GUERRILLA TREK

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destination Dhorpatan
duration 14 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Dhorpatan
max altitude 4600m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hrs
accommodation Camping/ home stay
season Autumn/Spring

GUERRILLA TREK

A region where Maoist revolutionaries called home! 

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). 

Key features of Guerrilla Trek

  • Myagdi-Baglung trek & rich biodiversity & wildlife.
  • Less crowded new destination.
  • The largest Rhododendron forest in the world.
  • Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve – the only one in Nepal. 
  • A vast collection of ethnic communities: Thakali, Dalit, Tibetan, Chhetri, Gurung, Brahmin, Newar, Kshetri and Magar. 
  • Historically significant guerilla trail of the Maoist insurgents.

ITINERARY

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On your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by Sherpa Expedition and trekking staff and transferred to your respective hotels followed by a briefing regarding Dhaulagiri trek, hotels, lodges on the route and the dos and don’ts followed by an evening welcome dinner.
We set out on a seven to nine-hour drive from Kathmandu to Beni, depending on the means of transport.
Our day begins with a 24km road trip from Beni to Darbang on an unsealed road. Beni is the headquarters of the Myagdi District. From Darbang we start trekking under the shadow of the Guraj Himal. Tonight we will either stay in a tent or homestay.
Today we trek for six to seven hours along a trail that becomes more stunning by the hour. Along the trail you can listen and learn from villagers who experienced life under the Maoists. Tonight we will stay at Lamsung Village.
Leaving Lamsung we ascend through a thick pine forest that is home to many musk deer. On the ridge, we have a panoramic view of pastureland and the Dhaulagiri Range and in the west Churen Himal. After six hours on the trail, we arrive at Gurjhagat Village where we stay the night.
The trail of five to six hours today takes us through a former Tibetan refugee camp that was constructed by the Swiss in the 1950s. We also cross into the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve that is home to various species, such as mountain goat and blue sheep. Tonight we will stay here at Dhorpatan Village overnight.
We have a five-hour trek ahead of us today through an area abundant with birdlife, such as Nepal’s national emblem the pheasant. This is a seasonal grazing ground during the rainy season. We will stay overnight at Nisi Dhor.
We have a five to six-hour trek today and head through dense forested areas. We will arrive at Tallo Sera where we will stay overnight.
Today we follow the trail for six to seven hours before reaching Rujhikhola where we stay the night.
A five hours trek takes to Thabang, well known as the center of the Maoist revolution. The village suffered extensive damage during the uprising. The people here are extremely friendly and welcoming. Tonight we will stay here.
It will take us six to seven hours today to reach Jaljala. The highest point in Jaljala is Mt. Dharampani (3600m). There are some great views of and there is a great view from Api Saipal (7132m) to the west and Dhaulagiri in the east. Tonight we will stay at Jaljala.
Today we follow the trail to Sulichaur in the Rolpa district which was a Maoist base during the ten-year insurgency. It is still home to Maoists and a good place to further your understanding of the insurgency. Tonight we will stay at Sulichaur.
Today we have a 12 to 13-hour drive back to Kathmandu by bus.
Your adventure comes to an end today – but your memories will last a lifetime! Our company representative 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.

SERVICES

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep.
  • A Strong Sherpa porter (One porter for two peoples)
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Beni and Sulichaur to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast as days mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodation in tea house/local/tent lodge in the trekking region.
  • Required number of Government certified English-speaking trekking guide and supporting staff.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for all trekking staff.
  • All necessary permits, TIMS as government laws and regulations.
  • Insurance for all trekking staff, with basic equipment.
  • All ground transportations including transfer to airports/trekking starting–ending points.
  • First aid medical kit for the group.
  • Trekking map and t-shirt for each member.
  • Salary, allowances, travel expenses for all trekking and tour staffs.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa fee, payable at the airport on arrival.
  • Lunch and dinner in the cities (while not in trekking trail).
  • Personal trekking and adventure gear, clothing, and accessories.
  • Extra supporting staff, laundry, battery charge, and communication expenses (such as internet charges).
  • Personal expenses like bar bill, snacks, water, chocolate.
  • Emergency, evacuation, natural disasters, or for personal reasons.
  • Tips, Bonus, or any gratitude for Trekking Trail Nepal staff and guide.
  • Any further services not mentioned in the ‘What is included’ section.

EQUIPMENTS

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.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or 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 you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

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.

Meals during the trek

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.

Transportation

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.

Physical fitness

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. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,500
2 Pax USD 1,400
3 Pax USD 1,300
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,200
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,150
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,100
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,050
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