Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

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Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is one of the most famous trekking destinations for wildlife enthusiast who is eager to visit wilderness with rich flora and fauna and can get full enjoy in this isolated area. Sparsely populated and extremely beautiful this wilderness is full of rare plants species including rhododendron, fir, birch, pine, hemlock, spruce, juniper and other more 36 species of flora. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is only one famous and legally authorized hunting reserve in Nepal, which was established in 1987. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is located at the Myagdi, Baglung and Rukum districts and this reserve covers 1325sq.km areas. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is filled with beautiful alpine, sub-alpine, and high-temperature vegetation. 

The Dhorparten Hunting reserve is situated at the altitude of 2850 to 5500m (9350 to 18040ft.) which offers you to witness 58 vascular plants, forest landscape, marshland, flat meadows, flowering plants including 36 endemic species, 18 mammal’s species like Red Panda, snow leopard, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep and so on. The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve offers you to encounter with one of the prime habitats for blue sheep, languor monkey, a covered trophy, leopard, goral, Himalayan black bear, sorrow, barking deer, rhesus macaque, wild boar, mouse and many more. Not only that you will get chances to witness rare and endanger wildlife’s in this reserve include Red Panda, Musk Deer, and wolf along with 137 bird’s species; pheasants, Chir Pheasant, partridge and the nine different colored Danphe. However, in this naturally and culturally rich Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, certain wild species such as; Musk Deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe are only legalized to hunt at present, which fulfill adventure hunting desire of the Nepalese and Foreigner hunters. This Hunting reserve has divided into six hunting blocks in order to make a best hunting trophy sport and end poaching and preserve a representative ecosystem.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is one of the best hunting reserves in the world which fulfill your desire of challenging, breathtaking and unparalleled sports trophy hunting which offers you adventurous highland blue sheep hunting in the remote area of far western Nepal. This adventurous hunting trek begins a drive from Kathmandu to Beni and from Beni, you will officially begin trekking to Dhorpatan and enjoy hunting and return back to Kathmandu.  


outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara and Darbang

Day 3 : Darbang to Lamsung (2160m/7086ft)

Day 4 : Lamjung to Jaljala(3430m/11253ft)

Day 5 : Jaljala to Dhorpatan(2860m/9383ft)

Day 6 : Explore Dhorpatan and trek to Phagun Phedi(3850m/12631ft)

Day 7 : Phagun Phedi to Gurjaghat(3104m/10183ft)

Day 8 : Gurjaghat to Patichaur(2097m/6883ft)

Day 9 : Patichaur to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu

Day 10 : Final Destination

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

As you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will transfer you to your hotel where you can do rest and fresh yourself after your long fight. In the evening, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. You can also discuss trekking guide and essentials factors as well as equipment needed during hunting. Overnight at hotel.


Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara and Darbang

Next morning, after early breakfast, you can take a scenic flight to Pokhara which take around 30 minutes to reach paradise city Pokhara. In this Paradise city, you will witness stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), and so on. Now you can officially begin trekking towards Darbang through the Beni, you need to drive along the bank of Marsangdi river which offers you brilliant pictures of the surrounding. After Beni, you will officially begin trekking from Beni to Darbang passing Tatopani. You will stay overnight at Darbang.


Day 3 : Darbang to Lamsung (2160m/7086ft)

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will depart Darbang and heads towards Lamsung which is situated at the elevation of 2160m. In Darbang you can buy a Nepali Khukuri because Darbang people are export to make a Khukuri, a popular weapon of Nepal. Lamjung is very famous for Lamjung Himal and a beautiful scenic surrounding. After you will reach to Lamjung, you can have an amazing close view of Lamjung Himal and stay overnight at Lamjung.


Day 4 : Lamjung to Jaljala(3430m/11253ft)

Next morning, after having breakfast, we can make our step towards Jaljala which is situated at the altitude of 3430m above the sea level. Jaljala is a famous place of great significance in terms of nature, religion, and politics. Around six hours trail towards Jaljala lead you to witness beautiful grassland, wildflowers around the surrounding. Jaljala also offers you stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Sisne Himal, and other Himals. There is also one famous temple in Jaljala where you will get chances to slaughter Sheep and worship in the temple. You will stay overnight at Dharmashala.


Day 5 : Jaljala to Dhorpatan(2860m/9383ft)

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will leave the Jaljala and head towards Dhorpatan, a very popular place for wildlife hunting. Around 7 hours gentle trail will take you to the attractive destination for trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Dhorpatan is filled with natural beauty with fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce trees forests. It is also home placed to verities of wildlife like Himalayan that, black bear, blue sheep, ghoral, partridge, including some endangered species of the red panda and cheer pheasant. Among them you will enjoy hunting Musk Deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe in this reserve area. Beside this, you will also enjoy stunning mountain views. Overnight at Dhorpatan.


Day 6 : Explore Dhorpatan and trek to Phagun Phedi(3850m/12631ft)

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will explore the naturally beautiful Dhorpatan along with stunning views of Mt. Sisne, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt, Putha and other Himalayan range. After a lunch you will enjoy hunting wild animal like Musk Deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe in this reserve area. After enjoying hunting, you will trek to Phagun Phedi which is situated at the elevation of 3850m and stay overnight at Phagun Phedi.


Day 7 : Phagun Phedi to Gurjaghat(3104m/10183ft)

Today, early morning after having breakfast, you will return back to Gurjaghat which is situated at the altitude of 3104m. Around 6 hours gentle trek takes you to the Gurjaghat through the dense pine forests, with musk deer darting in the undergrowth. Gurjaghat also offers you stunning view of the Dhaulagiri entire range and Churen Himal in the west. You will stay overnight at Gurjaghat.


Day 8 : Gurjaghat to Patichaur(2097m/6883ft)

After early morning breakfast, you will leave beautiful place Gurjaghat and heads towards Patichaur which is located at the summit of 2097m. Around 6 hours gentle trail will take you to Patichaur and you will explore the village and stay overnight over-there.


Day 9 : Patichaur to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu

Today is the final day of your hunting trek, in this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will return back to Pokhara from Patichaur by tourist AC bus and you can take a flight for Kathmandu from heavenly city Pokhara. In the evening, you can enjoy farewell dinner which represents typical Nepali culture. In this way, you will end your trek today. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 10 : Final Destination

Our tour comes to an end this day. A representative will help you to reach you towards your final destination.


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : AN/T-06
  Duration : 10 days
  Best Season : March to May and September to November
  Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge

Trip Highlights

  • See a part of Nepal that around only 100 foreigners visit each year
  • See a part of Nepal that around only 100 foreigners visit each year
  • Close-up views of Dhaulagiri, as well as lesser-seen peaks in the west of Nepal
  • Interact with the unique Magar culture and traditions
  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri and other peaks in the western Himalayas.
  • Witness verities of flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the adventurous and challenging hunting
  • Enjoy scenic beauty.

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