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Dhorpatan Trek

Dhorpatan Trek

Trip Facts

Duration:

14 Days

Highest access:

4493m

Group Size:

Minimum 1 people

Location:

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Grade:

Difficult

Best season:

Spring / Autumn

Culture:

Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation:

Private vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House / Camping

Meals:

BLD

Arrival:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure:

Kathmandu

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Dhorpatan, an authorized hunting destination in Nepal, established in 1987. Situated in the Western part of Nepal, spanning Rukum, Myagdi, and Baglung Districts, this trek covers an expansive area of 1,325 square kilometers (512 sq mi) in the pristine Dhaulagiri Himal.

Dhorpatan Trek, ranging from an altitude of 2,850 meters to 5,500 meters (9,350 ft to 18,000 ft), unfolds a captivating landscape with a massive wildlife reserve and a panoramic view of the Himalayan range. This trek is a testament to the natural allure of Nepal, offering an immersive experience for adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

  • Key Features of Dhorpatan Trek:

Hunting Reserve Blocks: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is strategically divided into six blocks for efficient hunting organization purposes. With altitudes ranging from 2,850 meters to 7,000 meters, the reserve provides a superb mountain outlook, showcasing the breathtaking Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek and Annapurna Trek.

Wildlife Encounters: Dhorpatan is renowned as the primary habitat of blue sheep, making it a prime target for hunters. Beyond the thrill of hunting, it serves as an ideal destination to explore and observe diverse wildlife, including Ghoral, Serow, Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear, Pheasant, and Partridge.

Flora and Fauna: The reserve boasts a diverse landscape, categorized by Alpine, sub-alpine, and high temperate vegetation. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of rhododendron, fir, juniper, pine, birch, hemlock spruce, and up to 36 species of flora, creating a picturesque backdrop for your trek.

Whether you seek the excitement of hunting or the tranquility of nature, Dhorpatan Trek offers an unparalleled experience. Discover the real allure of Nepal as you traverse through this pristine Himalayan escape, where the majestic mountains meet the thrill of the hunt in a harmonious blend of adventure and natural beauty.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is a unique and exclusive area in Nepal, renowned as the only hunting reserve in the country. Established in 1987, it covers an extensive area of approximately 1,325 square kilometers, making it the largest hunting reserve in Nepal.

Here are key features and aspects of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve:

Location:

Dhorpatan is situated in the western part of Nepal, spanning across the districts of Baglung, Rukum, and Myagdi. The reserve encompasses diverse landscapes, including alpine meadows, dense forests, and high Himalayan peaks.

Purpose and Conservation:

Originally designated to conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve allows controlled and regulated hunting activities. The primary objective is to maintain a balanced ecosystem and preserve the biodiversity of the area.

Wildlife:

The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife species, including the elusive Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, Himalayan ghoral, serow, and other ungulates. Dhorpatan is also rich in birdlife, with numerous species of pheasants, partridges, and raptors inhabiting the region.

Hunting Season and Permits:

The hunting season in Dhorpatan usually runs from autumn to early spring. However, hunting is strictly regulated and requires a special permit from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. Only a limited number of permits are issued each year to ensure sustainable and ethical hunting practices.

Community Involvement:

The local communities play a crucial role in the management and conservation efforts of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Revenue generated from hunting permits is often reinvested in community development projects, creating a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship.

Tourism and Conservation:

While Dhorpatan is primarily known for hunting, it also attracts non-hunting tourists interested in exploring its pristine landscapes, diverse flora, and unique cultural heritage. Tourism contributes to the economic well-being of the region while fostering awareness about wildlife conservation.
It's important to note that hunting activities in Dhorpatan are strictly controlled, following ethical and sustainable practices to ensure the long-term preservation of the region's natural beauty and biodiversity.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport 1310 m transfer to Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Warm Welcome

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal, at an elevation of 1310 meters! Your adventure with Himalayan Magic Treks begins the moment you step out of the Tribhuwan International Airport. Look for our representative, proudly displaying our company logo, ready to assist you just outside the arrival gate.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all tour participants. Before heading to your hotel, we'll personally greet each member of the group and assist with luggage checks to make sure everything is in order.

The journey to the city takes a swift 25 to 30 minutes via private transportation. Upon arrival at the hotel, we'll guide you through the check-in process. While you settle in, our team will provide a brief overview of the exciting program awaiting you during your stay.

To kick off your adventure, join us for a delightful breakfast the next morning. It's the perfect start to a day filled with exploration and discovery. At Himalayan Magic Treks, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction from the moment you arrive in Kathmandu.

Explore the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes as you embark on a memorable journey with us. We look forward to being a part of your incredible experience in Nepal!

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Beni, 9 /10 hours. Overnight at lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
899m
Day Activity
Drive

Embark on a scenic 9 to 10-hour drive from Kathmandu to Beni. Experience picturesque landscapes during the journey and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at a lodge. A travel experience that seamlessly blends convenience and scenic beauty, promising a memorable night's stay in Beni.

Day 3 : Drive to Darbang (1859m) a 2/3 hours and start trek to Dharapani. 5 hours. Overnight at tent camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
1669m
Day Activity
Walking

Embark on a 2 to 3-hour drive to Darbang (1859m) and commence a 5-hour trek to Dharapani. Experience the beauty of the journey and rest for the night at our Tent Camp.A trekking adventure that seamlessly combines convenience and immersive experiences, ensuring a comfortable night's stay in Dharapani.

Day 4 : Dharapani to Lamsung (2160 m) 6 and 30 hours. Overnight at tent camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
2160m
Day Activity
Walking

Trek from Dharapani to Lamsung (2160m) in a captivating 6 hours and 30 minutes. Spend a restful night at our Tent Camp. A trekking experience that seamlessly blends convenience and adventure, promising a comfortable overnight stay in Lamsung.

Day 5 : Lamsung to Jaljala (3,430 m). 7 hours. Overnight at tent camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
3430m
Day Activity
Walking

Embark on a 7-hour trek from Lamsung to Jaljala (3,430m), surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Rest for the night at our Tent Camp. A trekking experience that seamlessly combines adventure and comfort, promising a serene overnight stay in Jaljala.

Day 6 : Jaljala to Dhorpatan (2860m). 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
2860m
Day Activity
Walking

Trek from Jaljala to Dhorpatan (2860m) over 7 hours, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes. Enjoy a peaceful night at our Tent Camp. a trekking experience that seamlessly combines adventure and comfort, ensuring a tranquil overnight stay in Dhorpatan.

Day 7 : Exploration around and Spotting animals etc overnight at Tent

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
4493m
Day Activity
Hunting Animal

Embark on an exploration around Dhorpatan National Park, known for its unique status as a hunting reserve. Witness the natural beauty and spot various animals during this adventure. Later, trek to Phagune Phedi at 4,493m, a journey of 3 to 4 hours. The trail ascends steeply, offering breathtaking views of mountains, lush jungles, and picturesque landscapes. Experience the beauty of nature and spend a serene night at our Tent Camp for an immersive trekking experience that seamlessly blends adventure and appreciation of the natural surroundings in Phagune Phedi.

Day 8 : Morning hike to Phagune Danda (4493m) and trek back to Jungle camp. 7 hours Overnight at tent camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
4493m
Day Activity
Walking

Embark on a morning hike to Phagune Danda (4493m) for panoramic views, followed by a trek back to Jungle Camp. Spend a total of 7 hours on this enchanting journey, surrounded by nature's beauty. Rest for the night at our Tent Camp. for a trekking experience that seamlessly combines adventure and awe-inspiring landscapes, ensuring a peaceful overnight stay at Jungle Camp.

Day 9 : Jungle Camp to Gurjaghat (3,000 m). 6 hours. Overnight at tent camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
3000m
Day Activity
Walking

Trek from Jungle Camp to Gurjaghat (3,000 m) in a delightful 6-hour journey, surrounded by nature's wonders. Enjoy the serene surroundings and spend a peaceful night at our Tent Camp. For a trekking experience that seamlessly blends adventure and tranquility, ensuring a restful overnight stay at Gurjaghat.

Day 10 : Gurjaghat to Patichaur (2097m). 6 hours. Overnight at tent camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
2097m
Day Activity
Walking

Embark on a 6-hour trek from Gurjaghat to Patichaur (2097m), immersing yourself in nature's beauty. Spend a tranquil night at our Tent Camp. For a trekking experience that seamlessly blends adventure and comfort, ensuring a serene overnight stay in Patichaur.

Day 11 : Trek to Darbang to Beni (850 m). 5 hours. From Darbang drive to Beni 2/ 3 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850m
Day Activity
Walking

Trek from Patichaur to Darbang and further to Beni (850m) in a scenic 5-hour journey. After reaching Darbang, enjoy a 2 to 3-hour drive to Beni. For a trekking experience that seamlessly combines adventure and convenience, ensuring a comfortable journey from Darbang to Beni.

Day 12 : Drive back from Beni to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
899m
Day Activity
Drive

Conclude your journey with a scenic drive back from Beni to Pokhara. Enjoy a restful overnight stay at a hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. For a travel experience that seamlessly blends comfort and convenience, ensuring a relaxing night in Pokhara.

Day 13 : Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Drive

Embark on a picturesque drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. for a travel experience that seamlessly combines convenience and comfort, ensuring a restful night in Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Departure to the airport for onward destination to return

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

We'll provide a convenient drive from your hotel to the airport, marking the farewell to your memorable journey. As you head back to your destination, this concludes the services from Himalayan Magic Treks. Safe travels, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

What are included in my Package?

The Trip cost will vary depending on the size of the group, duration of the trip and services basis. Make your own team to customize the price. SAARC tourists cost will be dissimilar than other nationalities so contact us about the tour packages via email with your details to obtain a quote.

  • Airport picks & Drops by private vehicles
  • Kathmandu/Beni by bus
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara by Tourist bus.
  • All Transportation above the itinerary.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • Special permit fees
  • ( TIMS:Trekkers  Information Management System)
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner with typical Nepali cultGuide and porter salary Staff insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Tips

Airport Reception:

Upon your arrival at the airport our representatives person with a Himalayan Magic Treks (LOGO) sign board, to show you on your arrival exit gate. Who taking care of you with reception then safely drive to the hotel, Briefing about program details before going to Mountains. At the airport we cannot enter the interior of the airport because a person who doesn’t have a plane ticket is not allowed to enter.

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to serve the customers with the most standard level. As for the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even Mountain guest houses during the trek according to their need and requirement. We provide convenient Guest House with sound environment and hygienic foods for the guest to make healthy their trip. Everest region is popular and has wonderful accommodation facility compared to the condition of elderly times.

Meals:

We get a paradise of delicious food in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Lodge trek we get to eat Continental, Indian and Nepali menu choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our Guide (Leader) will manage and advice the Food for beloved Guests to be satisfy

Trekking Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, dangerous weather, health issues; any of these situations is enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since many years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. Our Guides are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. Our staffs have received proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas. They are also entirely aware of correct knowledge of first aid to the victims. We have never and will never compromise on the safety to our clients; therefore, we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they needs.

Field Staffs Rules:

To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need adequate number of staffs. It includes guide, porter, driver, assistant guide and so on. We provide guide in every trip while one assistant guide to every 4-9 group of guests and two with every 10 crew. As for the porters, we send 1 porter for every 2 guest. The number of porter also varies to the load of the clients; a porter’s maximum load is 25kg. Our staffs are professional and expert guides (leader) who can speak languages like English, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other as required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demands.

Trekking Equipment:

Equipment does matter to make your trip comfortable and better so you must be serious about check list before going to trek. We advice to take general equipment for the trek click here on link about equipment lists

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which offer beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons.

Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).

Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Everest, Langtang, Annapurna as well as Tibet trek are always better to trek in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trial. Nepal Trekking in Everest Base Camp does not require past experience or extreme fitness even though we have more challenging routes in different region compared to that of Everest. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day. We always provide the detail in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping and other workouts will definitely be beneficial in such challenging routes.

Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a major risk when trekking. You might experience it on any trails above 2,500 m however; good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights and altitude so, for this we have life saving appropriate acclimatization days during the trek, We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever the situation gets worse.

Eco Friendly:

Our only goal in the Himalayas is to leave the memories and foot prints; Himalayan Magic Treks is concerned on environment pollution issue and global warming. We are always serious and genuine about our garbage during the trek especially during camping. We collect the rubbish and dump it to the proper place to protect our environment and also appeal our clients to do the same. We partake in every program conducted in KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and other environmental conservation programs. We want to promote Safe environment act and stand against pollution & global warming.

Tailor-made Itinerary:

Sometimes trekking in the Himalayan region passes through unexpected complication like natural calamity, health challenges and many other problems that might result to the changes of the itinerary. So, we kindly request you to cooperate with your guide and the team in such situation.

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