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Guerrilla Trek

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Trip Duration: 13 days

Trip Type: Camp/Lodge

Trip Grade: Moderate

Min. Group Size: 1+

Max Altitude: 3900 m.

Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV | Spring: MAR-APR-MAY

Transportation: Land

Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Accommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Lodge or Camping Accommodation during Trek

Guerrilla Trek is a newly opened trekking trail which explores the western region of Nepal, namely Rolpa and Rukum. Trekking along the Guerrilla Trek offers hikers to follow the footprints once used by the Maoist guerillas in Nepal.

Guerrilla Trek passes through lush valleys in the shadow of the mighty Himalaya, including the impressive Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Gurja Himal (7193 m). It boasts of the the country’s only hunting reserve, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The views from Jaljala, pass at (3386 m), are stunningly beautiful

The Guerilla trek overlaps with the Lower Trail of The Great Himalaya Trail. 

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.) takes about 9 hours.

Day 02: Trek from Beni to Takam (1665m.) takes about 6hours.

Day 03: Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2250m.) takes about 6 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020m.) takes 7 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860m.) takes 5 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor takes 5 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Nisi Dhorto Tallo Sera takes about 7 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola takes about 6 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Rujhikhola to Thabang takes about 5 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Thabang to Jaljale takes about 5 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Jajala toJelbang takes 6 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Jelbang to Suliochaur takes about 6 hours.

Day 13: Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu takes about 13 hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.) takes about 9 hours.

Day 02: Trek from Beni to Takam (1665m.) takes about 6hours.

From Myagdi district headquarters you follow a gravel road for 24km to Darbang and start walking. Takam is a three hour walk away with Himal towering overhead.

Day 03: Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2250m.) takes about 6 hours.

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 foreigners and have a lot of stories to tell about the war.

Day 04: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020m.) takes 7 hours.

Climb through dense pine forests, with musk deer darting in the undergrowth. The meadows on the ridge offer 180 degree views of Dhaulagiri the entire range up to Churen Himal in the west.

Day 05: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860m.) takes 5 hours.

You cross over from Myagdi to Baglung and into the former Tibetan refugee camp which was serviced byan 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 sheeps (Bharal).

Day 06: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor takes 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.

Day 07: Trek from Nisi Dhorto Tallo Sera takes about 7 hours.

Cross over from Baglung to Rukum into Magar country and enter the fromer 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.

Day 08: Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola takes about 6 hours.

Walk 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.

Day 09: Trek from Rujhikhola to Thabang takes about 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.

Day 10: Trek from Thabang to Jaljale takes about 5 hours.

The highest point in Jaljale is Dharampani (3900m) and there is a great view from Api Saipal in thewest to Dhaulagiri in the east.

Day 11: Trek from Jajala toJelbang takes 6 hours.

Now we’re moving down from the high mountains and the village ethnically mixed.

Day 12: Trek from Jelbang to Suliochaur takes about 6 hours.

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 staffs are relatives of those who were killed in the fighting's.

Day 13: Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu takes about 13 hours.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • One trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) or Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

Clients Reviews

wounderful trekking experience !

(5/5)

Thank you much for a wounderful trekking experience ! We were well looked after by our cheerful guide – Kumar and happy porter-Lak- Kumar !!Everywhere I looked I was either amazed or simply thought how beautiful the scenery was ~ I would recommend to anyone to use Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition – I will be coming back here in the future.

Thank You.

Clare Healy
New Zealand(NZ)
28/10/2009

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