Guerrilla Trek (13 days)
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.
|Region||Other Trekking Regions|
|Trip Duration||13 days|
|Min. Group Size||1+|
|Max Altitude:||3900 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge or Camping Accomodation during Trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m.) takes about 9 hours. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
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. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
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. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020m.) takes 7 hours. Climbthrough dense pine forests, with musk deer darting in the undergrowth. The meadows on theridge offer 180 degree views of Dhaulagiri the entire range up to Churen Himal in the west. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860m.) takes 5 hours. You cross over from Myagdi to Baglung and into the former Tibetan refugee camp which wasserviced 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). Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor takes 5 hours. This is a paradisefor birds. Watch danphes pheasants,and other migratory species that youhave 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 highpastures are deserted. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
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. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
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. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
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 thetown 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 in Lodge/Camp.
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. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
Trek from Jajala toJelbang takes 6 hours. Now we’re moving down from the high mountains and the village ethnically mixed. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
Trek from Jelbang to Suliochaur takes about 6 hours. This is where we finally get to Rolpa and the roadhead. Rolpa was also a rebel base area and for many of the ten years of war under total Maoist control. Youcan eat at one of the many commune restaurants run by Maoist cooperative, where staffs are relatives of those who were killed in the fightings. Stay overnight in Lodge/Camp.
Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu takes about 13 hours.
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