Dhorpatan Trek

10 Days

Dhorpatan trek is less crowded and off the beaten path trekking trail of the Dhaulagiri region. Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is characterized 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 ranges. Dhorpatan is the prime habitat 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 the 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 trailheads on the bank of the stream and from there to Dharapani trek gradually go up. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Dharapani to Lamsung. This remote area with streams 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 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 bears, barking deer & other many animals and birds. We can also learn about the typical lifestyle of people in this place. After observing the wildlife 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, and 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 trail heads ascending and descending through light jungles and gorges. From Darbang drive to Beni (3 hours) and Pokhara (3 Hrs.).

What's Included:

  • Land transportation Pokhara to Darbang and Pokhara.
  • Standard accommodation at the hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • 3 meals a day and the best available Lodges, Guesthouses, or proper camping accommodation along the trail.
  • Well-experienced English-speaking trekking Guide.
  • Porter service and support staff for the above 2 person
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine, and insurance coverage for all trekking staff.
  • All Government taxes.


  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Pokhara (other than breakfast).
  • Travel insurance and other expenses are incurred due to unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, and airport taxes.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping is expected.

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Dhorpatan Trek
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