Damodar Kunda Pilgrimage Tour
Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for Hindu religion. This Lake is situated in the It is situated high up in a rain- shadow area of the Himalayas north of the famous Annapurna range of the upper Mustang region between Kagbeni and Muktinath. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is 5400 meters. It is a cold and windy place, but also very beautiful.
Barah Puran has narrated the damodar kund’s religions significance. While describing Domodar Kund, River Kaligandaki can’t be left untouched. River Kaligandaki has its source in Damodar Kund and throughout its flow to south right up to Indian border carries a manifestation of lying lord Vishnu with Damodar kund jeweled as His auspicious Head and with Muktinath as the mouth, Shaligram Chakra as chest Ru Ru Kshetra of Palpa district as the waist, Devaghatam as the Knee and lastly the auspicious feet of lord Vishnu goes to the credit of Gajendra Moksha devadham, Nawal Parasi. Such a beautiful elaboration of the lord, one may find starting from the auspicious lakes of Damodar Kund.
In the 2nd column of Barah Puran; Lord Krishna has said that who pays a visit to this Kunda and takes a deep-bath, they will be freed from all the sin. It is also mentioned in Puran that two sons of Kubers were suffering from their wrongdoing & sin, which they did in their previous birth but lord Krishna suggested them to take bath in this Kunda and immediately after taking bath in this Kunda they were released from all their sin. So the importance of a visit to this sacred place cannot be described in a short paragraph.
From Damodar Kund, the views are spectacular, a bit higher than the lakes, just a short climb up some of the hills. From here you can see the Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the massive Annapurna Himalayas to the south. There are 65 peaks in this Himal range including Damodar Himal, Muktinath Himal (6,706m), and Bhrikuti Peak (6,364m). It is three days walk North- east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to the Tibetan border.
Usually this area is open for visitors from April to September, but the best time to visit this area is during the full moon of August every year, when you can enjoy a big festival. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims will also be there to celebrate the full moon.
We welcome you to a serene and highly religious Damodar Kund, Many Hindus from round the globe are dreaming to take a holy bath at least once in their life time in the sacred Damodar-Kund, situated at the lap of high Himalayas. Here we are at their service to make their dream come true.
While visiting Damodar Kund you’re in the land of Mustang, the hidden kingdom of Himalayas, you will enjoy a very different culture then that of Indian sub continent
How to visit Damodar Kund
We had prepared a comfortable trek on foot and Pony. From Jomsom the district headquarters of Mustang, the trek would be for 14 days to and from. Since Damodar Kund is at the high altitude, the trek is designed in view of acclimatization and comfort. We make you visit Lord Muktinath on the return leg. Since Pilgrimage would cover the high altitude (above 5333m.) it is a difficult trek and requires a normal physical fitness.
When enter to Nepal directly by air to Kathmandu and then visiting places like Kathmandu valley and Pokhara & to Jomsom, Pokhara and Jomsom are linked to Kathmandu by air or one may have a choice to travel to Pokhara by road from Kathmandu and then by air to Jomsom 2667 m.
Other way of entering Nepal is through Sunauli Border and Kakarvitta border, nearest railway junction is Gorakhpur and Siliguri respectably and then visit to Pokhara by road or air & further Mahendra Nagar Indian city Banbasa, Biratnagar & Pashupati nagar on Indian border Jogbeni & Darjeeling respectably.
A Yatra to Damodar Kund by Helicopter
As trek on foot is time taking thus trek would not possible for all of our guest for one or another reason. Hence, we are pleased to introduce a same day Darshan of Damodar Kund by helicopter
What to wear:
1 Warm clothes, a pair of hiking shoes, sun-tan cream, sunglass, nuts biscuits, huts, Chocolate, of choice, Personal towel, woolen socks etc. Torch and Cameras tele or still with enough batteries.
Food and Drink:
1. We offer vegetarian food, Morning, evening tea/coffee along with snacks, while you would be in trekking.
2. Alcoholic drinks beverages should not be consumed.
Month to visit Damodar Kund:
By Helicopter visit in the month of April and September is suitable. For the treks on foot / Pony May, June is preferable. Helicopter Services will be conducted from Jomsom/Pokhara.
Indians are required to carry authorized identity card, preferably passport, Indians and others SAARC nationals will have to pay ACAP fee of Rs. 200 and others nationals will be paying Rs. 2000. Damodar Kunda lies in the upper Mustang area, here strictly prohibited going there without permission. Except than ACAP Fee the Govt. Royalty will pay US $ 500.00 Per Person for Indian and SAARC countries other than SAARC US $ 700.00 Per Person .
Means & Equipment:
A group of highly competent and professional staffing who care for your needs. We are linked with world on our website and have other communication mode. We maintain a sophisticated range of equipment and a fleet of luxury cars and buses. We have a well-stocked store with the equipment required for trekking and expedition.