Guerilla Trekking Trail

3, Jan 2020 |

Exploring the guerrilla walking trail gives trekkers unique chance to see routes, hideouts, and shelters used by the guerrillas during the first civil war in Nepal (1996-2006)

Guerrilla trail offers a journey through heartland of post-conflict territory; natural resources, biodiversity and rich culture heritage of ethnic group of local people. Guerrilla trek Nepal will give tourists an insight into the insurgency, highlighted feature of gorilla trek Nepal is to introduce the visitors the real image “how the guerrillas operated and fought during the conflict”. Guerrilla trekking trail of Rukum-Rolpa area is a virgin land, restricted, impossible and extremely difficult for outside world over a decade during long people’s war in Nepal. The land is known as most playground for revolutionary people, their perfect hideout and running their own government. The small yet naturally beautiful place is now open and heartily welcoming people from outside. The place is blessed with rich flora and fauna, unmatchable natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and adventurous trails once used by Guerillas during people’s war in Nepal are the main attraction in Rukum. With their main occupations of agriculture and foreign employments, conflict has changed their social life and looking further to prosper economically through tourism. Chartering through the rugged terrains and crossing the routes of Myagdi, Rolpa and Rukum can indeed turn out to be a thrilling experience.

The most remarkable feature of this region is the diverse biodiversity and the wide range of natural resources. The area is dotted with waterfalls, rivers, vast wildlife, huge lakes, caves and dense forest. The glimpses of the towering Himalayas; Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif make this trip even more enticing. Apart from the vast natural resources and bio-diversity, the rich cultural diversity adds to the highlights of the area. However, the infrastructural development in the region is inadequate. Rukum and Rolpa were the homeland of many revolutionaries. The districts were also the epicenter of the Maoist insurgency. It is also challenging to make the locals aware of how they could reap benefits from tourism. This region is blessed with wide ranging natural resources and biodiversity. Captivating waterfalls, rivers, caves and lakes like Kamala Daha (Lotus Lake), and Sun Daha and high Himalaya to the north are some of the main attractions. Kham culture is a unique feature of the northern Rolpa and eastern Rukum. The Khams are a sub-group of the Magar community distinguishing customs and unique language of the Tibeto-Burman family. Paddy is cultivated up to the mid-hills and barley, maize, millet, wheat, and potato as well as apples and apricots are farmed in the upper hills of the region. The area also boasts a lot of wonderful high elevation meadows used for monsoon pastureland of cattle and buffalo, and foraging for Yarshagumba, also known as the Himalayan Viagra in the rugged highland.

Even though Maoist civil wars cover most part of far western Nepal our trekking trail cover Rolpa and Rukum district it is because Rolpa and Rukum is the starting place of Maoist civil war. Guerrilla trekking route is designed with the combination of major destination of civil war in between Nepal Government and Maoist. Now, trekkers can retrace the footsteps of the guerillas and imagine what it must have been like to hike and fight in this kind of terrain. Gorilla trek starts from west of Pokhara city (Myagdi district) at part of Annapurna trekking region Nepal. Guerrilla trekking trail passes along the route where thousands of Maoist guerrillas once dug trenches and ambushed the army, throw rugged mountains, caves, rivers, paddy fields, Landscape and Ethnic Magar villages then finally Guerrilla trail Nepal ending in Rolpa district.

On 2/10/2012 Maoist leader Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) has launched a map and a guidebook of entitled Guerrilla trek, which the co-produced with American Travel writer Alonzo Lyons. Towards the end of the trek you will be passing through vast pasture lands, and magnificent Dhorpatan regions with dense pine tree jungles. Dhorpatan is only a hunting reserve of the nation where hunting activities can be permitted under control of wildlife provision law. The spectacular views, heartland of post-conflict territory, and the wonderful pathways will surely make your journey a memorable one. Thus, if you are a travel enthusiast, trekking along the rugged terrains of Guerrilla can turn out to be a thrilling and impeccable experience.

Outlined Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (203 km) – 6-7 hours drive

  • Day 02: Drive Pokhara to Beni (830 m) – 4 hours drive

  • Day 03: Trek from Beni to Takam (1665m) – approx 6 hours walk

  • Day 04: Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2250m) – approx 6 hours walk

  • Day 05: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020m) – approx 7 hours walk

  • Day 06: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860m) – approx 5 hours walk

  • Day 07: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor – approx 5 hours walk

  • Day 08: Trek from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera – approx 7 hours walk

  • Day 09: Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhi Khola – approx 6 hours walk

  • Day 10: Trek from Rujhi Khola to Thabang – approx 5 hours walk

  • Day 11: Trek from Thabang to Jaljala – approx 5 hours walk

  • Day 12: Trek from Jaljala to Jelbang – approx 6 hours walk

  • Day 13: Trek from Jelbang to Sulichaur – approx 6 hours walk

  • Day 14: Drive from Sulichaur to Kalikot

Also Read: 

Introduction To Trekking In Nepal

Tsum Valley Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Chola Pass Trek

Api Nampa Trekking Trail


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