Lo Manthang Damodar Kunda Trek

GRADE

Strenuous

TRIP DURATION

20 days

BEST SEASON

April till November

GROUP SIZE

From two persons

TRIP Altitude

4890 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Buddhist culture & many monasteries,  many high passes above 4000m, picturesque Tibetan village, excellent high altitude holy Lake, Beautiful dry and desert landscape, superb Mountain View, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, friendly people and many more...

Trip Overview

Lo Manthang Damodar kunda trekking is less frequented restricted trekking route in Annapurna Mustang region. Mustang Damodar kunda trek offers superb panoramic views whole Annapurna range , lush valleys , beautiful landscape, Tibetan monasteries. Lo Monthang, aptly named the ''Plain of Aspiration." The fabled walled city of Lo, with a single entrance through which only the king is allowed to ride (all others must walk), is a welcome sight! The king, "Lo Gyelbu", named Jigme Palbar Bista, still resides at his four-storied palace inside the city walls ... that is, when he's not in Kathmandu. He is an avid horseman, and keeps his own stable of horses, some of the best in Mustang, it is said. Stay away from his Tibetan mastiffs, though! Today the king plays a somewhat ceremonial role, although he is well loved and respected throughout the kingdom. In the 1380's, King Ame Pal, established his reign in Lo, with the walled city of Lo Monthang as its capital. Within the walls of Lo Manthang are about 150 houses built among narrow streets, and some of the largest and fine Tibetan Buddhist gompas in Nepal; it is really worth to visit there.

The Damodar Kund (lake) is famous for Hindu religion, it is situated rain shadow are of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kund is just 4890 meters; it is cold and windy place. We will recommend to you visit during the full moon of August every year, because every year there is a big festival up there many pilgrimages Hindu and Bhuddist visit full moon of August. Usually, you can visit April to September every year. Festival time will be grate 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 offer the Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south.

Muktinath, one of the holies temples in Nepal and a very popular pilgrimage site, contains an elaborate temple complex which includes 108 cleansing water spouts and an eternal flame lodged inside a small Buddhist temple. This complex combines Hindu and Buddhist traditions gracefully. From Muktinath, we have outstanding views of the colorful valley and neighboring villages.Trekkers carry only day pack and walk at their own pace.

Average hiking per day will be 6-7 hrs.

  • Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel (B)
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (900m) /Hotel (B)
  • Day 04 Fly to Jomsom (2710m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Trek to Chele (3050m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Drive to Lomanthang (3809m) via Chele (3050m) (B,L,D)
  • Day 07 Rest & explore Around Lo Manthang (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Trek to Dri/Yara (4000m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Trek to Bas Khola (4500m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Acclimatization day (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Trek to Damodar Kund (lake)/ camp at 4890m
  • Day 12 Trek to Ghechung Khola (4000m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 Trek to Tange (3240m)(B, L, D)
  • Day 14 Trek to Tetang (2900m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 Trek to Muktinath (3760m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 Trek to Jomsom (2710m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 17 Fly to Pokhara /Hotel (B)
  • Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel (B)
  • Day 19 Day at leisure /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 20 Drive to airport for return flight (B)

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday, and trip can be arranged with stay in lodge and tent. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
Includes
  • International airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara at 3 star catagory in double occupancy
  • Trekking Transportation by land and fly as per the itinerary
  • Conservation permit.
  • TRC permit
  • Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
  • English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
  • Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two person)
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
Excludes
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation incase of immergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag (this can be rent at Thamel; cost Rs 75-150 a day 

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