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Royal Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
is located at the north-west amidst the Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range
Royal Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Royal Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is located at the north-west amidst the Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range with an area of one thousand three hundred and twenty-five square kilometers. The Reserve was established in 1983 and gazette in 1987 especially for sports, hunting and the preservation of the representative of high altitude ecosystem.

When to Visit?
The best seasons to travel to the park are March-April (spring) and October-November (fall). The winter season remains colder due to the monsoon period. It stays rainy up to late September and the atmosphere mostly cloudy.


What to See?

The part is characterized by alpine, sub-alpine and high temperature vegetation. Commonly found are the Rhododendron, Oak, Pine, Fir, Hemlock, rich, Spruce and Juniper. Half portion of the park is covered by pasture lands or grassy meadows.

Animals commonly seen in the reserve are Blue Sheep, Ghoral Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Barking Deer, Black Bear, Mouse, Hare, Langur, Rhesus and Macaque. The endangered animals in the reserve also include the Musk Deer, Red Panda, Wolf, etc.

The commonly found winged creatures are the Pheasant and the Partridge and the endangered birds are mostly the Chir Pheasant and the nine different colored Danphe, the national bird of Nepal.

How to Travel?
One of the easiest and shortest ways to visit the reserve is by traveling on bus to Gulmi-Tamghas and three days trek to reach the reserve headquarters. The helicopter charter flights are also readily available in sheer need.

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