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Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda trekking

Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda trekking ****

Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda (the forbidden kingdom) was opened in March 1992 to the outside world. Now for the first time in recent history, tourists are able to visit Lo Manthang, the seat of an ancient kingdom dating back to the 15th century. The kingdom of Lo is situated along the north central border of the main range of the Himalayas in the upper reaches of Mustang district. Lo and the area directly to its south, called Baragaon, which both fall within upper Mustang, can be claimed as one of the most outstanding areas of the Himalayas. The climate and geography of upper Mustang are nearly identical to those of Western Tibet and as such, they are dramatically different from the temperature and tropical area of the south side of the Himalayas. The dry, wind swept ecology of this Trans-Himalayan region is extremely fragile. Fuel wood is virtually non - existent, water is scare, the agriculture land yields insufficient food grain and the marginal and grasslands support only limited numbers of life stock and wildlife. With the influx of tourists, the already pressured desert environment risks further degradation. Trekking here is physically not demanding has the advantage of all season trekking.

The king (Raja) lives in his palace in the center while the four major temples from the corners of the town. The people of upper Mustang are called Bhotias and those from Lo are called Lobas. They speak various dialects of Tibetan. Historically, their art and culture flourished due to contact of the traders, monks and religious master passing between
Tibet and India or between Ladakh and Bhutan.

Damodar Kund is just 4890 meters and cold and windy place.  There is a big festival with many pilgrimages during August, Hindu and Bhuddist. Usually, you can visit April to October every year. Festival time is great for visiting Damodar Kund. From Damodar Kund, the views are fabulous.  From some viewpoints you can see the Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayas to the south.

Muktinath is holiest temple and  popular pilgrimage site specially for Hindus and Buddists, contains an elaborate temple complex which includes 108 cleansing water spouts and an eternal flame lodged inside a small Buddhist temple. This complex combines Hindu and Buddhist traditions gracefully. 

 
Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Over night at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at
Kathmandu and Swayambhunath. Over night at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (900 m). Over night at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2710 m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800 m).
Day 05: Trek to Chele (3050 m). 
Day 06: Trek to Geling (3570 m).  
Day 07: Trek to Tsarang (3560 m).
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang (3809 m).
Day 09: Rest & explore Around Lo Manthang.
Day 10: Trek to Dri/Yara (4000 m).
Day 11: Trek to Bas Khola (4500 m).
Day 12: Acclimatization day .
Day 13: Trek to Damodar Kund (lake)/ camp at 4890 m.
Day 14: Trek to Ghechung Khola (4000m).
Day 15: Trek to Tange (3240m).
Day 16: Trek to Tetang (2900m).
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath (3760m).
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom (2710m).
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara / Hotel.
Day 20: Fly or drive  to
Kathmandu. Over night at hotel.
Day 21: Sightseeing at Pashupatinath/Bhaudhanath &
Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Over night hotel.
Day 22: Drive to airport for return flight.

Trip Cost Includes:

§  Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private transport.

§  Standard accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara hotel. (in twin sharing basis)

§  City tours by professional culture guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private transport.

§  Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with tea & coffee / hot water.

§  Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide  two men tents to sleep, kitchen tents, toilet tent, kitchen wear, toilet tents).

§  A local government licensed English speaking Guide, cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.

§  All trekking permits & fees.

§  Ground transfer to and from Kathmandu.

§  Comprehensive first aid medical kit.

§  All our government taxes.

Trip Cost Exclude:

§  International airfare.

§  Nepal entry visa fee.

§  Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

§  Your travel insurance. 

§  Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.

§  Personal trekking equipments.

§  Tips for trekking staffs and driver. 

§  Sightseeing / monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Any others expenses which are not mentioned in trip co

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Friday, June 28th, 2013

Dear Shankar, We are back in Germany, full of impressions and new experiences. It was a very great journey in Nepal and Tibet, without any problems. That's why we have to say a big THANKS to you and your friend for the perfect organization. I think that this kind of contact between an ... Peter, Germany


Friday, June 28th, 2013

Hi Shankar, Today it is my first working day after 4 weeks. I have to say you sorry. As you know at the beginning I was not totally convinced to make this tour with your agency. No single German or other agency were able to make it better than you, I am sure about. And I am also sure, ... Ergin, Germany