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Damodar Kund (Kunda) Trekking in Upper Mustang

19 Days
  • Bus/Jeep/Airlines
  • Hotel/Tea Houses
  • 4400 metres
  • 13 Days
  • 2

Overview

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.

Trekking Itinerary

Days Places/Program Activity Time Sleeping Elevation
Day 01-02: Kathmandu, meet the guide, permits, sightseeing 1350 meters
Day 03: Drive (8hrs) or fly (25 minutes) to Pokhara and rest and prepare for the trek 800 meters
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (20 min) or drive by jeep 9 hours and short trek to Kagbeni 2810 meters
Day 05: Trekking to Chaile 7 hours 3020 meters
Day 06: Trekking to Syangmochen 6 hours 3800 meters
Day 07: Trekking to Tsarang 7 hours 3560 meters
Day 08: Trekking to Lomanthang 5 hours 3810 meters
Day 09-10: Rest and exploration days
Day 11: Trekking to Yara 7 hours 3650 meters
Day 12: Rest and visit Luri Gompa
Day 13: Trekking to Ghuma 6 hours 4200 meters
Day 14: Trekking to Damodar Kunda 6 hours 4800 meters
Day 15: Rest day at Damodarkunda
Day 16: Return trek to Yara 8 hours
Day 17: Jeep ride back to Jomsom 6 hours
Day 18: Return flight to Pokhara and to Kathmandu
Day 19: Trip concludes

PS. This trek can be made shorter by 5 days cutting the Lo-manthang part or can extend towards Nar Phu via Saribung Pass.

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

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Damodar Kund (Kunda) Trekking in Upper Mustang
From $1,800
/ Person
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