Introduction to Guerrilla Trek
Guerrilla Trek is a newly opened trekking route in a remote area of western Nepal. This trekking represents the route used by the Maoists during the Nepalese Civil War, and after the war ended in 2006, the trek became known as the Guerrilla Trek. More than 17,000 people lost their lives in a 10-year armed insurgency. War ended in 2006 after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
This Guerrilla Trek provides an exciting experience for anyone curious about the beginning of the revolution and the way of life led by the Maoist cadres. This trekking starts from Beni and goes to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the only legal hunting reserve in Nepal. The trail then passes through Myagdi, Rukum, and Rolpa and goes to Jaljala Pass (3,107 m). From this place, you can see amazing views of Api Himal (7,132 m), Saipal Himal (7,031 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), and the other Himalayas.
Guerrilla Trek is an adventure in a remote western part of Nepal that offers dense rhododendron forests, wild animals, birds, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, ancient settlements, and amazing mountains. Tibetans, Chhetris, Brahmins, Gurungs and Magars live in this region. You can find different cultures and traditions in different places throughout the trip.
The main occupations of the people living in this area are agriculture and foreign employment. But now they are also moving towards economic prosperity through tourism.
encounter various animals
It also allows you to experience a wide variety of languages, lifestyles, the history of their ancestors, and historical sentiments of war. The forest is home to endangered animals like leopards, Himalayan Thar, goral, black bears, and barking deer. This forest was a reliable shelter for Maoist guerrillas during the civil war.
Along the way, there are simple tea-houses that offer you a simple homestay with local organic food. There you should sleep in local tea houses or small houses. You will not get the facilities you are using in your home. Although it is a remote and isolated area, trekking is not difficult. But the trekkers should be physically and mentally fit.
The small but beautiful place is now open to tourists where you can spend your vacation time and come back with unforgettable memories of a lifetime. Spring and autumn are the best times to go on a guerilla trek. But you can do this trip anytime throughout the year as per your wish.
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Drive Kathmandu to Beni (830m) – 9 to 10 hours.
Beni to Takam (1,665m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Takam to Lamsung (2,250m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Lamsung to Gurjaghat (2,015m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2,860m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Dhorpatan to Niseldhor (2,620) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Niseldhor to Taka (2,180m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Taka to Lukum (2,100m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Lukum to Thawang (1,975m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Thawang to Sukulbang (2,050) – 5 to 7 hors walk.
Sukulbang to Jelbang (1,635m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Jelbang to Sulichaur (830m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Drive Sulichaur to Kathmandu – 9 to 10 hours.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex