The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for the Hindu religion, it is situated in the rain shadow of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range.
The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is 5400 meters. It is a cold and windy place, but also exquisite. We recommend you to visit during the full moon of August because a big festival occurs every year where thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit. Usually, you may visit April to September every year. Festival time will be great for the visit to Damodar Kund.
The Tibetan plateau and Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south can be seen. The Damodar lakes are located three-Day walk from northeast of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to the Tibetan border. Damodar Kunda lies on restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath.
Destination: Mustang, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kagbeni; Jomsom - Tsaile - Syangmochen - Tsarang - Lo-Manthang - Yara - Ghuma Thanti - Damodar Kunda; Damodar Lake - Ghuma Thanti - Yara - Tangye - Tetang - Muktinath - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: March to June and September to December
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.