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Gorilla trek

Wilderness Trekking
Gorilla trekking
Gorilla danda
Magar village of Gorilla trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 13 Days Program Type : tea house Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


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All price inclusive
$ 1500 $ 1400
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1500
2 Paxes $1400
2-6 Paxes $1250
6-10 Paxes $1200
10-15 Paxes $1160
15+Paxes $1160

Number of Travellers


Gorilla Trekking in Nepal: A Journey Through Untouched Wilderness

Gorilla Trekking in Nepal offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path adventure for trekkers seeking an extraordinary experience. Unlike the well-trodden tourist trails, this trek takes you through the heart of the post-conflict regions, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry and stunning natural beauty of this remote part of Nepal. The term “gorilla trekking” owes its origin to the Maoist insurgency that spanned a decade in Nepal and the guerrilla warfare tactics employed by the Maoists in this region. As you embark on this 17-day journey, you’ll traverse diverse landscapes, encounter multi-ethnic communities, and witness breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas.

The Trail Less Traveled

Gorilla Trekking begins at Beni Bazar in the Rukum district, located in far-western Nepal. This region is home to a diverse mix of ethnic communities, including Dalits, Brahmins, Gurungs, Chhetris, Newars, and Magars. The trek culminates in Sulphur, after approximately 17 days of walking through pristine wilderness. The trail meanders through the Dhorpatan Wildlife Reserve, offering access to both the Rukum and Rolpa districts. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a visual feast of natural wonders, including the majestic Dhaulagiri mountain range to the east, and the imposing Api Himal and Saipal Peak to the west.

Natural Beauty at Its Finest

One of the highlights of the Gorilla Trekking route is its abundant natural beauty. This less-explored region boasts captivating waterfalls, mysterious caves, meandering rivers, and serene lakes. Kamala Daha, Solar Daha, and the towering Himalayan peaks to the north are just a few of the natural wonders that adorn your path. The trek takes you through ever-changing landscapes, from lush valleys to dense pine forests, providing an immersive experience in the heart of nature.

The Journey Begins

Your Gorilla Trekking adventure commences with a three- to four-hour drive from Pokhara to Beni. This drive takes you along a scenic highway, passing through the picturesque town of Nayapul, which serves as a popular starting and finishing point for other famous treks, such as the Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Ghandruk, and Khopra Danda. Nayapul’s strategic location makes it a convenient gateway to the region.

Beni itself is nestled at the confluence of the Kaligandaki River, a mighty river originating from the upper Mustang region. The town is situated in the Myagdi district and is connected by road, making it one of the busiest corridors due to its proximity to Muktinath, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site. However, instead of staying in Beni, an adventurous option is to continue 25 kilometers further on a rugged road to Darbang, where you can find lodging for the night.

Exploring Takam Village

During your trek, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Takam village, a historically significant place in the Myagdi district. This village holds the remnants of medieval warfare, including an ancient war trench, attesting to its rich history. Takam is not only a historical site but also an archaeological and religious one. The village offers panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mukut Himal, providing a stunning backdrop to your journey. The community in Takam is a melting pot of diverse ethnicities, including Magar, Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Thakali, Chantal, and more. The majority of residents are Brahmans and Chhetris, but the village embraces a mosaic of cultures, making it a fascinating stop along your trek. From Takam, you can also access Dhaulagiri Base Camp and Dhorpatan, opening up additional trekking opportunities.

The Trekking Experience

Gorilla Trekking is a unique blend of camping and tea-house trekking. While you’ll find accommodations in villages for most of the journey, there will be nights when you won’t have access to villages, particularly in the Gujar Ghat and Jaljala areas. During these nights, you’ll need to carry camping gear and provisions. Nepal Wilderness, your trek organizer, ensures that you have the necessary tents and a capable camping crew to make these wilderness nights comfortable and memorable.

In conclusion, Gorilla Trekking in Nepal offers an unparalleled adventure for intrepid travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. This trek takes you through a region steeped in history and culture, with diverse landscapes that will leave you in awe. From the rugged terrains of the Dhorpatan Wildlife Reserve to the welcoming communities along the way, Gorilla Trekking is an unforgettable journey through untouched wilderness. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack your sense of adventure, and embark on a trek that promises to be the experience of a lifetime.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Beni by bus, night at Beni
  • Day 02: Trek to Takam 6-7 hrs 1665m
  • Day 03: Trek to Lamsung  6-7 hrs 2250m
  • Day 04: Trek to Gujarghat 5 hrs 3020m
  • Day 05: Trek to Dhorpatan 5 hrs 2860m
  • Day 06: Trek to Niseldhor 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Tallo Sera 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to rajhi Khola 6-7 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek to Thabang 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Jaljala 6-7 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek to Jelbang 6-7 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek to Sulichour 6-7 hrs
  • Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu 13 hrs

Cost Included

  • Accommodation in tea houses/lodges, homestay during treks.
  • Ground surface transportation to/from trekking.
  • Transfer to the bus station from your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • The itinerary includes three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • During the trek, you will be accompanied by an experienced local trekking guide.
  • 2 trekkers can share a porter (weight limit 25kg)
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • ground surface transportation to/from trekking.
  • itinerary includes 3 times meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • local experienced trekking guide will be provided during your trek.
  • sharing porter to carry luggage between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • Salary, accommodations & meals for trekking crew.
  • First aid supplies, a purified water tab & everything you need in the mountains.
  • Conservation area fees if required.
  • 23% tax and VAT (Government tax and service charge).
  • Kitbag  for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discount if there are more than 5 travelers
  • complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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