Damodar Kunda Trek

Damodar Kunda Nepal Trekking

The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for Hindu religion as well as bhudist.it is situated rain shadow are of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is just 4890 meters. The word kunda represents lake. Damodar Kunda is located in Mustang district at mid western Nepal. This area is very close to Nepal Tibet border. Lying at an altitude of 4890 meters. it is cold and windy place. We will recommend to you visit during the full moon of August every year, because every year there is a big festival up there many pilgrimages Hindu and Buddhist visit full moon of August. From Damodar Kund, the views are great from some viewpoints a bit higher than the lakes, just a short climb up some of the hills.The Damodar lakes are located three days walk north east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to Tibetan border. Damodar Kunda lies on restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath.Muktinath, one of the holiest temples in Nepal and a very popular pilgrimage site, contains an elaborate temple complex which includes 108 cleansing water spouts and an eternal flame lodged inside a small Buddhist temple. MARSYANGDI River takes origin from this range. If you’re planning a trip to the illusive and infamous Damodar Kund here are some priceless bits of information that could be the difference between life and death, and negatively eventful pilgrimage and a relatively clear trek and pilgrimage.

Damodar Kunda Nepal Trekking

Damodar Kunda Nepal Trekking

Damodar Kunda carries wonderful natural beauty. The Gandaki River, a major Himalayan river originates from this holy lake. Budhi Gandaki is one of the major rivers of Nepal originates from this lake.You start this trekking from Jomsom following the route of Upper Mustang trail. After you get to Lomanthang you acclimatize there for a day. Then you proceed to north east. From Lomanthang it takes three days to arrive Damodar Kunda.From this sacred lake you see the Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south.Damodar Himal is a mountain range. It Includes Muktinath Himal (6,706m), Bhrikuti Peak (6,364m), Chuungian Chanma Himal 6165m, Mustang Himal 66234m, Arniko Chuli 6034m and other mountain peaks.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT], transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Day 03: Drive / Fly to Pokhara [820M / 2690FT], transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom [2700M / 8858FT], trek to Kagbeni [2900M / 9,514FT]
Day 05: Trek to Chele [3100M / 10,170FT]
Day 06: Trek to Syanboche [3800M / 12,468FT]
Day 07: Trek to Ghami [3510M / 11,515FT]
Day 08: Trek to Charang [3560M / 11,679FT]
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang [3860M / 12,664FT]
Day 10: Exploration in LoManthang [3860M / 12,664FT]
Day 11: Trek to Dri/Yara [4020M / 13,188FT]
Day 12: Trek to Ghuma Thanti [4830M / 15,846FT] after crossing the pass [5100M / 16,732FT]
Day 13: Trek to Damodar Kunda [4900M / 16,076FT] crossing another pass [5600M / 18,372FT]
Day 14: Trek to Ghechung Khola [4000M / 13,123FT]
Day 15: Trek to Tange [3250M / 10,662FT]
Day 16: Trek to Tetang [2940M / 9645FT]
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath [3800M / 12,467FT], explore temples and monasteries around the town
Day 18: Trek back to Jomsom [2700M / 8858FT]
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara [820M / 2690FT], transfer to the Hotel
Day 20: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT]
Day 21: Rest / Leisure day in Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT]
Day 22: Departure or extend your trip

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