Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Tour is a paradise for souvenir hunting. Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve which is established in 1987 under the rules and regulation of government. It covers an area of 1,325 km² in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal in the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts. The reserve is the only protected area in the country where licensed hunting is allowed. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is dividing in six hunting block for the management of best sports trophy hunting, stop poaching, and preserve a representative eco system.
Brahmin, Chhetri, Sunar, Thakali, Tibetan , Magar are the ethnics group of this region. There is mixed pattern of culture, tradition, dresses, and language too. One can see mind-blogging view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and virgin peak Machhapurche (fishtail) ridge form here.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal, which is the main target of hunters. Other game species are ghoral, serow, Himalayan tahr, black bear, pheasant and partridge. Whereas an endangered species like Red Pandas and Cheer Pheasants are strictly prohibited for hunting. Besides hunting, Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this rarely visited area.
The hunting License is issued by the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu and there are a few hunting outfitters who can make arrangements for expeditions. The other common tree species are fir Abies pindrow, pruce Picea smithiana, juniper Juniperus recurva, pine Pinus wallichiana, birch Betula utilis, rhododendron, hemlock Tsuga dumosa etc.
The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Tour is opened for Public in the month of September to May. The month of March to April is considered as the best season to explore Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
The Special permit is required to issue before entry. So, Please contact in advance to manage and organize the program. Trek Nepal Himalayas do all the paper work formality to make the activities hassle fee. Please, don`t hesitate to ask if you needed further information.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, Trek Nepal Himalayas will arrange to pick up from the airport. You will then be transferred to hotel. We can either visit Trek Nepal Himalayas office or take a rest at our hotel room during the late afternoon.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830 m)
We drive to Beni passing through Trisuli River at first. After that we drive to Marsyandi River and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes directly into Pokhara. The drive from here goes through uphill into off beat road all the way to Naudanda. It than goes up through Nayapul. On the way we can fabulous views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces and villages. To reach Beni, our drive moves along the Kaligandaki River.
Day 03: Drive Beni to Dharbang & trek to Dharapani (1575 m)(B/L/D)
making ‘Khukuri’. Khukuri is the curved Nepali weapon used for weapon as well as tool. In Every house in the village at least one person has adept the skill of Khukuri making. We can see Dhaulagiri Himal from Dharapani.
Day 04: Trek Dharapani to Lamsung (2250 m)(B/L/D)
This remote area with stream and gorges will be a wonderful place to explore. The beautiful landscape added beauty.
Day 05: Trek Lamsung to Tallo Jaljala (3400 m)(B/L/D)
In this trek we can see mixed forests of Rhododendron & Oak etc. The scenery of beautiful forest, high mountains including Dhaulagiri Himal, Gurju Himal, Churen Himal, Putha Himal etc can be observed on the Way of Lamsung to Dhorpatan.
Day 06: Trek Tallo Jaljala to Dhorpatan (2860 m)(B/L/D)
The trail descends up to Khahare Khola. After crossing it the trails goes ahead on the bank of the stream and through mixed forests to reach Dhorpatan. It’s a fantastic place in the middle of the jungle.
Day 07-9: Hunting day in Dhorpatan(B/L/D)
We can see different types of animals like Leopard, goral, Himalayan Tahr, black bear, barking deer & other many animals. Birds species and plants species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, Juniper, spruce & up to 36 species of flora can be observed. The reserve includes several villages’ people by hill tribes as well as people of Tibetan descent who supplement farming with trade and animal husbandry. You can also see Monastery, Chortens and local market. Wooden roofs are another attraction of trekkers. We can also learn typical life style of people in this place.
Day 10: Trek Dhorpatan to Bobang (1730 m)(B/L/D)
Life style of people & others many beautiful scenarios of western Himalayans can be observed in the way to Bobang.
Day 11: Trek Bobang to Burtibang (1130 m)(B/L/D)
Our trek continuously goes towards Burtibang from Bobang.
Day 12: Drive Burtibang to Baglung(B/L/D)
On the way from Burtibang to Beni we can see forest, green hills, rivers, streams and other beautiful things.
Day 13: Drive Baglung to Pokhara and sightseeing(B)
Today we drive towards pokhara from Baglung. In afternoon our program is Sightseeing in beautiful place of pokhara. We can see famous David falls and Siddhishowr cave.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast in Pokhara, we drive to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. It will take about 7 hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Departure Day
After collecting wonderful memories in Nepal today you will take scenic flight to your homeland. Trek Nepal Himalayas Representative will escort you to International Airport with the Hope of see you again. Have a safe journey .
Trip Itinerary by Helicopter:
Day 1st : Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal
Day 2nd : Chartered Helicopter Flight to Dhorpatan (2860Mtr. )
Day 3rd -6th : Hunting Period. Overnight at Tent.
Day 7th : Chartered Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu from Dhorpatan (2860Mtr. )
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