Hunting in Nepal
Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed. The reserve adjoins Myagdi district and Baglung district, just below the Dhaulagiri Range in the west Nepal. Spreading over an area of 1325 sq. kms the reserve begins at 3000 meters reaching as high as 7000 meters. Trees like fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are available in the reserve. One of the prime attractions for hunters is the blue sheep, which is abundant in the region. Hunters also get pheasant and partridge in vialble populations for hunting. Other animals found here are leopard ghoral, serow, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black bear, barking deerm wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur and mouse hare. Endangered animals in the reserve are musk deer, wolf red panda, cheer pheasant and danphe. The gateway to the region is Beni Baglung district mid west Nepal. The reserve headquarters , The time to visit the reserve is from September to May.
Our trophy hunting package offers you to hunt Blue sheep & Himalayan Tahr. Hunting may take another about a week extra. In Dhorpatan department of National Park & Wildlife Conservation has categorized seven different hunting Blocks. In Some block more Tahr found, some block Blue sheep Found. It may be hard to find all animal in same block, we arrange different block . We offer the combo hunt combining two or three hunting block. Hunting Block in the north of reserve is quite remote and requires more days. Charter of Helicopter also cost little bit more than lower part.
Hunting Block North of Dhorpatan:- Seng Block, Sundaha Block & Dogadi Block.
Hunting Zone of Nepal
Hunting Block North of Dhorpatan:- Seng Block, Sundaha Block & Dogadi Block
Hunting Block South of Reserve:- Fagune Block, Gustang Block, Barse Block & Surtibang Block
List of License:- Bluesheep-1,Himalayan Tahr-1,muntjack-1 and Wildboar-1 and some birds.
Hunting Area: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Suggested
Arrival Day in Kathmandu: Except Saturday & Government Holiday.
Group Size: Two Pax or more
Hunt Guarantee: Hunting is a Game, if you are lucky animal can be finding with on two to three days. Some time, it may take more days. Since we started, none of our client has returned empty hand. We put our all effort finding good game in case of occurring unexpected incident such as raining, snowing, sickness, disaster and political problem we cannot guarantee.
Season: October - November & March April
Optional Season: December & February (it could be very cold),it is advised to check with before making decision.
Service: Guided &Camping Service
Duration: 20 Days
Hunting Block: Gustang, Barse & Fagune Southern Areas of Dhorpatan.
Mode of Transport: Helicopter or driving & trekking. Driving &trekking usually take a week extra.
Supporting Crew: Professional Guide, Cook, porters & game scout
Equipment: Binocular, radio set(optional),skinning knife, Rifle Winchester ,comfortable walking shoes, warm gore tex Jacket, windbreaker pants, gloves, sunglass, warm woollen or fleece hats, thermal underwear, few pair wool shocks, sunglass, sun lotion, t shirt etc.
Booking Process: provide us a clear valid passport copy, details of arm &ammunition, 50 percent Advance and 4 pcs passport sized copy.
Trophy Export from Nepal: One can take trophy with them after getting certificate from department of national Park and Animal health directorate. We assist to provide all the documents after the hunt before departure from Nepal. We can even send trophy by courier too. We have done to several countries already in Europe and America.
Protection of trophy: Salting & well drying.
Import of Riffle: Government of Nepal, Affairs of Home Ministry issue the arm & ammunition licence in application of facilitator. Qatar Airways is most convenience to travel with arm & ammunition as our previous experience.
Our Arrangements: Our Sherpa team reach the near the camp about 3-4 days in advance with taking necessary gears and wait for clients. They also conduct search of animal habitat location. We basically use local peoples who knows areas.
Cost Features: Normally hunting trip is expensive than other any types of trip. For the trip official documentation arrangements involve many different government authorities and apply different fees. Department of National park, Ministry of forest affair, District Administration office Kathmandu, Department of Custom, Concerned district administration office, Dhorpatan hunting reserve, Animal health of directorate and local community. Beside this, Game licence fees, operation cost and facilitator must pay some contribution to conservation part.