Dhorpatan Hunting Tour
Dhorpatan Hunting Tour is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed and is famous adventure tour in Nepal. In this tour, we can see that the area’s vegetation is characterized by well-developed mixed-hardwood forest at a lower elevation and many plant species of drier climate to the north. The tree species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce in many other protected environments of Nepal. In this tour, the reserve includes several villages inhabited by hill tribes as well as people of Tibetan descent who supplement farming with trade and animal husbandry. For this tour, we go to a reserve which adjoins the Myagdi and Baglung districts, just below the Dhaulagiri Range in west Nepal which is spread over an area of 1325 sq. km. The reserve begins at 3000 meters reaching as high as 7000 meters. This tour was established in 1987, in the Myagdi, Rukum, and Baglung district of Nepal.
Dhorpatan Hunting Tour, you need to obtain a hunting permit from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation under the jurisdiction of the government of Nepal. This allows the hunter to set up a camp within the hunting areas for up to two weeks with the permission from the department. In this tour the single hunting reserve of Nepal aims to meet the needs of hunting for the Nepalese and foreign hunter of blue sheep, Himalaya Tahr and other animals like leopard, Goral, Serow, Himalayan black beer, barking deer and wild boar etc. The reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal, which is the main target of hunters.
The gateway to the region is BeniBaglung district in mid-west Nepal. In this tour, we will have the amazing views of the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna, Manaslu Himal and Machhapuchera.
The best time for this tour to visit the reserve is from September to May.