Upper Mustang is one of the world famous trekking destinations of Nepal in the north-west part of the country. The wide and mostly barren land is amazingly beautiful that lies in the rain shadow area formed by Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive. The region is home to Damodar Kunda and Saaligram so, is holy among both Hinduism and Buddhism followers.
Largely inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists. The region was a separate kingdom till the very recent days and regarded as an ancient Himalaya kingdom extended to the northern part of Nepal at the top of Kali Gandaki River.
- Grade: Moderate
- Duration: 19 Days
- Max Altitude: 4890m
Damodar Kunda has been opened for all the trekkers and pilgrimage foreigners in the year of 2002. Generally, Damodar Kunda Trek is combined with Upper Mustang Trek. It is located in the north of Mt. Annapurna range in 4890 m elevation. Damodar Kunda is a small lake which is famous among Hindu and Buddhist religious pilgrims as a holy destination. People believe the fossils stone called Saligram comes out of this pond. August is the best time to visit Damodar Kunda since there is a big festival held there every year and people visited the lake mostly in the same month. Beside August, the visit can be planned from April to September of each year for trekking.view more
- Grade: Moderate
- Duration: 17 Days
- Max Altitude: 3,810m/12,500ft
The government of Nepal applies its control region policy for foreign visitors. Nepal government allows only limited numbers of tourist to enter the region every year. The Upper Mustang Trek region is rich in cultural heritage, ancient caves, farmlands, art, and architecture. Culture and traditions of people in upper Mustang resemble that of Tibet because of the reason it is also called Mini Tibet.view more