Guerrilla Trek is one of the stunning hidden restricted trekking trails in Nepal. However, this trek highly offers diverse unique cultures, landscapes, hills, authentic villages, and splendid mountain vistas too. The Guerrilla Trek refers to a relatively new and off-the-beaten-path trekking route in Nepal. It was designed to offer an alternative trekking experience in the mid-western region of Nepal and to promote sustainable tourism in the area.
The Guerrilla Trek takes its name from the historical significance of the region, as it traces the footsteps of the former Maoist rebels during Nepal’s civil war, which took place from 1996 to 2006. Besides, throughout the trek, you will have to get an opportunity to explore the remote villages, beautiful landscapes, and the culture of the local communities that were once deeply affected by the conflict.
In addition, The trail passes through the stunning and less-trodden regions of Rukum, Rolpa, and Salyan, offering trekkers a chance to witness the natural beauty of the Himalayas, lush forests, and picturesque villages. Along the way, you can interact with the friendly locals, learn about their daily lives, and gain insight into the historical events that shaped the region.
Since the Guerrilla Trek is a less-developed route compared to popular treks like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit. Furthermore, it requires a greater level of physical fitness, preparation, and a spirit of adventure. Due to its remote nature, access to facilities like lodges and teahouses may be limited in some areas, making it essential for trekkers to be self-sufficient and well-prepared.
Lastly, As with any trekking activity, it’s crucial to plan your journey well in advance, ensure you have the necessary permits, hire experienced guides or porters, and adhere to responsible trekking practices to preserve the environment and support local communities.
However, please note that circumstances and trekking routes might have changed every season. I recommend checking with reliable travel agencies or recent trekking forums for the latest information and updates on the Guerrilla Trek before planning your adventure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
Day 02: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m) – 8 Hours
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Takam (1665m)–6 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Takamto Lamsung (2250m)–6 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020m)–7 hours
Day 07: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860m) – 5 Hours
Day 08: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor – 5 Hours
Day 09: Trek from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera – 7 Hours
Day 10: Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola – 6 Hours
Day 11: Trek from Rujhikhola to Thabang (1975m) – 5 Hours
Day 12: Trek from Thabang to Jalja La(3414m) – 5 Hours
Day 13: Trek from Jalja La to Jelbang–6 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Jelbang to Suliochaur – 6 Hours
Day 15: Drive from Suliochaur to Kathmandu – 13 Hours
Day 16: Final Departure
The representatives from Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. will welcome you at TIA. Then we will take you towards the hotel arranged by our company for the overnight stay. We will have a discussion about trekking with delicious dinner.
Our first task of the day is to take trekking permit. Then we will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. Some of them are Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch, we will visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan Durbar square where Kumari temple can be seen, the temple of the Living Goddess.
Today, we drive to Beni in the early morning. It takes about eight hours to reach there. Our way will be through the mountains along the banks of Trishuli and Marshyangdi River to Pokhara. We drive further from Pokhara deeper into the mountains with the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges. We stay overnight at the local lodge at Beni.
From Beni, we will follow a gravel road to Darbang. It is about the distance of 24 kilometers. We eventually reach Takam in an easy way. It takes us just three hours walk away with towering Gurjal Himal. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Enjoying the dramatic scenery on the way, we will walk toward Takam to Lamsung. People of this place are not used see foreigners. Besides this, they have a lot of stories to tell about the insurgency in Nepal. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
We climb through dense pine forest with musk deer darting in the undergrowth to reach Gurjaghat. We can enjoy the great view of Dhaulagiri range up to ChurenHimal in the west. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Today, we cross Myagdi to Baglung and then into the former Tibetan Refugee camp of this region which is the entrance to Dhorpatan. This place only Hunting Reserve in Nepal. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Dhorpatan is known as a paradise for birds. We can get to watch Danphes and other rare migratory species. It’s very hard to believe that people fought a war here. We will reach Nisi Dhor unknowingly. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
We cross over from Baglung to Rukum District. We can witness the dense forests all the way which is very beautiful. All the villages in this region are quite picturesque. Our night will be cool at tented accommodation.
From Tallo Sera, we walk to Lukum in Rukum district. Lukum is a village populated only by Magars and Dalits who have a different culture. We can get some knowledge of them. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
Today we trek to Thabang is known as the cradle of the Maoist revolution. This place was damaged in army attacks. But there has been some development of infrastructure after the war ended. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
We move down to the village of Jelbang. This village is ethnically mixed. So we can see the different culture of people in this place. Our night will be cool because we spend the night at tented accommodation.
We finally get to Rolpa today district the ending point of our trekking. Rolpa was also a rebel base area and for many of ten years of insurgency under total control of Maoists. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Suliochaur.
Today, we return back to Kathmandu from Suliochaur. It takes about 13 hours via bus to reach Kathmandu. We can see many beautiful things in our way. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.
After having a night rest at Kathmandu, we will pack our luggage to march ourselves towards TIA. We will attend a small farewell program organized by Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. We hope while returning back to the home country you will think about a revisit to Nepal. We hope for your better journey.