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Yarsagumba caravan in Rukum District

Second Edition Guidebook now available in paperback and Kindlbe versions.

Second Edition Guidebook now available in paperback and Kindle versions.

The Guerrilla and Yarsa trails offer a thrilling journey through the heartland of post-conflict territory. The routes passes through Myagdi, Rukum, and Rolpa — spectacular districts with low population densities at the epicenter of Nepal’s ten year conflict (1996 to 2006), and homeland to many revolutionaries. At one time during this period, the region had an autonomous government in place at Banphikot, Rukum.

The land is blessed with wide-ranging natural resources and biodiversity, exemplified by its wildlife (60% of Dhorpatan Reserve lies in Rukum), captivating waterfalls, rivers, caves, and delightful lakes as well as the towering, sublime Himalaya to the north. Along the way, visit many sites that figure prominently in recent history in an area of immense peace, beauty and hospitality that is open, ready and willing to host tourists.

The trails are for the unique traveler seeking an experience that could long ago be had in Nepal’s well-established areas. This region will also be a pleasure to return visitors and all Nepal lovers.

While visiting this otherworldly area, another name may come to mind: The Shangrila Trek…follow it and be transported to a timeless land, after which the busy, popular regions might lose appeal in favor of more off-beat travels in the undiscovered hills of Nepal, land of legendary hospitality.

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Pupal Highlands scene from the Guerrilla Trek, Rukum, Nepal

Pupal Highlands scene from the Guerrilla Trek, Rukum, Nepal

Sheep are often pastured along ridge tops and this location offers a view of Mt. Sisne

Here’s a brief trip report from a recent visitor to Dhorpatan.

Adventure is calling in rugged western Nepal. Discover the wild west with an upcoming tour along the  fascinating Guerrilla Trek.
Additionally, upcoming departures to the fascinating yarsagumba collection grounds in the western highlands can be found here.