !

This trek can be only 14 days if avoided to go to Lomanthang or even less if used jeep in available places. Please ask us for further details.

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      Can't say enough good things about Amber and his team. My husband and I did Lawudo Gompa group trek with Ven Robina under the guidance of Three Jewels Adventures. Amber... read more


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