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Guerrilla Trekking

Trip Level
Easy
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
3500 meter
Trip Duration
14 Days

Overview

Lies in the mid-western part of Nepal, in a hilly region, friendly and smiley people. Guerrilla trekking trail of Rukum-Rolpa area is a virgin land, restricted, impossible and extremely difficult for outside world over a decade during long people’s war  in Nepal. The land is known as most playground for revolutionary people, their perfect hideout and running their own government. The small yet naturally beautiful place is now open and heartily welcoming people from outside. The place is blessed with rich flora and fauna, unmatchable natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and adventurous trails once used by Guerillas during people’s war in Nepal are the main attraction in Rukum. If you are seeking for research trip to Nepal about Moist-Civil War, this will be your research trekking holiday in Nepal.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu–Khaula by Bus or fly to Nepalgunj then drive to Khaula, Khaula is main entrance to Rukum, boarder with Salyan and O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 02: Trek Khaula – Simroute: Greeting by Mt.Sisne (virgin peak) unexplored, Putha and Dhuala giri ranges eye-catching landscapes and view of various western districts of Nepal, remnants of people’s war spots, wheat, greenery fields and rhododendron all along the trails. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 03: Trek Simroute –Musikot: capital of Rukum lies in hills region, sightseeing around Khalanga, Airport, Digre temples, splendid Bheri river scene and spectacular mountains view. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 04: Trek Musikot –Gilbang: Mountain safari, hills and mountains, wonderful mountain people, villages and their typical cultural lifestyles experiences. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 05: Trek Gilbang –Bafikot – Syarpu Lake: Historical old durbar, first People’s government during people’s war, Syarpu Lake and surrounding villages and their cultures. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 06: Syarpu Lake – Kunakhet – Melgairi – Pipal-Pokhara:  Major guerrilla trails also known as east-west guerrilla highway, trails passing through some of the local villages, their cultures, first massacre of Melgairi, come across many orphans, tortured, widows during people’s war. So many heart touching stories during the insurgency period and O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 07: Pokahara – Rukumkot: Hotsprings, guerella trails continue, Kamal Lake, 52 Hills and 53 Lakes, old Durbar, Deurali cave, major assault between insurgent and police. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 08: Exploration day- visit this historical area and enjoy local culture, rest and O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 09: Rukumkot – Mahat: mountain regions, hills, beautiful forests, some beautiful view of Himalayan ranges. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 10: Mahat – Kankri: cluster of Kham village, slightly strenuous trek, guerrillas trails continue. At kankri you will experience unique Kham cultures, different dances of local tradition. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 11: Kankri – Taksera: adventurous journey, steep hills, crossing eye-catching Kham villages and , unique Kham cultures, O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 12: Taka sera – Uttar Ganga: Dhorpataan reserve begins splendid snow hills, dense pine tree forests, and awesome snow caped Himalayan rangers. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

Day 13: Uttar Ganga – Burtibang : Dhorpatan reserves continues with different landscape of dense pine trees forest ,steep pasturelands and  , Himalayan ranges view , small Kham and dalit houses along the treks. O/N tented camp or cultural home stay basis.

 Day14: Drive back Burtibang – Kathmandu, end the trek and overnight in hotel.

Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge/ homestay or tented camp
  • Transportation- to starting point and ending point
  • Necessary restricted area trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  • Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking
  • Accomodation,lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepaljung
  • Your Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral), tips for guide, porters, kitchen & camping team etc.
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking gear for the trek.

Equipments Checklist

Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.