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Guerrilla Trekking

Duration 13 days
Max-Altitude 3020m
Transportation Drive/Flight
Grade Moderate
Accommodation Teahouse/Camping
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Best Season Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Communication Available
Group Size 2+

Guerrilla Trekking is one of the recently build trekking routes in Nepal. This trek features the remote area of the western part, Rukum and Rolpa region of Nepal. Because of the trail used by Maoists during the Nepalese Civil War that ended in 2006, this trekking trail was named as Guerrilla Trek. This trekking provides an exhilarating experience for any trekkers who curious about the ways of life that the Maoist cadres led in the rugged terrain along with the scenic panoramas. This treks also allows the trekkers to interact with the innocent locals untouched by the realms of modernization.

The 15 days long Guerrilla Trek starts after your arrival in the country. The trek starts from Beni and proceeds to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. This is the only legal hunting reserve that covers the part of Myagdi, Rukum, and Rolpa districts; these are the conflicted region during the war. The trail goes through Jaljala Pass (3107m) by providing the stunning panorama of Api (7132m), Saipal (7031m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), and many other Himalayas. This trek also features unique cultures that vary in different locations throughout the trek. Also, the trek passes through lush forests of rhododendron, fir, pine, birch, juniper, oak, and hemlock to come across the settlements of Thakali, Tibetan, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Magar ethnics. Guerrilla Trek will definitely provide an exhilarating experience to the trekkers.

To make your Guerilla Trek unforgettable and memorable, we assign you a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide. For the off-road drive in this trek, we provide you a private 4WD. Also, we assure the best hotels, lodges, and home-stays that available in the route for the accommodation.

Day 01: Kathmandu – Beni 830m.
Day 02: Beni – Takam: About 6-7hrs of the walk.
Day 03: Takam – Lamsung: About 6-7hrs of walk.
Day 04: Lamsung – Gurjaghat: About 7hrs of walk.
Day 05: Gurjaghat – Dhorpatan: About 5-hrs of the walk.
Day 06: Dhorpatan – Nisi-Dhor: About 5-6hrs of the walk.
Day 07: Nisi-Dhor – Tallo Sera: About 6-7hrs of the walk.
Day 08: Tallo Sera – Rujhikhola: About 6-7hrs of the walk.
Day 09: Rujhikhola-Thabang: About 5-6hrs of the walk.
Day 10: Thabang  – Jaljale: About 5-6hrs walk.
Day 11: Jajala to Jelbang: About 6-7hrs walk.
Day 12: Jelbang – Suliochaur: About 6-7hrs of the walk.
Day 13: Sulichaur to Kathmandu (13 hours by bus).

Day 01: Kathmandu – Beni 830m.
Drive to Beni with Nepalese supporter, It will take 8-10 hours depending upon traffic and busy schedule. Today we will cross 292 KMs passing Mugling, Damauli, Pokhara, and Baglung. on the day drive, you can enjoy gorging rivers, traditional settlements, crop fields, and lifestyle. Overnight at Beni.  

Day 02: Beni-Takam: About 6-7hrs of the walk.
From the Myagdi district headquarter you follow a gravel road for 24km to. Darbang and start walking. Takam is a three-hour walk away with Gurjal, Himal towering overhead. O/N camp at1665m.

Day 03: Takam-Lamsung: About 6-7hrs of the walk.
This is where the scenery starts getting even more dramatic. This is what Nepal used to be like before the trekkers got here. Locals are not used to feigners and have a lot of stories to tell about the war. O/N camp at 2250m.

Day 04: Lamsung- Gurjaghat: About 7hrs of the walk.
Ascend through dense pine forests, with musk deer barking in the bushes. The grazing land on the ridge offers 180-degree views of Dhaulagiri the entire range up to Churen Himal in the west. O/N camp at 3020m.

Day 05: Gurjaghat-Dhorpatan: About 5-hrs of the walk.
You cross over from Myagdi to Baglung and into the former Tibetan refugee camp which was serviced by an airfield built by the Swiss in the 1950s. This is also the entrance to Dhorpatan, a Hunting Reserve, where you can spot mountain goats and blue sheep (Bharal). O/N camp 2860m.

Day 06: Dhorpatan-Nisi-Dhor: About 5-6hrs of the walk.
This is a heaven for birds. Watch Danphes (national bird of Nepal) pheasants and other migratory sorts that you have seen only in bird guides. Stiff to imagine that people fought a war here. There are cow sheds in the monsoon, but in the winter these high pastures are deserted. O/N at camp.

Day 07: Nisi-Dhor-Tallo Sera: About 6-7 hrs of the walk.
Traverse over from Baglung to Rukum into the Magar region and enter the former Maoist base area. There are dense forests all the way, so it must have been easy to hide here during the insurgency. The villages are picturesque and there is always some kind of Magar festival going on. O/N at camp.

Day 08: Tallo Sera-Rujhikhola: About 6-7 hrs of the walk.
Hike to Lukum in Rukum, a village populated only by Magars and Dalits (low cast), where you can glance at their lifestyle, housing, costume and more with natural beauties along with walking on crops field and near jungle areas. Ke to Lukum in Rukum, a village populated only by Magars and Dalits (low cast). This is about as medieval as it gets in Nepal nowadays. O/N camp at tent or Homestay.

Day 09: Rujhikhola-Thabang: About 5-6 hrs of the walk.
Thabang is the cradle of the Maoist revolution. It was damaged in army attacks and parts of the town were flattened by ‘tora bora’ mortar shells dropped from helicopters. There has been some development of infrastructure after the war ended, and the people are eager and friendly.

Day 10: Thabang-Jaljale: About 5-6 hrs walk.
The highest point in Jaljale is Dharampani (3900m) and there is a great view from Apisaipal in the west to Dhaulagiri in the east. O/N at camp.

Day 11: Jajala to Jelbang: About 6-7 hrs walk.
Now we’re moving down from the high mountains and the village is ethnically mixed.

Day 12: Jelbang-Suliochaur: About 6-7 hrs of the walk.
This is where we finally get to Rolpa and the road head. Rolpa was also a rebel base area and for many of the ten years of war under total Maoist control. You can eat at one of the many commune restaurants run by Maoist cooperative, where the staff is relatives of those who were killed in the war. O/N at camp.  

Day 13: Sulichaur to Kathmandu (13 hours by bus).
Drive back to Kathmandu from Sulichaur, we will back on different highways of the lower land of Nepal; called Terai, and near from Chitwan National Park we follow the river called Narayani-Trishuli almost to Kathmandu. Read more

Cost Include

  • Full board meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) or Camping arrangements during the trek during the trek
  • Professional license holder English speaking Trekking Guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters (2 Trekkers = 1 Porter) Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Entry permit and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Transportation
  • Farewell Dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural show
  • Government Taxes, VAT, and Service Charge

Cost Exclude

  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Kathmandu Hotel
  • Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses like the hot shower, battery recharge, hot and cold drinks, etc
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Cost Includes’ section
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