• Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Region: Upper Mustang Region
  • Max Altitude: 4,999 meters / 14,104 feets
  • Group Size: 4 to 6 People
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Dinners in Kathmandu, All meals in the Trek
  • Accommodation: Hotel Tibet International / Hotel Yak & Yeti / Hotel Glaicer / Lodges in Trek
  • Prime Activity: Trekking
  • Minor Activity: Cultural Sightseeing
Trip Price:
USD 4690 per person
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Highlights of Trip

  • Introduction of Nepal, its culture and traditions
  • Guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • High standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Stunning mountain flights to Jomsom above the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara with the visit of the International Mountain Museum (option)
  • Fabulous Trekking in the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Discovery of ancient Himalayan people settlements
  • Exceptional panoramic views of the massif Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal, Machapuchare, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna and many other beautiful Himalayan giants
  • Uncrowded Trekking experience in a remote part of Nepal with Buddhist art and culture of the Lo, Gurung and Thakali people
  • The importance placed on high-quality organization, staff, equipment, and services to a small team Group of trekkers.

Trip Overview

MUSTANG TREK: A Glimpse of the Forbidden Kingdom

The Mustang Trek, also known as “Medieval age or Forbidden Kingdom Trek,” in the old hidden Buddhist kingdom of Mustang (“Mun Tan” meaning literally in Tibetan “the fertile land”). The Mustang region is open to tourists since 1992. It only allows limited numbers of trekkers each year to conserve the local traditions and its fragile environment. Mustang lies to the northwest of the Annapurna range and extends onto the Tibetan Plateau. Its mountain range forms a frontier basin to Tibet.


WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS offers a circuit Trek around Mustang by visiting Lo Manthang a medieval city. It is the capital of the Upper Mustang where the king is still present for the local people. Besides such adventures, this Trek offers you the chance to discover the high Himalayan vegetation. Which cultivated around 3000 to 3500 meters and the colorful monastic artistic treasures of the various ethical local groups. Such group includes Gurung, Lopa, Thakalis, and Tibetan populations.

This Journey starts with a stunning mountain flight to Jomsom and a short drive to picturesque stone-flagged villages. High Himalayan apple orchards surround those villages. Our Trek starts along the Kali Gandaki river, following the salt caravan route of the olden days, where the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt with grain from the lowlands. The road goes through the breathtaking scenery of the wild and isolated region of the Mustang valley with its eroded canyons, narrow valleys, typical Tibetan villages, Buddhist Gompas (monasteries), and cave monasteries in the cliffs. We encircled by some of the highest mountains of the Himalaya: Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), and many other 7000-meter peaks such as Tilicho, Nilgiri, Annapurna II, III and IV, Tukcha and the Holly Machhapuchara (or “Fishtail”).


Trekking in the outdoors especially in the Himalaya provides some health benefits ranging from physical to mental to spiritual. It is also the best place where we have enough time to discover oneself and rejuvenate our life. Besides personal benefits, it contributes to helping the local economy by visiting the areas that were mercilessly affected by the April 2015 earthquake.


Finally, Wild Yak Expeditions Team is privileged to welcome you to the Himalaya. We commit to organizing small groups of 4 to 6 participants only with high-quality services that are essential for flexibility, contentment, good ambiance, and precious exchanges of cultures and traditions with our local Team.

Map of Trip

MUSTANG Trekking

Altitude Chart of Trip

MUSTANG Trekking

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 :
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) / Transfer to Tibet International
Day 2 :
Flight to Pokhara (850m), 30 mins / Transfer to Glacier Hotel
Day 3 :
Flight to Jomsom, hike to Kagbeni (2830m), 3 hrs / Lodge
Day 4 :
Kagbeni to Chele (3060m), 5-6 hrs / Lodge
Day 5 :
Chele to Syanbochen (3760m), 6 hrs / Lodge
Day 6 :
Syanbochen to Ghemi (3480m), 3-4 hrs / Lodge
Day 7 :
Ghemi to Lo Tsarang (3590m), 3-4 hrs / Lodge
Day 8 :
Lo Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3814m), 4-5 hrs / Lodge
Day 9 :
Rest day at Lo Manthang (3814m) / Lodge
Day 10 :
Lo Manthang to Dhakmar (3784m), 6-7 hrs / Lodge
Day 11 :
Dhakmar to Ghiling (3780m), 6-7 hrs / Lodge
Day 12 :
Gheling to Chhuksang (2980m), 6-7 hrs / Lodge
Day 13 :
Chhuksang to Jomsom (2710m), 5-6 hrs / Lodge
Day 14 :
Flights from Jomsom to Pokhara, 35 minutes and Pokhara to Kathmandu, 45 minutes / Transfer to Hotel Yak & Yeti
Day 15 :
Kathmandu sightseeing / Hotel Yak & Yeti
Day 16 :
Departure international flight

Date & Price

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Price Includes

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that each participant knows the total costs of his/her Trek in advance!

  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • Flight Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom, and back (by airplane), incl. local taxes (max. 15 kg)
  • 5 kg of cargo personal material luggage
  • Accommodation in high standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, on a sharing basis, including breakfasts (4 nights). Please note that additional charges occur for a single room (upon request)
  • Dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trekking on a sharing basis
  • All the main meals during trekking
  • All necessary trained and experienced staff, guide, assistant guide (depending on the number of participants), porters, including their salary, insurance, transportation, food, and lodging
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Communication equipment (for emergency)
  • Oxygen, mask, and regulator (for emergency)
  • Weather report
  • First aid kit
  • Wild Yak Expeditions postcards
  • All government and local taxes
  • Last but not least, a big Smile from the Wild Yak Expeditions Team

Price Excludes

  • International flight*
  • Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight (except see "included")
  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Extra night(s) accommodation on the way to/from trekking due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trekking due to any reason which is not related to WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunches in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Individual beverages and personal expenses
  • Optional trips and sightseeing, if extended
  • Tips
  • Any other expense that is not included in the quoted price.

*We stay at your disposal for the booking of your international flight.



WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is focusing on group sizes of 4 to 6 participants for this Trekking because our experience has found this to be the best way to have a successful trip while providing excellent services. Furthermore, it creates a pleasant ambiance within the group, including an exchange of cultures and traditions with our team and local guides.

Last but not least, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS focuses on small groups that permit more flexibility and support to the participants individually.


Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. In a case of emergency, the Group has a four (4)-litre oxygen bottle with a mask and regulator, along with a first aid kit.

Our Guide is equipped with communication means, only to use in emergencies. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS also works with the national rescue helicopter airlines.

To minimize risks weather forecasts are provided to the Guide on a regular basis.

Depending on the difficulty of some itineraries, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will secure the route using the necessary technical gear, if needed.

Please note that the above-mentioned itinerary information is purely indicative and can likely modify during the trekking by your Guide, who has the authority to make such changes if it is deemed necessary (due to safety concerns, etc.). Every effort will be made to keep to the scheduled itinerary. However, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain regions and at high altitude, we are not able to fully guarantee it as it is necessary to take into consideration each situation as it occurs and consequently to adapt the program in its best way. Elements such as weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, among others, can all contribute to changes in the scheduled itinerary.

The Guide will try to ensure that the Trekking runs according to the foreseen plan to the benefit of all the participants, but we thank you for being prepared for some flexibility and comprehension if so required.

Please check the degrees of difficulty while choosing a Trekking Trip with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. The majority of the itineraries proposed in our Trekking Programs are in remote areas of the Himalaya and at high altitudes, mostly higher than the Alps. A good physical condition is necessary to appreciate the whole richness of this adventure.


The success of this Journey depends on both the personal status of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' team carefully selected according to their expertise in a particular environment and individual aptitudes. Our Team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous, and supportive.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.

Our Trekking Guide and his role: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' Trekking Guide is a professional government-trained Sherpa guide with experience in directing and trekking around the Himalaya, including first aid training and in-depth knowledge of the local flora, fauna and general environment preservation. Our Guide leads you all the way through the trekking and across the passes while giving you interesting information about the mountains, culture, traditions, and landscapes. He will help as an interpreter with the local populations. He is ensuring your safety and is checking your needs throughout the trail, and to the top of the pass, monitoring symptoms of high altitude sickness. The Guide plays a vital role in taking care of our members' needs, supervising the team and porters, and assuring the safety requirements. He also makes sure that the rubbish managed, and the trail/campsite is kept clean throughout the whole trekking trip. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will frequently be informed about the Group during the entire trekking experience.

Our Assistant Guide: Our Assistant Guide also has a government license but must work as an assistant guide during some time to become a company approved Guide. He assists the Guide with all the essential duties, ensuring the safety and checking that the performance of the Group runs smoothly. He is equipped with an emergency first aid kit and walks along with the members to monitor the Group.

Our Porters: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has its own reliable porters. It is their responsibility to carry your luggage during the trekking with proper handling standards.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters' rights and have high standards to make sure that they treated well. We pay them a fair salary, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, and medical insurances.


Kathmandu & Pokhara: We stay at high standard Hotels (Tibet International, Yak & Yeti, and Glacier Hotel in Pokhara) on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. Depending on availability, single rooms can be booked upon request at an additional cost. All dinners served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screen by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.

During Trekking: We stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouses) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your sleeping bag, as the sleeping rooms are not heated, but the dining hall will be heated in most of the lodge every evening. Showers are available at the majority of lodges at an extra cost. Please note that in the majority of the lodges the toilets are common, except in few of a them, where we provide you with attached rooms (if available), in particular at Jomson and Lo Manthang, in order to fully enjoy your rest day with a shower.

Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as continental, Indian, Tibetan, and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant's charge, except coffee and the selection of teas that are served for breakfast and in the afternoons upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Lunch packages might be served on some specific days.


In Kathmandu, all transportations are by private vehicles.  Flights to Jomsom and back, by new two-engine Twin Otter aircraft and flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and back, by Boeing plane.


Mustang trekking paths are broad and well maintained as compared to other parts of Himalayan trekking trails. While we are in trekking, our day starts with a warm wake up tea/coffee. After refreshing ourselves, we pack our luggage and proceed for breakfast. As day sets off, considering the altitude and acclimatization, we walk slowly towards our next destination making frequent rest breaks to take photographs, treasure the landscape, confront the culture and admire the fascinating mountain sceneries.

A 1 to 2 hours relaxing lunch break is taken, except when crossing passes. After the lunch break, we will at least spend 2 to 3 hours more on the trail before reaching the next lodge where you will be welcomed by some warm hot tea/coffee and cookies/biscuits. Our trained Guide will accompany the group for the whole day. Before dinner, we might enjoy a short walk through the village, photographing, or chat with other group members or exceptional staff. After dinner, you will be briefed on the next day's program.


Pre-Training before Trek

Trekking is good for everyone! A daily walk in a beautiful landscape with a consumption of significant volumes of water, chatting with local people and understanding the culture, observing your body limits, all combine to make much healthier your body and mind than they ever have been before.

Before you embark for your Mustang Trekking, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS recommends a regular aerobic exercise including some stretching exercises for a couple of hours per week. Ideally, you should concentrate on cardiovascular fitness, building excellent stamina, and undertake a bit of strength training to be more efficient in the mountains. It is worth going for at least once a week for a 3 to 4-hour hike, which familiarises already your body to sustain the long-time effort in the Himalaya. The fitter you are, the faster and more easily you will get the trail, acclimatize and enjoy the trekking days.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes a simple grading system that gives you a first idea of the difficulties of the Trekking for which you might apply and enables you to determine which is the best for you.

MUSTANG Trek: Moderate

A moderate trekking grade takes into account the following factors: 

  • An altitude up to 5500 m above sea level
  • An average trail inclination of about 30%-45%; some sections may consist of loose, sandy, gravel ground and boulder
  • An average of 400 to 800 elevation ascent a day (especially when crossing passes)
  • The capacity to walk comfortably on glacier moraines
  • A trail, which may be rough paved, loose dirt, slippery, in landslide area, icy or snowy (in some parts you might be assisted by the guides)
  • The aptitude for walking at least 4-7 hours per day (longer days when crossing the passes 8-9 hrs)

It requires the following skills from each participant: 

  • Good stamina, to be able to walk for several hours at a sustained walking pace in a high altitude environment during several subsequent days
  • You are familiar with assessing obstacles and hazards along the trail, walk confident (depending on the trail conditions, you may need some help in certain sections, especially while crossing the passes)
  • You can carry a small personal backpack (4 to 5 kg)

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