About Trip

Guerrilla Trekking in Nepal leads you through the historical towns that were once caught badly by the Civil war. This trip is also known as the Shangrila trek, which is promoted to show how this war zone has successfully transferred to a peace zone and tourism has flourished rapidly throughout the area.

Trekking through the Guerrilla trail begins from Beni, which is the district center of Myagdi. This immaculate journey covers the famous and the only hunting reserve of Nepal- Dhorpatan. The journey passes steep terrain and exhilarating valleys, from picturesque ridges to ravines, with the thick woods of rhododendron to the not modernized villages. Trekkers throughout the Guerrilla trail, can observe how people without modern facilities are still enjoying their nomadic lifestyles. The trail has got basic lodges, so it’s a typical excursion through the remote countryside. If you are looking for the isolated trail where the landscape is still untouched, not a trekkers' traffic, the Guerrilla Trek or the Shangrila Trek is recommended for you. During the trek, you can take a side trip towards the Yarsha (the caterpillar fungus) trail. You have 4 different itineraries that depend on your schedule. It begins from 2 weeks, 19 days, 20 days and 27 days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu). Please, feel free to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays to customize your itinerary and trek with storyteller in Nepal.

Find more Itinerary: http://nepalkameleonholidays.blogspot.com/2018/01/guerrilla-trekking-routes-in-nepal.html 

Highlights:

  • Historical guerrilla trail
  • Change from war to peace, battle to hospitality
  • Ancient and traditional lifestyles
  • Untouched culture and life without modernism
  • Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350 meters).
  • Day 02: Kathmandu culture tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni. (Option: Flight to Pokhara, drive to Beni). 8-9 hours
  • Day 04: Beni to Darbang drive, trek to Takam (1675 meters)
  • Day 05: Trek from Takam to Moreni (2275 meters).
  • Day 06: Trek from Moreni to Gurjaghat (3015 meters).
  • Day 07: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2870 meters).
  • Day 08: Trek from Dhorpatan to Niseldhor (2620 meters).
  • Day 09: Trek from Niseldhor to Taka (2185 meters).
  • Day 10: Trek from Taka to Lukum (2095 meters).
  • Day 11: Trek from Lukum- Syaubari Pass (2670 meters) - Thawang (1975 meters).
  • Day 12: Trek from Thawang to Sukulbang (2110 meters).
  • Day 13: Trek from Sukulbang to Jelbang (1635 meters).
  • Day 14: Trek from Jelbang to Sulichaur (830 meters).
  • Day 15: Sulichaur to Kathmandu. (14 hour drive).
  • Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Darbang bus and Sulichaur to Kathmandu by bus
  • All meals and accommodation during the Guerrilla trekking period
  • A professional and government authorized English speaking guide
  • Other required staffs
  • All required paperwork, TIMS and entry permit. 
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government TAX.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Trip Note

Rukum and Rolpa, the district through which the Guerrilla goes are the points where Maoist civil war emerged. During the 10 years of period, about 16000 human casualties were made and about the same number of people are still disappearing. But, the time has changed. Local people are ready to welcome more and more tourists and they want to progress.  

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu Arrival (1350 meters).Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays’ representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Kathmandu culture tour and trek preparation.Breakfast at the hotel. Then we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring some of the unique monumental sites that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.

    Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): The temple is located at the top of the hill in Kathmandu, which is a 5th century religious significant site. It is regarded as a self-sprung monumental site. For the Buddhist pilgrimage trip or tour in Nepal, Swayambhunath stupa remains the first selection in the Kathmandu valley. One of the UNESCO monumental sites, Swayambhunath is also popular as the monkey temple, having uncountable monkeys. Newari Buddhism is one of the major features here, which is known as Vajrayana. The eyes of Buddha represent wisdom and compassion. To climb the steps up the hill top is believed to be the ladder to lead you to the state of enlightenment.

    Pashupatinath Temple: The temple is one of the most sacred and popular pilgrimage destination for the Hindu devotees around the world. It is located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, about 5 km distance at the east of the valley. It is listed as UNESCO site and travelers love to explore the 15th century arts and architectures around the area of the temple. It has got wonderful pyramid shaped temples, extensive cultural heritages, Ashrams for the old people and Sadhus along with remarkable inscriptions. It is very special during the Shivaratri festival and nearly one million people visits the Pashupatinath temple every year.

    Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa is located about 10 km east of the Kathmandu, which is antique and a huge mandala. The stupa is one of the biggest among this type. The surrounding of this stupa is dominated by the Tibetan refugee settlements. One of the prominent World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath is a highly adored tour and pilgrimage destination. Buddhist monks and devotees can be seen to be doing religious way of paying homage around different corners of the Stupa within.
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Beni. (Option: Flight to Pokhara, drive to Beni). 8-9 hours After the breakfast at Beni, we begin to walk towards Darbang passing through various picturesque villages. Following the Myagdi River, you can enjoy the natural hot spring on the way. Trekking forward, we pass Babiyachaur via steep trail. Darbang is our final destination for today. It is a commercial hub that has few lodges for accommodation. Overnight at lodge. (note: driving is another option for today, which is about 3 hours, if road is fine for driving).
  • Day 04Beni to Darbang drive, trek to Takam (1675 meters) As Darbang is a business hub, various routes go here and there after taking goods. After the breakfast, you cross the Myagdi River. On another side, you will see the processed woolen factory, where pure woolen jackets are made. After a short walk, we can enjoy the exciting view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters). Crossing the Dang Khola via suspension bridge, we climb steeply and reach to Dharapani. It is a wonderful viewpoint of Gurja Himal. Then we walk for 45 minutes to Takam. Overnight at lodge.

    Mattikana, which is a side trip today is a place where Beni attacking plans were made during the Maoist insurgency.
  • Day 05Trek from Takam to Moreni (2275 meters).From Takam, we begin to walk to Moreni after the breakfast. First we reach to Sibang and Muna. Walking a bit ahead, we reach a junction, where one route leads to Dhaulagiri base camp (north trail) and we head through the north-west trail to Lumsung. The magnificent waterfalls allure you stunningly. Then we descend towards Dar Khola for half an hour and reach to Moreni, which is our destination today. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06Trek from Moreni to Gurjaghat (3015 meters).One long walking day on Guerrilla trail with very basic facility or you can say no facility. After breakfast, we pack up our lunch and begin to walk. After about an hour, we pass the Upper Moreni and walk about 40 minutes more to Chautara. Then we walk through the Jaljala Pass meadow for about 2.5 hours. We may meet sheep herders on this outstanding location. Then we descend to the River and walk along its bank with the fragrance of wild flowers. Then we walk through the rhododendron, pine and juniper forest to reach the Gurjaghat for 2.5 hours. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2870 meters).Following the Uttar Ganga River, we walk half an hour to the tributary to a suspension bridge. After some time, we cross the bridge and walk from another side. While passing the stream a bit further, you need to cross it by your foot, so please, be careful with your belongings. We pass a Bon Gompa and a traditional medical school. From Chhentung, we head towards Chisapani, which is about 45 minutes walk that passes through some Tibetan houses that belong to Kagyu sect. After about half an hour, we reach to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve check point. We spend overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08Trek from Dhorpatan to Niseldhor (2620 meters).From Dhorpatan, we begin to walk, passing Syal Pake. If you go from the right trail (north), you will head towards the Yarsha trail, including Kayam and Maikot route. But, we head towards Bhuji, Kanga and ultimately to Niseldhor. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09Trek from Niseldhor to Taka (2185 meters).Beginning the trek from Niseldhor, we follow the Uttar Ganga River, passing Gaba and Siba. Reaching Khoriya Danda, we head more west and reach to Ghumilibang. Walking continuously, we reach to Upallo Sera, where the trail splits to southwest and northwest. We take the second trail and ascend to Taka, where we enjoy the home stay. overnight at home stay.
  • Day 10Trek from Taka to Lukum (2095 meters).We have optional route. One goes via Dharmasala and another to Lukum. We need to take the second one. Descending to Upallo Sera, we climb up towards the Tila Pass (3050 meters) and head towards Lukum. You will get into the insights of the Kham Magar culture and their unique traditions. Lukum is also renowned for Shamanism, where the ethnic group enjoy chanting and dancing along with the Shamanistic traditions. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11Trek from Lukum- Syaubari Pass (2670 meters) - Thawang (1975 meters).After the breakfast at Lukum, we begin to deal the physically strenuous section. We walk along the bank of the Ruji Khola and ascend away towards the Syaubari pass (2670 meters). along with the wonderful surroundings, the Sisne Himal can be explored during the excursion. Passing RI Khola and taking the eastern trail, we reach to the entrance of Thawang, which remained the center of the Maoist politics for the long time. Overnight at lodge.

    Note: Thawang has experienced a long time war and several damages during the Maoist insurgency. It was a central place where the plans to bomb were prepared. So, helicopters used to throw bombs and bullets several time to demolish the Maoist shelters. However, Thawang has got senior leaders, including those who seated in the vital posts of the government, including the ministers and spokesperson of the parliament.

    As a side trip, we can visit the Ajambari Jana Commune, which was established in 2003. It was the first commune in Nepal.
  • Day 12Trek from Thawang to Sukulbang (2110 meters).From Thawang, we proceed through the eastern trail and reach to the Fiba Khola. We head towards Jaljala and heading a bit further, we explore the Bhangma cave. Following the Golpu Khola, we reach to Jemthang and ultimately to Sukulbang. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13Trek from Sukulbang to Jelbang (1635 meters).After the breakfast, we begin to descend from Sukulbang, from where, jelbang can be seen. Walking through the ridgeline and steep route. Jelbang was an eyewitness of the devastation caused by Maoist insurgency era. Due to the suspect maoist houses, several houses were burnt down in a fire. It is suspected that several dead bodies are buried down nearby. Well, if you think, Jelbang is much more near for you, you can continue to Sulichaur. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 14Trek from Jelbang to Sulichaur (830 meters).Due to the road construction, even transportation is available at Jelbang. But, sulichaur is the usual bus stop. After the breakfast, we descend to the tributary to Jelbang Khola and cross the suspension bridge after 15 minutes. We reach to Rulbang and follow the downstream trail. Passing Narbang, we reach to Are Bhanjyang (also known as Kenganath Chheda-1245 meters). After 3 hours continual walk, we reach to the tea shop. Then we walk down through the road, all the way to Suli Chaur. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 15Sulichaur to Kathmandu. (14 hour drive).After the breakfast, we go to the buspark and catch the bus to Kathmandu, which is at least 15 hours. Or, we take a bus to Bhaluwang and catch another bus to Kathmandu easily from the Mahendra Highway. With a long and tiresome bus drive, reach Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 16Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 17Departure. Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

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What is trekking or walking holidays?

Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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