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Damodar Kunda

Anisha Rauniyar July 2, 2020

A holy Lake Damodar Kunda is in Upper Mustang area of Nepal. It is Northern Himalayan range of Annapurna. Damodar Kunda lies in an altitude of 4890 meters. Lake is a famous holy place for Hindu people. It is area of Tibetan plateau landscape to the remote area of Nepal near from Tibet. It is believed that people should reach once in a lifetime and take a holy bath here. Bath in Damodar Kunda takes away from all sins done in a previous and current lifetime. The main source of Gandaki River is Damodar Kunda. It is also a good place to find Shaligram. Damodar in Upper Mustang is a restricted area of Nepal government. A special permit is applied in this trekking area.

We take the short flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and reach Muktinath. Muktinath is the god of salvation and famous pilgrimage places for Hindu and Buddhist. It lies in a foot of Annapurna Himalayan range. We reach Lo – Manthang by crossing several typical Tibetan villages. Lo – Manthang is the capital of the local kingdom. Known as ancient kingdom Lo – Manthang is rich in oldest monasteries with Buddha painting which are built in centuries back. Panoramic Himalayan views, ancients monasteries, Holy temples, Synthesis cultures of Nepalese and Tibetan are a major attraction of Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Trekking.

Trek arrangement is with full camping. The regular trekking way of Upper Mustang is full facilities of guest houses and restaurants. Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Trekking follow off the beaten path from Upper Mustang Trekking. Some places of this trekking are not facilitated with guesthouses. This trekking plan goes with camping on the entire trip. Touch Kailash Travel team manages a professional working team with all tented camp and freshly cooked foods in the entire trekking.

The best season of Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Trekking is from March to October. Rest of the months November to February is cold and trekking might difficult with snow in the path and in some high passes. Raining season of Nepal (June – August) is better to organize this trekking. Since Upper Mustang is rain shadow area, there is less raining even in raining season. Land becomes more beautiful after getting slight rain in that area. There is special fair in every year August full moon day in Damodar Kunda.

  • Highest Elevation: 4890m

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