Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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View Nepal offers an exclusive adventure quite different to other mainstream trekking companies and agents, announcing Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trek, the one and only wild-life reserved for hunting within Nepal, as well depending upon the season for mountain wild-life that includes birds and pheasants.

Most of the wild animals in the mountainous areas of Nepal for hunting allowed is shooting Blue-Sheep, Himalayan Thar and Muntjac with other jungle fowls although we are committed to Eco-Tourism and conserving wildlife and green environment from destructions, where Dhorpatan Hunting Trek will be another chapter in our adventure list, as Nepal Government made this hunting reserve way back in the early 1970s, just to control the ecological balance of the nature.

As some wild-animals can create havoc among local villagers with overgrazing due to an increase of some mountain wild-life, so hunting is permitted to keep the fragile nature in perfect balance and harmony. Hunting in Nepal in early days was done by Raja-Maharaja (Kings and royal family members), due to the extension of National Parks to control and save wild animals only a few areas are reserved for hunting, where you can take the opportunity for keen hunters and interest in mountain wildlife.

For this Dhorpatan Hunting Trek, using normal flight and local drive as well flying in a chopper at the end of the trip to save time and providing you more aerial views of the country of hunting as well. Hunting in Dhorpatan is not easy, where much of animals are rare and elusive to locate as per the seasons requires much patience and skill to hunt around in the mountainous region of Nepal.

Where Animals are Located?

Herds of wild-life like Bharal / Blue Sheep dwells and graze on high rocky cliffs and mountain slopes, Bharal or Himalayan Blue Sheep also known as Nayaur in Nepalese found in the high Himalayas of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Pakistan.

Common Name:    Bharal or Blue Sheep

Scientific name:     Pseudois Nayaur

Conservation status:  Least Concern depending upon the area and countries.

Weighs:   52 kg (Adult)

Gestation period:  160 days

Bharal (Pseudois Nayaur) also known as blue sheep have short, dense hair. Distinctive physical features are labeled on the pictures below. Females can be half to two-thirds the size of males. Young bharals are smaller and browner.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide / leader will brief on Hunting and trekking programs includes information of hotels, lodges on route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1400 m

In Kathmandu free day with options for a sightseeing tour, on this day necessary to obtain hunting and other related permits for the safari in hunting around Dhorpatan, and checking your hunting equipment.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Morning, we start this wonderful adventure Around Dhaulagiri trekking taking a scenic overland drive of near 6 hours to beautiful Pokhara city with its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes where the high Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm lakes (Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to Pokhara).

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1100 m

From Pokhara, our journey continues on the drive to Beni town and beyond to a farming town at Darbang, the starting point of Dhaualgiri-Dhorpatan and Dolpo trekking. At Darbang time permitting we might walk for few hours to another overnight stop by the river to make the next day walk easier, or just stay at Darbang in a local lodge.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

9,00 m

After overnight at Darbang, first day walk begins with a short climb to Dharapani and to another village called Muri near Takam, as walk leads into forest of oak, pines and rhododendron to reach at Muri village, one of the largest Magar tribe village near Takam where Dhaulagiri base camp and circuit route diverts, while our walk leads further North West to Sibang for overnight stop in a small farm village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,680 m

The Adventure begins heading past Pelma and Dhule with smaller villages and spread-out farm houses and animals shades, trek leads through gradual flat land with green hills on either sides. After few hours of good walk the trail climbs for long distance passing through several villages, and then eventually arriving at Moreni a small farm village for the overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,275 m

Morning walk leads through a forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees after passing farm village with exciting trekking along with fabulous scenery of landscapes and views of Gurja Himal and Mt. Dhaulagiri mountain range. The trek from here leads further northwest with a view of massif Dhaulagiri and Gurja Himal where the Sen Khola (stream) and Source Khola flows, and then climb above Jaljla pass top with fascinating views of surrounding landscapes and mountains and then following the downhill path to overnight camp at lower Jaljala.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,400 m

Morning trek follows a green pasture land with chances of spotting some wild-life on route Gurjaghat, a nice walks with few short ups and downhill path that winds up and downhill to reach a small village at Gurjaghat for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,015 m

Trek follows on nice trail to village and a town at Dhorpatan, an interesting place that borders with several districts of Mid West Nepal, Mygdi-Dolpo-Gulmi-Agrkachi and Rukum a trade junction of many rural villages. Dhorpatan the first hunting and wild life reserve of Nepal declared in the end 1970s where you can find Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep’s in large numbers, the region is controlled for hunting only some species are allowed. Covers an area of 1,325 sq. km., the reserve is situated on the southern side of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) touching the border districts of Rukum, Baglung & Mygdi of mid west Nepal.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,870 m

A pleasant and nice place for rest day for hike and exploration of this area, the vegetation around are mixed-hardwood forest at lower elevation with various plant species of drier climate in the north. The forest fed with fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oaks, junipers and spruce trees. This hunting and wildlife reserve includes number of rural farm villages with host of mid hills tribes and with Tibetan origin, besides hunting, Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts as protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this seldom visited zone.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,870 m

The walk from here leads north towards the border rim of Dhorpatan region onto Dolpo route, walk leads to more ups and downs passing past several Sheppard’s summer pastures then reaching at a clearing in the midst of the rhododendrons forest for the overnight camp at Phalunge phedi before the pass.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,850 m

Morning walk starts with a steep up-hill overlooking fabulous views of surrounding hills and high towering massif mountains then slowly reaching the top ridge with unbelievable scenery, then descending towards overnight camp at Thankur and our base camp for week duration.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3, 175 m

This region is completely isolated from villages passing often Sheppard’s shades, with an opportunity to see some wild life like snow leopards, musk deer’s and danfe ( National Bird of Nepal) pheasants the trekking today includes long climb and down-hill slopes till it reaches at Yamakar for an overnight stop.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,750 m

After breakfast, the day starts with a strenuous climb in some sections through dense bushes and forest of oaks, hemlocks, and firs following the streams for few hours, and then reaching small cattle herder area called Dhule for the overnight camp.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,410 m

A good walk starts on gradual trail into dense forest encountering streams along the walks with short ups and down-hill walk till Phupa phedi the overnight stop, a summer pasture.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,940 m

Taking long trek for several days finally the trail reaches to the end of Dhorpatan area that touches the frontier of Dolpo, walk continues with ups and downs passing small spread out huts and Shepard’s shades then reaching village of Sumdeling for overnight camp on the meadow before Jangla Bhanjyang a pass of 4,535 m on route Tarakot, Dolpo.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,065 m

These seven days allows you to stay and observe in one spot on the lookout for games with chances to hunt on the spot like Himalayan Blue Sheep / Bharal covering Kayam 3,000 m heights to reach Tatopani 2,360 m and Dhule 3,410 m including as far Phalledar Dhuri and Naudhare Danda. Spending a week around isolated and remote wide areas of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Purbang will be our base camp for hunting Himalayan Blue Sheep or Bharal, first few days scouting the wild areas for traces and sign of wild-life and then heading higher around possible grazing areas of Bharal or Blue Sheep. If the wild is not abundant our walk leads further around Kayam-Tatopani (hot-spring), Dhule as far towards Phalledar Dhuri and Naudhara Danda ridges in search of Blue Sheep / Bharal. Hunting base camp set at Purbang, walk further with smaller team of camping and hunting staff heading towards isolated country near hills, ravine and valley stopping for few nights at each of the designated places, after a successful hunting trip return journey to base camp at Purbang, after fleecing the hunting prey as trophy of the wild hunt around Nepal Mid West Himalaya.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Camp

Altitude

3,000 m

After an enjoyable and exciting adventurous hunting safari in the wild west of Nepal return journey taking a super scenic swirling flight on a helicopter to reach at picturesque Pokhara for an overnight stop in a nice hotel by the Lake Phewa.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Morning a scenic overland drive back to Kathmandu with great experience and fond memories of Blue Sheep Hunting Safari & Adventure, an exciting six hour drive brings you at Kathmandu with afternoon free for individual activities or at leisure. (options by air of 30 minutes normal flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)

Meal

B-

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Last day in amazing Nepal and its massive Himalaya, after a memorable and fantastic adventure Hunting Himalayan Blue Sheep, Life Himalaya staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Hunting Package including Guide, Camp, Porter, Tent and other Equipment
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • Necessary permit for restricted area.
    • Private transportation before and after trek as per the itinerary.
    • All Transportation including Helicopter Flight above the itinerary.
    • Service of trekking guide and porter daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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