Gorilla Trekking is a recently introduced isolated easy trekking route and has been recently explored by some vivid trekkers known as Guerilla Treking in tourism industry of Nepal.Trek starts in Beni Bazar and ends at Sulichour after 17 days walking in Rukum district far western Nepal which is known as local federal autonomy state of ethnic Magar and Dalit lower cast.This was hiding trails for the Maoist during the political conflict. Still, we can see the so many victims of war in the area. Guerilla trekking offers us wide varieties of multi ethnic culture, historical sentiments of war, local cultivation in terrain green valley, rhythm of Deuda song which is very famous in far west of Nepal. Except these cultural and historical points, we can see amazing mountain views of Dhaulagiri range to the east, Saipal and Api Himal peak to the west. So, It is totally non tourist, local, original and authentic trekking route. The trekkers can get different and unique experience than other trekking.
Day 1: Kathmandu – Beni 830m (8 hours by bus)
Day 2: Beni – Takam: About 6-7hrs of walk,
From the Myagdi district headquarter you follow a gravel road for 24km to.Darbang and start walking. Takam is a three hour walk away with Gurjal, Himal towering overhead. O/N camp at1665m,
Day 3: Takam-Lamsung: About 6-7hrs of walk,
This is where the scenery starts getting even more dramatic. This is whatNepal used to be like before the trekkers got here. Locals are not used to feigners and have a lot of stories to tell about the war. O/N camp at 2250m
Day 4: Lamsung-Gurjaghat: About 7hrs of walk,
Ascend through dense pine forests, with musk deer barking in the bushes. The grazing land on the ridge offer 180 degree views of Dhaulagiri the entire range up to Churen Himal in the west. O/N camp at3020m
Day 5: Gurjaghat-Dhorpatan: About 5-hrs of walk,
You cross over from Myagdi to Baglung and into the former Tibetan refugee camp which was serviced by an airfield built by the Swiss in the 1950s. This is also the entrance to Dhorpatan, a Hunting Reserve, where you can spot mountain goats and blue sheeps(Bharal). O/N camp 2860m
Day 6: Dhorpatan-Nisi Dhor: About 5-6hrs of walk,
This is a heaven for birds. Watch danphes (national bird of Nepal) pheasants, and other migratory sorts that you have seen only in bird guides. Stiff to imagine that people fought a war here. There are cow sheds in the monsoon, but in the winter these high pastures are deserted. O/N camp at
Day 7: Nisi Dhor-Tallo Sera: About 6-7hrs of walk,
traverse over from Baglung to Rukum into Magar region and enter the former Maoist base area. There are dense forests all the way, so it must have been easy to hide here during the insurgency. The villages are picturesque and there is always some kind of Magar festival going on. O/N camp at
Day 8: Tallo Sera-Rujhikhola: About 6-7hrs of walk,
hike to Lukum in Rukum, a village populated only by Magars and Dalits (low cast).
This is about as medieval as it gets in Nepal nowadays. O/N camp at
Day 9: Rujhikhola-Thabang: About 5-6hrs of walk,
Thabang is the cradle of the Maoist revolution. It was damaged in army attacks and parts of the town were flattened by ‘tora bora’ mortar shells dropped from helicopters. There has been some development of infrastructure after the war ended, and the people are eager and friendly.
Day 10: Thabang-Jaljale: About 5-6hrs walk,
The highest point in Jaljale is Dharampani (3900m) and there is a great view from Apisaipal in the west to Dhaulagiri in the east. O/N camp at
Day 11: Jajala to Jelbang: About 6-7hrs walk,
Now we’re moving down from the high mountains and the village are ethnically mixed.
Day 12: Jelbang-Suliochaur: About 6-7hrs of walk,
This is where we finally get to Rolpa and the road head. Rolpa was also a rebel base area and for many of the ten years of war under total Maoist control. You can eat at one of the many commune restaurants run by Maoist cooperative, where staff is relatives of those who were killed in the war. O/N camp at
Day 13: Sulichaur to Kathmandu(13 hours by bus)
Day 14: Day free
Day 15: Departure to the international airprot