Tour Package price
Price : : 190000.00
22 Nights 23 Days
Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
Price: INR 1,90,000 (cost valid for the Indian nationals with minimum group of 18-20 Pilgrims)
Auspious and Pious lake of Damodar Kunda is in Upper Mustang area of Nepal i.e., the Northern Himalayan range of Annapurna. Damodar Kunda lies in an altitude of 4890 meters. This lake is popular amongst the Hindus & lies in the Tibetan plateau region to the remote area of Nepal in proximity from Tibet. There is a belief that the bath in the Damodar Kunda Pond takes away from all sins done in a previous and current lifetime. The main source of Gandaki River is Damodar Kunda. It is also famous for Shaligram & Shilas. Damodar Kunda in Upper Mustang is a restricted area of Nepal government. A special permit is applied in this trekking area.
Our planned 23 days Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Trekking are including sightseeing in major places of Kathmandu and Pokhara. We take the short flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and reach Muktinath. Muktinath is the god of salvation and famous pilgrimage places for Hindu and Buddhist. It lies in a foot of Annapurna Himalayan range. We reach Lo – Manthang by crossing several typical Tibetan villages. Lo – Manthang is the capital of the local kingdom. Known as ancient kingdom Lo – Manthang is rich in oldest monasteries with Buddha painting which are built in centuries back. Panoramic Himalayan views, ancients monasteries, Holy temples, is an amalgamation of cultures of Nepalese and Tibetan are a major attraction of Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Trekking.
This full itinerary is planned with the camping accommodation at most of the locations. The regular route of Upper Mustang is fully equipped with the arrangements of guest houses and restaurants. This route is off beaten , seasonal in conjunction with Tibetan region of Upper Mustang Trekking. Few locations have no guest houses so we travel as a camping route . Our team manages a professional working team with all tented camp and freshly cooked foods in the entire trekking route.
The best season of Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Trekking is from March to October but we should avoid monsoon time of June end and July for the success of the tour. Rest of the months November to February is cold and trekking might difficult with snow in the path and in some high passes.. Land becomes beautiful from August with minimum rain in the region. There is special fair in every year August full moon day in Damodar Kunda.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel. Overnight
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours - 827m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom Airpoirt (2743m) and trek to Kagbeni (3 Hours - 2800m) Overnight at camp
Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chele (6 Hours - 3050m) Overnight at camp
Day 06: Trek Chele to Syangboche (7 Horus - 3475m) overnight at Camp
Day 07: Trek Syangboche to Ghaymi (6 Hours - 3520m) Overnight at Camp
Day 08: Trek Ghaymi to Charang (5 Hours - 3550m) Overnight at camp
Day 09: Trek Charang to Lo - Manthang (6 Hours - 3700m) Overnight at camp
Day 10: Explore Lo - Manthang. Overnight at Camp
Day 11: Trek Lo - Manthang to Yara (7 Hours - 3530m). overnight at camp
Day 12: Trek Yara to Ghuma Thanti (7 Hours - 4800m) Overnight at camp
Day 13: Trek Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda (10 Hours - 4890) Overnight at Camp
Day 14: Explore and rest at Damodar Kunda. Overnight at Camp
Day 15: Trek Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti (8 Hours - 4800m) Overnight at camp
Day 16: Trek Ghuma Thanti to Yara (7 Hours - 3530m) Overnight at Camp
Day 17: Trek Yara to Tange (8 Hours - 3240m) Overnight at Camp
Day 18: Trek Tange to Tetang (9 Hours - 3040m) Overnight at Camp
Day 19: Trek Tetang to Muktianth (6 Hours - 3800m) Overnight at Camp
Day 20 :Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni village (5 Hours - 2720m) Overnight at Guest House
Day 21: Fly back to Pokhara. Sightseeing in major places and Overnight at Hotel
Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 23: Departure
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel. Overnight - NTP representative will pick up you from International airport and transfer to hotel. It is just 20 minutes driving from International airport to your hotel. if time permits, we talk about the trip and your equipment Dinner and Overnight stay at kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel - We arrange for your upper mustang restricted area permit. Handover your original passports and other needful documents and our staff will arrange the needful & you will proceed for sightseeing in major places in Kathmandu valley. A famous Hindu Temple, Biggest Buddhist Stupa and Old king palace which are all listed in UNESCO heritage. back to Hotel and stay in the trip briefing with your guide, cooks and other teams. Overnight stay at kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours - 827m) Overnight at Hotel - After your early breakfast in the Hotel, we start driving to Pokhara. (200kms) each Pokhara and check in Hotel. Evening walking tour at lakeside Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom Airpoit (2743m) and trek to Kagbeni (3 Hours - 2800m) Overnight at camp - Early in the morning 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. 3 hours of walking reach at Kagbeni village. Kagbeni is the typical village with the oldest Monasteries and Tibetan styles of houses. late afternoon exploration at surroundings and overnight Jomsom
Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chele (6 Hours - 3050m) Overnight at camp - followed along the bank of Kaligandaki. We pass through the villages of Tangbe and Chunksang. We need to come across a bridge over Kaligandaki and ascend abruptly for around 35 minutes to reach Chele Village. We will be staying overnight at Chele.
Day 06: Trek Chele to Syangboche (7 Horus - 3475m) overnight at Camp - We pass several high passes Taklam La (3240m.), Baga La, Yemdo pass (4000m.) and Dzong La (3550m.). In a while, you will be walking through fascinating communities of Samar, Yemdo, and Bhona. On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave.
Day 07: Trek Syangboche to Ghaymi (6 Hours - 3520m) Overnight at Camp - We pass a few tea houses and reach at Yamda La pass (3,850m), chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m) again would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi. Ghaymi is the third largest village in the Lo region.
Day 08: Trek Ghaymi to Charang (5 Hours - 3550m) Overnight at camp - Trek today provide marvellous views of the landscape the tender curve of the north and the irregular mountain gorge in the east-west. Charang, a large thicken village inhabitant of people of Lo, actually of Tibetan origin. The adjacent Gompa and aged monastery are supposed to be around 500 years old which are enclosed by several finest religious wall paintings.
Day 09: Trek Charang to Lo - Manthang (6 Hours - 3700m) Overnight at camp - we enter today to a capital region on Upper Mustang. On the way trek to Lo-Mangthang, we see a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. lo - Manthang is a small village covered with wall to protect from heavy wind. A village is connecting with Tibetan border
Day 10: Explore Lo - Manthang. Overnight at Camp - Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar, which are important monasteries in local community. we also visit Raja Palace of Lo - Manthang. Exploration picturesque landscape as well as surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. you also can visit more places if your interest and time permits.
Day 11: Trek Lo - Manthang to Yara (7 Hours - 3530m). overnight at camp - Trekking trail steadily climbs two small passes before plunging through a spectacular canyon to Dhi village. After leaving Dhi, we continue along the river bed to Yara and Luri Gompa. Luri is a 13th century cave monastery that jealously guards some rare Pala style paintings of Buddhists mahasiddhas.
Day 12: Trek Yara to Ghuma Thanti (7 Hours - 4800m) Overnight at camp- we visit attractive Luri Monastery and cross a 5100 miter high pass. After high pass our trail goes down to Ghuma Thanti. 7 hours of walking also meets lots of other small monasteries. Since we do not find suitable place to cook our lunch, we plan to bring pack lunch from our morning camp.
Day 13: Trek Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda (10 Hours - 4890) Overnight at Camp - Long day walking today with lots of ups and down. prepare and carry packed lunch, enough drinking water for today as well. we cross 5600 miter high pass on the way and reach at Damodar Kunda - The Holy Lake. Himalayas and Landscape is more scenic today.
Day 14: Explore and rest at Damodar Kunda. Overnight at Camp - Explore Damodar Kunda today. there are 3 lakes around, these are, Brahma Kunda, Rudra Kunda and Ananta Kunda. In Hindu culture bathing in Damoar kunda take out all the sins done in previous and current lives.
Day 15: Trek Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti (8 Hours - 4800m) Overnight at camp - Trekking same way back today by passing 5600 miter high pass. it takes 2 hours lesser than your previous walk in this same route. Today total walking hours reduce by 2 hours because of reduce up hill and make long down hill.
Day 16: Trek Ghuma Thanti to Yara (7 Hours - 3530m) Overnight at Camp - Same way back again today to Yara from Ghuma Thanti. Most of the trekking trail goes all the way down. we also cross 5100-meter high pass on the way.
Day 17: Trek Yara to Tange (8 Hours - 3240m) Overnight at Camp - We prepare to start our trek early in the morning. Bring packed lunch for on the way today. it is long way walking with lots of ups and down. cross Dechhyang Khola (River) which is originally from Damodar Kunda. Tange lies in big plateau valley of Mustang with lots of memorial Chortern around.
Day 18: Trek Tange to Tetang (9 Hours - 3040m) Overnight at Camp - Today also we prepare to start our trek early in the morning. It is a long way of walking with lots of ups and down including lots of small passes. Our route generally ups until our lunch station. After Lunch all the way down to Tetang village. Heavy wind may make our walking little hard today.
Day 19: Trek Tetang to Muktianth (6 Hours - 3800m) Overnight at Camp - Our first part of trekking is kept acceding until one small pass then we enter and walk through the wild valley also crossing several local villages. Mani walls standing in between walking path and prayers wheels inside of this is interesting. we arrive at Muktinath and explore Muktinath temple, 108 holy taps around the temple, Jwalamukhi, and Monastery near at Hotel sides.
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni village (5 Hours - 2720m) Overnight at Guest House - Trek all the way down to Jomsom today. On the way of our walking, we pass several typical villages like Jharkot, Kagbeni and Eklobhatti. Oldest monasteries and Tibetan style of houses along with a massive view of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Arrive at Jomsom and overnight at a local guest house today.
Day 21: Fly back to Pokhara. Sightseeing in major places and Overnight at Hotel - Early in the morning, we fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. Check in to the Hotel and rest. afternoon sightseeing in major places of Pokhara. International mountain museum, David fall, Gupteswor Mahadev and boating in Fewa Lake
Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel - We drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. we also have the option to take private transportation or take 25 minutes flight from Pokhara - Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and take rest.
Day 23: Departure - We transfer you to international airport in Kathmandu for your fly back to home.
· All arrival and departure arrangement
· Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Hotel on twin sharing with breakfast
· Private car, professional tour guide and entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing
· Tourist bus Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu or Private transportation or flight
· Annapurna conservation area permit
· Upper Mustang restricted area permit
· Accommodations in camp during trekking days, twin sharing tent
· Three times foods and hot drinks during trekking days prepare by NTP team
· Guide as a leader, cooking team and other supporting team in entire trip
· Foods, Accommodation, Insurance, Salary and equipment for all these staffs
· Camping material and kitchen equipment
· Management of emergency evacuation in case of need
· All service charges and government taxes
· Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
· Personal expenses, Bottled drinks, bar bills
· Emergency evacuation management, personal insurance, medical expenses, personal expenses and tipping to staff
What to wear:
1 Warm clothes, a pair of hiking shoes, sun-tan cream, sunglass, nuts biscuits, huts, Chocolate, of choice, Personal towel, woolen socks etc. Torch and Cameras tele or still with enough batteries.
Food and Drink:
1. We offer vegetarian food, Morning, evening tea/coffee along with snacks, while you would be in trekking.
2. Alcoholic drinks beverages should not be consumed.
Month to visit Damodar Kund:
By Helicopter visit in the month of April and September is suitable. For the treks on foot / Pony May, June is preferable. Helicopter Services will be conducted from Jomsom/Pokhara.
Indians are required to carry authorized identity card, preferably passport, Indians and others SAARC nationals will have to pay ACAP fee of Rs. 200 and others nationals will be paying Rs. 2000.
Means & Equipment:
A group of highly competent and professional staffing who care for your needs. We are linked with world on our website and have other communication mode. We maintain a sophisticated range of equipment and a fleet of luxury cars and buses. We have a well stocked store with the equipment required for trekking and expedition.