- Dhorpatan Hunting Reverse in Nepal
When someone talks about hunting in Nepal everybody spells the same name, Dhorpatan Hunting. Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is one and least hunting reserve in Nepal established in 19878 A.D. Hunting Reserve over’s total area of 1,325 sq.km spread over Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts including world seven highest peak Mt Dhaulagiri. The hunting reserve consists of the forests, marshland (named as dhor) and flat meadows (called as patan).Hunting reserve is characterized by alpine, sub alpine and high temperate vegetation. Analyzing the wild beauty, interesting Magar culture, abundant animals and birds life posses one of you the real life time achievements. Magar, Brahmins, Chhetri, Tamang are ethnic people living around the surrounding of this reserve.
Flora and Faunas
Reserve is one of the prime habitats for flora and faunas as fir pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock including blue sheep, leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Barking deer, wild boar. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve includes musk deer, wolf, red panda, cheer pheasant and Lophophorous as endangered animals Reserve is one of the prime habitats for flora and faunas as fir pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock including blue sheep, leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Barking deer, wild boar. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve includes musk deer, wolf, red panda, cheer pheasant and Lophophorous as endangered animals.
Analyzing the geographical structure and landscape any hunters can have sound knowledge of climatic variation that falls over hunting reserve. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve lies over the mountainous region. The monsoon lasts until the beginning of October, during winter day temperature reach up to 10-degree centigrade and falls up to -9 during the night. The frozen smell of cloud disturbs the whole morning at high elevation and snow may occur at a low elevation from the month of March to April. Hunting reserve has a diverse climatic condition.
Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is famous for hunting, viewing the landscape and geographical destination this reserve is also an attractive destination for trekking too. 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.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is divided over differ seven hunting block categories for sound management of best of the best sport Himalayan trophy Hunting, excluding poaching and for preserving the balanced ecosystem. There are seven hunting block which is divided into two reasons southern and northern, southern one has four blocks where there are three blocks over the northern one. The hunting block and hunting animal enlisted below are verified and certified by the government of Nepal
Southern Hunting Block:
1. Falguna— Combo Hunt (Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr)
2. Barse—Blue sheep
3. Gustang—Combo Hunt
4. Surtibang—Himalayan Tahr
Northern Hunting Block
1. Seng—Combo hunt
2. Dogadi—combo hunt
3. Sundhada—Combo hunt
Controlled hunting is allowed with proper licence and certain seasons of the year. Game license is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu and there are a few hunting outfitters who can make arrangements for expeditions. Differ categories of Packages are discovered for differ animals for hunting, the below-enlisted package is based with various animals for hunting over Dhorpatan hunting reserve:
- Blue Sheep Hunting—15 nights 16 days
- Himalayan Thar Hunting—15 nights 16 days
- Combo Hunt—24 nights 25 days