Damodar Kund Darshan

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Damodar Kund Darshan (Kund: Nepalese name for lake) area is one of the holiest place for the Hindus. Damodar Kund Darshan lies in the upper Mustang region, to the north of the well-known Annapurna range, in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas. This area is somewhere in between the areas of Kagbeni and Muktinath which […]

Damodar kund DarshanDamodar Kund Darshan (Kund: Nepalese name for lake) area is one of the holiest place for the Hindus. Damodar Kund Darshan lies in the upper Mustang region, to the north of the well-known Annapurna range, in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas. This area is somewhere in between the areas of Kagbeni and Muktinath which are both very wonderful place for visit. Uusally Damodar Kund Darshan area is very windy and cold but the beauty it possess is very extraordinary.

The importance of this place and this area among the Hindus, cannot be summed up in this mere paragraph. So, we’ll be keeping it short. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that one who pays visit to Damodar Kund Darshan and performs a deep-bath inside the lake, they’ll be able to escape all their sins and attain moksha (a state of eternal peace after death). Because of this Hindus regards this area and this Damodar Kund Darshan as one of their prime destination.

Besides the religious importance, Damodar Kund Darshan area is famous for it spectacular views which is one of its own on the planet. People can view Tibetan plateu and Damodar Himal to the north and massive Annapurna Himalaya range to the south from this area.

Reaching this area takes three days walk North east from the main Mustang trekking route which is very close to the Tibetan border. And usually this place is open for visit from April to the month of September. A big festival takes place in this area during the full moon of August every year. And it is a perfect time to visit this place during that event.

Damodar Kund Darshan Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport pick up from airport, transfer to Hotel. After short preparation visit to Pashupathinath Temple World heritage site, oldest temple Top of Hindu temple (God Shiva) Pashupatinath, Evening there will be Arati at 6.00 PM regularly, after see arati and have darshan back to Hotel and overnight.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara
After breakfast, drive to Pokhara -210 km/6 hrs. on the way you will visit Manakamana Temple (Hindu goddess of willing) by cable car, it is 2.8 Km from down station to upbeat station It takes 12 min for one way. After puja & darshan continues drive to Pokhara, Arrive and transfer to Hotel. Evening free time for individual activities. Overnight.
Day 03: Pokhara- Damodarkunda- Muktinath-Pokhara
AM breakfast transfers to Airport, fly to Damodar Kunda by Helicopter. After short preparation Holy bath in Kunda & have Darshan / worship ( Puja) fly to Muktinath, Arrival at Ranipauwa 3710 Mtr. walks to Muktinath temple 3800 Mtr. /1.30 Min. Arrive in temple, Muktinath is god of Salvation, it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts, name of “Muktidhara”. & Holy bath in Kunda (2 Kunda in front of Temple, Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” & Laxmi & Saraswati Kunda, its believing that it brings them salvation, Have darshan and worship to Muktinath god walk to Jwalamai Temple and walk back to Ranipauwa fly back to Pokhara-45 min., arrive and transfer to hotel, free time for rest, overnight.
Day 04: Pokhara sightseeing
Early in the morning go for Sunrise from Sarankot by Private vehicle, This place is situated in 1350 m from sea level, from here you will see the Fis-tail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal and other mountains, you feel like touch the mountain from here. Drive back to hotel. After breakfast proceed for sightseeing places to visit some places to Bindhabasini Temple, Bindhabasini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees, Seti River, it is provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow Devi’s Waterfall is locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall). Devi’s Fall (also known as Devin’s and David’s) is a lovely waterfall, Gupeswor Cave is a sacred and natural cave there is temple of Load Shiva, So that is known Mahadev cave, The Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the centre of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of’ Ajima where to go by boat ride in Fewa Lake. Fewa Lake, the second largest lake of the country, is the centre of all attraction in Pokhara. Return to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Pokhara-Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu-210 km/6 hrs, transfer to Hotel, arrive and transfer to Hotel, Evening free time for individual activities, overnight
Day 06 Kathmandu City Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will proceed to Kathmandu Sightseeing places to visit. Bouddhanath, the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Budhanikantha is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Budanilkantha is sleeping Vishnu, colossal statue of lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of snakes on Water pond. So is called Jal Narayan also. Swayambhunath, famous world heritage site with magnificent views of the Kathmandu valley and tribute to Buddhism, Kathmandu Durbar Square (Center of City). This square is famous for old palaces, temples, Kumari Ghar and Patan Durbar Square is known as the city of fine arts. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. And Krishna Temple-Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan – 5/6 hrs and back to hotel overnight.
Day 07: Final Departure
After breakfast final departure to onward your destination.

 

Cost includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation at hotel
  • Everyday breakfast in Hotel
  • Kathmandu-Muktinath-Damodar kunda-Kathmandu by Vehicle
  • Arrival – Departure transport from/ to Airport
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing by private Vehicle
  • ACAP & Airport Tax
  • Govt. ROyalty ( US $ 500.00 Per Person)

Cost does not include:

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Travel insurance / Medical insurances.
  • Rescue/evacuation or all the extra cost because of partition from the main group or serious health condition.
  • Entrance monument fee on the sightseeing points.
  • Lunch, Dinner, Drink & bar, Laundry, Telephone call & personnel nature expenses.
  • No cost is including for those who separate from the main group

 

Map of Damodar Kund Darshan

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