Guerrilla Trekking

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Camping Trek
  • Transportation: Public Vehicle
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge &Tent
  • Group Size: 1-16
  • Max Altitude: 3020m

Guerrilla Trekking Trail is one of the popular off-the-beaten rural trekking trails in Nepal. The trail is so called due to its remoteness and far away from the locality of central government, once a red-alert region because of Maoist insurgency which lasted for a decade making the region as a popular central headquarter of Maoist people government..

Guerrilla trekking course extends from Myagdi to Rukum passing by through rural areas, takes us through the trails mostly utilized by the guerrilla Maoists amid the war. Presently, trekkers can remember the strides of the guerrillas and envision what it probably have been similar to traverse and battle in this sort of landscape. The zone is found in the remote territory of western Nepal.

The trail starts from Beni, which is the bordering area of Annapurna region but the guerrilla trail is further extended towards Dhaulagiri and Mid-Western region of Nepal. It passes through Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and goes ahead to Rukum and Rolpa in Mid-west. This is the very area where Nepal the Maoist rebellion got started making it’s headquarter some 20 years ago. Those use building mainly typical rural houses still do exist.

Guerrilla trail was officially opened for trekkers very recently but less trekkers dare to visit the trail due to its remoteness and long trekking trail but to tell the truth Guerrilla trail can be extended and diminish according to your time limitation and interest. It is a wild adventurous trek, where you can see untamed life in sight and the one and only hunting territory in Nepal. The trek is further lined with pristine Magar and Gurung Villages and their diverse way of life. Amid the trek we will give you basic home-stay with family and nearby natural sustenance.

Orbit Alpine has design Guerrilla Trek itinerary for 14-days, which starts from Dhaulagiri region leading us through magnificent wide range views of Dhaulagiri Himalayas along with extensive pine forest. The trail has a notable fascination, yet there are additional basic difficulties of the trek, like making local people mindful of how they can profit by tourism.

Further the Guerilla trail can be used as a research oriented trail to gain in-depth knowledge which cause the decade long civil war in Nepal, killing thousands of innocent. Itinerary can be customize accordingly, please feel free to contact Orbit Alpine.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

The highest point in Jaljale is Dharampani (3,900m) and there is a great view from Api Saipal in thewest to Dhaulagiri in the east.

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

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.

Drive to Kathmandu for the whole day before you arrive at your hotel late in the evening.

After breakfast or depending on your schedule, we will take you to the airport a few hours before your flight time.

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