Siggi Kerscht, Max SchröderFrom April to May 2014 we have been for 4 weeks with Tendi on the Annapurna circuit and in Upper Mustang Trek. It was a wonderful time and Tendi was a perfect guide: competent, always friendly and helpful. Transfers, lodges and food have been well organized and in best quality. And - important for o ... Read More
Besides wildlife reserves Nepal Government has also set aside a hunting reserve at Dhorpatan where controlled hunting of some species is allowed. Covering an area of 1,325 sq. km., the reserve is situated on the southern flanks of Mt. Dhaulangiri I in districts of Rukum, Baglung & Myagdi in western Nepal. The area's vegetation is characterized by well-developed mixed-hardwood forest at lower elevation & many plant species of drier climate to North.
Tree species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. As in many other protected environments of Nepal, the reserve includes several villages inhabited by hill tribes as well as people of Tibetan descent who supplement farming with trade and animal husbandry. The reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal, which is the main target of hunters. Other game species are ghoral, serow, Himalayan tahr, black bear, pheasant and partridge. Endangered species of the area include the red panda and cheer pheasant. Controlled hunting is allowed with proper license and certain seasons of the year. Game license is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu. Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts as protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this rarely visited.
Trip FactsTrip Code: HPTO-08, Duration: 9 days, Program Type: Trekking, Minimum Pax: 2, Mode of Travel: Land, Start Trip: Beni, End Trip: Baglung, Trip Grade:
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Sightseing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
Day 4: Pokhara to Beni by private bus.
Day 5: Beni to Darbang by jeep or bus and trek to Dharapani
Day 6: Dharapani to Lumsung
Day 7: Lumsung to Tallo Jaljala
Day 8: Jaljala to Dhorpatan
Day 9: Dhorpatan rest go to visit Suriban Dada
Day 10: Dhorpatan to Bobang
Day 11: Bobang to Burtibang
Day 12: Burtibang to Baglung by Jeep
Day 13: Baglung to Pokhara
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Transfer to airport for departure.