Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek: 22 Days

"Damodar Lake: A sacred oasis hidden within Upper Mustang, where the Himalayas meet serene shores."
Good to Know
  • Duration 22 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4890m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March to November


  • Travel through Upper Mustang, a forbidden country immersed in rich Tibetan culture and history, with its unique landscapes, monasteries, and traditional communities.
  • Visit the famous Damodar Kunda Lakes, a group of peaceful high-altitude lakes located among the Himalayas with crystal-clear waters that are sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Explore centuries-old monasteries such as Lo Gekar, Luri Gompa, and Thubchen Gompa, which are richly decorated with beautiful murals, antique texts, and Tibetan Buddhist art.
  • Relax and refresh in natural hot springs located along the walking path, which provide a relaxing rest for exhausted muscles.
  • Capture breathtaking images of the Mustang region's unique landscapes, vivid prayer flags, historic architecture, and stark beauty.
  • Engage in cultural conversations with locals, participate in ceremonies, and get insights into Upper Mustang's spiritual and cultural practices.

Advantage of booking Damodar Lake trek with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek 2024-2025

Upper Mustang Damodar Lake is located in the Mustang district in Nepal’s North-West Himalaya region which is close to the Tibet border. Upper Mustang was once an independent kingdom, distinct from Tibet, ruled by King Ame Pal. The walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang served as its capital, and the palace of former Raja Jigme Bista still stands as a testament to its history.

Here walks can take travellers around a beautiful country steeped with amazing and unique scenery, truly a paradise for photographers. Upper Mustang has a wide-ranging area; however, the Damodar Kunda (Lake) is located at an elevation of roughly 4,890 meters (16,043 feet) above sea level.

Upper Mustang Damodar Lake is well-known for its beautiful scenery and traditional settlements. It travels over the ancient Trans Himalaya Salt Trade/Caravan Route that connects Nepal and Tibet. While trade between Tibet and Nepal continues along the border, recent years have brought about the construction of motorable roads connecting with Upper Mustang, making the region more accessible for those seeking to arrive quickly, while also ensuring that trekking remains an enjoyable adventure.

Upper Mustang Damodar Lake offers time to explore the stunning region, surrounded by red canyons, cliffs, and hidden caves for meditation. One of the main highlights of this exceptional Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek is the opportunity to explore the local culture. The journey leads you through astonishingly beautiful surroundings, set against the backdrop of towering snow-clad peaks. Another major attraction is the dramatic desert-like landscapes of the region, culminating in a visit to the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.

In Lo-Manthang, travelers have the opportunity to explore a medieval-style town characterized by its narrow lanes and stone-paved streets. They can visit the palace that once belonged to the late Raja Jigme Parbal Bista, located at the heart of the former walled kingdom. Additionally, tourists can embark on tours of key landmarks, including Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (often referred to as the God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, and Chyodi Gompa, all of which are considered highlights of Lo-Manthang. It is advisable for visitors to allocate an extra day for acclimatization before progressing to the higher destination of Damodar Lake.

Moving onward from Lo-Manthang, the adventure takes travelers further north into a realm of complete wilderness. The area surrounding the remote Upper Mustang may appear barren, yet it possesses an exceptional and rugged beauty that draws them closer to the majestic Damodar Himal. Damodar Kunda, a sacred lake, lies within the basin of Damodar Himal at a staggering altitude of 6,706 meters. Nestled in a windswept valley, Damodar Kunda sits at an elevation of 4,890 meters, surrounded by the striking landscapes of the Mustang Himal and Bhirkuti Peak. This leg of the journey promises an exciting and unforgettable experience for those embarking on this adventure.

Following the exploration of Lo-Manthang, the journey takes trekkers deeper into the rugged highlands of Upper Mustang, passing through Dhi and Yara. Beyond this point, the path leads into untouched wilderness, offering a unique opportunity to immerse in the pristine northern regions of Upper Mustang. The trek's pinnacle is the crossing of Batsyak-La Pass at an awe-inspiring elevation of 5,490 meters, providing panoramic vistas of the imposing Damodar Himal mountain range.

The ultimate destination is Damodar Kunda, a sacred Himalayan lake revered as one of the holiest. Hindu pilgrims come to cleanse themselves spiritually with a sacred bath, and the most auspicious time to visit is during the full moon of August, coinciding with vibrant religious festivals.

The journey then retraces its steps, leading back to human settlements at Tangye and Tetang villages before progressing to Muktinath Temple, another significant religious site cherished by both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath, situated at an altitude of 3,700 meters, lies along the route to Manang via the high Thorang-La Pass, offering captivating vistas of the Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range.

Exploring Muktinath entails visits to sacred sites dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu and a Buddhist monastery. The adventure culminates with a picturesque downhill trek to the Kaligandaki River valley, followed by an early morning flight from Jomsom to the enchanting city of Pokhara. Here, amidst lush hills, travelers can relish stunning views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Machhapuchare Himalayan peaks.

How does the Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek begin and End?

This journey explores Upper Mustang, known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom," where special permits are essential for foreign travelers. Here, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture thrives, adorned with monasteries, traditional villages, and meditation caves.

The adventure kicks off with a drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled amidst the Annapurna Himalaya Range and Manaslu Himalaya Ranges. From Pokhara, an early morning flight transports adventurers to Jomsom, where breathtaking vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas welcome them. The trek begins in Jomsom, following the Kaligandaki river and valley to Kagbeni village, the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Traversing through an arid and barren terrain, the journey includes visits to villages like Chusang, Samar, and Ghiling. With increasing altitude, greenery dwindles, and high-altitude shrubs dominate the landscape. The trek continues to Nyi La pass at 3,932 meters, leading to Syangbochen, adorned with a mesmerizing series of prayer wheels. The trail eventually reaches Tsarang, a picturesque village surrounded by fields of buckwheat and barley, featuring an ancient monastery.

Tsarang is a significant stop before reaching Lo-Manthang; the historic capital of Mustang, known for its role as a pivotal trading hub. The route to Damodar Kund diverges from Tholung Valley and heads north, crossing a ridge marked by a large Chorten. Travelers then enter Lo-Manthang; a former walled kingdom steeped in history.

Following a two-night stay in Lo-Manthang, the trek continues north to the remote villages of Dhi and Yara, where spacious tents offer comfortable accommodations. From Dhi and Yara, the adventure leads through barren, desert-like terrain, necessitating pack lunches due to the absence of cooking facilities until reaching the overnight campsite. The route includes visits to Gangra and Lori Gompa, an enchanting monastery adorned with captivating paintings and panoramic views.

The journey proceeds further, leading to a wide plateau with stunning views of the massive Dhaulagiri Himalaya. Trekking up a high ridge and crossing a pass at 5,100 meters, travelers descend to Ghuma Thanti, a remote location. The climax of the journey is reached at Damodar Kunda, a glacial holy lake formed by the glaciers of Mount Damodar and Mount Bhirkuti. After exploring this mystical site, the return journey takes trekkers through Tangye and Tetang villages, with a visit to Muktinath, a holy site cherished by Hindus and Buddhists.

The adventure concludes with a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, offering a magnificent aerial perspective and marking the end of an unforgettable Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek.

What is The Best Season for Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek?

The Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek is accessible for most of the year, except during the months of November to March when heavy snow can make trails and passes challenging. This trek is unique in that it can also be enjoyed during the monsoon season. Upper Mustang is situated in a rain shadow, sheltered from monsoon clouds by the towering Himalayan Mountains. This creates a climate similar to Tibet, with a dry and arid landscape.

The ideal and most favorable times for the trek are from April to June and from September to October. During these mid-spring and autumn months, the weather is pleasant, offering clear blue skies for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and mountains. While there may be occasional snowfall, it generally occurs during the early morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, accompanied by a slight wind chill factor. From November to March, the villages in the region are mostly deserted as the native population migrates to lower and warmer areas to escape the harsh winter cold.

Accommodation Facilities at Upper mustang and damodar lake

Trekking Planner Nepal offers a variety of lodging facilities during the Damodar Lake Trek. The accommodation options can vary depending on the specific itinerary and location along the trek.

In the initial sections of the trek, such as Lower Mustang, there are tea houses or lodges available. These tea houses provide basic yet comfortable lodging options along with meals for trekkers. While the amenities may be simple, they offer a suitable place to rest and refuel.

As trekkers move deeper into the Upper Mustang Region, where the terrain becomes more remote, isolated camping facilities may be used. Trekking Planner Nepal is well-equipped to provide all the necessary camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, and cooking facilities. This ensures that trekkers can explore areas where tea houses are scarce or nonexistent.

In some villages along the route, there may be opportunities for homestays. This unique experience allows trekkers to stay with local families, providing insights into the traditional way of life in the region. While the accommodations are basic, the cultural immersion is priceless.

In towns like Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath, there are hotels and guesthouses with more comfortable amenities, including attached bathrooms. These serve as major hubs along the trek and offer a chance to relax and recharge.

For the more remote and high-altitude regions of the trek, Trekking Planner Nepal often sets up tented camps. These camps come complete with dining tents and portable toilets, ensuring trekkers' comfort in these challenging environments.

When planning the Damodar Lake Trek with Trekking Planner Nepal, trekkers can expect a range of accommodation options tailored to the specific needs and locations along the route. It's essential to choose a reputable trekking company that can provide detailed information about the lodging facilities available on your chosen itinerary, as these facilities may become more basic and limited in the higher and more remote areas of the trek.

What to Pack for Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek?

For a successful Damodar Lake trek with Trekking Planner Nepal, ensuring efficient packing and carrying only essential items is important to avoid unnecessary weight during your journey. It's advisable to seek guidance from Trekking Planner Nepal or the assigned guide from the company for specific requirements and recommendations, as we may offer additional insights based on current conditions and your chosen route. Adequate preparation and appropriate gear are crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable Damodar Lake trekking experience. The recommended checklist provided by Trekking Planner Nepal comprises the following items:

Thermal shirts and bottoms that wick away moisture. Fleece or down jacket for added warmth during cold evenings. Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants to protect against rain, wind, and occasional snowfall. Trekking Pants, Trekking Shirts, warm hat, sun hat, and a buff or scarf for neck protection. Gloves, Footwear, Socks, and Gaiters: Optional.

Gear and Accessories:
Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Trekking Poles, Headlamp/Flashlight, Sunglasses, Water Bottle, Trekking Towel, Camera and Accessories Power Bank, Reusable Bags.

Personal Items:
Passport and Permits, Money, Travel Insurance, Medications, Toiletries and Sanitary pads, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and any personal hygiene items you may need.

Optional Items:
Tea Bags or Snacks, Guidebook/Maps, Playing Cards/Books, Trekking Permit, and TIMS Card: Ensure you have all required documents.


Permits and documents required for Upper Mustang and Damodar Lake

Upper Mustang is categorized as a Restricted Area due to its proximity to the Tibetan border. Consequently, obtaining a permit (Upper Mustang Permit/Restricted Area Permit) to explore this region can be relatively expensive, with a fee of $500 per person for the initial ten days and an additional $50 for each subsequent day.

This Restricted Area Permit (RAP) remains valid from the moment you depart Kagbeni until your return, which means that for the Mustang Upper Valley Trek, you only require the RAP for a maximum of 10 days.

Alongside this, each trekker is also required to contribute $20 towards the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) for the entire duration of their journey.

For Upper Mustang, trekkers may not always require a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card; however, it's advisable to check with the authorities or Trekking Planner Nepal to confirm if it's necessary for your specific trek.

**Note that you cannot complete this expedition on your own. Minimum of two trekkers are required with an authorized trekking organization or the trekker has to bear the cost of two permits.

How are the Charging and Internet Facilities During the trek?

Trekking Planner Nepal provides its guests with a SIM card to ensure easy communication while staying in Nepal. Throughout the trek, internet and cellular signals are available at most points, except when crossing high passes. Charging facilities can be found at teahouses, typically costing $2 to $3 for phones or cameras. For wireless internet facilities at teahouses, visitors often need to pay extra depending upon the service charge allocated by the place they reside. Given the desire to capture many beautiful moments, these charges can accumulate. To avoid high costs, it is recommended that trekkers carry a power bank or a small solar charger during their journey.

Can we get Altitude Sickness During the trek?

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a significant concern for trekkers and climbers exploring high-altitude regions like Upper Mustang in Nepal's Himalayas, including Damodar Lake.

Upper Mustang reaches elevations exceeding 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), putting trekkers at risk of experiencing altitude sickness. This condition occurs when the body struggles to adjust adequately to the lower oxygen levels found at high altitudes. The risk of altitude sickness increases when you ascend rapidly without allowing your body sufficient time to adapt.

Symptoms of altitude sickness can vary in severity and may encompass headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. In some cases, altitude sickness can progress to life-threatening conditions such as High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE).

Therefore, it's crucial for trekkers exploring destinations like Damodar Lake in Upper Mustang to be aware of the risks associated with altitude sickness and to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and giving their bodies time to adjust to the changing oxygen levels at higher altitudes.

Is travel insurance required for Damoder Lake or Upper mustang?

Travel insurance for the trekkers is mandatory for trekking towards the Upper Mustang. A trekking guide is compulsory for the trek from a reputed company, and the company must submit the insurance papers of the guide before beginning the journey as well.

  • When embarking on your Upper Mustang Damodar Lake Trek with Trekking Planner Nepal, it's advisable to consider obtaining travel insurance. This insurance can serve as a safeguard in unforeseen situations, such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or the loss or theft of personal belongings.
  • In the unfortunate event of trip cancellations or unexpected incidents during your travel, travel insurance can assist in recovering a portion or the entirety of your incurred expenses.
  • Nepal is generally regarded as a safe destination. Nonetheless, for the most current information and guidance, it is recommended to refer to your home government's official website.
  • While in Nepal, you may occasionally encounter demonstrations, which should be avoided if encountered.
  • While theft is not widespread, it can still occur. To safeguard your valuables, ensure they are kept out of sight.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides a secure office locker where you can store your valuables during your journey for added peace of mind.
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Upper Mustang Damodar Lake trekking provides with standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, receive our staff who will escort you to the Hotel, where our Trekking Planner guide will provide a briefing and orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, local culture, do's and don’ts and other related information make your holiday in Nepal an enjoyable.

    Evening a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy meals, along with live folk cultural programs.

      In Kathmandu, for an exciting sightseeing tour at places of great historical and religious interest, a familiarization tour which help you to understand the local cultures of both Hinduism and Buddhism. Our city guide will take you around important places steeped with world heritage sites.

      Enjoy a tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, an old palace and its beautiful royal courtyard, filled with temples and historical monuments. Similarly, the tour takes you to old Swayambhunath the landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal, and visit Bouddhnatha a large Stupa and holy Hindu Pashupatinath temple.


        Today we shall drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara before starting the trek to the foothills of Annapurna massifs and Fishtail Mountain. Beginning with the drive on the highway accompanied by the popular Trishuli River and past the lush hills and twisting road, roadside settlements before branching off to Prithvi Highway leading to Pokhara. Through the rural settlements and past lush hills, beautiful waterfalls,s, and mighty rivers, looked over by soaring and snowcapped mountains from far away and welcomed by the unique Fishtail Mountain we reached Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around the lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

          From Pokhara, you will take a flight to Jomsom where you can view an electrifying outlook of the graceful world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge all along the bank of Kali Gandaki Valley. You will get pleasure from the eye-catching sceneries of Nilgiri Mountain. Afterward, you will turn up to Kagbeni which is resting at 2,810 meter altitude. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.

            After checking your special Mustang permits in Kagbeni the trek goes uphill for a while leaving Kaligandaki River behind. The trail goes to the harsh barren countryside all the way with some stops. Here you cross some small and tiny villages as the walk progresses coming to the town called Tangbe, after walking an hour more bring to the overnight stop place. Chusang is located at the confluence of the Narsang River and the Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at Chussang.

              The first village comes Chele after passing this village the stream via the broken canyons and ruined castle walls on the around cliffs. Pass the river from Chussang are some massive red eroded cliffs higher than the mouths of unreachable caves. After passing the tiny bridge an up climb for about 45 minutes brings to Chele town. From this village walk gets steep for an hour up to the ridge at 3,130m, a perfect vista of Gyagar across a big canyon is visible. Afterwards, the path goes up slowly windswept terrain up to at 3,540m. Normal decent for a while takes you to Samar. Stay overnight at Samar.

                The trek today follows the tiny climb above Samar village to a ridge, with a downhill leading to a large gorge past a Chorten-tainted red, black, yellow, and white all the colors are made from local stones. Meeting some Juniper trees the trek goes on to another township. From here the path descends to Shyangmochen, a tiny living with some tea houses at 3,710m, taking a right downhill the trek descends towards Gelling. Stay overnight at Ghiling.

                • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
                • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                • Max. Altitude/Time3520m/11549ft

                From gelling, the path goes up genteelly via the fields up the center of the valley, crossing below the Tama Gung village, the walk carries on a long climb across the head of the valley to the ByiLa Pass 3,950m which is also an elevated place of the trek as well the cross itself happens to be the southern boundary of Lo. From here a normal down for half an hour arrives at the junction the right trail leads to Tsarang where the left leads to Ghami town. Stay overnight at Tsarang.

                  In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the Old Palace and Ancient Buddhist Monastery which is said to have Tibetan Buddhism flourished in the Upper Mustang from this Monastery. Then, we descend to the gorge of the Tsarang Khola, making a big traverse upstream and crossing by an Iron Bridge over the River. We ascend to about the same height as Tsarang on the rocky gully. Now we enter the valley and the dirt road turns north and climbs gently to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Tsarang and Lo-Manthang. The road crosses a stream and then becomes a wide thoroughfare traveling across a desert-like landscape painted in every hue of grey and yellow. Finally, we arrive in Lo-La from where we can see the first view of the walled city of Lo-Manthang and the prayer flags are flapping in the wind. A short dusty descent leads onto the plain of aspiration;, the trail crosses a stream by a wooden bridge. Now we climb up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang, crossing an irrigation canal at the southern wall of the city of Lo-Manthang. In the evening, we meet with the King of Lo and visit the Insight City as well as ancient Buddhist Monasteries.  Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.

                    Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Manthang, and stroll back to the hotel.  Or you may hire a horse to go to Chosar village to see the beautiful two Gompa (monasteries) called Garphu and Nyphu Gompas as well as Chosar village is the main trading route to Lhasa (Tibet) and return to Lo-manthang (3810m). Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.

                      After an extended and memorable visit to the historical places in Lo Manthang we start our trek today with an easy walk. We walk on the flat path for about 2.30 hours without any strenuous trail and then lately gently descend downward. But, before reaching Dhie village it’s a steep down walk for half an hour and we reach Dhie village. After crossing Dhie village we come to cross the river on a metallic bridge and also enjoy walking on the bank of the river. Now we have a steep climb up for about an hour and some gentle steep walk before coming to Yara (3650m). Stay overnight at Yara.

                        Today we wake up with a mindset for a new destination. From Yara, we now trek towards Bas Khola for an overnight stay there.

                          This is the day to acclimatize to the new environment. As this is a new trek for you we cannot make you continue the trek without any acclimatization. As a rest day, you will make yourself adjust to the changing altitude. You can move around the tent to know more about this place, Stay overnight at Bas Khola.

                            Damodar Kund is a holy site for Hindus and Buddhists alike and is the home of a big festival during the August full moon. From Damodar Kund, we will be treated to magnificent views of the Annapurna Massif and Damodar Himal. Stay overnight at Damodar Lake.

                              Now from the Damodar Lake, we move on towards Ghechung Khola. From here onwards we get to see the decrease in the altitude as we move downwards to the lower regions. Today we reached Ghechung Khola as our final destination. We stay overnight at Ghechung Khola.

                                Each new day brings us closer to the end of our amazing trek. We now head towards Tangye. We take a walk to Tangye, followed by the stunning lady finger canyons before reaching Tetang and the Kali Gandaki River. We stayed overnight at Tangye.

                                  Today, our trek begins with a fine trail for around an hour before crossing another river. From here, we can have a wide range of view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Tilicho Peak, and Thorong Peak. The trail passes through a steep ridge with beautiful views of wind-eroded hills. Continuing the trek, you can see the village of Tetang. We stayed overnight at Tetang.

                                    Today, we begin the trek with a descent downhill to the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through an arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot (3500m) and Khingar (3280m), villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom (2713m) through Ekle Bhatti (2740m) which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki. From here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

                                      Trekking into the lower part with the graceful world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge. Walking forward, you will move all along to the bank of Kali Gandaki Valley. You will get pleasure from the eye-catching sceneries of Nilgiri Mountain. You trek back to Jomsom with numerous upwards and downwards and it takes 5 to 6 hours. In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village and drop down to Jharkot village where we visit the ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist Monastery and Traditional Medical Center. Then, we follow the dusty road trail for a while and choose cut left trail until reaching Eklebatti where we have our lunch. After lunch, we follow again dusty and strong wind road-level trail along the Kaligandaki River again to reach Jomsom. Stay overnight at a tented camp. Stay overnight in Jomsom.

                                        After morning breakfast we checked in at the airport to fly back to Pokhara with a 30-minute flight to Pokhara between the gorge of two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, the guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. The rest of the time explored the lake and overnight at Pokhara.

                                          It takes about seven hours to drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu; you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields, and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

                                            Today your Upper Mustang Domodar Lake Trek comes to an end. A representative of Trekking Planner shall transfer you to the International Airport and see you off if you wish to wrap up your stay in Nepal.  We hope that you had some wonderful memories during your adventure in Nepal and are enthralled to be back in this nation for other adventures and touristic activities. Have a wonderful journey ahead and keep undertaking adventures.

                                            Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                                            What's Included
                                            •  All airport pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                            •  3-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                                            •  Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicles in Kathmandu.
                                            •  Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
                                            •  2-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara.
                                            •  Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
                                            •  ACAP Permit and Special permit for upper Mustang trek for 10 days.
                                            •  Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                                            •  Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                            •  A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, well-trained Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                                            •  1 porter for 2 guests with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
                                            •  Safe drinking water.        
                                            •  Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                                            •  First aid kit box.
                                            •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                            •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                                            •  Oximeter to check your pulse oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to identify Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                            •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                                            What's Excluded
                                            • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport-size Photos).
                                            • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                                            • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
                                            • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                                            • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
                                            • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
                                            • Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                            • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                                            Essential Info

                                            Equipment and Gear List

                                            trekking iconGeneral

                                            • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                            • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                            • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                            HeadUpper Body

                                            • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                            • warm woolen hat
                                            • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                            • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                            • Polarized sunglasses


                                            • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                            • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                            • Waterproof rain jacket
                                            • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                            • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                            PantLower Body

                                            • thermals inner
                                            • Hiking pants at least 3
                                            • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                            • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                            • Hiking shorts


                                            • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                            • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                                            • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                            • Hiking socks
                                            • Liner socks
                                            • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                            • Crampons (For passes)
                                            • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                            • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                            UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

                                            • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                            • Sports bras (women)
                                            • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                            MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                            • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                            • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                            • ointment cream
                                            • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                            • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                            (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

                                            Other essentialsOther Essentials

                                            • Passport
                                            • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                            • Reusable water bottle
                                            • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                            • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                            • water bladder for the day bag
                                            • small towel for personal use
                                            • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                            • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                            • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                            • Power bank or extra batteries
                                            • Cameras and mobile phone
                                            • Cards/book
                                            • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                            • Trekking poles
                                            • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                            • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                                            • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                            • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                            • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                            • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                            • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                            • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                            • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                            • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                            Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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