Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour

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A very famous lake of religious importance for the Hindus Damodar Kunda is situated high up in a rain-shadow area of the Himalayas to the North of the famous Annapurna range of the Upper Mustang region between Kagbeni and Muktinath at an healthy elevation of 5400 M. Barah Puran has narrated the Damodar Kunda as a lake of great religions significance While describing Damodar Kunda, River Kaligandaki cannot be left untouched. River Kaligandaki has its source in Damodar Kunda and throughout its flow to south right up to Indian border carries a manifestation of lying lord Vishnu with Damodar Kunda jewelled as his auspicious head 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 Prasi.

Such a beautiful elaboration of the lord, one may find starting from the auspicious lakes of Damodar Kunda. 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 Kuber 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 sins. With just a short climb up some of the hills from where 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 (6706 M), and Bhrikuti Peak (6364 M). It is three days walk North-East of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to the Tibetan border. 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. While visiting Damodar Kunda 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.

OPTION NO 1
Day 01 (Arrival Kathmandu): Arrival Kathmandu, rudrakshya mala welcome at the International airport and transfer to the hotel, evening at leisure for personal activities dinner and O/N stay at Kathmandu

Day 02 (Kathmandu-Jomsom-Damodar Kunda-Kathmandu): After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport fly Kathmandu to Jomsom Muktinath to Damodar Kunda by helicopter, Offer Pooja and after completion of religious rites same day fly back to Kathmandu, evening at leisure dinner and O/N stay at Kathmandu

Day 03 (Kathmandu Temple Tours): After breakfast proceed for temple tours of Kathmandu covering (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Sleeping Vishnu Temple, Swayambhunath etc) evening free to visit market for shopping etc, dinner and O/N stay at Kathmandu

Day 04 (Departure): After breakfast free till departure, later timely transfer to the International airport for departure to your outward destination

Cost Includes:
All arrival/departure transfers by exclusive suitable vehicle as per group volume | 03 night’s accommodation at Kathmandu on Twin Sharing basis | All Meals (Vegetarian) Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner | Kathmandu-Jomsom-Muktinath-Damodar Kunda-Kathmandu by Helicopter | Annapurna Conservation Fee | Royalty Fee US$ 550 (Non Refundable/with receipt to the pax) | Temple Tours in Kathmandu by exclusive private vehicle | All current applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:
All expenses of personal nature like (Tips, Laundry, Pooja Donations, Phone & Bar Bills) | Any extra food or beverages | Monument and entrance fee during sightseeing | Any extra cost incurred due to reasons of flight cancellation owing to bad weather, reasons of any natural calamities or any political unrest to be borne by the passenger on spot
 
OPTION NO 2
Day 01 (Arrival Kathmandu): Arrival Kathmandu, rudrakshya mala welcome at the International airport and transfer to the hotel, evening visit to Pashupatinath Temple for evening aarati & Darshan, dinner and O/N stay at Kathmandu

Day 02 (Kathmandu-Pokhara): After breakfast check out and drive to Pokhara (200 Kms / 06 hrs) en-route visit the Manakamana temple (Cable Car Ride) reach Pokhara & check into the hotel, evening at leisure to explore the lakeside market, visit Taal Barahi Temple or boating on Fewa Lake. Dinner and O/N stay at Pokhara

Day 03 (Pokhara-Jomsom-Muktinath-Damodar Kunda): Early morning fly Pokhara-Jomsom-Muktinath-Damodar Kunda by Helicopter, Offer pooja, havan etc and complete all religious rights. The return has two options O/N stay at Jomsom OR Fly back to Pokhara same day, evening at leisure, dinner and O/N stay at Kathmandu

Day 04 (Jomsom-Pokhara-Sightseeing):
Option 1: Early breakfast check out and fly Jomsom to Pokhara reach check into the hotel, later sightseeing of Pokhara valley covering (Vindhiyavasini Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Caves, David’s Fall, Seti River Gorge etc) evening free to visit market for shopping etc, dinner and O/N stay at Pokhara

Option 2: After breakfast sightseeing of Pokhara valley covering (Vindhiyavasini Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Caves, David’s Fall, Seti River Gorge etc) evening free to visit market for shopping etc, dinner and O/N stay at Pokhara

Day 05 (Pokhara-Kathmandu flight): After breakfast drop to the airport for flight back to Kathmandu, reach and transfer to the hotel, later sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering (Boudhanath Stupa, Jal Narayana Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square) evening free to visit market for shopping etc, dinner and O/N stay at Kathmandu

Day 06 (Departure): After breakfast free till departure, later timely transfer to the International airport for departure to your outward destination

Cost Includes:
All arrival/departure transfers by exclusive suitable vehicle as per group volume | 02 night’s accommodation at Kathmandu | 02 nights’ accommodation at Pokhara | 01 night accommodation at Jomsom on Twin Sharing basis | All Meals (Vegetarian) Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner | Pokhara-Jomsom-Muktinath-Damodar Kunda-Pokhara by Helicopter | Annapurna Conservation Fee | Royalty Fee US$ 550 (Non Refundable/with receipt to the pax) | Temple Tours in Kathmandu by exclusive private vehicle | All current applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

All expenses of personal nature like (Tips, Laundry, Pooja Donations, Phone & Bar Bills) | Any extra food or beverages | Monument and entrance fee during sightseeing | Any extra cost incurred due to reasons of flight cancellation owing to bad weather, reasons of any natural calamities or any political unrest to be borne by the passenger on spot
 
OPTION NO 3
Day 01 (Arrival Pokhara): Arrival Pokhara rudrakshya mala welcome meet and greet and transfer to the hotel, evening at leisure for visit to Taal Barahi Temple and explore lake side market, dinner and O/N stay at Pokhara

Day 02 (Pokhara-Jomsom-Muktinath-Damodar Kunda): Early breakfast check out and drop to the airport fly Pokhara Jomsom Muktinath to Damodar Kunda by helicopter, Offer Pooja and complete all religious rites (Return two options)

1. Same day fly back to Pokhara OR 2. Overnight stay at Jomsom Evening at leisure dinner and O/N stay

Day 03 (Departure):
Option 1: After breakfast check out and drop to the International airport for flight to your outward destination

Option 2: Drop to the airport for flight to Pokhara reach and departure to your homebound destination

Cost Includes
All arrival/departure transfers by exclusive suitable vehicle as per group volume | 02 night’s accommodation at Pokhara OR 01 night accommodation at Pokhara & 01 night accommodation at Jomsom on Twin Sharing basis | All Meals (Vegetarian) Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner | Pokhara-Jomsom-Muktinath-Damodar Kunda-Pokhara by Helicopter OR Jomsom-Pokhara by Air | Annapurna Conservation Fee | Royalty Fee US$ 550 (Non Refundable/with receipt to the pax) | Temple Tours in Kathmandu by exclusive private vehicle | All current applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:
All expenses of personal nature like (Tips, Laundry, Pooja Donations, Phone & Bar Bills) | Any extra food or beverages | Monument and entrance fee during sightseeing | Any extra cost incurred due to reasons of flight cancellation owing to bad weather, reasons of any natural calamities or any political unrest to be borne by the passenger on spot.
 
 



General Information How to visit Damodar Kunda:
We can prepare a comfortable trek itinerary on foot & pony from Jomsom (Mustang), the trek would be for 14 days to and from. Since Damodar Kunda is at the high altitude, the trek is designed in view of acclimatization and comfort and visit Lord Muktinath on the return leg. Since Pilgrimage would cover the high altitude (Above 5333 M) it is a difficult trek and requires a normal physical fitness. You can enter Nepal directly by air to Kathmandu and then visit Kathmandu valley, 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 entry points into Nepal is through Sunauli Border and Kakarvitta border, nearest railway junction is Gorakhpur and Siliguri respectably

A Yatra to Damodar Kunda by Helicopter:
As trek on foot is time consuming thus trek would not possible for our entire guest for one or another reason. Hence, we are pleased to introduce a same day Darshan of Damodar Kunda by helicopter

What to wear:
Warm clothes, a pair of hiking shoes, sun-tan cream, sunglass, nuts biscuits, huts, Chocolate, of choice, Personal towel, woollen socks etc. Torch and Cameras (Video or Still) with enough batteries

Food and Drink:
We offer vegetarian food, Morning, evening tea/coffee along with snacks, while you would be in trekking and alcoholic drinks beverages should not be consumed

Month to visit Damodar Kunda:
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 Others Requirement: Indians are required to carry authorized identity card, preferably passport, Indians and others SAARC nationals will have to pay ACAP fee. Damodar Kunda lies in the upper Mustang area, and is a strictly prohibited region without permission. Apart from ACAP Fee and we also have to pay Govt. Royalty of US$ 550.00 Per Person for Indian Nationals

Means & Equipment:
A group of highly competent and professional staffing who care for your needs. We are linked with the 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

Hope the above is clear and in order, however please feel free to mail or call us at all times for any further details, information, bookings & clarifications.

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