The Guerrilla Trek, also known as the Rara-Likhu Valley Trek, is a relatively new and off-the-beaten-path trekking route in Nepal. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the remote and untouched regions of the country, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the area.
The Guerrilla Trek takes its name from the historic connection to Nepal’s Maoist insurgency, which took place from 1996 to 2006. The trail follows the footsteps of the former Maoist guerrilla fighters and passes through the regions where they once operated. Today, it serves as a memorial and a way to learn about the country’s recent history.
The trek begins in Jumla, a town located in the western part of Nepal. From there, it winds its way through the rugged terrain, dense forests, and picturesque villages, providing trekkers with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, and pristine lakes. Along the way, you will encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, pine groves, and numerous bird species.
The Guerrilla Trek Nepal is a relatively new trail that was only opened to the public in 2012, and it follows the path used by Maoist rebels during the Nepalese civil war. The trek is named after the guerrilla warfare tactics used by the Maoist rebels against the Nepalese government forces. The war lasted from 1996 to 2006 and resulted in the deaths of over 13,000 people. The Guerrilla Trek provides a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Nepal and the impact that the civil war had on the country.
The Guerrilla Trek takes you through the beautiful and remote regions of Rukum and Rolpa, which were the strongholds of the Maoist rebels during the war. The trek also passes through villages that were affected by the war, providing a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived there during those tumultuous times. The trek is a reminder of the resilience and strength of the Nepalese people, who have overcome great adversity and are now building a brighter future for themselves and their country.
The Guerrilla Trek Nepal provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture of Nepal. The trek passes through remote villages where you’ll get to interact with the local people, who are known for their warm hospitality and friendly nature. The trek also provides an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Nepal.
One of the highlights of the trek is the Thabang Museum, which is located in the village of Thabang. The museum provides a glimpse into the lifestyle, culture, and history of the people of Thabang and the surrounding regions. The museum also houses artifacts from the Nepalese civil war, providing a unique perspective on the conflict.
The Guerrilla Trek is a safe trek, and incidents of theft or violence are rare. However, it is recommended to take precautions to ensure your safety. This includes avoiding trekking alone, carrying a mobile phone with a local SIM card, and staying on the designated trekking routes.
It is also recommended to trek with a licensed guide or porter who is familiar with the terrain and can provide assistance in case of an emergency. It is essential to purchase travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes in case of a medical emergency.
The Guerrilla Trek is a relatively new trail, and it is essential to practice responsible tourism to ensure its sustainability. This includes respecting the local culture and traditions, minimizing your impact on the environment, and supporting the local economy by using local guides, porters, and lodges.
It is also recommended to carry out any trash that you generate on the trek, as there are no facilities for waste disposal along the trail. It is essential to follow the Leave No Trace principles and leave the trail as you found it.
The best time to go on the Guerrilla Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these seasons, the weather is mild, and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility of the stunning mountain landscapes. The spring season is the best time to see the blooming rhododendron forests, while the autumn season is ideal for trekking as the trails are dry and the weather is stable.
It is not recommended to go on the Guerrilla Trek during the monsoon season (June to August) as the trails can be slippery and muddy, making it difficult to trek. The winter season (December to February) is also not recommended as the temperatures can drop below freezing, making it challenging to trek in the high altitudes.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Adventure Mountain Guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
DAY 02: DRIVE TO BENI (850M)
We will drive from Kathmandu to Beni, from where our trek commences. The drive should take around 4 hours and it offers good scenic views. Beni is at the confluence of the Myagdi Khola and the Kali Gandaki Camp. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak. Being the districts headquarter, Beni has a police check post where our trekking permits and visits to the Beni city stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 03: TREK TO GURJAGHAT 3020M/7 HOURS
The trek to Gurjaghat is local Magar community and tropical village passing several houses” Then toward beautiful Gurjaghat village area of the Dhaulagiri range. At the time of trekking, we got an opportunity to explore the internal beauty of Annapurna region where we get chance to the wonderful view of the mountain and wonderful scenery and we will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest and move towards Gurjaghat. We will spend one night in this beautiful village.
DAY 04: TREK TO DHORPATAN 2860M/5 HOURS
Today we will trek towards Dhorpatan National park’ which is most popular hunting reserved tour in Nepal. We will have to enter the National park and surrounding many types of wildlife and birds all trekkers enjoy which scenery. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Gurung village, Landscapes, monasteries and get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. We will have our Lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Dhorpatan where we will stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 05: TREK TO NISI DHOR 5 HOURS
We leave Dhorpatan for Nisi Dhor after having breakfast early morning at the lodges. We will have Dhorpatan Forest can lot’s areas birds and wildlife and other creatures. There are beautiful natures with evergreen forest to reach Nisi Ghor. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Gurung village, Landscapes, monasteries and get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. We will have our Lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Nisi Dhor. We will pass through the Lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak.
DAY 06: TREK TO TALLO SERA 7 HOURS
We will start our trek to Tallo Sera, the area of Sera and Nisi Dhor is popular by moist destination when guerrilla camp setting and attract with Nepal government. Mean when Nepal political problem and all moist recruitment. During the time of trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then after we continue our trekking towards Tallo Sera and we will stay overnight at homestay.
DAY 07: TREK TO RUJHIKHOLA 6 HOURS
To reach Rujhikhola it takes on foot 6 to 7 hour which is a normal foot walk. A very remote area of lower Dolpo region, during the day we have cross several Magar village Khola which is water sources streams. During the time of trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then after we continue our trekking towards Rujhikhola. And we will stay overnight at the lodge.
DAY 08: TREK TO THABANG 5 HOURS
For Thabang we leave Rujhikhola after having breakfast early in the morning. It is the moist centre camp at Thabang biggest Magar villages’ moist recruitment setting and campsite. The Thabang is a local village Magar community and the moist system manages and beautiful tropical Magar houses evergreen scenery. It was damaged in army attacks and parts of the town. The people of this place are eager and friendly. We will stay one night at the local lodge.
DAY 09: TREK FROM JALJALA 5 HOURS
We trek towards Jaljala couple hours climb and follow the wild nature and north side magnificent Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. The Jaljala is secreting holy shrine which is believed local people and worship for the Jaljala Mata. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Gurung village, Landscapes, monasteries and get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. We will have our Lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Jaljala. We will pass through the Lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak.
DAY 10: TREK TO JELBANG 6 HOURS
Leaving Jaljala for Jelbang after having breakfast early in the morning. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Gurung village, Landscapes, monasteries and get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. We are moving down from the high mountain and the valley ethnically mixed. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest and move towards Jelbang where we will spend one night.
DAY 11: TREK TO SULICHAUR 6 HOURS
In the morning time after having breakfast, we will trek towards Sulichaur is the end of the Guerrilla Trip as the rural area of Most Popular, Base Camp, and against areas. Also real Nepalese community and traditional it takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Sulichour. This is the last day walking trekking in the route of the Guerrilla trek where we can see the wonderful view of the mountain, landscapes and beautiful villages. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after moving towards Sulichaur where we will spend one night.
DAY 12: DRIVE FROM SULICHAUR TO KATHMANDU 12 HOURS
Early morning light breakfast drive to Kathmandu is the long high way which takes more than 12 hours depending on the traffic jam. Otherwise will take 15 hours by express bus lately arrived in Nepal. After reach in Kathmandu valley, First of all, we will check out our hotel first then after we will explore all around the Thamel Bazaar and have a farewell dinner. And return back to the hotel and spend one night in Kathmandu valley.
DAY 13: FINAL DEPARTURE
We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.