Important Information

Mustang Region Treks
17 Days
Max Altitude 4890 meters
Best Season (April to October)
Activity Per Day
4-5 hours
Level 4
Group Size
2 - 12 people
Transportation Jeep, Flight, horses

Damodar Kunda Trek takes place in the eastern part of the upper Mustang region. This route is also popular for Saribung Peak climbing and traverses Nar Phu Valley of the Manang district. Damodar Kunda is the sacred site of Both Hindu and Buddhist devotees which lies at the height of 4890 meters from sea level. 

Damodar Kunda is a holy place where Lord Krishna visited and took a bath. The Hindu devotees believe that the water of this area comes from the Lake Manasarovar of Tibet. In the Puran text of Hindu, it is mentioned that whoever pays a visit to the Damodar Kunda area and touches the sacred water from it will release all the sins. 

In the Damodar Kunda area, there are three different small lakes commonly known as kundas in the Hindi and Nepali languages. They are namely Chakra Kunda, Sun Kunda, and Damodar Kunda. Each kunda has its own reason for its name.  When Lord Krishna was taking a bath he deep into the Kunda and left his Chakra inside it which we called now Chakra Kunda. After that, he throws his gold ring in one of the Kunda which became the Sun Kunda. The third name Damodar Kunda comes from the cord which Krishna's mother Yashoda bound him for being mischievous. 

Trekking to Damodar Kunda is not only a spiritual journey but also an adventure where you will acquire different experiences and knowledge that you will cherish later after the trip.   

Damoar Kunda Trek can be done in many ways depending on your time availability and physical fitness. Damodar Kunda trek itinerary given below is prepared with the purpose of visiting Damodar Kunda trek in the shortest duration of time possible. If you want to customize your own itinerary, please let us know through our email ( Himalayan Wander Walkers provide local guides and staff who are originally from Mustang for this tour. 

Highlights of Damodar Kunda Trek

  • Get blessed from the sacred place of Krishna and Shiva.
  • Experience off the beaten path to Damodar Kunda.
  • Explore the Breathtaking and mystic Landscape.
  • Salvation Journey of Holy Kundas.
  • A pure spiritual trip where you will learn about the religious harmony between Buddhism and Hindu. 
  • Witness the culture and tradition of mustang’s natives en route to Damodar Kunda. 
  • Magnificent vistas of Snowcapped Mountains.  

Outline Itinerary ( 17 Days )

Day 1

Arrival to Kathmandu (1300m)

Welcome assistance by Himalayan Wander Walkers' representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel, rest at the hotel, and briefing about the trip.
Overnight accommodation is set with BB Plan.

Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we will start the city tour to most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. These landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swyambhunath), and the world's largest Buddhists stupa, Bouddhanath. Briefing regarding the trek with a two-way question-answer with the trip leader (The Guide).
Overnight accommodation is in the same hotel as the BB Plan.


Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)

Morning 6:30 guide will be in your hotel to take you to the tourist bus station to drive to Pokhara at 7 am. Driving 210km will take around 7 to 8 hours. Pokhara is the second biggest city or valley of Nepal and one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal as well. After reaching Pokhara in the afternoon, you will visit Phewa Lake.
Overnight accommodation is in the same hotel as the BB Plan. 

Day 4

Flight to Jomsom (2,743 m), and Drive to Muktinath (3,750 m) and Overnight at Kagbeni (2,850 m)

Today you will fly to Jomsom in the morning. The flight to Jomsom will take around 20 minutes. Flying between the two world's highest mountain peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is absolutely breathtaking.  From Jomsom, you will drive to Muktinath via Ekli Batti and visit Muktinath Temple. Then you will have your lunch there and drive down to Kagbeni for an overnight stay.
Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

Drive from Kagbeni to Charang (3,570 m)

Today after your breakfast you will drive to Charang for 4 hours approximately which covers a total distance of 36 kilometers. The afternoon will be relaxing and visiting the monastery and Charang village. 
Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

Trek from Charang to Yara (3607 m)

Day 7

Trek from Yara to Ghuma Thanti (4800m)

Day 8

Trek from Ghumna Thanti to Damodar Kunda (4890 m)

Day 9

Explore and ritual

Day 10

Ghuma Thanti to Yara. 3530m

Day 11

Trek back to Ghuma Thanti

Day 12

Trek to Yara from Ghuma Thanti

Day 13

Trek to Charang

Day 14

Drive to Jomsom

Day 15

Fly to Pokhara

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Day 16

Drive to Kathmandu

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Day 17

Departure to home country

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