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Guerrilla Trek Nepal is a new trekking route from Myagdi to Rukum following the trails used by the Maoists during the war that you can now retrace their footsteps and imagine what it must have been like to hike and fight on such rugged terrain, that starts in Beni through Baglung, passes the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and reach to Rukum and Rolpa (Epicenter of  a decade-long Maoist insurgency) along with the  magnificent views of mountains and forests with diverse topography where you can experience the nomadic life of the people there as well as their culture. The route has a historic and natural attraction, but also there are infrastructure challenges where we can make local aware of how they can benefit from tourism.

Included in the Cost

  • Private vehicle transportation from Pokhara-Beni & Sulichaur-Kathmandu.
  • 1-night accommodation at hotel in Pokhara in a room only basis.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • TIMS & other necessary permits.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Government Tax charge
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

  • Day 1

    Fly to Pokhara & Drive to Beni, Flight Duration: 25 minutes, Driving Duration: 3/4 hours

  • In the morning, you will start your day with 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Later, we take the private vehicle to reach Beni, headquarter of Myagdi district. The town is in between Myagdi river and the Kali Gandaki Camp, where our trekking permits will be examined. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 2

    Beni to Takam (1665 m), Hiking Duration: 6 hours

  • From today, the trek starts as we leave Beni and follow a gravel road for 24km to Darbang and start walking. Takam is a three-hour walk away with Gurjal Himal towering overhead. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 3

    Takam to Lamsung (2250 m), Hiking Duration: 6 hours

  • We continue our scenic trail to Lamsung. The scenery starts getting even more dramatic. On the way, you will pass through the local villages as you will notice that locals are not used to foreigners and have a lot of stories to tell about the war. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 4

    Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020 m), Hiking Duration: 7 hours

  • Today, you ascend through dense pine forests and if lucky get the chance to see musk deer wandering in the forest. On reaching the ridge, you will be welcomed by the 180-degree views of Dhaulagiri and the entire range up to Churen Himal in the west. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 5

    Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860 m), Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • We continue our trail as we cross over from Myagdi to Baglung, also the entrance to Dhorpatan a hunting reserve, and into the former Tibetan refugee camp which was serviced by an airfield built by the Swiss in the 1950s. Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve in Nepal and it is divided into 6 blocks for hunting that’s elevation ranges from 2,850m to more than 7,000m which was established in 1987. The reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, the main target of hunters. Other species include Ghoral, serow, Himalayan tahr, black bear, pheasant, and partridge. Endangered species of the area include the red panda and cheer pheasant. Controlled hunting is allowed with proper license and during certain seasons of the year. There are many villages nearby with the people involved in many Tibetan trade and animal husbandry. Also, we can see the monastery, chortens and local markets. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 6

    Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor, Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • Today, we leave Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor. If you are bird lover then this can be a paradise for you as there are danphes, pheasants and other migratory species that you have seen only in bird guides. It's hard to imagine that people fought a war here. In monsoon, there are cow sheds built here but in the winter these high pastures are deserted. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 7

    Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera, Hiking Duration: 7 hours

  • Crossing from Baglung to Rukum into Magar country, we enter the former Maoist base area as it was a good hiding spot for the Maoist due to the availability of dense forests all the way which must have made easy to hide here from the helicopter patrols. The villages are picturesque and there is always some kind of Magar festival going on. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 8

    Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola, Hiking Duration: 6 hours

  • After breakfast, you will travel to remote settlement Lukum in Rukum, a village populated only by Magars and Dalits (low cast). This is about as medieval as it gets in Nepal nowadays. In the evening we reach Magar Village, Rujhi Khola. Overnight in a camp at Rujhi Khola.

  • Day 9

    Rujhi Khola to Thabang, Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • Today you will visit an important place i.e. Thabang- the place where the idea of Maoist War was generated and executed. During the war, the village was destructed by the armies and still, the signs of Maoist war can be seen. There has been some development of infrastructure after the war ended, and the people are eager and friendly. Overnight in the camps at Thabang.

  • Day 10

    Thabang to Jaljale, Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • After breakfast, we move to the highest point in Jaljale is Jaljala Pass 3414m and Dharampani (3900m) and there is a great view from Api and Saipal in the west to Dhaulagiri in the east. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 11

    Jajala to Jelbang, Hiking Duration: 6 hours

  • Continue our trail for hours, we reach the ethnically mixed village of Jelbang where you can experience the local culture and other interesting aspects. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 12

    Jelbang to Sulichaur, Hiking Duration: 6 hours

  • Today, we descend to Rolpa, an area which was used to be a rebel base area under total Maoist control during a decade-long insurgency. You can eat at one of the many commune tea shops run by the Maoist cooperative, where staffs are relatives of those who were killed in the fighting. Later, we travel to Suliochaur, a small village, and relax for rest of the day. Overnight in a camp at Suliochaur.

  • Day 13

    Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 9 hours

  • In the early morning, we travel back to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. It will take about 9 hours to reach Kathmandu.

Trip Grade

Moderate plus

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