Damodar Kunda Trek: Upper Mustang, the far-famed destination as “kingdom Lo”. It is a remote space of Himalayan which is very popular as “The Last Forbidden Kingdom”. Folks from the Thakali, Gurung and Tibetans inhabitants live in this area. To trek to the upper Mustang could be a rare privilege. Here we’ll experience the life of true mountain folks. They weren’t in touch with the rest of Nepal for many years. Even till the recent time, had on formally recognized king.
The higher you acclaim during Damodar Kunda Trek, you will experience the Virgin land of classic Buddhist. And not to forget about the stunning view of snow capped Himalayan Mountains.
Upper Mustang in the Himalaya region is the only region that is equally prodigious during monsoon. The settlement scatters with very little sign of cultivation between villages. In Mustang, there is only a very little growth that resembles a desert albeit mountainous and nuclear settlements in fertile space. The return trip will follow an identical route, the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki.
The read of inhospitable Kali Gandaki vale, massive areas around Kagbeni and outstanding ridges and the exclusive Mountain View offers a mind-blowing experience. The sky may be shiny blue with the red or yellow wind-eroded cliffs. In the late morning, the wind receives up and buffets. Here you will walk more into this parched land of wondrous beauty. The residence and monasteries in top mustang have a medieval look and glorious native structure that is designed with stone and sun-baked mud bricks.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.
And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850M/2788ft), 7-8 hrs (or 25 minutes flight in option), (Hotel + B),
After early morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for a flight to Pokhara. It’s a 25mins flight enjoying an idyllic view of Himalayan range or we can drive through a bus for about 6-7hrs in a tourist bus by enjoying the countryside highway at the bank of the Trishuli River.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 04: Take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858M/9376ft), 3-4 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
Next day, we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which takes about 25min with the spectacular views of the Mountain ranges. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang district. We will start our trek following the trail till Kagbeni which offers the picturesque peaks of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peaks and landscape of Dhampus. Kagbeni will offer you the taste of scenes to Upper Mustang with narrow tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley along with large gompa.
Overnight in Kagbeni.
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3050M/10006ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After early morning breakfast, we will start the trek with the special permit checkup. We will move onward through the bank of Kaligandaki River. The trail leads us through the beautiful wasteland with windy valley following the trail ups and downs to Tangba village. Following the trail to the whitewashed house surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, and buckwheat, interspersed with small apple orchards we will trek forward Kaligandaki Valley and ascends sharply up to Chele.
Overnight in Chaile.
Day 06: Trek from Chaile to Syanbochen (3475M/11400ft) via Taklam-La Pass
(3624M/11889ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with the views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. We will continue along the steep, treeless, and dry stream with the idyllic views of the canyon to pass. The Annapurna Range, still dominated by Nilgiri Himal, stands magnificent far to the south. We will then descend through the oversized gorge and get into another depression on the encircling of cool streams. Further, we will walk to reach Syanbonche.
Overnight in Syanbonche.
Day 07: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520M/11548ft) via Yamda-La (3850M/12631ft) and Nyi Pass (4010M/13156ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
We will climb gently to Yamda La (3850m) and descend through the large painted square Chorten to the village with a Tibetans styles house. Turning north, it rejoins the road and becomes unrelenting before we climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La (4020m) with wonderful landscape vista. Nyi Pass is the highest elevation of the trek up till now. The path then drops steeply to the painted buildings of Ghemi. Ghemi is encircled by massive fields most of that square measure barren.
Overnight in Ghemi.
Day 08: Trek from Ghaymi to Charang (3500M/11482ft), 4-5 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, the track descends below the blue, grey and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmar Chu. We will then climb to highland and pass the longest and most spectacular Mani walls in Nepal. From the end of the wall, the trail heads east to the village of Charang (Tsarang) with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Charang Chu canyon.
Overnight in Charang.
Day 09: Trek from Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700 M), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, the trail descends about 125m from Charang, crosses the Tsarang Chu and follows the track to a cairn on a point opposite the village at 3,580m. It will then enter the Tholung village. Then the path ascends gently to 3,850m windy pass of Lo where we can see the Lo-Manthang vale (3700m). Views of the walled town seem brilliant with its hills on the Tibetan Border is beautiful. A short descent leads us onto the plain of aspiration, and then we will climb the trail crossing a stream and climbs up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang.
Overnight in Lo-Mangthang.
Day 10: Explore day around Lo-Mangthang (3700M/12139ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
This will be the day to explore the historical and cultural center of Upper Mustang. Kimling and Phuwa are prodigious as well as the Gompa of Namgyal is an important monastery of the local community. Hike to Tingkhar, a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang is picturesque. In the eastern vale nestles the village of Chosar; additionally made in Gompas, this valley is the main trading route to Lhasa. We will also visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house”, the red Thugchen Gomba, Chyodi Gomba and the Entrance Hall, which are the main magnetize of Lo Mangthang Trip. Also, we will have to visit the four-story building of the Raja’s room (Royal Palace) wherever the Mustang’s King offers Tibetan tea as his welcome.
Overnight in Lo-Mangthang
Day 11: Exploring day around Damodar Kunda, (Camping + B-L-D),
The day will be for exploring around Damodar Kunda / Lake. You can enjoy the magnificent view of Damodar Kunda and the surrounding area.
Overnight in Damodar Kunda
Day 12: Trek from Damodar Kunda to Yara (3900M/12795ft), 7-8 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Today we will descend the entire equivalent route that we climbed. The trail continues downhill until reaching Yara Village. We will prepare our lunch on the trail.
Overnight in Yara.
Day 13: Trek from Yara to Tangye (3240M/10629ft), 8-9 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Today’s trek is a bit tough and long for us. We will begin our trek early in the morning, and climb down to Dechhyang Khola which originates from Damodar Kunda. Then the trail will steeply ascents and lead us to the top of the pass where we will have our packed lunch break. Then we will continue along the trail that goes up and down before we reach Tangya village.
Overnight in Tangya Village.
Day 14: Trek from Tangya to Tetang (3040M/9973ft) via Paha, 10-11 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
Today we will cross the span and follow the short stream route. After crossing the stream, we will steeply climb up to reach a small pass. Then the path goes straight to Paha (shelter house) where we tend to build our lunch. Here is a small water tap for drinking water. After the lunch break, we will continue crossing many small passes till we reach the top of the hill, then the trail steeply descends and we will encounter strong winds until we reach Tetang village.
Overnight in Tetang.
Day 15: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3700M/12139ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will follow our path through the village when passing the scenic. Then, we will climb up to the wide valley. After walking the plateau, we will keep ascending until we reach a small pass where we can see the high mountains and a picturesque view of Muktinath. Then, we will drop down to the small stream and cross by a suspension bridge. After that, we will enter the village of Chhyongar and follow the path until we reach Muktinath.
Overnight in Muktinath.
Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720M/8923ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camping + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will leave the village and drop down to Jharkot village where we will visit the ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist Monastery and Traditional Medical Center. Then, we will follow the dusty road trail until we reach Eklebatti where we will have our lunch. After lunch, we will follow more soiled and robust wind road level path to Kaligandaki stream to succeed in Jomsom.
Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (850M/2788ft), 25 minutes, (Hotel + B),
Early morning, we will take a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and that of the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, are stunning. Relax the whole day in building or wander around Lake Facet with fascinating mountains panorama.
Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Hotel + B).
After breakfast, we will head for Kathmandu memorizing the good memories in this trip.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 29: Departure
- Airport-Hotel-Airport via private transport,
- Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (B-B Basis),
- Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight in option,
- Flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara,
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
- Special Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit,
- Camping accommodation during trek,
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
- Camping soft drinks like hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food, etc.
- Camping equipment like tents (dining tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items, etc.
- Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
- Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like porters, kitchen boy, harder, tent boy, etc.
- Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
- All program according to itineraries on full board,
- Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
- Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
- Rescue arrangements,
Local & government TAX-VAT etc.NOTE
- The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
- Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
- We have got other additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultralight, Sightseeing, Jungle safari, etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
- Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).