Upper Mustang Trek (DamodarKunda) is an established destination for trekkers, who would like to explores the ancient Monastery, diversify communities, more than thousand years of hundreds ruined cave and Himalayan mountain desert with local tribes sphere of influence with Tibetan culture are the main magnetism of this zone. Damodar Kunda (4890 m) famous for Hindus is situated at rain shadow area of High Himalayas in the north of Annapurna range offers the sparkling views of the Damodar Himal to the north and the mighty Annapurna Himalayas and Dhaulagiri massive to the south which also includes the remarkable views of Muktinath Himal ( 6706 m), Bhrikuti Peak ( 6364 m). The Damodar Lake is located three days walk north east of the main Mustang trekking route and very close to Tibetan border. The highest camp is at the Damodar Kund just 4890m.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
This day we have to prepare the upper Mustang permit. So you will be free for this day in Kathmandu such as city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu.
Early morning fly/drive to Pokhara by flight/private vehicle/tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning fly to Jomsom, it takes about 20 minutes to reach Jomsom (2710m). Trek starts from jomsom towards Kagbeni, we will walk almost straight trail along the bank of Kaligandai river. After walking for about 1 and half hour we will reach Ekle bhatti. After walking for about 45 minutes we will reach Kagbeni (2800m). In the evening we will visit ancient monastery and Kagbeni village. Overnight at lodge/tented camp in Kagbeni.
Early morning we will walk towards Chele. After walking for about 3 hours we will reach Tangbe, after walking about 1 hour we will reach Chhusang, here we will have lunch, after having lunch we will ascend for about 1 and half hours towards Chele crossing Kaligandaki river. We will walk around Chele village and visit a monastery. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
After breakfast we will start our journey towards Geling which a long day walk. After ascending for about 2 hours we will reach Samar village (3660m), and again descending for about half hour and ascending for about 1 hours we will reach Behana, there we will have a lunch. After lunch we will ascend for about 1 and half hour to reach Syangbochen (3880m). Again descending for about 1 hours we will reach Geling. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
Early morning we will visit Geling Monastery, after breakfast we will Walk for about 1 and half hours towards Nyi La Pass (4010m). After descending for about 1 and half hour we will reach Ghemi (3520m), after having lunch at Ghemi we will visit Monastery there. After slight ascend for about 2 hours we will reach Drakmar. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
After breakfast we will start our journey to reach Ghar Gompa, after walking about 1 hours we will reach Ghar Gompa, here we will visit ancient monastery. From Ghar Gompa we will walk for about 2 hours towards Chogo La Pass (4230m) half hour descending and 1 and half hour ascending. After walking through slightly descending trail we will reach Lo Manthang. Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
This day we will start our journey towards Namgyal and Thinggar, by walk/jeep/horse, by walk it takes 2 and half hours and by horse it takes 1 and half hours to reach Thinggar. We will visit monastery in Thinggar. We will return back towards Lo Manthang. If we visit by jeep within a day is possible day 9 and 10 (Namgyal, Thinggar, and Chosar). Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
This day we will walk/jeep/ride horse walk towards Chosar, it takes about 45 minutes to reach Chosar. We will visit famous Chosar monastery which has very interesting history, and also have a chance to see religious ceremonies around monasteries. We will return back towards Lo Manthang in the evening. Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
This day we will walk through slightly up down trail to reach Charang. This is an easy trail which will take approximately 3 and half hours. We will have lunch camp here. After having lunch we will walk around Monastery and Charang Village. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
This day we will walk for about 4 hours towards Dhigaun (3420m), here we will have lunch and start our journey towards Ghargaun. We will reach Ghargaun passing Surkhang and Yara village after 3 hours walk from Dhigaun. This trail is easy and is slightly 30 minutes uphill walk before reaching Ghargaun. Or we can stay 300 meter downwards from Luri Gompa with Monks and Lamas. Overnight at tented camp.
Early morning visit Luri Gompa. It will take 30 minutes to reach Luri Gompa from Ghargaun. Luri Gompa is built on the steep cliff which is 1100 years old. People feel surprised to see the way it has been built carving the stones of the cliff. There is also a new Gompa 300 meters downwards from Luri Gompa. Here lama chants mantra and monks give lesson to their followers. We will ascend 3 hours on the way towards Damodar kunda. We will reach around 4900m and one hour ascend slightly towards on the top of the hill (5010m). Again we will descend half an hour towards Ghuma Thanti (4750m). Overnight at tented camp.
This day we ascend 2 hours to reach Damodar Kunda Pass (5490m), here we will see spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Thorong Peak in the south and in front of the pass we will see very close view of Vrikuti himal, Sonam himal, Kumlung himal and many more peaks. After walking around 3 hours we will reach Damodar Kunda. Damodar kunda is a holy lake and is of religious important to Hindus. Overnight at tented camp.
This day we will return to Yara ascending and almost descending trail. It will take around 7 to 8 hours to reach Yara. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
This day we will walk towards Tenge straight trail. We will stay at Tange and get a chance to see real Tibetan type of lifestyle and culture. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
This day we will walk towards Tetang, we have to walk one and half hour straight crossing river stream and then ascend 3 hours towards Paha. There is a house for hindu pilgrims which is called Thanti then after countinus walk uphill for about half an hour straight and again walk downhill crossing river stream. If we want to Kagbeni we will stay at Chusang and if we want to go Muktinath we have to walk uphill towards Tetang village. Overnight at lodge/local house/tented camp.
This day we will almost ascend around 7 hours towards Gylaula Pass (4080m). After crossing Pass we will reach Muktinath. Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
We will walk 1 and half hours towards Jomsom through Jharkot Gompa. Jhorkot Gompa is also one of the ancient Gompa. After walking 5 hours or by jeep drive we will reach Jomsom. Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
Early morning we fly Jomsom to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
This day we will have a free day for shopping and other activities such as Kathmandu city sightseeing etc. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport and fly to your destination.