Trip Mode: On lodge & guest houses and camping.
Trek Grade: Moderate to adventurous walks.
Highest elevation gain: On route Damodar Kunda at 5,600 m pass.
Trek duration: 17 Nights & 18 Days (Jomsom to Jomsom)
Total Trip: 21 Nights & 22 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: April to June and September to October
An adventure to Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek leads you to high country on an extension of the Tibetan plateau, regarded as the world and largest plateau. White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition adventure to Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek, a remarkable trekking with expert guides and staff, who will show you the wonders of Himalaya and mystical culture of Mustang area.Upper Mustang & Damodar Kund an adventure visiting old historical places of Lo-Manthang and sacred Damodar Kund, one of the remote and isolated pilgrimage spot for Hindu and Buddhist religions. Few trekkers and pilgrimage manage to reach this holy spot of Damodar Kund, so this is a wonderful opportunity with White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition to visit this far-flung destination and hidden areas of Far West Himalaya. On this Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek witness fascinating culture and traditional villages of strong Tibetan origin interwoven with Buddhism, enriched with ancient culture and custom as it was for thousands of years. On the walk beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal-Bhirkuti and Damodar mountain range. Upper Mustang and Lo-Manthang area was once a forbidden kingdom just opened its doors to travelers since 1991 AD. The Government and Annapurna Conservation control flow of trekkers with extra fees to visit this world country.
Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek starts with short flight from scenic Pokhara city to Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang area, from our adventure starts following Kali-Gandaki River upstream through Kagbeni, Chele, Charang to reach Lo Manthang the walled city, actually a large town village, in early days known as walled city of Lo. This high dry country for more than 500 years ruled by kings and queens which was part of Tibet province, at present unofficial Mustang Raja (state king of Mustang), recognized as the former district of Mustang king. After an exciting and great time around Upper Mustang heading to holy Damodar Kund in complete wilderness, after a time around hidden areas of Mustang Himalaya, return journey to Jomsom for the scenic flight back to Pokhara and overland drive to Kathmandu with great services of White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition.
Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive / Fly to Pokhara – 06 hrs via overland and 30 mins by air.
Day 03: Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Chele 3,050 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Tsarang 3,560 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: In Lo-Manthang rest day for acclimatization and local visitors.
Day 09: Trek to Yara 3,550 m via Dhi / Dri – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Ghuma Thanti 4,856meter via 5,100 m pass – 07 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Damodar Kunda via another un-named 5,600meter pass,
Day 12: Rest day at Damodar Kunda for exploration.
Day 13: Trek to Ghuma Thanti – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Yara 3,550 m – 07 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Luri Gompa 3,900 m – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Tange 3,250 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Tsusang 2,920 m – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 06 hrs.
Day 20: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 25 mins flight.
Day 21: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 22: International departure homeward bound.