Lo Manthang Damodar Kunda Trek

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...
  • Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Max Elevation:4890 m.
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Walking Hours:6-7 hrs.
  • Max Group Size:2
  • Best Time:April till November

Trip Overview

Lo Manthang Damodar Kunda trekking is a less frequented restricted trekking route in the Annapurna Mustang region. Mustang Damodar Kunda trek offers superb panoramic views whole Annapurna range, lush valleys, beautiful landscape, and 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 1380s, 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 most fine Tibetan Buddhist gompas in Nepal; it is really worth visiting there.

The Damodar Kund (lake) is famous for the Hindu religion, it is situated rain shadows are of the High Himalayas north of the Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kund is just 4890 meters; it is a 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 Buddhist visit the full moon of August. Usually, you can visit from April to September every year. Festival time will be great for visiting 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 holiest temples in Nepal and a very popular pilgrimage site, contains an elaborate temple complex that 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 packs 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)

  • International airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara in the 3-star category 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 staff
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag (this can be rented at Thamel; costs Rs 75-150 a day

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Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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