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Nepal Hunting Tour -Adventure and Delight

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve



Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people




Nepal Hunting Tour is available only in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Established in 1987. It is situated western part of Nepal at Dhaulagiri (Himal) Region, covering an area of 1325 Square Kilometers. It adjoins Baglung, Myagdi, and Rukum District. The main objective of this reserve is sports Trophy Hunting and preserve the bio-diversity and high altitude eco-system. There are only four animals that are allocated for the hunt in this reserve and all over Nepal.

Nepal Hunting Tour is only available in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is a habitat for some endangered animals like Musk Deer, Wolf, Red Panda, Cheer Pleasant and Danphe, etc. This reserve is divided into blocks for the management of best trophy hunting with six different sections. Also, this reserve is doing extreme preservation in this area with stop poaching and eco-tourism Practice, while hunting is allowed in a scientific way.

Allocated Animals in Dhorpatan; Nepal Hunting Tour

  1. Himalayan Blue Sheep
  2. Himalayan Tahr
  3. Muntjac
  4. Wild Boar

It is obvious that Nepal Hunting Tour denotes visiting Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, where hunters are allowed to hunt following four kinds of animals only within a licensed time-frame. Your license to hunt will include when you will hunt, which animal you will hunt and how many animals you will hunt (maximum 2 are allowed to hunt to a person).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Details About Hunting Animals in Dhorpatan

Himalayan Blue sheep, known as Naur and Jharal in Nepali and Hindi respectively. It is a high mountain sheep, survives above 3500 meters to 6000 meters. It has short and dense hair and some distinctive physical features. Female Bluesheeps are mentionable small in size comparing to males. Grown-up Bluesheeps are grey while young are smaller and brown.

General Characteristics

The underparts and backs of the legs are white, white the chest and fronts of the legs are black. Separating the grey back and white belly is a charcoal-colored stripe. Small ears and dark nose bridges are common. The horns are founded in both sexes and are ridges on the upper surface. Males are grown upwards, upside mustache, and turn sideways and curve backward. They may grow to a length of 80 cm/ 32 in. Females mostly have horns of about 20 cm/ 8 inches of straighter.

Ontogeny and Reproduction

Gestation Period: 160 Days
Young per Birth: 1
Weaning: After 6 months.
Sexual Maturity: At 1.5 years, although males do not reach their full potential before age 7.

Ecology and Behavior

Himalayan Blue sheep are active for almost a full day and rest on the grassy mountain slopes. Blue sheep are clever for their own protection. They can be a state of motionless if they feel their surrounding is not on their control. They will freeze and melt into the rock face however they are on the precipitous cliffs.

Rutting Behavior

The rutting of the Himalayan Blue sheep starts in late November and continues until mid-January. Blue sheep use multiple strategies for mating as tending, blocking, and coursing, during the rut period. The new birth will take place around late June and July.


Himalayan Blue Sheep are herbivores – eating grasses and leaves.


Himalayan Blue Sheep live at an elevation of 3,500 meters to 6,000 meters. Their habitant is above trees lines and below snows line, where are rocky hills and sufficient grasses.

There are three types of Tahr in the world. These are Arabian Tahr, Nilgiri Tahr, and Himalayan Tahr. The Himalayan Tahr is a species of wild goat and is specially adapted to life on the rugged mountain slopes and montane grasslands of the Himalayas. In the Himalayas, Tahr inhabits mountainous habitat, commonly between 2,500 meters to 5,000 meters depending on seasons and also the time of day. In winter they tend to occupy lower slopes, avoiding deep snow and frequenting southern cliffs where the vegetation is more available.

General Characteristics

The dense, wooly winter coat is reddish to dark brown and has a thick undercoat. With their winter coat, males also grow a long, shaggy mane around the neck and shoulders which extends down the front legs. After the spring molt, the coat is much shorter and lighter in color. The legs are relatively short, and the head is proportionally small. The eyes are large, and the ears are small and pointed. The horns are triangular in cross-section and are found in both seasons. They curve upward, backward, and then inwards, to a maximum length of 45cm/ 18 inches, and are usually larger in males.

Ontogeny and Reproduction

Gestation Period: 7 Months
Young Per Birth: 1, rarely 2.
Weaning: At about 6 months.
Sexual Maturity: At 2-3 Years.
Life span: Usually 10 years, and double on captivity.

Ecology and Behavior

It is most active during the early morning and late afternoon. Himalayan Tahr spends the middle of the day resting among rocks and vegetation. Very shy and wary, they are different to approach, especially from downhill. When startled, they flee with confidence, speeding sure-footed across the uneven terrain of the habitat. The Himalayan Tahr may migrate down the mountain during the winter, resting in denser cover at lower altitudes as protection from the elements. When competing for freedom privileges, males lock horns and attempt to throw each other off balance, although compared to other ungulates this done in a somewhat halfhearted manner.

Rutting Behavior

The rutting of the Himalayan Tahr starts in late November and continues until mid-January. During the rut male use multiple strategies for mating as tending, blocking, and coursing.


In the Himalayas, Tahr inhabits mountainous habitat, commonly between 2,500 meters to 5,000 meters depending on the season and also a time of day. In winter they tend to occupy lower slopes, avoiding deep snow and frequenting southern cliffs where the vegetation is more exposed and available for grazing or browsing. In New Zealand they live on grassy mountain slopes and scrubland from 750 to 2250 meters in elevation, preferring the north-facing slopes which are sunnier and accumulate less snow in the winter.

Muntjac is also called Barking Deer and well as Ratuwa in Nepali. Muntjac is the most numerous deer species. It has a short but very soft, thick, dense coat, especially those living in cooler regions. The coloration of the coat changes from dark to brown to yellowish and grayish-brown depending on the season. The Muntjac’s coat is golden tan on the dorsal side and white on the ventral side of the body, the limbs are dark brown to reddish-brown, and the face is dark brown. However, the ears have very little hair which barely covers them. Male Muntjacs have antlers that are very short about 1-2 inches, usually consisting of only two or three points at the most, and protrude from long body hair-covered pedicles on the forehead. Females have tufts of fur and small bony knobs where the antlers are located in Males. Males also have slightly elongated upper canines about an inch long that curve slightly outward from the lips and have the capacity to inflict serious injury upon other animals or to other members of the population while exhibiting aggression. Males are generally larger than females. The body length of muntjacs varies from 35-53 inches wide and their height ranges from 15-26 inches tall.


The Muntjac is among the most widespread but least known of all mammals in South Asia. It is found in Nepal, Bangladesh, China, India, Srilanka, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, and other countries. This species is most densely located in south Asia. This species found at altitudes ranging from sea level up to 3000 meters. They are found in tropical and subtropical deciduous forests, grasslands, savannas, and scrub forests as well as in the hilly country on the slopes of the Himalayas.


Muntjac is classified as an omnivore. They are considered grazers with a diet consisting of grasses, ivy, prickly bushes, low growing leaves, bark, twigs, herbs, fruit, sprouts, seeds, tender shoots, bird eggs, and small warm-blooded animals. Their large canine teeth help in the process of retrieving and ingesting food.


Muntjac is a polygamous animal. Females sexually mature during their first to second years of life. These females are polyestrous, with each cycle lasting about 14 to 21 days and an estrus lasting for 2 days. The gestation period is six to seven months and they usually bear one offspring at a time but sometimes produce twins. Females usually give birthing dense growth so that they are hidden from the rest of the herd and predators. The young leave their mother after about six months to establish their own territory. Males often fight with one another for possession of a harem of females.


Other than during the rut (mating season) and for the first six months after giving birth, the adults’ Muntjac is a solitary animal. Adult males, in particular, are well spaced, and marking grass and bushes with secretions from their periorbital glands appears to be involved in the acquisition and maintenance of territory. Males acquire territories their hooves against the ground and scraping the bark of trees with their lower incisors. These scent markers allow other muntjacs to know whether a territory is occupied or not. Males will often fight with each other over these territories, sufficient vegetation, and for primary preference over females when mating using their short antlers and an even more dangerous weapon, their canines. If a male is not strong enough to acquire his own territory, he will most likely become prey to a leopard or some other predator. During the time of the rut, territorial lines are temporarily disregarded and overlap while males roam constantly in search of a receptive female.

Muntjac is a highly alert, creature. When put into a stressful situation or if a predator is sensed, muntjacs will begin making a barking sound. Barking was originally thought of as a means of communication between the deer during mating season as well as an alert. However, in more recent studies it has been identified as a mechanism used dolly in alarming situations meant to cause a predator to realize that it has been detected and more elsewhere or to reveal itself. The barking Deer mechanism is used more frequently when visibility is reduced and can last for over an hour regarding one incident. Muntjac exhibit both diurnally and nocturnally.

Wild Boar also known as wild pig, is a species of the pig genus, part of the biological family sundae found in the dense Jungle of Nepal. The species includes many subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridizes.

Nepal offers extreme Wild Boar hunting in rugged woods. The trophies are really nice. Shoulder height 30-43 inches. Weight 68-180 kg, sometimes more. A large pig has relatively thin legs. The coat of dense, bristly hair is brownish-gray in color, sometimes with cheek whiskers and a neck mane. There are no wart-like skin growths on the face. Almost no difference between the female and the male, though smaller and with much smaller tusks. Lives in family groups, though old boars might be solitary. Its sense of smell is very good, hearing good, and fair eyesight. It is a fine game animal, alert and wary, and rather dangerous at close quarters.

Description of the Wild Boar

Wild boars are a typical domestic pig shape with a long, blunt snout, small eyes, and large ears. They are more long-legged and more powerful than domestic pigs. They may have a small hump on the shoulder.

Wild boars have a very coarse coat with thick, short hairs, and some sub-species have a tall, erect mane that can extend down the entire length of the body. They are usually brown but can appear rusty-red or black. Depending on the sub-species, both males and females may have tusks, although these are almost always longer in males.

Habitat of the Wild Boar

Wild boar lives in a wide range of habitats, all of which usually include a water source and thick brush for protection from predators. The live-in scrublands, grasslands, wetlands, rain forests, temperate forests, and savannas.

Distribution of the Wild Boar

Wild boars are possibly one of the most widely distributed mammals in the world. This is because humans have moved them around the world for food, but many of them have escaped and started wild breeding populations.

Diet of the Wild Boar

Wild boars are omnivores, and it has been said they will eat almost anything. Their diet includes nuts, acorns, seeds, roots, fruit, rodents, and small reptiles.

Wild Boar and Human Interaction

Wild boars are farmed and used for hunting. Populations of boars mostly cause immense problems because of their digging (rooting) behavior, which can be extremely destructive to the environment. They dig up gardens, make ground unusable for farming, dig holes inroads, and have even dug up graveyards.


It is believed that the domestication of wild boar began in China long ago. They are relatively easily farmed and bred, and there are now 16 sub-species, all of which can be considered domesticated.

Is Wild Boar a good pet?

These animals have been kept as pets when they have been obtained as piglets. However, they do not make good pets, because they are highly destructive and very difficult to train. They are also unexpectedly aggressive to the owners and other pets. Wild boars are very similar to domestic pigs, and their care is essentially the same. They do need greater care when handling them because of their aggression, and they require stronger enclosures.

Reproduction of the Wild Boar

Females become sexually mature at about one year of age, with the male boars becoming mature a year later. Females will not usually mate until they are two years old, and males when they are four to five years old. Once they are ready to mate, males travel long distances to find a sounder of females. Once a sounder has been found, the male drives off the younger and weaker animals.

After a pregnancy of 4/5 months, the female gives birth to 6 – 14 piglets. These stay in the nest built by the female for approximately 10 days and are weaned after about three months.

Chinese belief about the Wild Boar

In the Chinese zodiac, the pig represents fortune, virtue, happiness, and honesty.

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  • Places Visiting: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal Dhaulagiri Region
  • Duration: 13 to 18 Days (Depends on your package of Hunting Animals).
  • Group Size: 1 Pax Minimum.
  • No. of Hunting: 1 Minimum - 2 Maximum at one booking Animal (Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, Muntjac and Wild Boar).
  • Transfer: All Transfer on Private Vehicle and Helicopter to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
  • Meal Plan: All Meals During Package (Tented Accommodation with Food and Crew Member at Hunting Reserve)
  • Hotel Category: 5* at Kathmandu.
  • Transfer Route: Kathmandu to Dhorpatan and back to Kathmandu by Helicopter.
  • Best Season: October, November, December, March, and April (Twice in a Year).
  • Hunting Package Covers: All Custom Formalities, Helicopter Charter to and from Reserve, Hunting License Process, All Camping Equipment, Hunting Guide and Camping Crew.
  • 🔔 Booking Procedure - At least four months in advance required to send us the confirmation with Passport Copy, Weapons Details, and Number of Bullets you are going to bring. We do require 30 Percent Advance at the time of booking and the rest must pay 30 days before you arrive.
  • 🔔 Cancellation - Regarding Cancellation, depend on Policies of government whether we had already paid for License Fees or not, once made the payment for License cannot be Postpone and Cancellation.


Day 01: Arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Once clearing Immigration formalities, we will meet you at the customs department for custom formalities of the firearms then we drive Kathmandu District Administration where Issue Rifle and Ammunition Temporary License then after transfer to Hotel.

👉🏿 This could be possible morning to until 2 PM of your arrival to complete all the tasks.

Day 02: After early breakfast at the hotel then we transfer you to airport;

After early breakfast at the hotel then we transfer you to the airport; Domestic Terminal for the fly to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Dhaulagiri Region, there is four Helipad fixed by the Department on National Park. Once we reach to the allocated area, land at certain Helipad then trek 4-5 hrs. toward Hunting Block. Tented Camp.

Day 03: After breakfast around 7.30 AM,

After breakfast around 7.30 AM we keep continue walking up and down toward hunting territory our hunting block overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 04: After breakfast our trek continue toward our License Approved Hunting Block,

After breakfast, our trek continues toward our License Approved Hunting Block and today we reach nominate License Block where we Hunt Blue Sheep/Himalayan Thar, in the evening our hunting guide looks forward to species that we hunt.

Day 05-14: This is hunting period of Himalayan Blue Sheep/Himalayan Thar,

We trek back to helipad which will take two days from hunting Block to Helipad overnight at Tented Camp.

👉🏿 If the hunting success earlier than day 14 then fly back to Kathmandu immediately.

Day 15-16: We trek back to helipad which will take two days from hunting Block to Helipad overnight at Tented Camp.

We trek back to helipad which will take two days from hunting Block to Helipad overnight at Tented Camp.

👉🏿 If the hunting success earlier than day 16 then fly back to Kathmandu immediately.

Day 17: After breakfast we will fly back to Kathmandu,

After breakfast we will fly back to Kathmandu, refresh and shower rest for some time and in the afternoon we make Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.

Day 18: Departure/Tour End

After breakfast at the hotel following airport reporting time we transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal dream hunting tour ends at Kathmandu Airport.


  • All ground transportation by private vehicles including Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 Nights 5*Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Full Board Basis.
  • Hunting License Fees and Processing.
  • Hunting Block Reservation Fees and other Government extra expenses.
  • Airport Custom Fees and other Government Administrative expenses.
  • All Government paper for import and export firearms.
  • All Hunting Equipment Tent, Mattress and all Cooking Kitchen Equipment.
  • All meals during the Hunting period.
  • All Supporting Staff (Professional Hunting Guide, Hunting Leader, Cook, other Supporting Crew).
  • All Government Paperwork for Export Trophy and Skull.
  • Local Community Support US$. 2000.00 Each Animal.
  • Helicopter Charter Fees for Kathmandu-Dhorpatan-Kathmandu.
  • All necessary City Transportation Fees inside Kathmandu.
  • Guided City tour of Kathmandu.
  • All Government and Local Village Development Fee.
  • Hunting Rifle and Bullet.
  • Tipping and Gratitude for Supporting Staff.
  • Peak season Surcharge
  • Personal equipment Camera, Binocular, Warm clothes and other personal gear.
  • Travel Insurance and any emergency rescue.
  • Other not mentioned above
  • Personal nature expenses such as Alcohol, Telephone Bills, Laundry services, etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Air cargo charge for personal luggage above than airlines rule.
  • International Airfare, Personal Guide, Additional Sightseeing, Accommodation if Extended.
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out.
  • 10% supplement for arrival/departure transfer after 10:00 PM and before 07:00 AM.
  • If City / Resort Fees / Tourist taxes are applicable, then the same will be Payable directly at Hotel /Apartment/Lodge.



Tour's Location

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve


How many days does it take to hunt one animal?
Its depend on hunter luck, if you are lucky following day of your arrival at hunting block you can get a chance to hunt, in other case it takes maximum 7 to 10 days.
It is chances to return without a trophy?
Yes, it may happen but in our experience no record any hunter back without trophy. We are 100% success.
Where is the exact location of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve?
Dhorpatan is located in Baglung District in Nepal 2,900 meters elevation in an East-West Valley South of the Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in the Himalayas. It is the headquarters of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. (28.5001° N, 83.0645° E).
How many times open hunting permission in Nepal?
October, November, December, March and April (Twice in a Year) but it is not sure open two times every year.
How many hunting reserves are in Nepal for hunting?
There is only one hunting reserve which is Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Established in 1987 and located in Western Part of Nepal at Dhaulagiri (Himal) Region, covering an area of 1325 Square Kilometers.
How many animals can I hunt at once?
It depends on your license and period of your booking and allocated number of animals, normally 1-2 animals you can hunt.
Is it safe for hunting in Nepal?
Yes, it is safe instead of some endanger animals, there is no record and comments yet who get unsafe during stay in hunting reserve.
What are the animals allocated for hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve?
There are four types of animals allocated for hunting i.e. Himalayan Thar, Muntjac, Wild Boar and Himalayan Blue Sheep.
What is the air connection to Nepal?
There are many flight connections to Nepal from around the world. Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates Air, Thai Airways, Nepal Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore (Silk) Air, Cathy Dragon Air, Korean Air, Air China, China Southern Air, China Eastern Air, Air India, Turkesh Air and many more.
What is the transportation type of hunting tour?
All ground transportation operated by deluxe private car and Kathmandu to Hunting Reserve to Kathmandu by Helicopter.
What is the accommodation and meal type of hunting tour?
Accommodation in five-star hotel in Kathmandu with buffet lunch dinner and during the hunting reserve will provided Tented Camp with meal which is preparing by our hunting crew.
How to go Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve?
There are many options reaching to Dhorpatan, Kathmandu to Beni 9-10 hours by drive then again drive to Darbang appoxmetly 3 hours and walk to Dharapani about 5 hours and walk Dharapani to Lamsung 6 - 7 hours continually walk Lamsung to Jaljala 7 hours walk then reach Dhorpatan. Kathmandu to Dhorpatan Helicopter about one hours and Pokhara to Dhorpatan about 20 minutes.
What means by hunting reserve?
A hunting or game reserve also known as a wildlife preserve area where a large area of land where wild animals live safely and are hunted in a controlled way for sport.
What is the name of the hunting reserve in Nepal and established?
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is only one hunting reserve in Nepal and it is established 1987 in Western Part of Nepal at Dhaulagiri Region.
How much does it cost to trophy hunt in Nepal?
Its depends on animal you selected basically US$1600 to US$ 2200 per trophy hunting in Nepal, but its subject to change, assure before booking or make payment.
What is the total cost of hunting tours in Nepal?
Exactly cannot say because it's not depends on allocated number of animals, number of booking inquiry, license fees at that season and number of guest sharing, basically it costs US$ 29,000 to US$ 36,000 per program.
How many animals allocated for hunting at Dhorpatan?
Its depends on number of their (Himalayan Blue Sheep and Himalayan Thar), normally government allocated 10-12 Himalayan Blue Sheep and 3-5 Himalayan Thar.
Are airlines allowed to carry licensed firearm and bullet?
Yes, many airlines allowed to carry licensed fire gun and bullet but You cannot carry a firearm or ammunition on your person and in your Cabin baggage. But You can carry your licensed firearm and ammunition in the hold baggage after taking the following terms.

👉🏿 You must declare in writing to the airlines about carriage of firearm or ammunition either at the time of check-in if screening of hold-baggage is done after check-in or before security screening of the hold-baggage if it is done prior to check-in. If you fail to declare as above you may be criminally prosecuted.

👉🏿 You must carry a valid license for carriage of firearm and ammunition.

👉🏿 Firearm must be unloaded and packed separately from the ammunition. The screener will check to ensure it. Ammunition should not be carried in loose form and it should be in the proper package. There are restrictions on the quantity of ammunition that can be carried.


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