Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

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Trip duration : 19 Days Trip Grade : Easy

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve lies in Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts in the Dhaulagiri Himal range in West Nepal. Putha, Churen and Gurja Himal extend over the northern boundary of the reserve. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve was established in 1983 and was gazetted in 1987. Management objectives of the reserve allow sports hunting and preserve a representative high altitude ecosystem in West Nepal The reserve extends over an area of 1325 sq. km and is the only hunting reserve in the country to meet the sports hunting needs of Nepalese and foreign hunters of blue sheep and other game animals. The higher elevations remain snow-capped throughout the year. Altitudes vary from 3000 m. to more than 7000 m. The flat meadows above tree line (4000 m), locally known as Patan, is divided into six blocks for hunting management purposes. DHORPATAN HUNTING RESERVEThe reserve is surrounded by villages on all sides except the north. Local people depend on the reserve to meet their requirements for wood, fuel wood, fodder, and pasture. The refugee camp near the reserve headquarters has put more human pressure in the forest. Every year livestock grazing activities begin from February and last until October. More than 80,000 livestock enter the reserve. The majority of people belong to the Mongoloid race, including Magar. Thakali, and Gurung, Amalgamation of different ethnic groups has resulted in a mixed pattern of cultures. Dhorbaraha, a Hindu religious place on the banks of Uttarganga River near Dhorpatan, is in Fagune bloc. Every year on the day of "Janai Purnima" in August, a religious fair is held here which is attended by many local devotees. The magnificent view of Dhaulagiri Himal from Barse, Dogari and Gustung blocs are exceptional. Snag and Sundaha bloc are rich in wild animals. Hunting Endangered Animals in the reserve include Musk deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer pheasant and Danphe.

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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Baglung

Day 04: Trek to Dorpatan

Day 05: Hunting Program

Day 06: Hunting Program

Day 07: Hunting Program

Day 08: Hunting Program

Day 09: Hunting Program

Day 10: Hunting Program

Day 11: Hunting Program

Day 12: Hunting Program

Day 13: Hunting Program

Day 14: Trek to Beni.

Day 15: Trek to Beni.

Day 16: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, Evening free time.

Day 19: Transfer to airport and departure on your own destination.

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