Guerrilla Trek of Western Nepal

Cost from:
US $2199/person   $200 Discount

Single pax supplement: $700 See departure for exact pricing

Duration:16 Days


Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation:Lodge + Camping

Max. Altitude:3915 m, 12,485 ft Phalgune Pass

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Adventure is calling in rugged western the fascinating wild west on the Guerrilla Trek. 

Join our seasoned, locally-sourced guides for an exhilarating journey full of natural beauty and cultural treasures. The Guerrilla Trek is an adventure like no other and takes visitors away from the more popular, busy trekking byways. This adventurous trek is an ideal chance to meet rural people living a rural lifestyle that is largely unaffected by modern technology. The picturesque trails are a part of Nepal’s recent history, and visitors will encounter breathtaking natural landscapes and people strong on tradition.

Attractions along the Guerrilla Trek include a secluded hot springs to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit while leaving worldly affairs behind for a while. HIkers following these trails might even entertain notions of a Lost Horizon of Shangrila…the secluded mystique of ancient civilization with well-preserved customs and heartwarming  hospitality.

The  Guerrilla Trek is graced with wide-ranging natural beauty and is an all-season adventure. Please choose an upcoming departure date or if these dates do not fit yoiur schedule then contact us for a customized journey. We can tailor an itinerary according to your timeframe and preferences. This Neo Horizon journey can be designed to include other options in Nepal's wild west region, too (e.g., around Dhaulagiri, Dolpo, Jumla and Rara Lake and more).. 

Please contact us anytime with questions or concerns and details about this journey and booking, too. We truly look forward to hearing from you, and ultimately, Secrets of the Himalaya and our experienced guides hope to be given the pleasure of guiding you along one of Nepal's most fascinating treks.Read about this area in a piece written for Nepal's leading culture magazine ECS Nepal by Secrets of the Himalaya founder Alonzo Lyons)--The Guerrilla Trek

Adventure is calling in rugged western Nepal, and we are ready to answer that call with you.

The Secrets of the Himalaya Guerrilla Trek reaches remote areas, sometimes without adequate lodging for travelers Therefore, it is a combined lodge and camping journey. Most nights will be spent camping under the HImalayan heavens. We arrange for porters to assist with supplies and equipment and to carry sufficient food along with a dining tent, chairs and tables and a latrine tent as well as personal sleeping tents (two people per tent). Our skilled cooking crew will prepare the day’s hot drinks and nourishing meals. In the evening, during and after dinner and drinks we can truly relish the serentiy of nature and heavenly setting with stars blinking above the secluded hills and peaks.

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Day to Day

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu’s International airport (1350 m / 4450 ft)Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted at the arrival area of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu's international airport by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Take time to refresh yourself after your international travel. The first evening is open to enjoy as you like, rest and relax at the hotel or explore the surroundings.

Day 02Full Day Tour, Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley After a leisurely breakfast, our skilled guide leads a tour of Kathmandu Valley’s highlights and attractions, including magnificent World Heritage Sites of cultural and historical significance. After the tour, we will hold a pre-departure discussion with our Trek Leader and staff.

Day 03Drive to Pokhara (915 m / 3002 ft), 200 km west of KathmanduWe make a scenic drive following an early breakfast. As we travel outside the valley, picturesque views include farmland, lush jungle, scenic villages and occasional glimpses of snowy peaks. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist destination with many facilities for travelers.

Day 04Drive to Beni (830 m / 2725 ft) and Darbang (1070 m / 3510 ft) After breakfast we make a pleasant and scenic drive to Beni alongside the mighty Kali Gandaki River and then up to Darbang where we will begin our trek. Along the way we have the option of visiting a natural hot springs beside the Myagdi River.

Day 05Darbang to Lumsum (2275 m / 7465 ft) Today's hike is a pleasant climb up through serene villages and farmland. Along they way, if the weather is clear then we can enjoy views of the Dhaulagiri range. The hike passes through secluded areas and idyllic settlements to our destination of Lumsum.

Day 06Lumsum to Jaljala (3015 m / 9890 ft) Today's hike involves a rigorous ascent through a densely forested area with mountain views peeking in along the way. We eventually reach a serene meadow beyond Jaljala pass with otherworldly scenery and mountain views. These meadows are a seasonal pastureland.

Day 07Jaljala to Chentung (2870 m / 9415 ft) We make a pleasant downhill hike along a scenic trail lined with lush vegetation to the quiet settlement of Chentung with a nearby monastery and Tibetan Medical Clinic to explore.

Day 08Chentang to Taka (2185 m / 7170 ft)We continue the moderate trek as we continue downriver along the Uttar Ganga River to the fascinating village of Taka.

Day 09Taka to Dharmasala (2005 m / 6580 ft) The trail heads uphill gradually to Birgum with possible views of Mt. Sisne, and then makes continues on a more level trail before dropping into the peaceful village of Dharmasala.

Day 10Dharmasala to Maikot (2300 m / 7545 ft)Today we make a descent to the Sani Bheri River passing through astonishing villages along the way including Okhma, Mayang and Hukam. We reach the exhilarating destination of Maikot, a breathtaking highlight of the Guerrilla Trek.

Day 11Maikot to Pelma natural hot springs (2425 m / 7955 ft)From Maikot we traverse through barren landscape with beautiful vistas of the surrounding landscape. We eventually reach a built up natural hot springs near Pelma where we can soak away any troubles and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.

Day 12Pelma hot springs to Thankur (3175 m / 10,415) We pass through a serene forest where Himalayan yew (Taxus wallichiana) can be found. Taxol is a highly prized extract form its bark and used medicinally for treating breast and uterine cancers. Our destination is the herder's meadow of Thankur.

Day 13Thankur to Dhorpatan (2870 m / 9415 ft) traversing Phalgune Pass (3915 m, 12,485 ft)Today is our last day of trekking and will be a rigorous but rewarding day. We climb to the high point of the trek at Phalgune Pass. Along the way and at the pass we will have broad ranging views of a feast of Himalayan Peaks including Dogari, Pyutha and Churen. We then descend to the grasslands of Dhorpatan and it's many seasonally occupied herder's huts.

Day 14Drive to Pokhara We say goodbye to the trekking trails and take motorized transport back to Pokhara. It is a rugged yet picturesque journey on a dirt track that passes through many villages and terraced farmland before eventually reaching the large town of Baglung and blacktop road to Pokhara.

Day 15Return to KathmanduWe take an early morning departure on a tourist bus to Kathmandu passing through scenic fields and villages along the way to the ancient capital of the Himalaya. The rest of the time is available to explore the city on your own, search for souvenirs for friends and loved ones back home, and relax and enjoy yourself after the remote trekking. In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Day 16Transfer to the international airport for your final departureOur representative will escort you to the airport for your departure back home. We are sure that you will have enjoyed the experience and our services. As you travel to your own country, hopefully you will remember us and Nepal very fondly. Farewell friend.

Cost Include

  • Vehicle transportation to and from your trip arrival point, for example, from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel in the city.
  • Clean and comfortable accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (breakfast meals are included).
  • A sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley with a professional guide and entrance fees to World Heritage Sites, Palace Squares and historic temples.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the journey.
  • Tea–house lodging during journey.
  • Trained, certified and experienced guide with assistants (we typically have one porter per two trekkers).
  • Fees for entering the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card as necessary.
  • First Aid Kit and supplies.
  • Farewell Dinner following the journey -- typically, on the eve of your international departure. 

Cost Exclude

  • International travel to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals other than breakfast while staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal Expenses (for example, laundry expenses, extra drinks and extra snacks, telephone calls).
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Travel Insurance and Medical Insurance with rescue coverage.
  • Extra fees at tea-houses and trailside lodges (for example, extra fees for recharging electronic equipment, alcoholic drinks, laundry).
  • Tips for crew and staff along the journey.
  • Unforeseen expenses due to cancellation of events and activities because of circumstances beyond our control (for example, weather delays, trail changes, political disruptions, illness of a group member and similar events beyond our control).

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