Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve


  • Attractive destination for the trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Controlled hunting allowed with proper licence certain seasons of year.
  • Game licence is also allowed.
  • The reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep.


For The Trip Alone

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve consists of forests, marshland and meadows and is host to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its elevation varies from 2,850m to 5,500m. The Snow Leopard is very shy and therefore one of the reserves more noteworthy species. Well-developed mixed-hardwood forests at lower elevations typify the area’s vegetation. There are many plant species of drier climate to the 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. There are also people of Tibetan descent who supplement farming with trade and in addition animal husbandry. The reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal. Other species include Ghoral, Serow, Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear, Pheasant and Partridge. Endangered species of the area include the Red Panda and Cheer Pheasant.

Why we love it ?

Guest House

Mountain view




Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu Airport & Over night at Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from Apoorva Tours and taken to your hotel.





Day 02 : Flight to Dhorpatan from Kathmandu

We will fly to Dhorpatan from Kathmandu and stay overnight at camp.





Day 03 : Hunting Period Overnight Camping Full Board Basis





Our Price

At Apoorva tours we recognise that not all of our visitors require a set and rigid experience, and there are many options based on the potential tours we have identified. We hope that these have whetted your appetite. Also we realise cost is a prime factor in choosing a tour so we wish to give you the best overall package to suit your needs.

Please contact us with your requirements and we will tailor a package for you. No need to hesitate, it costs you nothing and you can always say no.Our overriding aim is to give you the best, and your satisfaction is our reward

Important notes

If your vacation involves any degree of risk or is subject to weather conditions our guides and tour leaders are instructed to make any essential changes to the itinerary that are required for your own health and safety. Your well being is important to us and we want your tour to be memorable for all the right reasons. However we will always make every effort to ensure that you are happy and that your hopes and expectations are realized.

Wildlife And Culture

Top Reasons to Visit


Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the only hunting reserve in the country. The Flat meadows above 4,000m, known as Patans, are important for herbivorous animals including blue sheep and other game animals.


The reserve is characterized by alpine, sub-alpine and high temperate vegetation. Common plants species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. Pasturelands occupy more than 50% of the total area of the reserve at higher elevation.

Places of Interest

Dhorbaraha, a Hindu religious place on the banks of Uttarganga River near Dhorpatan, lies in Fagune block. Every year on the day of "Janai Purnima" in August, a religious fair is held here which is attended by many local devotees.