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Damodar Kunda - Saribung La Pass Trek

Damodar Kunda situated in the north of Mustang is an isolated region of Nepal which is rarely visited by westerners. Domadar which is one of the of the last frontiers close to

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Damodar Kunda situated in the north of Mustang is an isolated region of Nepal which is rarely visited by westerners. Domadar Kunda which is one of the of the last frontiers close to Tibetan border, the rugged landscape and unique cultural practice finely blend forming  iconic exposure of lands lying behind the time. This astonishing trekking journey from Mustang we will make our way through several high passes including Saribung La(6042m) and reach the regions of Nar and Phu, where the Tibetan culture oozes out from the small villages and monasteries we pass. The main eye popping factor of this trek is the awe-inspiring landscape making it a photographer’s  as well as adventure lover, nature admirer and travelers paradise.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel. In the evening there will be briefing about the trek.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will start the day by visiting Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped temple with tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where the dead bodies are cremated. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha.  . In the afternoon we will drive to Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their antique and exquisite carvings. From here we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).  After this we will pay our visit to Swoyambhunath temple which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. Return back to hotel for overnight stay

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and prepare for the trek

Early in the morning we will enjoy a short airstrip from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Himalayas. As soon as we land in Pokhara we will have our lunch. In pokhara we will do some sightseeing and prepare ourselves for the trek.

Day 4: Fly to Jomsom(2720m) and trek to Kagbeni(2810m); 3hours

From Pokhara we will take a 22minutes airstrip between the Himalayas with the astonishing view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif to Jomsom. Jomsom is the administrative hub of Mustang. After having breakfast in Jomsom we will start the trek following Kali Gandaki River to Eklebhatti and then to Kagbeni. Stay overnight in hotel in Kagbeni.

Day 5: Trek to Chele(3050m); 6hours

Leaving Kagbeni behind us today we will enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. Following Kali Gandaki river the trail goes both uphill and downhill to reach the village of Tangbe(3060m). From Tangbe the trail goes downhill through barley, wheat and buckwheat farm to Chhuksang village (2980m). We will continue the walk following Kali Gandaki River to the village of Chele.

Day DAYS6-8: Trek to Luri Gompa

Day 9-10: Trek to Damodar Lakes.

Day 11: Trek to base Japanese Pass.

Day 12: Cross Japaneses Pass and trek to Damodar Glacier and base of De Hults Pass.

Day 13: Cross De Hults Pass and trek towards Saribung Pass.

Day 14: Cross Mustang Pass and camp.

Day 15: Descend down to Glacier Camp and trek to Phugaon.

Day 16: Free day in Phugaon.

Day 17: Trek to Nar village.

Day 18: Trek to Kang La Base Camp.

Day 19: Cross Kang La pass and trek to Nyawal.

Day 20: Trek to Hunde.

Day 21: Fly from Hundu to Pokhara and connect another flight back to Kathmandu,

Day 22: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included. 
  •  Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff, porters and mules to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 700 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 90 per day / per person).
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu (Tourist Bus Transfer from Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm).
  • Airfare for Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara including airport departure tax.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Does not Include

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

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