Guerrilla Trek Nepal, 15 Days
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Guerrilla Trek Nepal, 15 Days

Days: 15 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

Guerrilla Trek is one of the newest trekking routes, which traverses through the remotest areas of the western part of Nepal in Rukum and Rolpa region. The trek is named as Guerrilla Trek as it features the trails used by Maoists during the Nepalese Civil War that ended in 2006. Trekking in the Guerrilla route offers an exhilarating experience for anyone who is curious about the ways of life the Maoist cadres led in the rugged terrain. Guerrilla Trek, along with scenic panoramas, allows the trekkers to interact with the innocent locals untouched by the realms of modernization.

The 15 days long Guerrilla Trek starts upon your arrival in the country. The trek begins from Beni leading to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, which is the only legal hunting reserve in Nepal, then to Myagdi, Rukum, and Rolpa which were the conflicted region during the war. The trail goes through Jaljala Pass (3107m) which hosts stunning panorama of Api (7132m), Saipal (7031m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), and the other Himalayas. Guerrilla Trek also features unique cultures varying in different locations throughout the trek. The trek walks through lush forests of rhododendron, fir, pine, birch, juniper, oak, and hemlock to come across the settlements of Thakali, Tibetan, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Magar ethnics. The trek along the historic trails of the Maoist cadres also highlights the struggles of people living in the tough terrain. Guerrilla Trek will definitely offer an exhilarating experience to the trekkers.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition bids in making your stay in Nepal an incredible. We assign you an English speaking guide who is friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable so that you can get the best out of the trip. For the off-road drive required in Guerrilla Trek, we provide you with a private 4WD and we assure to accommodate you to the best hotels, lodges, and home-stays available during your trek. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/feb/20/nepal-guerrilla-trail-trek


Fact of the Trek;
Trek Region: West Nepal
Types of Trek: Trekking 
Duration: 15 Days
Highest Elevation: 3020m
Mode of Trek: Lodge or Tea-house or Home-Stay
Grade: Moderate
Average Walking: 5-6 hours in a day
Trek Start/End: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and normal home-stay/tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Magar and their way of life
Major Mountains Sights:  Dhaulagiri Range
Highlights of the Trek: Experiencing with local culture of Magar people, spectacular mountains views.

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Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and transfer to the 3-star hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (35 minutes) and drive to Beni 830m, 4 hours.
We leave Kathmandu for Pokhara on a 35-minute flight which features an extraordinary view of the mountains and the Nepal landscape. Upon landing in Pokhara, we drive to Beni on our jeep via Baglung Highway. Overnight at a hotel in Beni.

Day 3: Trek from Beni to Takam 1665m/6hours
Leaving Beni, we head towards Darbang on a gravel road. We then trek through rough trails with the beautiful panorama of Gurja Himal (7193m) in our background. After 6 hours of trek, we finally reach Takam. Overnight at a lodge in Takam.

Day 4: Trek from Takam to Lamsung 2250m/6 hours
We get to view the awe-inspiring landscape, today. Relishing the spectacular panorama of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range, we leave Takam for Lamsung. We meet locals on our way to Lamsung, who will definitely have a lot of stories to tell about the war. Overnight at a lodge in Lamsung.

Day 5: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat 3020m/7 hours
Trekking through dense pine and oak forests, we leave Lamsung for Gurjaghat. On our way, we may encounter musk deer in those dense forests. We trek through rocky trails which offer stunning 180° view of Dhaulagiri range extending up to Chure Himal in the west. We pass a couple of other dense forests and reach Gurjaghat after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Gurjaghat.

Day 6: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan 2860m/5 hours
Today, we trek through lush Himalayan forests to enter the isolated part of the country. We move from Myagdi to Baglung. We then trek along rough trails and reach Tibetan refugee camp which leads us to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. We may encounter ghoral, Himalayan tahr, black bear pheasant, partridge, and other wildlife on our way to the lodge where we will rest for the night.

Day 7: Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor 5 hours
Listening to beautiful songs sung by the beautiful Danphe, the national bird of Nepal, we head towards the bird paradise of Nisi Dhor. If we are lucky, we may spot wildlife like the black bear, Ghoral, and Himalayan tahr, on our way to Nisi Dhor. Walking along the rough trails, we reach Nisi Dhor after 5 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Nisi Dhor.

Day 8: Trek from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera 7 hours
Crossing few water streams, we enter the former Maoist base area in Rukum. We come across a few Magar villages on our way to Tallo Sera, which used to be the main hideout of Maoists during the war. Relishing the mouthwatering view of the Dhaulagiri massif, we reach Tallo Sera after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Tallo Sera.

Day 9: Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola 6 hours
After our breakfast, we continue our trek and pass other few Magar villages in Rukum. Rukum is the heaven for people who love the uncorrupted version of nature. Also known as the district of 52 lakes and 53 hills, Rukum can be a chief tourist destination if it was easily accessible. Relishing the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Chauri Peak, Sisne, Putha Hiunchuli (7246m), and the other Himalayas, we reach Rujhi Khola. Overnight at a lodge in Rujhi Khola.

Day 10: Trek from Rujhi Khola to Thabang 5 hours
We trek through lush forests of fir, pine, and birch to come across few remotes villages on our route from Rujhi Khola to Thabang. Thabang was the most affected area due to army attack during the war. Overnight at a homestay in Thabang.

Day 11: Trek from Thabang to Jaljale 5 hours
Trekking through dense forests of oaks, pine, and rhododendron, we relish the mesmerizing view of Dhaulagiri, Churen Himal, Gurja Himal, Putha Hiunchuli, and the other Himalayas on our way to Jaljale. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Jaljale. Overnight at a homestay in Jaljale.

Day 12: Trek from Jajale to Jelbang 6 hours
Trekking downhill, we pass several mixed ethnic villages on our way to Jelbang. We get to learn a lot about cultural diversity in Nepal, today. Enjoying the amazing panorama of Api (7132m) and Saipal (7031m), we enter the ethnically mixed village of Jelbang. Overnight at a homestay in Jelbang.

Day 13: Trek from Jelbang to Sulichaur 6 hours
On the last day of our trek, we trek downhill to Rolpa which was the base of operation of Maoist during the war. We trek through several lush forests of rhododendron and fir to reach Sulichaur. Overnight at a hotel in Sulichaur.

Day 14: Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu by private car which almost takes 9 hours and transfer to Hotel.
Driving in our private jeep on the East-West Highway, we leave Sulichaur for Kathmandu. After our lengthy 9-hour long drive, we will head back to our hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After the breakfast, we drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport in our car.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition.The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 1,770
EUR 1.667
SFr 1.775
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the lodge trek.
* Home-Stay/Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.



Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Guerrilla Trek Nepal, 15 Days


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