Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the only place that allows for hunting birds and animals. The hunting reserve has been established in 1987 spreading over 1,325 square kilometers in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal. The reserve area ranges from the 2,850 meters to 5,500 meters of altitude. The small country has managed enough effort towards the conservation and sustainability of biodiversity. Nature has gifted the natural beauties like mountains and waterfalls which are home to many species of birds and animals. There are National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, and the hunting reserves declared to preserve the wildlife and vegetation.
The region is categorized alpine, subalpine, and high-temperature vegetation common plants like rhododendron, oak, fir, pine, birch, juniper, and spruce. Because of the higher elevation, there are several pasturelands. Reserve is one of the prime habitats’ for blue sheep and Himalayan Thar, and other animals including leopard, ghoral, black beer, barking deer, langur, wild boar, rhesus macaque, and mouse. Some of the controlled hunting endangered animals in these reserve areas include musk deer, red panda, wolf, cheer pheasant, and Daphe.
Hunting Blocks and Permitted Animals for Hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
The region is almost covered by villages in southern, western, and eastern parts. There are seven hunting blocks four in the southern part and three in the Northern part of the reserved area.
- Northern Hunting Block
- Seng – Blue sheep and Himalayan Thar
- Dogadi – Blue sheep and Himalayan Thar
- Sundaha – Blue sheep and Himalayan Thar
- Southern Hunting Block
- Falguna – Himalayan Thar and Blue sheep
- Barse – Blue sheep
- Gutsang – Blue sheep and Himalayan Thar
- Surtibang – Himalayan Thar
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is also a superb region for trekking and hiking. Explore the natural and cultural beauty of the Dhorpatan region by traveling through the settlements. The best combo of Hill tribes and the Tibetan Refugees offer their unique taste of culture. The panoramic views of Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region are just undefinable. The trekking begins and ends at Beni, Myagdi. Passing through beautiful and famous villages like Darbang, Dharapani, Phagune Dada, and Guraghat. The trail offers the stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range, Guru Himal, Putha Himal, and Churey Himal.
The best season to travel Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is in summer and autumn. Walking in high altitudes will be difficult in the winter season. Here the monsoon lasts until October.