Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Tour

Damodar Kunda
Damodar Kunda and Muktinath Tour

Trip Facts

5 Star
Nov 21, 2018
4 days
5400 meters
4 people
Overland And Flight
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Damodar Kunda Packages

Introduction:

The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for both  Hindu and Buddhist  religion. It is situated High Himalayas  Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is  5400 meters; it is cold and windy area . Usually, you may visit April to September every year. Festival time will be great for the visit to Damodar Kunda. The Damodar lakes are located three Day walk from north east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to Tibetan border. Damodar Kunda lies on restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath.

The Damodar kund's religions significance has narrated in the  secret Barah Puran book . 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 RuRu 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.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Day 02: Charter Helicopter to Muktinath and Damodar Kund
Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing 
Day 04:  Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private  AC vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with bed & breakfast
  • Three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by  AC vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Muktinath - Damodar kund - Kathmandu by Charter Helicopter.
  • Muktinath permit.
  • Damodar Kund special permit.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area trek Permit) fee.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days).
  • Applicable & Airport tax domestic
  • Entrance/Monument  fees.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Any kind of personal expense / Laundry / Helicopter rescue/ Emergency evacuation, Tips for staff.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our Service Include section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be meet on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, we will be briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Then evening you will be visit to Pashupati Nath Temple for Aarati Darshan, than back to Hotel. Overnight.

Day 02: Charter Helicopter to Muktinath and  Damodar Kund
Early in the morning breakfast,transfer to domistic Airport  fly  to Muktinath by Helicopter-1.40 min, The Helicopter landed at Ranipauwa  3710 Mtr. Then you should walks to Muktinath temple 3800 Mtr. /30 Min. If somebody could not walk you can hire motorbike till Main entrance of Muktinath temple compound, it takes 10 min by bike,  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 Mukti Kunda (2 Kunda in front of Temple), Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” & Mukti Kunda, its believing that it brings them salvation, Have darshan and worship to Muktinath god walk to Jwalamai Temple. Then back to Ranipauwa where Helicopter is waiting for us then fly to Damodar Kund.After have Darshan / worship ( Puja) fly back to Kathmandu.  Arrive and transfer to hotel,leisure  or individual activities.  Over night at Hotel.  

Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing 
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square

Pashupatinath Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that.

Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha): Jaal Narayan popularly known as Budhanilkatha about 12 km north of Kathmandu, at the Shivapuri foothills is the largest Vishnu lying on a coiled five headed serpent carved in a single stone. Jalasaya Narayan is Lord Vishnu for Vaisnavas, Lord Shiva for Shivas, and Lord Buddha for Buddhists. This outstanding artwork of Lichhavi sculptures dates back to some 1500 years.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is 
home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04:  Final Departure
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for final departure.

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