Dhorpatan Hunting reserve – 11 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/N-07
Duration : 11 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Enjoy scenic beauty.
  • Enjoy the adventurous and challenging hunting  
  • Witness verities of flora and fauna.
  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri and other peaks in the western Himalayas.
  • Interact with the unique Magar culture and traditions
  • Close-up views of Dhaulagiri, as well as lesser-seen peaks in the west of Nepal
  • See a part of Nepal that around only 100 foreigners visit each year
  • Trekking through Nepal’s only hunting reserve, with its abundance of wildlife

Trip Information

If you want to go hunting in the Nepalese Himalayas there is only one hunting reserve, the Dhorpatan Hunting is one of the famous hunting reserves in Nepal. It covers 1325 km2 (512 sq mi) in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal in Myagdi, Rukum, and Baglung Districts. Situated at the altitude of 2850 to 5500m (9350 to 18040ft.), the Dhorparten Hunting reserve lets you to witness 58 vascular plants, marshland, forest landscape, flat meadows, flowering plants including 36 endemic species, 18 mammal’s species like Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Red Panda, snow leopard, and many more. Apart from this wildlife, you can also get chances to see 137 bird’s species including Cheer Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant, and Impeyan pheasant along with two reptile species and so on. 
This popular Dhorpatan hunting reserve is established in 1987 and its management team has put its objectives of the reserve which allow sports trophy hunting for the trekkers and preserve a representative high-altitude ecosystem in western Nepal. This Hunting reserve has divided into six hunting blocks in order to make a best hunting trophy sport and end poaching and preserve a representative ecosystem.  It is one of the best destinations for the hunting reserve that able to fulfill the desired of adventure hunters who were getting chances to hunt Himalayan Tahr, Blue sheep, and some game animal Leopard, Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Muntjac and Wilbour and so on in the past. However, in the present, only four rare and endangers animals are allowed to hunt in this reserve area, they are a Red panda, Musk Deer, Wolf, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe. 
The Renowned, Dhorpatan Hunting reserve fulfills your desire of challenging, breathtaking and unparalleled sports trophy hunting. It also offers you adventurous highland blue sheep hunting in the remote area of far western Nepal. The Dorpatan Hunting reserve is filled with alpine, subalpine, temperate vegetation, Fri Abies pindrow, birch Betula utilis, spruce Picea smithiana, juniper Juniperus recurve and many more exotic floras. Beside this you will explore the interesting Magar culture, abundant animal and bird life along with stunning views of the Dhaulagiri on the backdrop in the western Himalayas. 

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day2: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara and Darbang
Day 04: Darbang to Lamsung (2160m/7086ft)   
Day 05: Lamjung to Jaljala(3430m/11253ft)
Day 06:  Jaljala to Dhorpatan(2860m/9383ft)
Day 07: Explore Dhorpatan and trek to Phagun Phedi(3850m/12631ft)
Day 08: Phagun Phedi to Gurjaghat(3104m/10183ft)
Day 09: Gurjaghat to Patichaur(2097m/6883ft)  
Day 10: Patichaur to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Destination
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu and transferred to Hotel (1360m)

  • Welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
  • Hotel check out
  • Take a rest and relax
  • Stroll down the street to get familiar with the place.
  • Welcome dinner in the evening
  • Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Half day world heritage cultural tour.
  • Visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine, Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • A brief explanation about the further trek. (Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.)
  • Putting all the essential things in the bag. 
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara and Darbang

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Take a flight to Pokhara.
  • Around 30 minutes flight take you to paradise city Pokhara.
  • Witness stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Himalchuli, Annapurna and so on. 
  • Continue to drive towards Darbang through the Beni, you need to drive along the bank of Marsangdi river.
  • Enjoy with wonderful pictures of the surrounding.  
  • Officially begin trekking from Beni to Darbang by passing Tatopani. 
  • Stay overnight at Darbang

Day 4: Darbang to Lamjung (2160m/7086ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Depart Darbang and continue trek towards Lamsung, situated at the elevation of 2160m. 
  • In Darbang you can buy a Nepali Khukuri because Darbang people are export to make a Khukuri, a popular weapon of Nepal. 
  • Enjoy with the very famous Lamjung Himal and a beautiful scenic surrounding in Lamjung. 
  • View amazing close view of Lamjung Himal.
  • Stay overnight at Lamjung. 

Day 5: Lamjung to Jaljala(3430m/11253ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Jaljala, situated at the summit of 3430m.
  • Jaljala is a famous place of great significance in terms of nature, religion, and politics. 
  • Around six hours trail towards Jaljala lead you to witness beautiful grassland, wildflowers around the surrounding.
  •  Jaljala also offers you stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Sisne Himal, and other Himals. 
  • Explore the famous temple in Jaljala where you will get chances to slaughter Sheep and worship in the temple. 
  • Stay overnight at Dharmashala. 

Day 6: Jaljala to Dhorpatan (2860m/9383ft)

Morning breakfast.
Continue trek and leave the Jaljala and head towards Dhorpatan.
  • Dhorpatan, a very popular place for wildlife hunting.
  •  Around 7 hours gentle trail will take you to the Dhorpatan. 
  • Discover Dhorpatan with its natural beauty filled with fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce trees forests.
  • It is also home placed to verities of wildlife like Himalayan that, black bear, blue sheep, ghoral, partridge, including some endangered species of the red panda and cheer pheasant. 
  • Among them you can only enjoy hunting Musk Deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe in this reserve area.
  •  Enjoy stunning mountain views. 
  • Overnight at Dhorpatan.

Day 7: Explore Dhorpatan and trek to Phagun Phedi (3850m/12631ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Rest at Dhorpatan for exploration natural beauty of Dhorpatan.
  • Enjoy with stunning views of Mt. Sisne, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt, Putha and other Himalayan range.
  •  Have a lunch and enjoy hunting wild animal like Musk Deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe in this reserve area. 
  • As you finished hunting activities and you will trek to Phagun Phedi, situated at the elevation of 3850m
  •  Stay overnight at Phagun Phedi.

Day 8: Phagun Phedi to Gurjaghat (3104m/10183ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek back to Gurjaghat, situated at the altitude of 3104m. 
  • You need to trek around 6 hours to reach the Gurjaghat.
  •  Follow the dense pine forests, with musk deer darting in the undergrowth. 
  • Enjoy a stunning view of the Dhaulagiri entire range and Churen Himal in the west.
  • Stay overnight at Gurjaghat.

Day 9: Gurjaghat to Patichaur (2097m/6883ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek and leave beautiful place Gurjaghat and heads towards Patichaur, at the summit of 2097m.
  • Around 6 hours gentle trail takes you to Patichaur.
  • Explore the village and stay overnight over-there. 

Day 10: Patichaur to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Today is the final day of your hunting trek.
  • Continue trek back to Pokhara from Patichaur by tourist AC bus.
  • Take a scenic flight for Kathmandu from paradise city Pokhara. 
  • Enjoy farewell dinner and completion of hunting reserve.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure.

  • Morning breakfast and hotel check out.
  • A representative will help you to find your flight.
  • You will reach before 3 hours of your flight.
  • Wish you a safe journey.

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