About Damodar Kunda Trek
Damodar Kunda Trek is the combination of Upper Mustang Trek and Damodar Kunda Trekking in Nepal. In Damodar Kunda Trekking, we see the Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for the Hindu religion; it is situated rain shadow of the High Himalayas north of the Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is just 4890 meters; it is a cold and windy place. We will recommend you visit during the full moon of August every year because there is a big festival every year. Many pilgrimages Hinduism in Nepal and Buddhist in Nepal see the full moon of August. Usually, you can visit from April to September every year. So festival time will be great for visit Damodar Kund. From Damodar Kund, the views are great from some viewpoints a bit higher than the lakes, just a short climb up some of the hills. The Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south. The Damodar lakes are located three day walk northeast of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to the Tibetan border. Damodar Kunda lies on a restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath.
Damodar Kunda Trekking covers Damodar Himal, a mountain range in Nepal Himalayas, in the Mustang district. Includes Muktinath Himal (6,706m), Bhrikuti Peak (6,364m).From there are 65 peaks in this Himal range. Marshyangdi River takes origin from this range. If you're planning a trip to the elusive and infamous Damodar Kund Trek, here are some priceless bits of information that could be the difference between life and death, and negatively eventful pilgrimage, and a relatively straightforward trek and pilgrimage.
Damodar Kund (Lake) is situated in a basin in the Damodar Himal and flows southward through a rain shadow valley on the eastern edge of the Annapurna Range. There are two versions of the Origin of the Kali Gandaki River; one will say the river comes from a lake near the Tibetan border by the name of Damodar-Kund north east of Muktinath (a 2-3 day trip per foot away). Others will say the river appears from a crack of the Dongmar mountain northwest of Lo Mantang (what is much further north than the first description) and that the waters of Damodar Kund are unique to themselves. There are several lakes, the area being locally called "Charang, the land of hilly lakes."
The Damodar lakes are located three day walk northeast of the main Damodar Kunda Trek route and very close to the border with Tibet. From Damodar Kund, the views are great from some viewpoints a bit higher than the lakes, just a short climb up some of the hills. The Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south. The Damodar Kund (lake) walk is not so tricky like Upper Mustang Trek but quite a long walking distance and only sometimes a bit steep and almost flat. The only problem is the altitude, and I have been aware of this while working out the itinerary.
Note: If you are not satisfied with this itinerary and other details, please contact us to make the itinerary and further detail as per your need.
- Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara City .
- Buddhist Monastery, Chorten and Mani walls.
- Tibetan life-style in refugee camps and the mystic Landscape.
- Snow capped peaks.
- Damodar Kunda, possible to festival observe if trip on full moon of August.
- Ancient and isolated villages.
- Lo Mangthang valley.
- Mixed culture and purely Tibetan cultural.
- Pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
- Explore Pokhara City.
Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
Passport and Visa:
First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.
Nepal has four seasons:
- Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
- Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
- Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
Best Time to Damodar Kunda Trek:
The best time to go trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.
Is it suitable Damodar Kunda Trek for me?
If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.
The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.
We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
Hotel/ Accommodation on Damodar Kunda Trek in Nepal:
We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek.Some parts of Damodar Kunda Trek , we need tent house. Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.
Meals Damodar Kunda Trek in Nepal:
The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.
Guide and Porter Damodar Kunda Trek in Nepal:
We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 20 kg .
Personal Expenses Trekking in Nepal:
Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.
Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:
- Respect local culture and people.
- The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
- While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.
What do I need for trekking?/ Packing list :
- Day pack (rucksack)
- Light weight and warm trousers.
- Sun hats and gloves.
- Full- sleeves t shirt.
- Warm jackets.
- Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
- Light weight cotton clothing.
- Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
- Knee supports.
- Sun glasses.
- Sun cream and lip protector.
- A one liter hard Water bottle.
- Flash light
- Down jacket
- Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
- Trekking shoes or boots.
- A pair of sandals.