Guerrilla Trekking | Around Annapurna with Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Guerrilla Trekking

Guerrilla trekking offers the remarkable journey through the heart of conflict territory. This journey reflects the image of Nepali’s 10 year (1996 to 2006) conflict between Maoist and Government. The journey goes through the unspoiled terrain of Myagdhi, Rukum & Rolpa district

  • Trip Fact - 14 days
  • Trip Code : HST-HSB-05
  • Trek Start: Darbang
  • Trek End: Sulichaur
  • Grade: Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation: 3050 m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 People
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Home stay / Tent
Guerrilla trekking

Guerrilla trekking offers the remarkable journey through the heart of conflict territory. This journey reflects the image of Nepali’s 10 year (1996 to 2006) conflict between Maoist and Government. The journey goes through the unspoiled terrain of Myagdhi, Rukum & Rolpa district where the route goes through countless number of spectacular sceneries through the epicenter of past conflict zone. There used be Maoist autonomous government governing the territory on their own way and communism was practice during that time in Rolpa. We still can see many of them as monument or icon from the conflict.

Guerrilla trekking is blessed with natural diversity as well as cultural diversity. Magar, Chhetri, Brahmin, Dalit people can be seen during the journey. The Kham Magar people can be only seen in this territory which is very unique and typical comparing with other. The region is not only rich for its culture also very rich for flora and fauna. Around two third of Dhorpatan hunting reserve is reserved inside Rukum district. Beautiful waterfall, river, mighty lake as well as magnificent Himalayan view can be observed during the journey.

Guerrilla trekking  journey fulfills the desire of exploring the untouched historical land marked icon in the otherworldly area. After exploring this territory we can feel like we have been to somewhere where outside world is not present yet and it will let you explore many truth and facts about conflict, people, culture, custom, tradition, way of life, way of following the rituals & religion.

After the completion of the Guerrilla trekking we come to know a lot about post conflict of Nepal, the people, religion and the current ratio of changing towards the modernization. The region is itself got less number of inhabitant with rich in its beauty and diversity. There are numerous amount of Home stays in the trail of Guerrilla trek where we can stay at local homes as paying guest or we can use our own tent for accommodation and cook food by ourselves. Using the local home stay is the best option to discover local culture, people, cosines and the way of life.

Access to the Guerrilla Trek

The Guerrilla trek can be start from Beni or it can be from Sulichaur if we start at Beni it go anticlockwise and finishes at Sulichaur or if we start at Sulichaur it goes clockwise and the trek finishes at Beni. To start from Beni is convenient that we can discover the territory from A to Z every detail from beginning to the end. This region is located in the mid western region of Nepal so it’s not really far.

Guerrilla Trekking Highlight

  • Discovery of Nepal ten year conflicts.
  • Mid western region of Nepal.
  • Scenic drive to Beni and from Sulichaur back.
  • Heartland territory of Post conflict zone.
  • Kham Magar people culture and religion exploration
  • Dhorpatan haunting reserve.
  • Numerous river, waterfall, lake and spectacular view.
  • Temple, shrine, monastery, Chorten & Gompas.
  • Unspoiled offbeat track trek.
  • Local home stay for accommodation.

Guerrilla Trekking Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet our Himalayan Smile Treks airport representative. Transfer to Kathmandu hotel, Orientation program. Overnight at hotel at Kathmandu.

Morning drive Kathmandu to Beni(830 m) by bus. 9 hrs. Overnight mountain at Lodge

The journey start with the Jeep ride to Darbang which offers beautiful scenery of local village house, river and the terraced field. After reaching in Darbang we start trekking from here. It takes few hours to reach the beautiful village of Takam where we sleep overnight. Takam is one of the big village from the region with many of its inhabitants are Magar people. This village played the major role in the conflict time. There was a big camp and the training center during that time.

Drive Beni to Darbang. Trek to Takam(1675M) /2.5hrs drive / 2hrs trek / Overnight at Local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail goes through several village where we can see the local Magar people, culture, custom and the way of living. During the walk we traverse through beautiful terraced field, river and waterfall. 4 hrs walk. Overnight at Local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail goes uphill from Moreni until we reach Jaljala Pass(3414M) and the trek descend down towards low elevation following Uttar Ganga river. We will take right side of valley.7 hrs walk. Overnight at local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail follows Uttar Ganga river from right side of the valley and we reach Dhorpatan. Dhorpatan is beautiful place where beautiful flower grows in summer and it’s the entry point of Dhorpatan haunting reserve. There is an office for haunting reserve. Bon Gompa(traditional medicine school) is the point of intrest during the walk. Bon gompa is located some 30 minute before we arrive to Dhorpatan. 3 hrs walk. Overnight at local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail follows the Uttar Ganga river valley again following the river bank until reaching the destination Niseldhor. 4.5 hrs walk. Overnight at Local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail goes through the bank of river Uttar Ganga crossing the suspension bridge at Niseldhor. After walking for a while the trail goes through bit high above the valley. After walking for long hour we stay at Taka (2185M). 7 hrs walk. Overnight at local home stay or tented camp.

The trail goes with crossing the river and taking left side leaving Uttar Ganga valley we reach the village Uppallo Sera and the trail goes gradually upward towards Tilla Pass(3050M). After crossing the Tilla Pass its few hour further walk to the village Lukum. 5.5 hrs walk. Overnight at local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail is strenuous for this day but the village and scenery is amazing. We can see Kham Magar Museum at Kankri village and we can see the site of dead Late Dhanmaya shrestha the first female combatants died in March 1996. After crossing the Syaubari Pass (2670M) the trail goes downhill to the village Thawang. Thawang was landmark village during the conflict time. Communism was start paacticing from this village. 5.5 hrs walk. Overnight at local home stay or tented camp.

The trail goes uphill through the village Tejibang and it crosses the hill and again descend down reaches the small stream and later go through Bhangama cave and Bujuthan temple. The walk is strenuous this day though we can see spectacular view, great scenery. 7.5 hrs walk. Overnight at Local home stay or Tented camp.

The trail goes through the legendary village of Jelbang where many fight took place during the conflict time. The army troops used to come up with several helicopter and destroy the rebel convict home. Then the trail reaches unpaved road after walking bit further from Jelbang. The rest of the walk goes through unpaved road up to Sulichaur. In this territory we can see many of the building are painted red as a part of conflict as Maoist use to write with red color according to them color of victory.

Trek Sulichaur via Jelbang .7 hrs walk. Overnight at Local Lodge or Home stay.

The Bus leaving from Sulichaur will bring back to Kathmandu taking 16/17 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

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