• Last updated on Jan 21, 2022

Feel the adrenaline rush taking over your body and mind while spotting your prey during our Dhorpatan Hunting Tour. Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by jeep is another fantastic alternative to explore the wilderness of the Himalayas if you have ample time on hand to drive to the hunting reserve. 

Usually, our hunting tours in Nepal involve helicopter rides in and out of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. It allows our guests to relish aerial views of the region and the surrounding mountains and save commute time. However, if you are scared of flying or looking for other options, then the Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by jeep will be best for you. 

Also known as Dhorpatan Hunting Trek, this adventurous venture offers a good balance of trek and tour. Hunting in Nepal offers an experience, unlike any other place. You will be exploring and spending time in a very remote area where there is no means of any facilities. The trip gets very adventurous as you walk on rough, steep trails for several days to find the perfect prey for yourself. 

It's like a hunting trek. Towering western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and many others accompany you during the journey. The trail ascents and descents through dense forests of maple, fir, oak, rhododendron, etc. You will get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna along the hunting trail.

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Highlights of Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by Jeep

  • Comfortable private vehicle and great landscape during the drive to the hunting reserve.
  • Breathtaking views of snow-clustered mountains like Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Get to test your limits and push your boundaries amidst isolated dense forests.
  • Come across a wide range of rare flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the adrenaline of hunting in the Himalayas, also known as the roof of the world.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

The Dhorpatan Hunting Tour leads travelers to the Dhaulagiri region in western Nepal. Stretched in 1,325 square kilometers, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is distributed in three districts- Rukum, Myagdi, and Baglung. The hunting reserve extends from 2,850 meters to 5,500 meters. 

Established in 1987, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is made to cater hunting needs of the Nepalese and foreign tourists in the Himalayas. Moreover, today this place protects some of the rarest flora and fauna.

Some of the rare wildlife you can come across during the Dhorpatan Hunting Tour are musk deer, red panda, cheer fowl, danfe, wold, etc. For your information, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the only hunting reserve in Nepal and also houses a few high-altitude lakes.

Regulations & Permits

Trophy hunting in Nepal dates back to many years when the Royals and their elite guests used to hunt animals for recreational purposes or as a hobby. Today, the government of Nepal has opened a way for stalkers all around the world to enjoy the world's greatest legal hunting adventure. 

Getting a license for legal hunting in Nepal is difficult. Limited licenses are issued every year by the Department Of National Parks And Wildlife Conservation to a handful of travel agencies for their guests. It's more like a lucky draw to obtain the license for hunting in Nepal. On top of that, the very expensive rate of the license keeps the crowd far away and makes trophy hunting an exclusive privilege for the elite hunters.

Likewise, there are selected animals allowed by the government of Nepal for hunting. And one permit allows only one hunt. With us, you can also do Combo Hunting or opt for Blue Sheep hunting or Himalayan Tahr hunting as per your wish. Our

Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by Jeep Itinerary

Below is our outline itinerary of the Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by jeep. We also offer a tailor-made Dhorpatan Hunting Tour itinerary for our guests who are not satisfied with our offered itinerary. You can contact us anytime for any hunting or other adventure-related activities in the Himalayas. 

  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Drive to Baglung
  • Day 03: Reach Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
  • Day 04-7: Hike to the hunting area
  • Day 08: Hunting start
  • Day 09-16: Hunting period
  • Day 17-21: Back to Kathmandu

To sum up our outline itinerary, we begin the Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by jeep from a long scenic drive from Kathmandu to Baglung. The next day, you will move toward the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and meet with other crew members who will support you during the hunt. From day four to the seventh day, we will be hiking through rugged forested trails and ascending to the hunting spot. 

The route will be steep and trodden, therefore walk carefully. Likewise, from day ninth to sixteenth, our team will help you find the prey and assist you in blinding tents & meals. After the successful hunting, you can decide what you want as a trophy, and the team will begin working on that. 

After you come back to Kathmandu, there will be a small farewell dinner organized by the company for you and your success. You will then leave Nepal and fly back to your home. In the meantime, our company will work on the trophy and arrange all the necessary legal documents to ship it to you.

Two types of a Hunting tour

Blue Sheep Hunting

Blue Sheep Hunting is one of the most famous trophy hunting in Nepal. You will hunt blue sheep in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The moment your boots hit the trail to chase after the blue sheep to the moment you will hunt down the sheep will become an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Blue sheep hunting is a physically and mentally demanding activity. The overall trip does test your patience and endurance. 

Check out our professionally designed Blue Sheep hunting itinerary here.

Combo Hunting

Combo hunting involves hunting two rams at once. We will get you permits for both hunts. During the Combo hunting, you will be chasing after Himalayan Tahr and Himalayan Blue Sheep. The journey demands strong physical and mental caliber as you will be spending multiple days far away from human civilization. There will be no modern facilities during the hunting.

Check out our professionally designed Combo hunting itinerary here.

Why go on a Dhorpatan Hunting Tour by Jeep with us Himalayan Wildlife Outfitter?

  • Our on-field team is composed of individuals who come from hunting family backgrounds. The centuries-old hunting tactics have been passed to them by their ancestors.
  • During the hunting, you will be joined by professional hunters who have experience in hunting in the Himalayas and know how to hunt.
  • We offer the best hunting package price in Nepal and top-notch service side by side.
  • As it is a camping venture, all the tents and meals will be managed by our crew. We offer a wide range of delicious meals options during the venture, along with high-quality alpine tents to spend the nights.
  • We will help you with the shipment of trophies to your home country. 

We, Himalayan Wildlife Outfitters are the best hunting agency in Nepal that offers great legal hunting ventures. Don't miss the opportunity of trophy hunting in the mountains and book this adventurous venture for yourself. We have opened our booking for hunting in Nepal in 2022.


Sher Waiba

Sher Waiba

Mr. Waiba is a mountaineering and hunting expert in Nepal Himalaya. He has been organizing treks, tours, and hunting safari in Nepal. If you love any kind of adventure activities as well as hunting tours, you can contact him. You can also link to his social media: Facebook