- Duration 12 Days
- Indian Price On Request
- Best Time Apr, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Upper Mustang, Himalayan Zone of Nepal.|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Tour|
|Group Size:||2 to any|
|Best time to travel||Apr, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Approx Trekking Km||50|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Gorakhpur or Kathmandu|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||5450 meters|
|Type of Accommodation||Hotel, Lodge, Tent|
Damodar Kund or Damodar Kunda is a holy lake situated in the High Himalaya region of Nepal, this lake comes under Nepal’s Upper mustang restricted zone. Non-Nepali travelers required special permits to visit this place. Damodar Kund Lake is situated in a very remote location at an altitude of 5400 meters, someone needs to walk for 4 to 5 days minimum to reach this holy place.
The lake is very auspicious for Hindus across the world, there’s a believe if you take bath in this holy lake then all your sin becomes clean. As mentioned in Barah Puran, Kuber’s two sons took a dip in this holy lake and freed from all their sins, lord Krishna advised them to purify their souls by taking bath at this lake. Damodar Kund is the source of holy Kaligandaki River and Shaligram and considered the head of sleeping Vishnu.
You can reach this lake only on foot or by helicopter, traveling to the lake by helicopter is very expensive as you need to hire a complete helicopter. You can reach the lake by foot which will be economical and takes 6 to 7 day from Jomsom to complete. You must need the Upper Mustang restricted zone permit before entering this zone, it costs USD.500 per person. You must require a certified guide and a complete support team for your journey to the Lake.
Views and experiences will be out of the world during this journey. You can see Tibetan Plateau, Damodar Himal, Annapurna Zone, Dhaulagiri Zone, Nilgiri, Upper Mustang kingdom and many more during this tour. Please remember, travel to Damodar Kund required good health as you are crossing mountain passes above 5000 meters.
2 nights stay at Pokhara in a standard hotel with breakfast.
2 nights stay at Jomsom in a standard hotel with breakfast.
1 night stay at Muktinath in a standard hotel with breakfast.
Tea house / Tent accommodation in Yara.
Tented accommodation in trekking zone.
All meals during the trek, Yara to Yara.
Annapurna zone permit.
Special Zone Permit.
Muktinath darshan with the guide.
Jomsom Yara returns transport.
Pokhara Jomsom return transport in a Scorpio.
Gorakhpur to Gorakhpur transport.
Travel expenses to reach and return from Gorakhpur.
Food and beverages not mentioned in inclusions.
Additional accommodation and food expenses if the trip gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
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Day 1: Gorakhpur to Pokhara.
Today we will travel to Pokhara by road. It takes 7 to 8 hours to reach Pokhara from Gorakhpur. Road condition is really good and you can enjoy the journey as the road goes through Tarai land, mountains, and villages. Night stay in a hotel.
Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom by Road.
Today we will travel to Jomsom by road in a 4×4 vehicle, Pokhara to Jomsom road is very spectacular and most of it goes through Annapurna National Park! You can see many spectacular snowcapped mountains, waterfalls from the road. Most of the road goes alongside the holy Kaliganadki River. Jomsom is a small town in Lower Mustang, Jomsom is the gateway for Muktinath Temple and Damodar Kund. You can see the spectacular Nilgiri Mountain from Jomsom. Night stay in a hotel.
Day 3: Jomsom to Muktinath, Muktinath Darshan and night stay.
Today we will visit the holy Muktinath Temple and get the blessing for our upcoming Yatra. Jomsom to Muktinath is 26 kilometers by road, road condition till Muktinath is in good shape. Once we start from Jomsom the road goes alongside Kaligandaki river and it goes through the river bed too, from Kagbeni village road take a diversion and goes uphill till Muktinath. Jomsom Muktinath road journey is very spectacular; you can see beautiful Buddhist villages, snowcapped mountains, treeless small mountains and hanging bridges on the river. We will do our rituals and holy bath after arriving at Muktinath Temple then stay at the Ranipurwa market which is the nearest place from the temple. From Muktinath, you can see Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountain which looks spectacular. Night stay in a hotel.
Day 4: Muktinath to Jomsom and Travel to Yara by local Jeep.
Today early morning we will return to Jomsom and travel to Yara in another vehicle. Yara is a small village on the way to Langtang which is the capital of Upper Mustang. Jomsom to Yara takes 6-7 hours by road, the road goes through spectacular treeless high altitude Himalayan cold desert. Today we are entering to Upper Mustang restricted zone so we need to show our Special entry permit also called restricted zone permit at a check post near Yara, our guide will help for all the necessary paperwork. Tonight we will stay at a basic mountain lodge.
Day 5: Yara rest day.
Today is the rest day for us to acclimatize in the high altitude before proceeding further. After breakfast, we will visit the nearby monastery which is more than 400 years old and have a chat with monks if possible. Also, we will hike to nearby small mountains to see Tibetan plateau and Upper Mustang Zone. After our small hike, we will return to our lodge and rest. This is a leisure day so you can roam around freely. Night stay at Yara.
Day 6: Yara to Ghuma. By Trek.
Today is the first day of our trek, after breakfast, we will start our journey on foot to Ghuma with our complete support team. Our guide will be on the front and lead us to Ghuma which is our next stop before sunset. On the way, we will eat our packed lunch and take rest for sometime before proceed. The trail is spectacular as you can see many snowcapped mountains around you. Today’s hike is moderate and gradually inclined till Ghuma. Ghuma is not a settlement it’s a stopover for the pilgrimage who stays here before reaching Damodar Kund. Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 7: Ghuma to Damodar Kund via crossing Batsyak La Mountain pass (5450 m). By Trek.
Today walk is the toughest in our entire journey as we will cross a high mountain pass before reaching holy Damodar Kunda. Today we will start early after finishing our breakfast, it’s a long walk today and we need to cross a high mountain pass called Batsyak La which is 5, 450 meters. We will eat our packed lunch on the way and take some rest before proceeding further. Once we reach on top of the Batsyk La mountain pass you can see many big mountains and Tibetan plateau. Once we reach Damodar Kund we will pitch our tents close to holy Lake. The night is magnificent at the lake, especially in full moon night. Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 8: Puja and Rest Day at Damodar Kund. Small Trek.
Today we will do all our Puja, Hawan and finish all the rituals at Damodar Kunda. You can take a holy bath here; we will bring the holy water from the lake and take a bath near the lake. After all our rituals we will have our lunch. After lunch, we will start our return journey and pitch our camp. Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 9: Trek to Yara.
Today we will return to Yara on the same train. Today’s walk will be easy as we will decline in altitude. After our arrival, we will stay in a mountain lodge.
Day 10: Yara to Jomsom by local Jeep.
Today we will return to Jomsom by local jeep which will take 6 to 7 hours. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 11: Jomsom to Pokhara by Road.
After breakfast, we will return to Pokhara in a 4×4 vehicle, which will take 8-9 hours.
Day 12: Gorakhpur Drop.
Today is the last day of your journey, we will drop you at Gorakhpur for your further destination.
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