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Damodar Kunda Trekking

Damodar Kunda Trekking

The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for Hindi religion. It is situated rain shadow area of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is just 4890 meters; it is cold and windy place. We will recommend you to visit during the full moon of August because a big festival occurs every year where thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pligrmages visit. Usually, you may visit April to September every year. Festival time will be great for the visit to Damodar Kund. The Tibetan plateau and Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south can be seen clearly. The Damodar lakes are located three Daywalk from north east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to Tibetan border. Damodar Kunda lies on restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu & Patan
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Pokhara flight to Jomsom (2713m) then trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Chele (3060m)
Day 06: Chele trek to Shyangbochen (3800)
Day 07: Shyangbochen trek to Ghami (3520m)
Day 08: Ghami trek to Tsarang / Charang (3560m)
Day 09: Charang to Lo-Manthang (3810m)
Day 10: Explore around Lo-Mangthang (3810m)
Day 11: Lo- Manthang trek to Yara (3650m.)
Day 12: Yara trek to Bas Khola.
Day 13: Bas Khola trek to Damodar Kund (Lake 5200m.).
Day 14: Damodar Kunda trek to Ghechung Khola (5000m.)
Day 15: Ghechung Khola trek to Tange (3200m.)
Day 16: Tange trek to Tetang (2970m.)
Day 17: Tetang trek to Muktinath (3800m.)
Day 18: Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 19: Jomsom Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 20: Pokhara drive tourist bus to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 21: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Bhaktapur
Day 22: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Mustang & Annapurna 
Trek Start Point:  Jomsom
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Trekking Accommodation:  Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5200m
Duration: 22 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu & Patan
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat in bus journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Pokhara flight to Jomsom (2713m) then trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Early morning transfer to Pokhara airport, fly to Jomsom.  This is one of the world's exciting flights to see mountain closely through the tiny aircraft, Annapurna I 8091 meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 meters, fishtail 6997 meter and other numerous peaks. You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. En- route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki River with beautiful Ekle Bhatti. Kagbeni people are influence with more Tibetan and also Kagbeni is gateway for Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda trekking. After reaching at Kagbeni (2800m) there is oldest monastery so better to visit this monastery and look around Kagbeni village. Overnight at Camp

Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Chele (3060m)
Today trek trail starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the trek we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village (3060m) with narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we trek forward to Chhusang (2980m) and after crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. We head up to small ridges reach at Chele village (3050m) overnight at Camp

Day 06: Chele trek to Shyangbochen (3800)
Today trek trail climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m) and Dajori La (3725m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Himal. Further descend a little to the village of Samar (3620m). Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another about 3 hrs easy walk takes us to Shyangbochen (3800m).  On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. Locals use the dried leaves of junipers as incenses to invite deities and start any auspicious work.  We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave. Overnight at Camp

Day 07: Shyangbochen trek to Ghami (3520m)
Today trek trail short gentle climb to the small pass (3850m) then you will meet two trails one right hand side trail goes to Geling (3570m) where available larger red Gompa and another left hand side trail goes directly to Nyi La Pass (4010m) through Tamagaon (3710m) Please consult with your guide for route recommendation. If you choose trail goes to Tamagaon will be shorter one but if you choose through Geling will be longer walk. Both trail flat and gentle up hill till Nyi La Pass (4010m) then descend to the Ghami / Ghemi (3520m), the third largest village in the Lo region. The trail is passing a chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. You will passes on the trail poplar trees and fields of Barley. Overnight at Camp

Day 08: Ghami trek to Tsarang / Charang (3560m)
Today trek trail start after with a pleasant walk.  After crossing Ghami Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism. From the end of the wall we meet two trails one left hand side trail goes to Dhakmar (3820m) and another right hand side uphill trail lead to Choya La Pass (3870m) then after descend and flat walk to Charang (3560m). Charang is a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls, Chorten Gate, red Gompa and greatest library in Lo (Old palace) Overnight at Camp

Day 09: Charang to Lo-Manthang (3810m)
Today, trek trail to Lo-Manthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Khola and then climbs steeply after crossing the river (Khola). Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,950m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Manthang Valley.  While descending to Lo-Manthang (3810m), views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. Finally you reach at Lo-manthang then visit Royal Palace, Monasteries and town. Overnight at Camp

Day 10: Explore around Lo-Mangthang (3810m)
Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Manthang and stroll back to hotel.  Or you may hire horse to go to Chosar village to see the beautiful two Gompa (monasteries) called Garphu and Nyphu Gompas as well as Chosar village is main trading route to Lhasa (Tibet) and return to Lo-manthang (3810m) overnight at Camp

Day 11: Lo- Manthang trek to Yara (3650m.)

After an expended and memorable visit of such a historical places in Lo Manthang we start our walk today with a easy start. We walk in the flat path for about 2.30 hours without any strenuous trail and then lately gentle descending down ward. But, before reaching Dhie village it’s a steep down walk for half an hour and we reach Dhie village. After crossing Dhie village we come to cross the river on a metallic bridge and also 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 (3650m) Overnight at Camp

Day 12:
Yara trek to Bas Khola.
Day 13: Bas Khola trek to Damodar Kund (Lake 5200m.).
Day 14: Damodar Kunda trek to Ghechung Khola (5000m.)
Day 15: Ghechung Khola trek to Tange (3200m.)
Day 16: Tange trek to Tetang (2970m.)
Day 17: Tetang trek to Muktinath (3800m.)

Day 18:  Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Today, trek is begin with the descent down hill to dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot (3500m) and Khingar (3280m), villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom (2713m) through Ekle Bhatti (2740m) which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki .From here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. overnight at camp

Day 19: Jomsom Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Today, you will take the early morning flight which again will give close-up views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna range and  you are flying about 25 minutes flight in a small aircraft. After arrival in Pokhara airport drive to hotel check-in your hotel and relax or do your own activities in Pokhara or look around lakeside. Overnight at hotel

Day 20: Pokhara drive tourist bus to Kathmandu (1350m)
It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight Hotel

Day 21: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Bhaktapur
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 22: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 23: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

CAMPING TREK INCLUDES :-

  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Twin Sharing accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Trekking accommodation in tent camp (Two clients get one two men tent)
  • Our own cooked meals during the trek (three time a day Veg /Non veg) in Camping
  • Government license holder trekking guide
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days
  • Acap entry permit and applicable trekking permits
  • Staff (cook, helper, Guide and other supporter porters/donkeys
  • Two men tent, toilet tent and guide Sherpa tent
  • includes drinks in campsite (hot chocolate, coffee and tea)
  • Guide Air tickets and airport taxes for Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara
  • Way Expenses to bring food, kitchenware, equipments to Jomsom and back
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu land transportation by Tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Jomsom and Pokhara to Jomsom flight tickets for clients and Guide
  • Two days sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing entry fees during the sightseeing
  • All local government taxes and our service charge

CAMPING TREK EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • International or domestic air tickets & airport taxes - Except Jomsom Sector
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s & Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls & all type of hot drinks in teahouse
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses & Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance & First aid kit
  • Hot shower charge if you wish to use shower in teahouse
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 

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