Muktinath to Damodar kunda trek in Mustang Nepal
Muktinath to Damodar Kunda trek is a pilgrimage trip for Hindu and Buddhist. Many devotees from around the world go to take a bath in the sacred water of Damodar Kunda Lake. Elevation of Damodar kunda is 4890 meters above sea level, situated near the border of China (Tibet). Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek is an adventurous trek, less frequented and very long one. Trekking area is very windy and cold, most difficult part starts after Yara.
Muktinath to Damodar kunda trek distance is 173 kilometers / 107.4 miles. Damodar Kunda trek area is a part of Upper Mustang the forbidden kingdom of Himalayas. This route goes along Dhechyang Khola which comes from Damodar Kunda.
The water from Damodar Kund flows into Kali Gandaki River. Barren mountains, rough terrain and up down cliff by the river make this route very hard to walk. We advice all to do pre training, yoga practice, daily exercise to make this trip easier.
Damodar kunda is the source of black ammonite fossils “Sacred Shaligram”. Both Hindus and Buddhists collect the fossils to worship them. They believe that the fossils are embodiments of God Vishnu.
Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit Mustang Damodar Kunda for pilgrimage and religious celebration each year. It is the center of attraction during the month of August in full moon. The possibilities and best time to go to visit Damodar Kunda Lake is April to October months. During the trekking period you can see the sight of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other high mountains.
Mustang Damodar Kunda trek starts from Jomsom after Muktinath Darshan, journey follow the upper mustang trekking route to reach the sacred Damodar kunda. Restricted area permit require for all travelers to enter this area.
Muktinath to Damodar Kunda trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight or jeep / car
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight then trek to Kagbeni 2810 meters
Day 05: Trek to Chele 3050 meters / 1006 feet
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche 3850 meters /12631 feet
Day 07: Trek to Ghami 3520 meters / 11548 feet
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 3560 meters / 11679 feet
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang 3840 meters / 12598 feet
Day 10: Day trip to Explore Lo Manthang & Chhoser by jeep, horse or walk on choice
Day 11: Trek to Yara 3900 meters / 12795 feet
Day 12: Trek to Thanti 4890 meters / 16043 feet
Day 13: Trek to Damodarkund 5400 meters / 17716 feet
Day 14: Pray the goddess and explore around
Day 15: Trek back to Yara 3900 meters / 12795 feet
Day 16: Trek to Charang 3620 meters / 11876 feet
Day 17: Trek to Syangmoche 3770 meters / 12368 feet
Day 18: Trek to Chuksang 2980 meters / 9776 feet
Day 19: Trek to Muktinath 3760 meters / 12335 feet
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom 2750 meters / 9022 feet
Day 21: Flight /drive back to Pokhara
Day 22: Flight /drive to Kathmandu
Day 23: Transfer to airport for departure
Mustang Damodar Kunda trek cost US$:
Services included on Muktinath to Damodar Kunda trek package
# Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
# Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights before and after trek
# Drive / flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on choice (Round trip)
# Pokhara to Jomsom flight / drive according to the weather situation
# All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
# Best accommodation at tea houses / camping tent during trekking period
# Professional English speaking trekking guide trained by government of Nepal
# Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
# All necessary paperwork, special permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
# Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights
# Travel and rescue arrangements if require
Service excludes on Damodar Kunda trek to Mustang
* Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
* Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
* Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
We are here to systematize guide, porter, permits and other arrangements for trip to sacred Lake to fulfill your wish to worship in Kunda.