Guerrilla trekking is one of the few trekking trails in the unexplored region of the far western part of Nepal. Guerrilla trekking is a newly opened trek that started recently. This entire trekking trail by guerrilla trek presented an isolated but easy trekking route ready to be explored by enthusiastic trekker known as guerrillas. The name guerrilla trekking is directly related to the Maoist Guerrillas of the first civil war in Nepal. By exploring the guerrilla trails, trekkers can see the routes, hideouts and shelters used by guerrillas during the interstate conflict (1996-2006). As the name implies, the area has been very peaceful these days.
The main attractions are fascinating waterfalls, caves, lakes such as Kamala Daha (Lotus Sea) and Sun Daha, and the high Himalayan to the north. Rice grows up to the central hills, barley, corn, millet, wheat, potatoes, and even apples and apricots formed in the upper hills of the region. The area has many beautiful alpine pastures that are used as monsoon pastures for cattle and buffalo. And forage Yarshagunba (also known as Himalayan Viagra) in the steep highlands.
Main Features of Guerrilla Trek are:
- Spectacular view of Mount Dhaulagiri
- Experience a wide variety of Language, Tradition and Ethnic group of people
- The unchanged lifestyle of Mountain people
- Low altitude route through remote areas
- Explore alpine landscapes and see captivating waterfalls, caves and lakes
How to Trek Guerrilla
The trail begins and ends with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking. Continue through the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve to Rukum and Rolpa. This is the area where the Maoist civil war in Nepal began and they set up their headquarters. The only hunting ground in Nepal, the ethical villages of Magar and Gurung. And wilderness trekking where you can witness the rich culture and see wildlife. During the trek, we provide you with basic family accommodation and local organic food. It lasts up to 13 days. Large meadows with high ridges and pine forests always offer spectacular views of the Dhaulagiri Mountains. While trails have historical appeal, there are also challenges in raising local awareness about how to benefit from infrastructure and tourism.
Best Time to Trek Guerrilla
You can travel the Guerrilla trails all year round.
5/5 - Excellent
- Trip Code: NFH
- Trip Type: Trekking
- Start/End: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
- Group Size: 2-14
- Accommodation: Camping, Homestay
- Best Season:
All the Year
- Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 7 Hours
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Trek from Beni to Takam 1665m/6hours – Morning from the Myagdi district headquarters drive 20km gravel road to Darbang by local jeep/bus and start walking. To Takam three hour walk away with Gurjal Himal towering overhead. Stay overnight at Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Takam to Lamsung 2250m/6 hours – This day local scenery starts getting even more dramatic. This is what Nepal used to be like before the trekkers got here. Locals are not used to foreigners and have a lot of stories to tell about the war. Stay overnight at Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat 3020m/7 hours – Climb through dense pine forests, with musk deer darting in the undergrowth. The ridge offer 180 degree views of Dhaulagiri the entire range up to Churen Himal in the west. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan 2860m/5 hours – 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 (Gharal). Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor 5 hours – This is a paradise for birds. Watch danphes pheasants, and other migratory species that you have seen only in bird guides. Hard to imagine that people fought a war here. There are cow sheds in the monsoon, but in the winter these high pastures are deserted. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera 7 hours – Cross over from Baglung to Rukum into Magar country and enter the former Maoist base area. There are dense forests all the way, so it must have been easy to hide here from the helicopter patrols. The villages are picturesque and there is always some kind of Magar festival going on. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola 6 hours – Walk to Lukum in Rukum, a village populated only by Magars and Dalits (low cast ethnic group). This is about as medieval as it gets in Nepal now a days. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Rujhikhola to Thabang 5 hours – 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. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Thabang to Jaljale 5 hours – The highest point in Jaljale is Dharampani (3900m) and there is a great view from Api and Saipal in the west to Dhaulagiri in the east. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
Trek from Jelbang to Suliochaur 6 hours – Today 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 staffs are relatives of those who were killed in the fighting. Stay overnight at local Lodge. B/L/D
- Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van
- 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the lodge trek.
- Needed experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.All transportation by private vehicle.
- All necessary permits.
- Tourist service charge
- All Government Tax
What’s Not Include
- Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist). International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee
- Items and expenses of personal nature.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
- Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
- Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
- Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
- Tips for guide, porters, driver
The given prices is per person and exclude international flights. Fixed departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable for you, please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.