A new trekking trail to attract more foreigners by allowing them to retrace the memory of Nepal’s decade-long Maoist insurgency has been launched by former rebel chief Prachanda to rebuild the country’s economy.

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The 19-day hike is divided into three sections in an American written guide book. Photo by Stan Dalone.

The ambitious project ‘The Guerrilla Trek’ – a 19-day hike – follows trails where thousands of Maoist guerrillas once dug trenches and ambushed enemy during their fight against the once-absolute monarchy.

“As all know, Nepal has seen big political upheavals and the people’s revolution will be of no value unless the country goes through an economic transformation,” Prachanda said at the function.