Dhorpatan trek is less crowded and off the beaten path trekking trail of the Dhaulagiri region. Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is characterizing by alpine, sub-alpine, and high temperate vegetation. Common plant species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce.
Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is divided into six blocks for hunting management purposes. The reserve’s elevation ranges from 2,850 m to more than 7,000 m. It provides excellent mountain views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Dhorpatan is 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.
Day 1: Drive to Darbang via Beni
Day 2: Darbang to Dharapani
Day 3: Dharapani to Lamsung
Day 4: Lamsung to Jaljala
Day 5: Jaljala to Dhorpatan
Day 6: Exploration day!
Day 7: Explore and Camp in Jungle
Day 8: Jungle camp to Gurjaghat
Day 09: Gurjaghat to Patichaur
Day 10: Patichaur to Darbang, Beni and Pokhara
Drive from Pokhara to Darbang via Beni. First drive by private vehicle from Pokhara to Darbang. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Trek to Dharapani. Initially up to Khop the trail heads on the bank of the stream and from there to Dharapani trek gradually goes up. Stay overnight at Dharapani.
Dharapani to Lamsung. This remote area with stream and gorges will be a wonderful place to explore. The beautiful landscape is an added beauty. Stay overnight at Lamsung.
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. Stay overnight at Jaljala.
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.
Today is the day for exploration around Dhorpatan Wildlife Reserve. We can see different types of animals like Leopard, Ghoral, Himalayan Tahr, black bear, barking deer & other many animals and birds. We can also learn typical life style of people in this place. After observing the wild life of Dhorpatan we trek forward towards Phagune Phedi. The trail ascends steeply up enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains, green jungle and landscape.
Morning hike to Phagune Danda and trek back to Jungle camp. 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. Stay overnight at Jungle Camp.
The trail on the flat land through mixed jungle and streams. Stay overnight at Gurja Ghat.
We have both ascending and descending walks today. The trail from Gurjaghat is ascending at the beginning hour whereas we begin to descend through the jungle and gorges. We reach Patichaur, our destination for the day. Stay overnight at Patichaur.
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 (3 hours) and Pokhara (3 Hrs.)
- Land transportation Pokhara to Darbang and Pokhara.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.
- 3 meals a day and best available Lodges, Guesthouses or proper camping accommodation along the trail.
- Well experienced English speaking trekking Guide.
- Porter service and support staffs for above 2 person
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
- All Government taxes.
- Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Pokhara (other than breakfast).
- Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected.