Damodar Kunda Trek 23 days

5 - Excellent
Based on 1 Review

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Highlights

Trip Grade
Moderate, 5000m
Accommodation
Hotel/ Guest Hosue
Transportation
Domestic Flight
Best Season
April To September
  • Visit the Palace of Jigme parwal Biste (former king) in Lo-Manthang and the walled city (the lost forbidden kingdom of Tibet)
  • Explore 13th century Luri Gumpa
  • Amazing view of Upper Mustang valley, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annaurna South, Dhaulagiri
  • Tibetan culture and tradition, historical caves
  • Visit Damodar Kunda (the holy lake) and cultural wonders.
  • See the longest Mani wall in Nepal
  • Passes through the worlds deepest gorge Kaligandaki valley and the beauty of Annapurna Himalayan range.

Damodar Kunda Trek Overview

Damodar Kunda trek is the holiest pilgrimage (lake) to the Hindus which is situated at an altitude of 4890m in the base of Damodar Himalaya in upper Mustang region, Nepal.

Upper Mustang (Damodar Kunda and Lo-manthang area) was opened to the tourist in  1991. However, one should buy the special trekking permit from Nepal government (Alpine Asian Treks and Expedition P Ltd can apply your special permit) to trek to the Upper Mustang region.

The people in Upper Mustang are Tibetan Buddhist and had practiced Bon religion before Buddhism. There are some monasteries which are related to Bon-Po religion. The barren mountains, Kali Gandaki river valley, land escape, mysterious cave, the towering snow capped peaks are always attracting to the trekkers. The flat roof hose, small tiny village and rocky canyon will give you the life time experience.

Damodar Kunda trek and Upper Mustang Trek has been visited by many tourists from around the world, waiting to come back again to quenched their adventure thrust. Upper mustang, Tibetan plateau is trans Himalayan region have rare rain. As it is dry and walking about 4000m you may feel difficulties of breathing.

Day to Day Itinerary

Whats Included?

Accommodation
  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis
Meals
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) while on trek in camping
Transportation
  • Arrival and departure transfers from International airport, Kathmandu.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing by car/ van
  • Domestic Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Land transportation Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist coach
Other
  • Mustang Special Trekking Permit Fee for 15 days
  • Annapurna Conservation Area ( ACAP) Permit fee and TIMS and monastery entrance while in Lo-Manthang
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook, kitchen boy (s)
  • Kitchen and utensils
  • Wages, insurance, meals, transportation and allowances of the crew
  • Clients allowed taking only 15 kg. Personal luggage while on trekking.
  • Local telephone SIM Card with minimum balance, battery charger
  • Alpine Asian Treks service charge and government tax.

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • International airfare and Nepal visa
  • Monuments entry fee in Kathmandu and Pokhara while on sightseeing.
  • Personal trekking equipment( Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek)
  • Lunch and dinner while in the city ( Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Tipping and donation (5-10% is normal)
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Internet date package, Hot shower, battery charging.
  • Any other services which is not specified in the 'Cost includes'

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Review

Exceptional and Truly Exciting and Fulfilling

“Exceptional and Truly Exciting and Fulfilling”

The Pilgrimage trek to Damodar Kunda and Lo-manthang in Upper Mustang in Nepal has been exceptional and truly exciting and fulfilling. The trip was made comfortable and enjoyable by the excellent services rendered by the staff of Alpine Asian Treks & Exp (P) Ltd who took special care of each one of us to make it a life time experience for all of us.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The northern upper part from classic Annapurna circuit (Northers part from jomsom to Muktinath)to the Tibetan border is declared as a controlled area or require a special trekking permit. Only a government licensed company can apply a trekking permit. The permit fee is US$500 for 10 days and after US$50/ additional day.