Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trip

14 Days

Hunting is among one of the rarest sports and tourist activities in Nepal. So far the country has only one hunting reserve: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, which was established in 1987. Located in the Rumuk, Myagdi, and Baglund district and covering an impressing area of 1,325 sq km, the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is governed by the Department of National Parks Wildlife Conservation.

The hunting reserve is divided into the following hunting blocks:

The Southern Hunting Block:

  1. Falguna (bluesheep and Himalayan tahr)
  2. Barse (bluesheep)
  3. Gustang (bluesheep and Himalayan tahr)
  4. Surtibang (bluesheep and Himalayan tahr)

The Northern Hunting Block:

  1. Seng (bluesheep and Himalayan tahr)
  2. Dogadi (bluesheep and Himalayan tahr)
  3. Sundaha (bluesheep and Himalayan tahr)

The Dhaulagiri range makes for an impressive background. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himala, Dhumpus Peak, Churen Himal, and Putha Himal are some of the mountains of the Dhaulagiri range. The upper regions of this hunting reserve remain covered in snows all thorough the year, but in the rest of the regions, you can find plants, animals, and forests of various kinds. Some of

The animals found found in this region are as follow: deer, leopard, goral, himalayan black bear, tahr, bluesheep, etc. But only a handful of animals are permitted to be hunted by the government. The reserve is also home to some of endangered animals such as musk deer, wolf, red panda, and danphe. The reserve consists mostly of forests covered with pine, birches, juniper, oak, rhododendron, fir, and spruce. You may also encounter some hemlock.

The month of March up to May is generally considered the best for doing this trip. This is also the season when it is the most ideal time to visit Nepal since it is spring season and the weather is likely to be just right. Also the skies will be clear most of the day, giving you plenty of opportunities to grab breathtaking views the faraway mountain ranges.

The expansive forests filled with animals and plants, the challenging plains, rock, and hills of the highlands as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Himalayas make hunting in Nepal one of the finest experiences in the world.

Note: If you have more time you can drive and trek to the hunting area.

Day 01 :
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 :
Day 2

Hunting permit preparation day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03 :
Day 3

Morning fly by Helicopter than walk to camping sight. Stay overnight camping.

Day 04 :
Day 4 - 9

Hunting Period. Stay overnight camping

Day 05 :
Day 10 - 12

Trekking to the road and Drive to Kathmandu. It takes trekking for two days and one day driving to Kathmandu.

Day 06 :
Day 13

Free day at Kathmandu look around and do some shopping.

Day 07 :
Day 14

Fly Out.

Cost Includes

  • Dhorpatan National Park Entry Fees, General Hunting License Fees, Game License Fees.
  • Professional English-Speaking hunting guide, Local hunting Guide.
  • Meals Three time a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Camping Service.
  • Necessary transportation
  • Trained Cook, Sherpa Staff and Necessary Porter.
  • Staff Insurance.
  • Government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company please buy in your country, you could not buy in Nepal)
  • Personal Necessary Equipment like Binocular, Sporting scope and Satellite phone.
  • Tips
  • Transport service option Heli-charter and 4wd Drive.
  • Trophy Export fee with documentation fee.
  • Personal Expenses

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag (You can rent from here)
  • Down Jacket (You can rent from here)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Note: You can either bring your own sleeping bag and down jacket or rent them here. The temperate drops to around – 10-degree Celsius.

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Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trip
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Nepal
  • All Season

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