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Damodar Kunda Trek

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Duration Duration
22 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4890 m
Activities Activities
Sightseeing Tour, Moderate to Adventure Trekking, Offroad driving
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu -Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfer | Private Vehicle | Domestic Flight
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Meals Meals
21 B | 16 L | 16 D
Group Size Group Size
2-20 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Aug-Nov, Mar-Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
5N in a 3* Hotel
16N in a Teahouse Lodge

Overview of Damodar Kunda Trek

Damodar Kunda Trek is a pilgrimage to the most sacred pond in the Upper Mustang Region of Nepal. Damodar Kunda is for all the trekkers and pilgrimage foreigners in the year of 2002. Generally, Damodar Kunda Trek is combined with Upper Mustang Trek.

The pond lies in the north of the Mt. Annapurna range in 4890 m elevation. The Kunda is a small lake that is famous among Hindu and Buddhist religious pilgrims as a holy destination. People believe that the fossils stone called Saligram comes out of this pond.

Highlights of Damodar Kunda Trek

  • Visit Sacred pond of Damodar Kunda
  • Capture the pristine and amazing views
  • Walkthrough the Rain Shadow climate of Upper Mustang

Trekking route map

Damodar Kunda Lake Trek

Best time to visit

August is the best time to visit Damodar Kunda, since, it holds a big festival during the time. Most of the people visit the place in the same month. Besides the month of August, April to September is another suitable time to visit here.

People believe to experience sacramental divinity to attain atonement from all their sins after dipping into this sacred pond of Damodar Kunda

While going for this tour, there are high chances of suffering from High Altitude sickness. Hence, we suggest the necessary precautions beforehand on the trip. Despite the long walking distances, Damodar Kunda Trek is one of the easy trekking. You can enjoy the Annapurna Himalaya Massif which is clearly visible to the south of Damodar Kunda.


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Damodar Kunda Trek - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Oriental Journeys representative will pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening, we will take you to the greatest Hindu Temple of Nepal – Pashupatinath.

02

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

We will drive early in the morning from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will travel via tourist bus and the bus leaves at 7 am in the morning. The bus journey offers green hills, river, and farms on the way. After 6 hours drive, we reach at Pokhara, a city of lake. Pokhara city offers us the magnificent view of various mountains including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and other mountain ranges. In the evening, we will do shopping and roaming around the city of lake. Overnight stay at hotel on BB basis.

03

Day 03: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni- 3-4 hours

We will take flight from Pokhara to Jomsom . Jomsom lies in the district headquarter of Mustang. Then we start our trekking from Kagbeni, the starting point of Upper Mustang. The trek offers us spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is one of the attractions of the trek and we will get chance to explore typical Tibetan village. Overnight stay at Kagbeni.

04

Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)- 6/7 hours

We will continue our trekking towards the east bank of Kaligandaki river over many ridges. Then the trail heads to the north and reach Tangbe village. During the trek, we will encounter the fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. After crossing the Chhusang village and cross the river, we will leave Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply towards Chele at 3030m altitude. Overnight stay at Chele.

05

Day 05: Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570m)- 7/8 hours

The trek starts along step, treeless, waterless terrain along the side of spectacular steep. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent on a ridge then it further descends down to the pleasant trail to Samar. Annapurna is visible to the south.The route climbs up and down over a series of high passes before the final descent to Geijing. Overnight stay at Gheling.

06

Day 06: Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m)- 6/7 hours

We will climb gently to the interesting pass of our trekking that is NYILA then it descends down below the blue, gray and red cliffs. We will reach Mani (prayer wall) after crossing a steel bridge of Tangmar Chu (river). The huge five storey white Dzong and red Gompa is the major highlight of this trekking. Overnight stay at Tsarang.

07

Day 07: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m)- 5-6 hours

We will cross the Charang Chu after we descends down about 100 meters from Charang and climbs steeply up a rocky trail. Overnight stay at Lo Manthang.

08

Day 08: Hiking in Lo-Manthang

Hiking to Lo Manthang gives you a chance to explore Tall champa Lakhang (God House), the red Thugchen Gumpa, Chyodi Gompa and Raja’s palace. Beside this, in Lo Manthang, there are two interesting valley for visiting: the western valley Tingkhar and Gompa of Namgyal (the monastery of Victory).

09

Day 09: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3650m) - 5/6 hours

Today, we start the descending trek towards Dhie Village. After this, the trek crosses the river on a metallic bridge and enjoying the bank of river. The trek climb up for an hour and need to walk some gentle steep before coming to Yara. Overnight stay at Yara.

10

Day 10: Trek from Yara to Ghuma Thanti (4800m)- 6-7 hours

We will climb up to reach Luri cave monastery today. Then we will follow the barren valley after crossing the 5100m. We will take pack lunch since the trail has no appropriate cooking possibilities.

11

Day 11: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda

We will start our trekking after having breakfast in the up and down trail. We will reach at Damodar Kunda after crossing 5600 m altitude. Due to the lack of appropriate cooking possibilities, we need to make a pack lunch.

12

Day 12: Exploring high altitude Damodar Kunda Lake (4890m)

Today is the most joyous day of the trekking because we will get chance to explore Damodar Kunda with its magnificent scenery. Overnight stay at camp in full board basis.

13

Day 13: Trek from Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti (4800m) - 7/8 hours

We will return back to the same route by passing over 5600 m high pass. We have to cross up and down trails during the trek. We will follow the descending trail until reaching Yara village. We prepare our lunch on the trail and overnight stay at camp on full board basis.

14

Day 14: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Yara (3900m) - 6/7 hours

We follow the same route to back to yara. We will follow downhill trekking until reaching yara village. We prepare lunch on the way and overnight stay at full board basis.

15

Day 15: Trek from Yara to Tangye (3240m) - 7/8 hours

Today, we have to cross little bit difficult and longer trekking trail. Therefore, we start our trek early in the morning. We follow the steep down trail to Dechhyang Khola. After reaching there, we again ascends and descends on the trail until reaching Tangya village.

16

Day 16: Trek from Tangye to Tetang (3040m) - 8/9 hours

Similar to previous day, we have to cross long trekking trails and it continues steep down to Dechhyang Khola. After crossing suspension bridge and river, we will reach at Paha (shelter house) where we make our lunch. Then the trail steeply descends down to Tetang village.

17

Day 17: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3700m) - 5/6 hours

We follow the trekking trails through rural village after crossing Mani walls. Then we climb up to wide valley. After this, we climb up to the wide valley and keep ascending upto Muktinath. Then we drop down to the small stream and cross suspension bridge. Then we enter in the village of Chhyongar and we follow the same trail until reaching muktinath.

18

Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) - 5/6 hours

After having breakfast in the morning, we will drop down to Jharkot village. In Jharkot, we will get chance to visit ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist monastery. After this, we follow dusty road trail until reaching Eklebatti, where we can have our lunch. Then we continue the trek along the Kaligandaki river to reach Jomsom.

19

Day 19: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (960m)- 20 min

We will reach at Pokhara after early morning flight from Jomsom with thrilling mountain views by the air including Dhaulagir, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I and machhepuchhre during the flight. We will visit international mountain museum, David falls and boating in few lake.

20

Day 20: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 min fly- or drive 6/7 hours

We have option for flying back to Kathmandu or drive to Kathmandu. If you are planning to fly , you can take left side of plane for the best views of the Himalayas. But if you are taking bus, we will arrange ticket in tourise bus at river side seats. You will enjoy with river rafting scenary in Trisuli river along with the vegetation field. After you reach at kathmandu, you will have free time to explore Thamel and shopping.

21

Day 21: Sightseeing in kathmandu valley

The day has been separated for sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will take you to the historical and spiritual place in Kathmandu with an experienced guide. We will take you to Durbar square, the sacred Hindu Temple of Pashupati nath, the famous monkey temple (swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (boudhanath).Rest of the time, you could travel to Thamel and shopping the needed equipment .

22

Day 22: Final departure

Today is the last day of your trip to Nepal. If you have evening flight, you will get time for some sightseeing and shopping. Then we will transfer you at the hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and camping equipment and Kitchen equipment
  • Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • All entrance fees
  • Special permit fee
  • All necessary transportation
  • Airport pick up/drops on private vehicles
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Airfare: Pokhara – Jomsom, Jomsom – Pokhara & Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1-night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook, and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/one-way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange).

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
  • Tips & Gratitude

Damodar Kunda Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

20 % OFF

3500USD

2,800USD

All Inclusive Price

Book This TripQuick Inquiry
Duration Duration
22 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4890 m
Activities Activities
Sightseeing Tour, Moderate to Adventure Trekking, Offroad driving
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu -Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfer | Private Vehicle | Domestic Flight
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Meals Meals
21 B | 16 L | 16 D
Group Size Group Size
2-20 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Aug-Nov, Mar-Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
5N in a 3* Hotel
16N in a Teahouse Lodge

Damodar Kunda Trek is a pilgrimage to the most sacred pond in the Upper Mustang Region of Nepal. Damodar Kunda is for all the trekkers and pilgrimage foreigners in the year of 2002. Generally, Damodar Kunda Trek is combined with Upper Mustang Trek.

The pond lies in the north of the Mt. Annapurna range in 4890 m elevation. The Kunda is a small lake that is famous among Hindu and Buddhist religious pilgrims as a holy destination. People believe that the fossils stone called Saligram comes out of this pond.

Highlights of Damodar Kunda Trek

  • Visit Sacred pond of Damodar Kunda
  • Capture the pristine and amazing views
  • Walkthrough the Rain Shadow climate of Upper Mustang

Trekking route map

Damodar Kunda Lake Trek

Best time to visit

August is the best time to visit Damodar Kunda, since, it holds a big festival during the time. Most of the people visit the place in the same month. Besides the month of August, April to September is another suitable time to visit here.

People believe to experience sacramental divinity to attain atonement from all their sins after dipping into this sacred pond of Damodar Kunda

While going for this tour, there are high chances of suffering from High Altitude sickness. Hence, we suggest the necessary precautions beforehand on the trip. Despite the long walking distances, Damodar Kunda Trek is one of the easy trekking. You can enjoy the Annapurna Himalaya Massif which is clearly visible to the south of Damodar Kunda.

Damodar Kunda Trek - Video


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Oriental Journeys representative will pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening, we will take you to the greatest Hindu Temple of Nepal – Pashupatinath.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

We will drive early in the morning from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will travel via tourist bus and the bus leaves at 7 am in the morning. The bus journey offers green hills, river, and farms on the way. After 6 hours drive, we reach at Pokhara, a city of lake. Pokhara city offers us the magnificent view of various mountains including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and other mountain ranges. In the evening, we will do shopping and roaming around the city of lake. Overnight stay at hotel on BB basis.

Day 03: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni- 3-4 hours

We will take flight from Pokhara to Jomsom . Jomsom lies in the district headquarter of Mustang. Then we start our trekking from Kagbeni, the starting point of Upper Mustang. The trek offers us spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is one of the attractions of the trek and we will get chance to explore typical Tibetan village. Overnight stay at Kagbeni.

Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)- 6/7 hours

We will continue our trekking towards the east bank of Kaligandaki river over many ridges. Then the trail heads to the north and reach Tangbe village. During the trek, we will encounter the fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. After crossing the Chhusang village and cross the river, we will leave Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply towards Chele at 3030m altitude. Overnight stay at Chele.

Day 05: Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570m)- 7/8 hours

The trek starts along step, treeless, waterless terrain along the side of spectacular steep. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent on a ridge then it further descends down to the pleasant trail to Samar. Annapurna is visible to the south.The route climbs up and down over a series of high passes before the final descent to Geijing. Overnight stay at Gheling.

Day 06: Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m)- 6/7 hours

We will climb gently to the interesting pass of our trekking that is NYILA then it descends down below the blue, gray and red cliffs. We will reach Mani (prayer wall) after crossing a steel bridge of Tangmar Chu (river). The huge five storey white Dzong and red Gompa is the major highlight of this trekking. Overnight stay at Tsarang.

Day 07: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m)- 5-6 hours

We will cross the Charang Chu after we descends down about 100 meters from Charang and climbs steeply up a rocky trail. Overnight stay at Lo Manthang.

Day 08: Hiking in Lo-Manthang

Hiking to Lo Manthang gives you a chance to explore Tall champa Lakhang (God House), the red Thugchen Gumpa, Chyodi Gompa and Raja’s palace. Beside this, in Lo Manthang, there are two interesting valley for visiting: the western valley Tingkhar and Gompa of Namgyal (the monastery of Victory).

Day 09: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3650m) - 5/6 hours

Today, we start the descending trek towards Dhie Village. After this, the trek crosses the river on a metallic bridge and enjoying the bank of river. The trek climb up for an hour and need to walk some gentle steep before coming to Yara. Overnight stay at Yara.

Day 10: Trek from Yara to Ghuma Thanti (4800m)- 6-7 hours

We will climb up to reach Luri cave monastery today. Then we will follow the barren valley after crossing the 5100m. We will take pack lunch since the trail has no appropriate cooking possibilities.

Day 11: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda

We will start our trekking after having breakfast in the up and down trail. We will reach at Damodar Kunda after crossing 5600 m altitude. Due to the lack of appropriate cooking possibilities, we need to make a pack lunch.

Day 12: Exploring high altitude Damodar Kunda Lake (4890m)

Today is the most joyous day of the trekking because we will get chance to explore Damodar Kunda with its magnificent scenery. Overnight stay at camp in full board basis.

Day 13: Trek from Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti (4800m) - 7/8 hours

We will return back to the same route by passing over 5600 m high pass. We have to cross up and down trails during the trek. We will follow the descending trail until reaching Yara village. We prepare our lunch on the trail and overnight stay at camp on full board basis.

Day 14: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Yara (3900m) - 6/7 hours

We follow the same route to back to yara. We will follow downhill trekking until reaching yara village. We prepare lunch on the way and overnight stay at full board basis.

Day 15: Trek from Yara to Tangye (3240m) - 7/8 hours

Today, we have to cross little bit difficult and longer trekking trail. Therefore, we start our trek early in the morning. We follow the steep down trail to Dechhyang Khola. After reaching there, we again ascends and descends on the trail until reaching Tangya village.

Day 16: Trek from Tangye to Tetang (3040m) - 8/9 hours

Similar to previous day, we have to cross long trekking trails and it continues steep down to Dechhyang Khola. After crossing suspension bridge and river, we will reach at Paha (shelter house) where we make our lunch. Then the trail steeply descends down to Tetang village.

Day 17: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3700m) - 5/6 hours

We follow the trekking trails through rural village after crossing Mani walls. Then we climb up to wide valley. After this, we climb up to the wide valley and keep ascending upto Muktinath. Then we drop down to the small stream and cross suspension bridge. Then we enter in the village of Chhyongar and we follow the same trail until reaching muktinath.

Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) - 5/6 hours

After having breakfast in the morning, we will drop down to Jharkot village. In Jharkot, we will get chance to visit ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist monastery. After this, we follow dusty road trail until reaching Eklebatti, where we can have our lunch. Then we continue the trek along the Kaligandaki river to reach Jomsom.

Day 19: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (960m)- 20 min

We will reach at Pokhara after early morning flight from Jomsom with thrilling mountain views by the air including Dhaulagir, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I and machhepuchhre during the flight. We will visit international mountain museum, David falls and boating in few lake.

Day 20: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 min fly- or drive 6/7 hours

We have option for flying back to Kathmandu or drive to Kathmandu. If you are planning to fly , you can take left side of plane for the best views of the Himalayas. But if you are taking bus, we will arrange ticket in tourise bus at river side seats. You will enjoy with river rafting scenary in Trisuli river along with the vegetation field. After you reach at kathmandu, you will have free time to explore Thamel and shopping.

Day 21: Sightseeing in kathmandu valley

The day has been separated for sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will take you to the historical and spiritual place in Kathmandu with an experienced guide. We will take you to Durbar square, the sacred Hindu Temple of Pashupati nath, the famous monkey temple (swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (boudhanath).Rest of the time, you could travel to Thamel and shopping the needed equipment .

Day 22: Final departure

Today is the last day of your trip to Nepal. If you have evening flight, you will get time for some sightseeing and shopping. Then we will transfer you at the hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and camping equipment and Kitchen equipment
  • Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • All entrance fees
  • Special permit fee
  • All necessary transportation
  • Airport pick up/drops on private vehicles
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Airfare: Pokhara – Jomsom, Jomsom – Pokhara & Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1-night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook, and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/one-way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange).

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
  • Tips & Gratitude

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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