An interesting historical pilgrimage and a stunning natural wonderland combined into this region. This is a distinctly different trek that follows the path of the Maoist guerillas during Nepal’s insurgency from 1996 -2006. It is new and in a remote area of western Nepal in the Rukum and Rolpa regions. You will feel and hear of how villagers became an inescapable part of this war. This is a historical and rewarding adventure into a region rich in culture and natural beauty, with raging rivers, waterfalls, lakes such as Kamala Daha (Lotus Lake), dense jungle, caves and wildlife.
It is ironic that the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the only one in Nepal, is located within this area. It is also where Yarshagumba, a natural type of Viagra is found.
It is home to various ethnic people, such as Dalit, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Kshetri and Brahmin each with its own cultural beliefs and customs.
The trek begins in the town of Beni in the Magdi district passing through Baglung and through the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve with its dense pine forests, and then progresses to the districts of Rukum and Rolpa. The altitude ranges from 800m at Chaurijahari to the 7245m Pyutha Himal (7245m range). Along the trail are some incredible jaw-dropping views of the Dhaulagiri Range and expansive views over meadows where buffalo and cows graze. It has been gaining popularity due to a map and trekking guide published in 2012 by the Maoist leader Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda).
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses -During the trek, We sleep in the very simple tea house/tent and our guides will pick the best Camping site with a nice view of the Himalaya.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek.
Guerilla Trek is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
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