Guerrilla Trekking

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Guerrilla Trekking course extends from Myagdi to Rukum; takes after trails utilized by the guerrilla Maoists amid the war. Presently, trekkers can remember the strides of the guerrillas and envision what it probably 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, the same location where treks to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri start and finish. It then passes the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and goes ahead to Rukum and Rolpa. This is the very sector where Nepal Maoist rebellion and war started about twenty years ago. The Maoists had their headquarters here.

This trekking course formally opened just a couple of years ago for adventure lovers. It is a wild 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.

The trek takes up to 14 days – from the beginning, there are marvelous perspectives of the Dhaulagiri range from high edges and extensive knolls bordered by pine forests. 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.

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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