Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. You’ll get a close experience with the distinct culture of people inhabiting in this region and of course the floras and faunas.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Extreme
Group Size Medium Group
Dhorpatan Trek is one of the famous trekking destinations of Nepal. It offers you to experience the idiosyncratic lifestyle and ancient tradition of this region. Furthermore, this region portrays lush vegetation and natural flora and fauna.
From the sublime view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), this trek gives you the chance to spot a great variety of wildlife as well. Similarly, unaffected by western influences, you can explore the traditional villages and naturally prosperous Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve on the Dhorpatan Trek.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will head to your hotel and spend the rest of the day preparing for the trek. On the second day, you will drive from Kathmandu to Beni or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then drive to Beni.
Once you reach Darbang via Beni, our real trekking starts. Darbang is renowned for forging and designing Khukuri, a traditional Nepali weapon. From here, the trail passes through Dharapani and proceeds towards Jaljala via Lumsung.
The wonderful view along the trail will refresh you to walk further ahead. Along the way, you will walk past several forested areas and grassy landscapes. After exploring around Dhorpatan Wildlife Reserve, you will now march towards Gurjaghat via Jungle camp.
Along the way, you might encounter with endangered wildlife such as musk deer and blue sheep on the way. Finally, you will reach Pokhara crossing Patichaur, Darbang, and Beni from where you will drive back to the capital. You can also take a scenic flight of 30mins to Kathmandu.
The trek offers the pleasure of experiencing natural flora and fauna along with with the sublime view of Himalayas in Dhaulagiri Himal, Gurju Himal, Churen Himal, and Putha Himal ranges. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trekking.
For Dhorpatan Trek, Eternal Himalaya is undoubtedly the best choice. Along with proper transportation and accommodation facilities, we assure you to be provided with a professional and trained staff. During this trip, we put our prime focus on safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued clients. With us, you are guaranteed an unforgettable trekking experience.
- Airport picks & Drops by private vehicles
- All ground transportation as per 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 Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
- 1-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
- High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and porters during the trek.
- All Government local Taxes
- National park Fees
- Special permit fees
- ( TIMS: Trekkers Information Management System)
- First Aid kit
- Tour Certificate
Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff members will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. For the rest of the day, you can explore the city or simply prepare for the trek.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
We begin the trip with the exploration of the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley. Beginning the day, we head to the Swayambhunath temple with the tranquil environment and pleasant views of the valley. Then, we head down to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Next, we journey to the Kathmandu Durbar Square where we can observe the ancient culture, art, and architecture. The day comes to an end with the monastery of Boudhanath along with the sunset views.
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m) (9-10 Hours). Or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (30mins) then drive from Pokhara to Beni (4-5 Hours). Overnight on Lodge/Hotel
Early in the morning, you will start your drive towards the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. Crossing small town of Muglin and Dumre, you will drive through green hills and valleys. Along the way, Trishuli and Marshyangdi River will accompany you. You can also take a short flight of 30mins from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Thereon, a short drive will take you to Beni.
Drive to Darbang (1070m) from Beni (2-3 Hours) and Trek from Darbang to Dharapani (1560m) (5-6 Hours)
After breakfast, you will continue your 3 hours’ drive from Beni to Darbang. Driving past several farm villages and terraces, you will reach your destination. Khukuri, a traditional Nepali weapon, is manufactured and designed in Darbang. From here, our real trekking begins. Moving forward, you will get a stunning view of Dhaulagiri range. Passing Khara, you cross the Dang River to reach Dharapani.
Trek from Dharapani to Lumsung. (6-7 Hours). Overnight at tented camp.
On the 4th day of your trek, you will continue your trek towards Lumsung. The wonderful view along the trail will make you refreshed to walk further. As you move forward, you will walk past few suspension bridges and waterfalls. The beautiful landscape and ancient hamlets further add beauty. Finally, after a walk of six to seven hours, you will reach Lumsung.
Trek from Lumsung to Jaljala (3,430m) (6-7 Hours) Overnight at tented camp.
Today, you will start your trek towards Jaljala. In the early hours, the trail passes through the Rhododendron & oak forest. You can also enjoy the sublime view of high mountains including Gurju Himal and Churen Himal ranges. Crossing stony and rocky paths, you will reach a plain valley that finally leads the way to Jaljala.
Trek from Jaljala to Dhorpatan (2,870m) (6-7 Hours) Overnight at tented camp.
On this day, the trail descends up to Khahare Khola. After crossing it, the trails moves ahead on the bank of the stream and through mixed forest to reach Dhorpatan. The trail also crosses path with a Bon monastery and traditional Medical School on the way. Crossing Chhentung and Chisapani, you arrive at Dhorpatan. The entire trail on this day runs along the Uttar Ganga River all the way to Dhorpatan.
Trek from Dhorpatan (exploration) to Phagune Phedi (3,850m) (3 – 4 Hours) Overnight attented camp.
Today is the day for exploration around Dhorpatan Wildlife Reserve. We can see different types of animals like Leopard, Ghoral, Himalayan Tahr, black bear, barking deer, and many other animals. Plant species including fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, Juniper, spruce, and 36 other species of flora can be found here. The reserve includes several villages inhabited by people of Tibetan descent who supplement farming with trade and animal husbandry. We can also learn the typical lifestyle of people in this place. Observing the wildlife of Dhorpatan, we trek forward towards Phagune Phedi.
Morning hike to Phagune Danda and trek back to Jungle camp (7 Hours) Overnight attented camp.
Early in the morning, you will start your hike to Phagune Danda (3915m) observing the beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges, jungles, and surrounding landscape. As you move forward, you come across a monastery, Chortens, and local market. After relishing the views, you will trek back descending to Jungle camp. The trail follows the forests and a few rivers to reach Jungle Camp.
Trek from Jungle Camp to Gurjaghat (3,000m) (6-7 Hours) Overnight at tented camp.
The trail on this day is an easy walk. Leaving Jungle Camp behind, you will walk through a flat land through mixed jungle and streams. Along the way, you will cross-forested area of rhododendron and pine. If you are lucky, you might encounter with endangered wildlife including Blue Sheep, Ghoral, and barking deer. Retracing the trail that we took earlier, we reach Gurjaghat where we will spend the night.
Trek from Gurjaghat to Patichaur (6-7 Hours) Overnight at tented camp.
Early in the morning, you will start your trek towards Patichaur. The trail from Gurjaghat is ascending at the beginning hour whereas you will begin to descend through the jungle and gorges after having lunch. Crossing huge rocks on the way, you will take a steep climb to the top of the ridge. Exiting the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, you make way towards Patichaur.
Trek from Patichaur to Darbang (5-6 Hours) and drive to Beni (830m) (2-3 Hours). Overnight atLodge/hotel.
Today is the last day of our trek. Moving forward to Darbang from Patichaur, we will have a pleasant walk for about two hours. The trails head ascending and descending through light jungle and gorges. After arriving Darbang, you will drive towards Beni, which will take about three hours. On the way, you can see forest, green hills, rivers, streams, and beautiful settlements.
Drive from Beni to Pokhara (820m) (4-5 Hours) Pokhara Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
On the 12th day, you will continue your drive towards Pokhara. Driving past the small farm villages, green-forested area, and terraced farmlands, you will reach Nayapul where you will have lunch. Along the way, you will get an enchanting view of Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre (6997m). After a drive of four to five hours, you will finally reach your destination. Once at Pokhara, a local guide will take you to Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, etc.
Drive/Fly to Kathmandu (Drive: 5-6 Hours, Flight: 30 Mins) |Farewell Dinner
Bidding farewell to the Himalayas, you will start your drive towards the capital. Along the way, you will drive past the small town of Muslin. From here, you will be accompanied by Trishuli River. Getting familiar with the tradition and culture of Brahmin and Chhetri people, you will stop for lunch at Naubise. Finally, you will reach Kathmandu after a drive of six to seven hours. You can also take a short flight of 30mins from Pokhara to the capital. Once at your destination, you can roam around the Thamel area and buy souvenirs. You also participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the company to mark the successful completion of the Dhorpatan Trek.
Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 14 Days
Max Altitude: 4493m
Ethnic People: Chhetri/Brahmin/Magar
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Minimum Pax: 2
- Enchanting views of the Himalayas such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m)
- Witness the bio-diversity of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
- Experience the culture and hospitality of the local ethnic communities
- Sightseeing around two of the most famous cities in Nepal; Kathmandu and Pokhara