The Guerrilla Trail - A new trekking trail package named ‘The Guerrilla Trek’ has recently been launched, including the release of a Guerrilla Trekking Guide book and trekking map.
The book written by Alonzo Lyons retraces the path adopted by the Maoist guerrillas starting from Beni in Myagdi District, towards Rolpa and Rukum further West. Trekking along the Guerrila Trek gives hikers the chance to see routes and hideouts used by the guerrillas during the conflict (1996-2006).
In spite of what the name might suggest, the area is very peaceful nowadays. The Guerrilla Trek passes through lush valleys in the shadow of the mighty Himalaya, including the impressive Dhaulagiri (8167 m). It passes dramatic waterfalls, lakes and the country’s only hunting reserve in Dhorpatan. The views from Jalja La, a pass at 3386 m, are stunning and definitely compete with crowded Poon Hill. One can also see a whole range of mountains; especially the Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Gurja Himal (7193 m) are very close.
From Beni up until Dhorpatan, the trail overlaps with the Lower Trail of The Great Himalaya Trail. At Dhorpatan the GHT trek diverts towards the north to Dunai while the Guerrilla trek takes its course further westwards to Musikot in Rukum.
A website dedicated to the trek has also been made public.
Skyline Treks & Expedition heartly welcome the visitors who like to find themselves in touch with nature & we assure that you can get to interact with typical culture, unique hospitality & a great experience that add to make your travelling interesting and swett memorable for lifetime.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu in the Tribhuvan International Airport. Welcome by our representatives and welcome dinner at Nepali Bhansa Ghar and transfer to the hotel on car/van/bus (depends on the size of group). Overnight at hotel (B)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and preparation for the Guerrilla Trekking. Overnight at hotel (B)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m/8 hours by bus). . Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 04: Trek back from Beni to Takam (1665m/6 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 05: Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2250m/6 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 06: Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3020m/7 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 07: Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2860m/5 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 08: Trek back from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor (5 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 09: Trek back from Nisi Dhor to Tallo Sera (7 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 10: Trek back from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola (6 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 11: Trek back from Rujhikhola to Thabang (5 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 12: Trek back from Thabang to Jajala (5 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 13: Trek back from Jajala to Jelbang (6 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 14: Trek back from Jelbang to Sulichaur (6 hours). Overnight at lodge (B.L.D)
Day 15: Trek back from Sulichaur to Kathmandu (13 hours by bus). Overnight at hotel (B)
Day 16: Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for Final Departure. (B)
Where is Nepal?
Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.
Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.
Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.
As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly "modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.
Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.
Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.
What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.
When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.
What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.
What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?
The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.