Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trek - 14 Days

Trip Highlights:

Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed. The reserve adjoins Myagdi district and Baglung district, just below the Dhaulagiri Range in the west Nepal. Spreading over an area of 1325 sq. kms the reserve begins at 3000 meters reaching as high as 7000 meters. Trees like fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are available in the reserve. Other animals found here are leopard ghoral, serow, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black bear, barking deerm wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur and mouse hare. Endangered animals in the reserve are musk deer, wolf red panda, cheer pheasant and danphe. The gateway to the region is Beni Baglung district mid-west Nepal. The reserve headquarters, The time to visit the reserve is from September to May. We offer you at the same time to hunt Blue sheep & Himalayan Tahr. Hunting time takes another about 4-5 days extra. In Dhorpatan department of National Park & Wildlife Conservation has categorized seven different hunting Blocks. We offer the combo hunt combining two or three hunting block. Hunting Block in the north of reserve is quite remote and requires additional days.

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Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed. The reserve adjoins Myagdi district and Baglung district, just below the Dhaulagiri Range in the west Nepal. Spreading over an area of 1325 sq. kms the reserve begins at 3000 meters reaching as high as 7000 meters. Trees like fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are available in the reserve. One of the prime attractions for hunters is the blue sheep, which is abundant in the region.

 

Hunters also get pheasant and partridge in viable populations for hunting. Other animals found here are leopard ghoral, serow, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black bear, barking deerm wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur and mouse hare. Endangered animals in the reserve are musk deer, wolf red panda, cheer pheasant and danphe. The gateway to the region is Beni Baglung district mid-west Nepal. The reserve headquarters, The time to visit the reserve is from September to May.

 

We offer you at the same time to hunt Blue sheep & Himalayan Tahr. Hunting time takes another about 4-5 days extra. In Dhorpatan department of National Park & Wildlife Conservation has categorized seven different hunting Blocks. In Some block more Tahr found, some block Blue sheep Found. We offer the combo hunt combining two or three hunting block. Hunting Block in the north of reserve is quite remote and requires additional days. Charter of Helicopter also cost little bit more than lower part. Hunting Block North of Dhorpatan:- Seng Block, Sundaha Block & Dogadi Block Hunting Block South of Reserve:-Fagune Block, Gustang Block, Barse Block & Surtibang Block.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival In Kathmandu
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. You will be warmly greeted by a representative from Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up with our display board at the arrival gate. Overnight at a hotel of your choice

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni . 9/10 hrs.
First drive by bus from Kathmandu to Beni. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 03: Drive to Darbang approx 2/3 hours
Start trek to Dharapani. Approx 5 hours. Initially up to Khop the trail heads on the bank of stream and from there to Dharapani trek gradually goes up. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 04: Dharapani to Lamsung . Approx 6:30 hours
This remote area with stream and gorges will be a wonderful place to explore. The beautiful landscape will be an added beauty. Overnight at tented camp

Day 05: Lamsung to Jaljala 3430m. Approx 7 hours.
The trail ascends towards Jaljala through mixed for forests of Rhododendron and Oaks etc. The scenery of green jungle, and high mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himal, Churen Himala, Putha Himala etc can be observed along the way and from Jaljala as well. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Jaljala to Dhorpatan. Approx 7 hours.
Initially the trail descends up to Khahare Khola (stream). After crossing it the trails goes ahead on the bank of the stream and through mixed forests to reach Dhorpatan. It’s a wonderful place in the middle of the jungle.

Day 07: And trek to Phagune Phedi 4493m. 3 / 4hours.
Exploration around and Spotting animals etc. The trail ascends steeply up enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains, green jungle and landscape. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08:Morning hike to Phagune danda and trek back to Jungle camp. Approx 7 hours.
Early in the morning hike to Phagune danda, observe the beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges, jungle and landscape. And trek back descending to Jungle camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Jungle Camp to Gurjaghat 3000m. Approx 6 hours.
The trail on the flat land through mixed jungle and streams. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Gurjaghat to Patichaur. Approx 6 hours.
The trails heads ascending first then descending through jungle and gorges. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Patichaur to Darbang and to Beni. Approx 5 hours.
The trails heads ascending and descending through light jungle and gorges. From Darbang drive to Beni (2/ 3 hours)

Day 12: Drive back from Beni to Pokhara overnight in Pokhara
Drive back to Pokhara and have a overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
Today, the journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end.If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

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Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Route Map

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Trip Facts

Duration: 14 Days

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Difficulty: Moderate

Atitude : 2,850 to 5,500 m

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