Hunting in Nepal

Hunting in Nepal In this ecological awakening age hunting seems quite contradictory but Nepal has been a favored ground for hunters since 9th century. In the Himalayan country, controlled hunting is allowed with proper license and certain seasons of the year. Hunting license is issued by the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu and there are a few hunting outfitters who can make arrangements.

The organized hunting parties trek or fly (helicopter) into the high terrain areas in quest of the Himalayan Tahr and the Blue Sheep. Mid-elevation prizes include wild goat and sheep; in the Terai lowlands deer are sought. Hunting in Nepal is permitted only in designated areas, and a licensed guide must accompany hunting parties.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal, which is the main target of hunters. Other game species are Ghoral, Serow, Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear Pheasant and Partridge. Endangered species of the area include the red panda and cheer pheasant.

Besides hunting, Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekker and wildlife enthusiast as protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this rarely visited area.

Dhorpatan can be reached from Pokhara within the 5 days of hike away or there is also the option of flying to Dolpa. The best time to visit Dhorpatan is February-April and August-October. Accommodation here is on tented camp which can be provided by the organizing agencies or at one of the villages.

Hunting in Nepal - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfers to the selected hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Morning breakfast, full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Baglung O/n Camp.
Day 04: Trek Baglung to Bijukot Biu Kot, O/n CAMP.
Day 05: Trek Biju Kot to Gal Kot, O/N camp.
Day 06: Trek Gal Kot to Bhim Gheete, O/N camp.
Day 07: Trek Bhim Gheete - Burtibang, O/N camp.
Day 08: Trek Burtibang to Dowal Phedi, O/N Camp.
Day 09: Trek Dowal Phedi to Dhorpatan, O/n CAMP.
Day 10: Rest & Animal Spotting, O/n CAMP.
Day 11: Rest & Animal Spotting, O/n CAMP.
Day 12: Trek Dhorpatan - Jaljala, O/n CAMP.
Day 13: Trek Jaljala - Maraeni, O/n CAMP.
Day 14: Trek Maraeni - Darbang, O/n CAMP.
Day 15: Trek Darbang - Beni, O/n CAMP.
Day 16: drive Beni - Pokhara - Sightseeing O/n Hotel.
Day 17: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Day 18: Kathmandu self explore, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show.
Day 19: transfer to airport for your final departure.

Cost: Please contact us.

Nepal Visa info
Visa for Nepal, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Please kindly bring two passport size photos and passport copy along with you. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. If you need more info on visa for Nepal then please kindly feel free to ask with us or browse our Nepal info page.

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