Dhorpatan hunting trek is less crowded and off the beaten path trekking trail of Dhaulagiri region. Dhorpatan hunting reserve is also an attractive destination for trekking. Controlled hunting is allowed with proper license and certain seasons in the year. Hunting permit and license is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. Dhorpatan hunting trek offers an opportunity to discover areas, which remain practically, untouched and still retain an idiosyncratic lifestyle without being affected by western influences. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve lies between Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung districts in the Dhaulagiri Himal range in West of Nepal. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve was established in 1983 covers 1325 Sqkm.
Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only one spot in Nepal where licensed hunting is permitted. 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 2,850m to more than 7,000m. It is provide excellent mountain views of 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: Arrival in Nepal
Day 2: Drive to Beni
Day 3: Beni to Dharapani
Day 4: Dharapani to Lamsung
Day 5: Lamsung to Jaljala
Day 6: Jaljala to Dhorpatan
Day 7: Exploration day!
Day 8: Explore and Camp in Jungle
Day 9: Jungle camp to Gurjaghat
Day 10: Gurjaghat to Patichaur
Day 11: Patichaur to Beni
Day 12: Return to Pokhara
Day 13: Return to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure
Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcomed by our representative & get transferred to Hotel.
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni, 9/10 hours. First drive by bus from Kathmandu to Beni. Overnight at tented camp.
Drive to Darbang approx 2/3 hours and start trek to Dharapani. Approx 5 hours. Initially up to Khop the trail heads on the bank of the stream and from there to Dharapani trek gradually goes up. Overnight at tented camp.
Dharapani to Lamsung .Approx 6:30 hours. This remote area with stream and gorges will be a wonderful place to explore. The beautiful landscape is an added beauty. Overnight at tented camp.
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, GurjaHimal, ChurenHimala, PuthaHimalaetc can be observed along the way and from Jaljala as well. Overnight at tented camp.
Jaljala to Dhorpatan. Approx 7 hours. Initially the trail descends up to KhahareKhola (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.
Exploration around and spotting animals etc. And trek to Phagune Phedi 4493m. 3 / 4hours. The trail ascends steeply up enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains, green jungle and landscape. Overnight at tented camp.
Morning hike to Phagunedanda and trek back to Jungle camp. Approx 7 hours. Early in the morning hike to Phagunedanda, observe the beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges, jungle and landscape. And trek back descending to Jungle camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Approx 6 hours. The trail on the flat land through mixed jungle and streams. Overnight at tented camp.
Approx 6 hours. The trails heads ascending first then descending through jungle and gorges. Overnight at tented camp.
Patichaur to Darbang and to Beni. Approx 5 hours. The trails heads ascending and descending through light jungle and gorges.FromDarbang drive to Beni (2-3 hours)
Drive back from Beni to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.
Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu, or fly for 30 mins.
Departure to your country.
- Land transportation, airport pickup and drop by private car / van / tourist bus.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast included.
- 3 meals a day and best available Lodges, Guesthouses or proper camping accommodation along the trail.
- Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trek leader/guide.
- Porter service and support staff for above 4 person
- TIMS trekking permit and national park fees
- Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
- All Government taxes.
- Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu (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.