UPPER MUSTANG DAMODAR KUNDA TREK
UPPER MUSTANG DAMODAR KUNDA TREK
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Upper Mustang is a famous touring destination in Nepal. Many people are making agendas for this Upper Mustang Trek and similarly interested in this adventure trek and them very often to think the question that how difficult is this trek gonna be.
IF YOU ARE SEEKING ANSWER FOR THIS QUESTION THEN THIS TREK IS NOT FOR”HEART FAINT”.
If you’re planning a trip to the inaccessible and famous Damodar Kund, here are some valuable bits of evidence that could be the difference between life and death, a negatively momentous journey and a relatively clear trek and journey.
This is not a comfortable and easy trek. May to September is the favorable time to visit Upper mustang. The difficulty level is based on the potential of the individual, so you have to join with a withstood trekking organization to organize everything.
Interpreted as gut-wrenching, adrenaline-pumping, and severely-challenging even for the capable, most skilled hikers, every winded whiff makes the impression from the top and every near-teary eyed walk battling the incline worth it.
The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous as a religious place, it is situated in a rain cloud that is of High Himalayas north of the Annapurna range. The peak of the Damodar Kunda is just 4890 meters. It is a harsh and windy area.
Every year there is a huge festival up there many pilgrimages Hindu and Buddhist come to visit the full moon of August. Usually, you can tour April to September annually. Festival time will be great to tour Damodar Kund. From Damodar Kund, the impressions are great from some viewpoints which are situated a bit higher than the lakes, just a short ascent up some of the cliffs.
It is located in Upper Mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath at the altitude of 5,400 meters above sea level. It is positioned on the base of Damodar Himal (6706 meters). The Lake streams towards the southern part and is understood to be the ancestry of Kaligandaki River and the shaligram. The travelers also believe that touching the water of the pond will annihilate the evil spirit and bring happiness in life.
The route furnishes us with the enthralling knowledge of the beauty of the Mustang region and their culture. You can examine archival hermitages, snow-capped mountains, isolated towns, and many dramatic lakes in Damodar Kunda Trekking. You can find around 65 mountains in this Himal range and Marsyangdi River that arises from this mixture. Views of mountains like Muktinath Himal (6,706m) and Bhrikuti Peak (6,364m) will leave you amazed. You can analyze the particular culture of Chharang village. The impression from the top of the Damodar Kunda Lake is also very extraordinary.
Mustang Damodar Kunda Trek is a very challenging trek with the highest height point of 5400 meters. The beginner might discover this trail arduous. We should have enough rest time to safely complete this trek. Distinct training like Running, Skipping, and other exercises before the trip will certainly help you in the trek. We have rest and acclimatization days to avoid altitude sickness and additional dangers.
Our trekking agency is very much concerned about the agency on environmental pollution and Global Warming. We are always significant and moral towards our trash during the trek, particularly in Camping type. We also suggest all travelers protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.
Day 01: Arrival in KathmanduEntrance in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will meet at the airport by our deputy who will be waiting for you to welcome and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour commander. He will discuss the journey details and coordinate any last-minute configurations.
Day 2: Full Day Guided exploring Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicles.After breakfast, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very near to the headquarters of Kathmandu. This Temple is also understood as a self-made Stupa. The Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the enormous stupa in the earth. You can virtually encounter Tibetan Buddhism, culture, and the direction of life in the Boudhanath Area. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the greatest spiritual temples in the whole Hindu world. It is a religious place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated.
Day 03: Morning fly from Kathmandu to PokharaHalf-day Sightseeing in Pokhara Valley with our Trekking Guide by private vehicle. You will be driving from Kathmandu to the tourism center of Nepal, Pokhara. Pokhara is a very beautiful place which is rich in natural beauty.
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and tour to Kagbeni 2800m/4 hours,Early in the morning, we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom with scenic and dramatic views Himalayan Ranges just above the deepest Kaligandaki gorge. we stroll on the broad bank of the Kaligandaki and walk on in the wind. We have a quick glimpse of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal. On this jackpot, ammonite fossils are often found. We will have our lunch there. After lunch, we continued the slightly ascending and level trail until reaching Kagbeni Village, which is the doorway to upper Mustang. We will visit the unique pigments and contours of the Chhorten and Kani in the village.
Day 05: Hike from Kagbeni to Tsaile 3100m/6 hoursIn the morning, we check in our restricted area license and we are seizing the first step into Upper Mustang. The path will proceed on the left bank of Kaligandaki. After a long walk, we traverse a small river and climb up on the terraced hill. There is iron is a bridge where Kaligandaki River rides through a subway built in the huge gravel that blocks the river coasts and just above the bridge, there are 16 small tunnels. After crossing the bridge, we make a vertical climb onto the balcony ahead and we will reach Tsaile.
Day 06: Hike from Tsaile to Syangmochen 3800m/7 hoursThe morning after breakfast, we keep clambering the civil hill and enter a region with the big canyons. We follow the trail that slashes out of the mountain and after authorizing the canyons we will reach a small pass. After lunch, we plunge steeply to a river, then climb up and tumble steeply to another stream, then climb up to a plain. We keep climbing up the right fork to the Chungsi-La and answering through the remarkable valleys. The saint Guru Rinpoche is said to have pondered here in the 8th century during his traveling in Mustang.
Day 07: Hike from Syangmochen to Tsarang 3560m/7 hoursIn the morning after breakfast, we climb up to a small pass where there is a brightly painted square chhorten. We will see a large canyon of Ghiling branching in front of us. Here are two historical hermitages and big huge shortens. From here, a long ascent begins again to Nyi-La. When we cross over this pass, we will arrive at the center of the Mustang. We tumble down the gentle hill and go around the canyon ahead towards the. After lunch, we evacuate the town and traverse a stream using the moratorium bridge. We kept strolling along and civil downfall until reaching Tsarang Village. There is a big Chhorten at the door of the town. This town is a long foliage settlement and can see farm fields spread out and surrounded by stone walls. We also can see the Gompa, which is colored in lines of Red, White, and Black.
Day 08: Tour from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang 3840m/4 hours,In the dawn after breakfast, we will tour the Old Palace and Ancient Buddhist hermitage which is said to be that Tibetan Buddhism thrived in Upper Mustang from this Monastery. Then, we tumble to the valley of the Tsarang Khola, making a big traverse upstream and hybrid by an Iron Bridge over the River. The highway crosses a stream and then develops a broad road traveling across a desert-like terrain colored in every color of gray and yellow. Finally, we complete in Lo-La from where we can see the first impression of the walled town of Lo-Manthang and the blessing flags are fluttering in the breeze.
Day 09: Hike from Lo-Manthang City and Hike to Surrounding mountains.Today, we will examine the eastern canyon of Lo-Manthang is Chhoser, the area of Garphu and Nyaphu Gompas, and some interesting cave-dwelling hierarchies. This is the main trading path to Lhasa. The damages of several palaces along the path lend credence to this statement. First, we tumble to the small river and cross by a wooden bridge. Then we clamber for a while and proceed along the level path until reaching Garphu and Nyaphu town. We tour the spectacular Monastery arranged inside the Cliff and Cave with several rooms, then we return back from the contrary side of the valley after enacting old towns.
Day 10: Hike from Lo-Manthang to Yara 3900m/6 hours.We start our trek after breakfast; we evacuate the town and keep by gently clambering until we attain Day-La with the dusty path from where the last impression of the Lo-Manthang. We continued our trail for a time and attended the left path after missing the path to reach Tsarang. The path gently clambers on the ledge respecting the scenic topography until reaching the small pass. Then, we climb down a vertical and dusty descent in the narrow path. After lunch, we cross by a moratorium bridge over the Kaligandaki River and make a quick steeper surge. Then, we headed along the upstream of Puyung Khola, glimpsing the incredible geographies and numerous caves at the gravel walls until reaching Yara Village.
Day 11: Tour from Yara to Ghuma Thanti 4800m/7 hoursToday, we climb up to arrive at Luri Cave Monastery and tour that exciting Cave hermitage. After that, we attended the barren canyon after traversing a 5100 meter pass; today we ready packed lunch due to no reasonable cooking chances on the trip. Dwell overnight at the tented center.
Day 12: Tour from Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda 4890m/10 hours,On this day, we begin after breakfast, the road begins again with ups and downs. After traversing another 5600 meter permit we will enter High Altitude Damodar Kunda. We want to make a lunch pack due to no applicable cooking chances in the trail. Stay overnight at a tented camp.
Day 13: Explore the high altitude Damodar Kunda/Lake,Today you will only observe the beautiful scenery of Damodar Kunda. You will get a glimpse of the mountain range. You get the exact meaning of the beauty of nature. You will forget the tiredness of the beginning days.
Day 14: Tour from Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti 4800m/8 hoursToday, we returned back all the way enacting over the 5600m high pass. The path also has ups and downs similar as since. We will prepare our lunch in some small river on the road.
Day 15: Tour from Ghuma Thanti to Yara 3900m/7 hours,In this also we come back all the exact route before we climb up. The road begins again downhill until attaining Yara Village. We prepare our lunch on the path. Stay overnight at the tented center.
Day 16: Tour from Yara to Tangye 3240m/8 hoursToday is also a tough and lengthy day for us. Therefore we begin really fast in the morning. We have a quick and vertical climb and then a long horizontal road. Then the road proceeds steeply down to Dechhyang Khola whose origin is from Damodar Kunda. We found Saligrames. Then the path steeply climbs and leads us to the top of the permit where we have our stored lunch break, so we want to pack lunch in Yara due to no reasonable cooking chances in the path. After lunch, the road goes up and down, and then we are on a big plateau and traverse it to reach Tanya town.
Day 17: Tour from Tanya to Tetang 3040m/10 hours (via Paha)Today is also a long day again. Accordingly, we start again really first in the morning. We evacuate the town, cross the moratorium bridge, and follow the short creek route. After traversing the creek, we steeply climb up to attain a small pass. Then the trail steeply descends and we experience strong breezes until we reach Tetang town. We have an excellent impression of Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche Peak, and other snow mountains during the tour.
Day 18: Tour from Tetang to Muktinath 3700m/6 hours,In the dawn after breakfast, we attend our trail through the town after enacting the scenic Mani fences. Then, we climbed up to the broad valley. After strolling the plateau, we protect ascending until attaining a minor pass from where we can glimpse the high mountains and scenic view of Muktinath. Then, we drop down to the tiny river and cross by a moratorium bridge. After that, we enter the town of Chhyongar and attend the degree trail until entering Muktinath enacting Kani. In the evening, we can also glimpse the beautiful impressions of Nilgiri Himal and Dhaulagiri I.
Day 19: Tour from Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m/5 hours,In the dawn after breakfast, we evacuate the town and drop down to Jharkot village where we tour the historical Sakyamuni Buddhist Monastery. Then, we attend the dusty street path for a time and choose a quick left path until attaining Eklebatti where we have our lunch. After lunch, we again pursued a polluted and strong breeze road level trip along the Kaligandaki River to enter Jomsom.
Day 20: Fly to Pokhara 820m from JomsomEarly in the dawn after breakfast, we drove back to Pokhara which puts up with about 20 minutes nearly, then transfers to a Hotel in Pokhara. After lunch, we tour in and around the canyon.
Day 21: Fly from Pokhara to KathmanduWhen you reach the domestic airport you are picked up by private vehicle and shift to the Hotel. Refreshment and relaxation. Farewell dinner with Staff.
Day 22: Departure dayYour excursion will come to the verge today after breakfast. Your commander will be on hand to instruct and help with your onward journey agreements and transport to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our personal van around 3 hours before your aviation plan and flight back to your home.
- Trek Region: Upper Mustang Region
- Type of Trek: Trekking, hiking, and culture
- Duration: 22 days
- Highest Elevation: 5400 m
- Grade: Moderate to arduous
- Meals: Full board during the trek
- Accommodation: Hotel and lodges during the trek
- Transportation: Domestic Flight and private vehicle
- Visit temples, architecture, and Pagodas, ancestry sites in Kathmandu.
- Explore the Himalayan areas.
- Interesting and beautiful places.
- Buddhist, hermitage, Chorten, and Mani fences.
- Tibetan life-style in refugee centers and the magical Terrain.
- Snow-capped Himalayan mountains.
- The famous Damodar Kunda, possible to observes festivals if the trip on the full moon of August..
- Ancient and separated villages
- Mixed culture and solely Tibetan culture.
- The journey site of Muktinath.
- Deep Lake gorge of Pokhara.
COST INCLUDES /EXCLUDES
When you choose this amazing itinerary package, the cost you pay will include and exclude the following items. It should be noted very carefully to end the future chaos.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The Trip includes the following services:
- Airport pick-up and drop-off services by providing private vehicles
- One trekking guide
- All accommodation during the trek
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Camping arrangements during the trek
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
- Entry Permit
- Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
- All land transportation
- Insurance and equipment for the guide and porter
- First aid kit
- Rescue assistance (in case of an emergency we will arrange rescue services)
- One farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- International airfare and Nepal visa fee
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Riding horse along the trek
- Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
- Sightseeing costs.
- All liquors, snacks, and additional charges such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wi-Fi, etc.
- Gratitude and tips to staff
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards