Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trekking explore the restricted area in Nepal that boasts distinct dry arid landscapes, unlike any other trekking region in the Himalayas. It is one of the less-visited treks because of the isolation of the region from the rest of the famous trekking routes and expensive permits.
Trek to the trans-Himalayan region during Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek and explore the ancient Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage.
If you are looking for an adventurous, less-crowded trekking package in Nepal, then Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek are the ones for you. You trek to the lost forbidden kingdom, Lo Manthang (3,840 m) and the holy Damodar Lake (4,890 m).
Trekking to Lo Manthang, the upper part of Mustang is itself an excellent venture, and we have combined the holy Damdoar lake in the journey too. So far, Mustang Damodar Kunda Trek is one of our favorite off-the-beaten treks. It's a teahouse and camping trek. We use the teahouse up to Yara and switch to a camping trek from Ghuma Thanthi.
During the trek, we spend the night in remote settlement areas. The locals are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, and their traditions & culture resembles a lot to Tibetans. Along the trekking route, you will come across ancient monasteries built centuries ago and small stupas, chortens, & mani walls.
Damodar Kunda (4,890 m) is a holy lake situated at the lap of Damodar Himal in the Upper Mustang region. The lake flows southward through the rain shadow valley at the eastern edge of the Annapurna range.
This lake has huge religious valleys, and as per the Hindu mythology, taking bath in the lake will free anyone from their sin. During the full moon in August, pilgrims visit this lake, lighting up the festivity in the area.
Views during Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek
Mustang Damodar Kunda Camping Trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna region. The trek offers gorgeous sceneries of lush valleys and further presents the arid, barren views of the Mustang region. Along the way, we also get to see remarkable views of gorges and sky caves.
Himalayan mountains like the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Tilicho peak (7,134 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Bhrikuti peak (6,476 m), etc, are seen during the Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek.
Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek difficulty
Damodar Kunda Trekking is a difficult trek. This trek is ideal for trekkers with some previous trekking experience. The trekking route is off-beat and requires 6 to 7 hours of walking. You cross many passes on the way to Lo Manthang. There are numerous steep and rugged sections along the way.
To prepare for the Damodar Kunda Trek, you can go on short hikes. The Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek demand stamina and long walking ability. Long walks on rough terrain if possible, then we highly recommend it. Likewise, activities that involve cardio like running, cycling, swimming, etc are also great for preparing for the Mustang Damodar Kunda trek.
What do we offer?
We offer the best Upper Mustang and Damodar Kund Trek itinerary and cost. Our experienced crew have extensive knowledge about the trail, so you can expect a very informative and smooth venture. Likewise, our team members are very friendly and helpful.
You'll have a hassle-free Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda Trek with us. Moreover, our transparent policy and no hidden charges with an easy booking system make it easier for travelers to do the booking.
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