Damodar Kunda Trek is an adventurous journey to a beautiful holy lake Damodar Kunda. It lies in Upper Mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath at the height of 5,400 meters above sea-level. It is situated on the base of Damodar Himal 6706 meters. The Lake flow towards the south and is believed to be the origin of Kaligandaki River and the Shaligrams. The pilgrims also believe that touching the water of the pond will wipe out the evil spirit and bring prosperity in life.
The trail provides us enthralling experience of beauty of Mustang region and their culture. You can observe archival monasteries, snow capped mountains, isolated villages and many stunning lakes in Damodar Kunda Trekking. You can find around 65 peaks in this Himal range and Marsyangdi River that originates from this assortment. Views of peaks like Muktinath Himal 6,706 m and Bhrikuti Peak 6,364 m, will leave you stunned. You can explore typical culture on Chharang village. The view from the top of the Damodar Kunda Lake is also very magnificent. Due to the religious and historical value of the Damodar Kunda Lake, a grand annual festival is celebrated in August. The full moon of August is the momentous day in Damodar Kunda because there is a huge festival celebrated joyfully on this day every year.
Damodar kunda is very interesting. According to the local inhabitants of mustang, it goes back to 8th century when people tried to build the Samya Gompa in Tibet. But the demons destroyed it every time. The village was very troubled by it. In the mean time, the lamas of the village dreamt of Guru Padma Sambhawa solving the problem and decided to invite Guru in their village for a solution. Guru Padma Sambhawa accepted the invitation and travelled to Tibet. He crossed many regions defeating the demons on the way with his magical power.
When he reached the place (where Samya Gompa was to be constructed), he realized that the magical power with the demons was the reason behind the destruction. Then the Guru suggested the villagers that to successfully construct Samya Gompa in Tibet, they should first build the Lo-Ghyakar Gompa in Mustang. He killed the demon on his way back to Lo-Tshu Dhyun (Upper Mustang) where the Lo-Ghyekar Gompa is now situated. It is also believed that the long Mhane wall which is located in Ghemi along the trail was built from the demon’s intestine and the red cliff near Dhakmar is the blood of the demon which was spread during the battle
Another interesting place that you can witness in this trekking is Lo-Ghyekar Gompa. It is an ancient monastery built in 8th century. The gompa/ monastery lies at an altitude of 3934 meters. This monastery is older than “Samya Gompa” in Tibet. Lo- Ghyekar was built during the time of King-Dhuisung Dhenchen, Kempo-Khenjen Siwachho and Minister- Ghahwi Wangju. It is famous for the carved drawings and paintings in slates and the art is exemplary.
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Hotel with Breakfast
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m) by bus, 6 hours Hotel with Breakfast
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720 m, then trek to Kagbeni 2800 m, 3-4 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek from Kagbeni to Chele 3100 m 6-7 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek from Chele to Gheling 3570 m, 7-8 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek from Geling to Tsarang 3560 m, 6-7 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang 3840 m, 5-6 hours overnight at Lodge
Lo-Manthang, day hiking exploring around the Lomanthang, Nifuk, Chhoser Cave overnight at Lodge
Lo- Manthang trek to Yara 3650 m, 5-6 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek Yara to Ghuma Thanti 4800 m 6-7 hours overnight at Tent Camp
Trek Ghuma Thanti to Damodar Kunda 4890 m 7-8 hours long day walk overnight at Tent camp
Exploring the high altitude Damodar Kunda Lake 4890 m overnight at Tent
Trek Damodar Kunda to Ghuma Thanti 4800 m 7-8 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek Ghuma Thanti to Yara 3900 m 6-7 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek Yara to Tangye 3240 m 7-8 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek Tangya to Tetang 3040 m 8-9 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek Tetang to Jomsom 2720 m 5-6 hours overnight at Lodge
Fly Jomsom to Pokhara 960 m, 20 min, transfer to Hotel with Breakfast
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours transfer to Hotel overnight at Hotel with Breakfast
Departure to the airport for onward destination to return.
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