Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve : The Only Hunting Reserve in Nepal

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Nepal is a country whose geographical features are unique. It seems that nature has focused all its attention on Nepal. Even though it is a small country, it has all kinds of mixed geography, climate, culture, community, costumes, which is supernatural in itself.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Nepal is full of natural beauty and the wildlife of our country is one of the best in the world. In the 21st century, where various plans are being made for the conservation of wildlife, our country has been running programs for the protection of wildlife for decades. National wildlife sanctuaries have been set up in various parts of the country to protect some of the world’s rarest endangered species of birds. In the same way, when it comes to the national park, we are proud of the world-famous wildlife conservation that we are going to talk about today – the Dhorpatan hunting reserve.

When we come across the name of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, we are reminded of Western Nepal. Yes you are right Today, among all of you, we are talking about “Dhorpatan Hunting Reservation”, Nepal’s only hunting reserve, a place of pride for all Nepalis.

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Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve) was established in 1987, touching Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung districts, covering an area of ​​1325 square kilometers. The said hunting reservation is the only hunting reservation in Nepal. This hunting reservation falls in the Dhaulagiri range.

The main objective of establishing Dhorpatan hunting reserve was to protect the ecosystem in the hilly and mountainous regions. Apart from that, as it is the only hunting reserve in Nepal, the management committee of the reserve had arranged hunting for Nepali and foreign tourists including hunting of Nilobheda, Himalayan Thar, Leopard, Ghoral, Sirau, Himalayan Black Bear, and Wild Badel. However, the number of some animals has been declining for some time now and due to the conservation of these animals, only four animals can be hunted.

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The Dhorpatan hunting reserve is located entirely in the hills where it is snowing all year round at a high altitude. When it comes to weather and climate, the area is in a very cold place, so the daytime temperature is very low and cold air also blows. March and April of the English month are considered suitable for tourism.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

It  is home to a wide variety of wildlife. In terms of vegetation, the area is very high in altitude, so most of the vegetation is found only in pine, cedar and mountainous areas, as well as in Nepal. The national flower Laliguras is found in abundance. 50% of the Dhorpatan hunting reservation is grazing land

Dhorpatan hunting reservation is considered to be a very good place in terms of tourism. Due to the fact that it is the only hunting reservation in Nepal, thousands of tourists from home and abroad come here every year. There are two ways to reach Dhorpatan hunting reservation from the capital Kathmandu. You can go by bus route or by air route. Gulmi can be reached from Kathmandu via Tansen Tamghas and it can be reached on foot for 3 days.

Speaking of air, you can go from Kathmandu to Baglung via Baglung or Pokhara and then you can also reach Baglung by walking for four days. In addition, you can rent a helicopter.There are two small and simple hotel lodges for tourists around Dhorpatan hunting reservation which are located in Chyantun and Dhorpatan.

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