Guerrilla trek is one of the newest trekking routes, which traverses through the remotest areas of the western part of Nepal in Rukum and Rolpa region. The trek is named as Guerrilla Trek as it features the trails used by Maoists during the Nepalese Civil War that ended in 2006. Trekking in the Guerrilla route offers an exhilarating experience for anyone who is curious about the ways of life the Maoist cadres led in the rugged terrain. Guerrilla Trek, along with scenic panoramas, allows the trekkers to interact with the innocent locals untouched by the realms of modernization. The 15 days long Guerrilla Trek starts upon your arrival in the country. The trek begins from Beni leading to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, which is the only legal hunting reserve in Nepal, then to Myagdi, Rukum, and Rolpa which were the conflicted region during the war. The trail goes through Jaljala Pass (3107m) which hosts stunning panorama of Api (7132m), Saipal (7031m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), and the other Himalayas. Guerrilla Trek also features unique cultures varying in different locations throughout the trek. The trek walks through lush forests of rhododendron, fir, pine, birch, juniper, oak, and hemlock to come across the settlements of Thakali, Tibetan, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Magar ethnics. The trek along the historic trails of the Maoist cadres also highlights the struggles of people living in the tough terrain. Guerrilla Trek will definitely offer an exhilarating experience to the trekkers.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompanied by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATM's, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour.
A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (40 minutes) and drive to Beni (830m/2,722ft)
We leave Kathmandu for Pokhara on a 35- 40 minute flight which features an extraordinary view of the mountains and the Nepal landscape. Upon landing in Pokhara, we drive to Beni on our jeep via Baglung Highway. Overnight at a hotel in Beni.
Day 4: Trek from Beni to Takam (1,665m/5,461ft)
Leaving Beni, we head towards Darbang on a gravel road. We then trek through rough trails with the beautiful panorama of Gurja Himal (7,193m) in our background. After 6 hours of trek, we finally reach Takam. Overnight at a lodge in Takam.
Day 5: Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2,250m/7,380ft)
We get to view the awe-inspiring landscape, today. Relishing the spectacular panorama of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range, we leave Takam for Lamsung. We meet locals on our way to Lamsung, who will definitely have a lot of stories to tell about the war. Overnight at a lodge in Lamsung.
Day 6: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3,020m/9,905ft)
Trekking through dense pine and oak forests, we leave Lamsung for Gurjaghat. On our way, we may encounter musk deer in those dense forests. We trek through rocky trails which offer stunning 180° view of Dhaulagiri range extending up to Chure Himal in the west. We pass a couple of other dense forests and reach Gurjaghat after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Gurjaghat.
Day 7: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2,860m/9,380ft)
Today, we trek through lush Himalayan forests to enter the isolated part of the country. We move from Myagdi to Baglung. We then trek along rough trails and reach Tibetan refugee camp which leads us to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. We may encounter ghoral, Himalayan tahr, black bear pheasant, partridge, and other wildlife on our way to the lodge where we will rest for the night.
Day 8: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor (2,620m/8,593ft)
Listening to beautiful songs sung by the beautiful Danphe, the national bird of Nepal, we head towards the bird paradise of Nisi Dhor. If we are lucky, we may spot wildlife like the black bear, Ghoral, and Himalayan tahr, on our way to Nisi Dhor. Walking along the rough trails, we reach Nisi Dhor after 5 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Nisi Dhor.
Day 9: Trek from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera
Crossing few water streams, we enter the former Maoist base area in Rukum. We come across a few Magar villages on our way to Tallo Sera, which used to be the main hideout of Maoists during the war. Relishing the mouthwatering view of the Dhaulagiri massif, we reach Tallo Sera after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Tallo Sera.
Day 10: Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola
After our breakfast, we continue our trek and pass other few Magar villages in Rukum. Rukum is the heaven for people who love the uncorrupted version of nature. Also known as the district of 52 lakes and 53 hills, Rukum can be a chief tourist destination if it was easily accessible. Relishing the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Chauri Peak, Sisne, Putha Hiunchuli (7246m), and the other Himalayas, we reach Rujhi Khola. Overnight at a lodge in Rujhi Khola.
Day 11: Trek from Rujhi Khola to Thabang (1,975m/6,478ft)
We trek through lush forests of fir, pine, and birch to come across few remotes villages on our route from Rujhi Khola to Thabang. Thabang was the most affected area due to army attack during the war. Overnight at a homestay in Thabang.
Day 12: Trek from Thabang to Jaljale (3,414m/11,197ft)
Trekking through dense forests of oaks, pine, and rhododendron, we relish the mesmerizing view of Dhaulagiri, Churen Himal, Gurja Himal, Putha Hiunchuli, and the other Himalayas on our way to Jaljale. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Jaljale. Overnight at a homestay in Jaljale.
Day 13: Trek from Jajale to Jelbang
Trekking downhill, we pass several mixed ethnic villages on our way to Jelbang. We get to learn a lot about cultural diversity in Nepal, today. Enjoying the amazing panorama of Api (7,132m) and Saipal (7,031m), we enter the ethnically mixed village of Jelbang. Overnight at a homestay in Jelbang.
Day 14: Trek from Jelbang to Sulichaur
On the last day of our trek, we trek downhill to Rolpa which was the base of operation of Maoist during the war. We trek through several lush forests of rhododendron and fir to reach Sulichaur. Overnight at a hotel in Sulichaur.
Day 15: Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu
Driving in our private jeep on the East-West Highway, we leave Sulichaur for Kathmandu. After our lengthy 9-hour long drive, we will head back to our hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Leisure day at Kathmandu. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.
Day 17: Departure
Finally, it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- All airport/hotel transfers,
- 4 nights Kathmandu in Kathmandu with breakfast,
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide, transportations and entrance fees,
- Kathmandu- Pokhara airplane flight and departure taxes
- Tourist Bus from Pokhara to Beni and Salichaur to Kathmandu,
- Food and Accommodation during trekking (full board service – breakfast, lunch and dinner + hot water),
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging,
- All necessary paper works,
- Tents during trek,
- All necessary equipments,
- Wongchhu Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking map,
- Travel and rescue arrangements,
- Insurance for Nepali Staff,
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.,
- Personal trekking gear,
- Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek,
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.),
- Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
- Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
- Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
- Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Sun Cap
- Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
- Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)
- Thin fleece gloves
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
- Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
- Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
- Slipper (1 Pair)
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
- 8.0 Trekking Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner
- Lock Carabiner
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
- Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Trails Maps
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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