Dhorpatan, where wild animals can be hunted. Because it is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. Local and foreign professional hunters are needed to hunt here. It is possible to hunt wild animals in a specified area at specified times with written permission. It is a popular destination for foreign tourists fond of hunting.
The National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department, from time to time, calculates and monitors the main wildlife hunted, Naur and Jharal, determines the annual quota and hunts on the basis of competition.
Dhorpatan means the kingdom of wildlife, where there are 32 types of mammals. 164 species of birds. Rare and protected birds including Naur, Jharal Thar and Himalayan Bear are making it their shelter.
The Dhorpatan hunting sanctuary is spread over parts of Rukum, Baglung and Myagadi districts. The reserve is divided into 7 habitats namely Sunda, Seng, Dogdi, Barse, Phagun, Surtibang, Ghostung and arrangements have been made to allow hunting.
Also, Dhorpatan is not beautiful at all from the point of view of natural beauty. During the rainy season, the seemingly endless fields are covered with flowers. When you see the horses grazing on their own in that field, they look like a canvas masterfully drawn by a painter. The weather here is also very strange. In a moment the sky opens up, in a moment clouds cover the ground.
Dhor Barah Temple Dhorpatan in Uttarganga is a religiously famous pilgrimage site. Pilgrims gather here on various festivals including Janai Purnima, Shivratri.
Another attraction of Dhorpatan is the Chiantung Monastery and Tibetan settlement, which is 3 km east of Dhorpatan Reserve Headquarters. Be sure to visit Chiantung to understand the life, culture and lifestyle of Tibetan refugees.
Bookie: An Exciting Journey
What is the point of visiting Dhorpatan without visiting Bookie? With the onset of the rainy season, there is not enough pasture left for the cattle. So the shepherds of Dhorpatan climb the lake before the start of the rainy season. It is called ‘Buki Uklanu’ in Raithane language.
The shepherds who go to the lake in Baisakh return to Dhorpatan only in October. A bookie tour can be an exciting opportunity to take a closer look at the bookie tradition, cowboy life.
Before entering Dhorpatan it is advisable to reach the information center and museum at the main office there.
When did you reach Dhorpatan?
Every time you reach Dhorpatan you will get to see different tastes. One must climb Dhorpatan in monsoon to see the beautiful view of the horses grazing in the Rangichangi valley. In autumn, one can climb the hills and see the beautiful Dhaulagiri, Gurja and Churen mountains. In winter the beautiful fields covered with snow look even more attractive.
Where do you live in Dhorpatan?
Homestays and hotels are running in different villages of Dhorpatan. Blueship Hotel, Sayubari Thakali Kitchen, Community Hotel, Pankhathar Homestay etc offer organic food, hospitality and comfortable rooms. It’s a lot easier if you notify in advance during the season.
How to reach Dhorpatan?
Dhorpatan is easily accessible from the major cities of the country, Kathmandu and Pokhara. From Pokhara, following the mid-hill highway, Burtibang can be reached in five hours by bus, car or bike. 30 kms from Burtibang to Dhorpatan. Kachibato can be reached in about two hours by jeep or bike.