Guerrilla Trekking in Nepal

  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking in Nepal
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Transportation Bus, Jeep
  • Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 5-6

Overview on Guerrilla Trek in Nepal

The guerilla trek is one of the Himalayas’ most fascinating and thrilling trails. The trail was discovered not so long; it was prohibited from the outside world since the area was under the control of Maoist rebels (1996-2006) who were fighting against the government. Those days it was forbidden, and anybody trespassing would be facing treason. After the clash subsided and things returned to normal, the area became a popular tourist spot and attracted many people around the globe.

The trek is 16 days long and will go through some remote villages and pure wilderness. Since it opened recently, the region remains untouched and not much explored by visitors. The change in topography from Lowlands to the highlands will astonish you. Our experts will guide you on the journey with all the facilities. Similarly, accommodation and food will be included in the package.

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The journey initially takes you to Lumbini, the birthplace of The Buddha (Light of Asia), located in the lowlands of the nation. The hike begins from Beni of Myadi district to Baglung, Rukum, and Rolpa and passes through the Dhorpatan hunting reserve. The route passes through many villages with unique cultures and traditions that had existed for ages. This journey will also provide the knowledge that certain places in this part of the world are not touched by modern civilization, but the people living here are still cheerful with what they possess. Many ethnic groups like Gurungs, Magars, Newars, Dalits, Brahmins, Kshetris, and Thakuris reside in this area.

The area comprises a wide range of natural resources and biodiversity. The lush green forest, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls are a few to be mentioned. The panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas is so captivating that you may fall in love with mountains. During spring, the rhododendron in bloom is the fascinating sight nature offers. Walking through terraced fields with seasonal crops is another sensation to be experienced. Those simple people with great hospitality are going to be something new to you.

Itinerary

You will be landing at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Our staff and representative will eagerly await your arrival holding placards bearing your names. You will be transferred to your respective hotel, where you can rest. You can visit some places in this ancient city. In the evening, our expert guiding you throughout the journey will brief you regarding the trip.
Now onwards, our guide will be there throughout the journey. Firstly, after boarding a flight from Kathmandu, we will land in Bhairawa. The temperature may vary since this is one of the hottest regions of the country. Then we drive to Lumbini and visit the birthplace of the enlightened one, 'The Buddha'. Many Buddhist nations worldwide have also made monasteries and monuments according to their style.
We drive from Lumbini to Beni, leaving flat land and gradually climbing the hills. The twist and turns over the hills will raise curiosity within you but passing through many hills and river valleys at the end of the day. The travel would be refreshing. Since you have come here to seek adventure, it is yet to come. Finally, we spend the night here you can also try some local food.
Again, we start with a drive in the morning till Darbang on a gravel road. The road may not be tarred, but the view will certainly mesmerize you. From Darbang, the real hike begins through narrow paths and rough trails with a panorama of the mystical mountain Gurja(7,193m). We head on over the hills and far away through settlements and wild. After miles of walk, we eventually reach Takam, where we have an overnight stay.
The view of the breathtaking landscape is enough to energize us for the day's hike. Rejoicing the view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, we move on since the hike mostly takes you through hilly terrain. The terrace farms, the roads, and the rivers are a few things that we will be crossing. On reaching Lamsung you will know that you have covered quite some distance on foot and intermingle with the locals. The locals might share your wartime stories during the insurgence in the nation.
We begin our day with a warm breakfast. We hike through dense pine and oak forest, an oasis of serenity, but at times you might encounter musk deer and other wild animals. We walk through a rocky, rugged trail that makes our journey more adventurous. The dazzling view of Dhaulagiri and Chure Himal makes us wonder how long these mighty ones have existed. On our way, we pass through a few dense forests where you might see more wild animals and make your day. Ultimately after a few hours of walk, we reach Gurjaghat, a small settlement with teahouses and lodges.
Today also the day starts in the hilly terrain with a fresh and pure environment if you are a city dweller. Our hike begins as usual and heads towards Baglung from Myagdi. We pass through the lush green forest, one of the most isolated parts of the nation, and the views are awesome. Continuing, we come across a Tibetan refugee camp leading to the Dhorpatan hunting reserve. There are high chances of seeing wildlife like Ghoral, Himalayan Thar, black bear, pheasant, partridge, etc. Ultimately, we reach the lodge and rest for the night.
The beautiful morning starts with birds singing and serenity. We head through the forest area, passing a few creeks and streams. Trekking through the wilderness we may encounter ghoral, Himalayan Thar, black bear, and many other animals. The mesmerizing view and fascinating forest are so overwhelming that you will want to capture everything on your camera. We move towards Nishi Dhor, which is a bird's paradise. You can get a glimpse of Danphe, the national bird of Nepal, here. Finally, we spent overnight at Nishi Dhor, a small settlement on the route.
The hike starts leaving the wonderful place of Nishi Dhor, crossing a few rivulets and streams. We then enter Rukum's former Maoist base area. Now all that remains are the memories of those insurgent days among the people living there. We pass through a few Magar villages and the ethnic people in that area. Towards the last moments of the hike, we can have an awesome view of the Dhaulagiri range. Eventually, we are now on Tallo Sera, a small village.
We continue our journey after breakfast and move among those breathtaking hilly terrain. Passing through some Magar villages in Rukum, none can ignore that these places remain untouched by modern civilization. Similarly, the district is also known as a place with 53 hills and 52 lakes. The place could have been a major tourist spot if it could have been accessed easily. We can have a magnificent view of the mighty peaks like Dhaulagiri, Chauri, Sisne, Putha Hiunchuli, and many others.
Over the hills and far away, walking through that wonderful terrain is so full of joy that it will remain within you for a long time. Today's hike will be mostly through lush green forest and hilly paths, passing through a few remote villages. The forest of birch, pine, and fir is so soothing to walk through. Ultimately, we reach Thabang, where we spend the night, which is believed to be the most affected place during insurgence.
The view of the spirited Himalayas is so fascinating that it pushes us further. After breakfast, we hike. Walking through the dense rhododendron, pine and oak forest, we might encounter wildlife. The incredible view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Chure, Gurja, and Putha Hiunchuli is comforting to watch. After walking for a couple of hours into the woods and opening, we ultimately reach Jaljale. You can intermingle with the people and try some local food as well.
As we enter the final days of the hike, the route becomes easy as we start descending more. We pass through lush green vegetation, valleys, and hills, and the clean and fresh air is something worth the entire trip. We passed through some ethnically mixed villages and can enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Api and Mt. Saipal. We gradually enter Jelbang, a small and beautiful settlement, and rest for the night.
This is the last day of hiking with zeal. We move on after taking breakfast. The hike through the path of hills may be adventurous, but you have learned to be patient and persevering. We walk through the lush green forest of fir and rhododendrons, and if it is spring, the rhododendrons bloom will be a phenomenal sight. After walking for a couple of, ultimately, we are at Sulichaur where we stay overnight.
Since the drive is long, we start early. The roads are serpentine as they fall on the hilly regions through which we can enjoy the views. The road may be just above the river at certain sections, which may be a pleasing drive. We take breaks at regular intervals for refreshments and meals. Eventually, we reach Thankot, the main entrance of the Kathmandu valley. Then you are taken to the hotel, and if you are not slack after the drive, you can visit places like Thamel and buy souvenirs.
After so many days of togetherness, we depart. With a heavy heart, our staff will reach you at the airport and bid you goodbye. You must have realized that we make travel fun. There are many more beautiful and exotic trails. If this one was good, we would make others better. If you want to visit us again with more of your companions, we are always there to serve you.

Cost Includes

  • Any government and local taxes.
  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Hotel transfer along with a representative
  • Kathmandu to Lumbini flight fee with guide
  • 3 nights' accommodation with a stander Hotel in Kathmandu and Lumbini BB plan.
  • English speaking Guide and Necessary staff Cook and Potter.
  • Salary, Insurance, transport, and accommodation for your guides and porters.
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All necessary special trekking permits for Guerrilla trekking.
  • Any camping supplies like a kitchen set, tent, and others
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • All International airfare
  • Personal expenses include laundry, call bills, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, heater, etc.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue charge in case of emergency
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers.

Equipment Used for Guerrilla Trekking in Nepal

  1. Tent
  2. A Sleeping bag
  3. Headlamps
  4. Additional bulbs and batteries for a torch
  5. Sunblock
  6. UV-protective eyewear
  7. Walking Boots
  8. Boots for hiking
  9. Underwear
  10. Backpack
  11. Toiletries: towels, toothbrushes, tissue paper, and toothpaste,
  12. A hat
  13. Moisturizer to your body, lips, and face.
  14. Water bottle
  15. Shorts
  16. Trekking Pants
  17. Sanitizer
  18. Map
  19. T-shirt
  20. Thermal top
  21. Lock and keys for the luggage

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The maximum altitude we come across during Guerrilla Trek is 3,414 meters while crossing the Jaljala Pass.

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