The Guerrilla Trek
"Guerrilla Trek is one of the newest and off beaten trail trekking routes, which trekkers through the remotest area of the western part of Nepal in Rukum and Rolpa Region."
has now become a new tourist attraction in Nepal. This trekking route provides one with an opportunity to meet the people who have yet to affected by commercialization. a lot of ethnicities enrich the route including Brahmin, Kshetri, Dalit, Gurung, Magar, Newar and Thakuri. As the name suggests, The Guerrilla Trek trail follows the footsteps of the Maoist guerillas during the decade-long insurgency. The route begins in Beni of Magdi district, goes around Bglung and passes through the Dhorpatan Hunting reserve and goes on to Rukum and Rolpa districts. The route was used by the Maoist insurgents during the decade-long war. the scenic beauty of this region is unmatched. one can have a breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri range and wide meadow with pine trees. the elevation range from about 8oom at Chaurijahari to the peak of Pyutha Himal at 7,245m above sea level. This trail has now gained popularity following the publishing of the Guerrilla Trek (aka, the Shangri-La, Trek) with Dhorpatan Hunting reserve in this route especially for Camping Trek here is just some kind of house like homestay better to do in this area camping Trek.
Highlights of Guerrilla Trek
- Myagdi-Baglung Eco-Tourism Trek has mostly geographical variation with significant bio-divinity.
- Eco-Tourism, less crowded and Camping trek.
- Largest Rhododendron forest in the world.
- Dhorpatan hunting reserve, which is the only legal hunting reserve in Nepal.
- The settlements of Thakali, Tibetan, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Magar ethnics.
- Off-road drive required in Guerrilla trek.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking
staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Guerrilla trek, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (7,00m ) 7 to 8 hrs.
from Kathmandu to it takes by bus 9 hours and by private car it takes around 7 hours ride to Beni
Day 03: Trek from Beni to Takma (1,665m0 6 to 7 hrs.
A six hours trek takes to Takam. from the Myagdi district headquarter, one has to follow a gravel road for 24 km to Darbang and start walking. Takam is three hours walk away with Guraj Himal towering overhead overnight at tent or Homestay.
Day 04: Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2,250 m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek to Lamsung from Takam to it takes about six 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 Maoist insurgency.
Day 05: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjhagat (3,020m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Lamsung to climb through dense pine forests, with mus deer darting in the undergrowth. the meadows on the ridge 180-degree views of the entire Dhaulagiri range up to Churen Himal in the West. It takes six hours to reach Gajurghat.
Day 06: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2,860m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Cross over from Myagdi to Baglung and into the former Tibetan Refugee Camp which was serviced by an airfield built by swiss in the 1950s. This is also the entrance to Dhorpatan, a Hunting Reserve, where one can spot mountain goats and blue sheep. it takes five hours to reach Dhorpatan.
Day 07: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor (2,620m) 5 to 6 hrs.
A five hours trek from Dhorpatan its take to Nisi Dhor. It is a paradise for birds. Watch pheasants, like other migratory species. 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.
Day 08: Trek from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera 5 to 6 hrs.
It takes seven hours to reach Tallo Sera. Cross over from Baglung to Rukum into Magar community and enter the former 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.
Day 09: Trek fromTallo Sera to Rujhikhola 6 to 7hrs.
Walk to Lukum in Rukum, a village populated only by Magars and Dalits (Low castes). This is about as medieval as it gets in Nepal nowadays. It takes six hours to reach there.
Day 10: Trek from Rujhikhola to Thabang 6 to 7 hrs.
A five hours trek takes to Thabang. It is the cradle of the Maoist revolution. It was damaged in army attacks and part 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.
Day 11: Trek from Thabang to Jaljala 6 to 7 hrs.
It takes five hours to reach Jaljala. The highest point in Jaljale is Dharampani (3,900m) and there is a great view from Apishaipal in the west to Dhaulagiri in the east.
Trek down to Jelbang. It takes six hours. Move down from the high mountains and the village are ethnically mixed.
Day12: Trek from Jaljala to Sulichaur 6 to 7 hrs.
This is where Rolpa is finally reached. Rolpa was also a rebel base area and for many of the ten years of war under total Maoist control. One can eat at one of the many commune restaurants run by Maoist cooperative, where the staff is relatives of those who were killed in the fighting.
Day 13: Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu 12 to 13 hrs.
Take a bus to Kathmandu. It takes 13hrs.
Day 14: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking
will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.
- Do smile and greet the local people by saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
- Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
- Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
- Do ask a question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by a porter and will get only in the evening.
- Do give a donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
- Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.
- Don’t underestimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
- Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual doesn’t like that.
Note regarding itineraries.
- Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprised to see you, not with a bad intention.
- Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
- Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
- Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & trekking Pvt. Ltd Walkers have led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.