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Dhorpatan Trek (18 days)

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

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Trek Facts

Trip Duration: 13 Days

Grading: Moderate to Strenuous

Activity: Trekking

Max. Altitude: (4210m.)

Group Size: 01 - 14 pax

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.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome our representative & transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni, 9/10 hours. First drive by bus from Kathmandu to Beni. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 03: Drive to Darbang approx 2/3 hours and start trek to Dharapani. Approx 5 hours. Initially up to Khop the trail heads on the bank of stream and from there to Dharapani trek gradually goes up. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 04: Dharapani to Lamsung . Approx 6:30 hours. This remote area with stream and gorges will be a wonderful place to explore. The beautiful landscape will be an added beauty. Overnight at tented camp

Day 05: Lamsung to Jaljala 3430m. Approx 7 hours. The trail ascends towards Jaljala through mixed for forests of Rhododendron and Oaks etc. The scenery of green jungle, and high mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himal, Churen Himala, Putha Himala etc can be observed along the way and from Jaljala as well. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Jaljala to Dhorpatan. Approx 7 hours. Initially the trail descends up to Khahare Khola (stream). After crossing it the trails goes ahead on the bank of the stream and through mixed forests to reach Dhorpatan. It’s a wonderful place in the middle of the jungle.

Day 07: Exploration around and Spotting animals etc. And trek to Phagune Phedi 4493m. 3 / 4hours. The trail ascends steeply up enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains, green jungle and landscape. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Morning hike to Phagune danda and trek back to Jungle camp. Approx 7 hours. Early in the morning hike to Phagune danda, observe the beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges, jungle and landscape. And trek back descending to Jungle camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Jungle Camp to Gurjaghat 3000m. Approx 6 hours. The trail on the flat land through mixed jungle and streams. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Gurjaghat to Patichaur. Approx 6 hours. The trails heads ascending first then descending through jungle and gorges. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Patichaur to Darbang and to Beni. Approx 5 hours. The trails heads ascending and descending through light jungle and gorges.From Darbang drive to Beni (2/ 3 hours)

Day 12: Drive back from Beni to Pokhara overnight in Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure you country.

Cost Include:

  • Pick up and transfer by private car as per the programme
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing room, Bed and breakfast only)
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing room, bed and breakfast only)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek
  • 10 nights twin sharing accommodation at Guest houses during the trek
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance National Park and TIMS permit.
  • Government taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Exclude:

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist for the trekkers who are age of under 65). For further details regarding insurance policy, please contact us
  • International airfare to and from Nepal (please email at reservation to get a quote)
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

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