YPT is known to like a bit of specialist communist ideology, and it doesn’t get more specialist than this!
From 1996 to 2006 the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) fought a ten-year People’s War against the King and, for the most part, the parliamentary parties. They created communist base areas and fought on the basis of surrounding the cities from the countryside, using Chairman Mao’s theories as their guide.
In 2006 the war ended, the Maoist’s came above ground, won the first elections held after the war and told King Gyanendra to vacate the palace, making Nepal the first country to depose the monarchy and change to a republic since Iran in 1979.
For this tour, YPT will take you deep into the Maoist heartlands of Rolpa and Rukum, seeing the communes and Maoist offices, police outposts destroyed during the war and we will even talk to Maoist ex-soldiers and commanders about their experiences during and after the war.
We will of course also see Nepal’s two main cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara, and sample a variety of the local food and drink. This tour is not for the fainthearted; expect an experience of rural Nepal far, far away from the beaten path on an adventure into 21st century Maoism.
Wednesday 4th May
Thursday 5th May
Friday 6th May
Saturday 7th May
Sunday 8th May
Monday 9th May
Tuesday 10th May
Wednesday 11th May
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– All transport in Nepal
– Accommodation in mainly twin sharing rooms (3* in cities, local homes in the countryside)
– All entrance fees, guide fees and permits
– Breakfasts and lunches (and dinners when we’re in the countryside)
– Flights to/from Kathmandu
– Dinners (except when we’re in the countryside)
– Insurance and personal expenses
– Tips for the local guide
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.