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Combo Hunting Adventure Safari

27 days

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Combo Hunting Adventure Safari

Trip Mode: Hotels & local Lodge with camping facilities.

Hunting Grade: Moderate with Adventurous

Highest point :  Phalgune-La Pass 3,915 m and at Purbang 4,065 m.

Activities:  Cultural tour- exciting drive and scenic trek and hunting wild-life.

Total Trip: 27 Days 

Season: Set-Dec, March-August

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Combo Hunting Adventure Safari on the high and remote areas of western Himalaya, truly a most fascinating and awesome experience in complete wilderness in perfect harmony of pristine natural surroundings.
Life Himalaya Treks leads you on this amazing Combo Hunting Adventure Safari with expert hunting guides, with full knowledge of flora-fauna-culture-religions and custom of the areas of travel including exact habitation of wild life that dwells around this remote wilderness.

Beside hunting and trekking to the point of hunting, Life Himalaya Treks provides excellent camping facilities with separate kitchen unit of cook-kitchen crews-guides and strong porters with specialized logistic support to make your trip enjoyable and interesting.

We have set the itinerary days with drive and trekking to reach our hunting destination and with ample time for hunting and in search of right species of wild-life of your choice and after a successful hunting with trophy of the hunt, returning back to Pokhara in style and comfort of a chopper.

Nepal with many National Parks and Conservation with protected areas where extinct and rare vegetation-herbs including wildlife are strictly protected from hunting and poaching, the only areas for this type of sports Hunting wild animals is around Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves situated Nepal Mid West further from famous touristic city Pokhara beyond Beni and Baglung on the route to far west and wild Dolpo region.
Animals found in large herds are Blue Sheep / Bharal –Himalayan Thar and Wild Boar including Jaral (mountain antelopes).

While other animals found in few numbers and rare are red muntjac (type of barking deer) snow leopard, porcupine, hare’s, mongoose, squirrels, snow wolf-fox and common leopards.
Many species of birds’ life found in the areas including partridge - pheasants and jungle fowls.   

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:  In Kathmandu free day with optional guided tour

Day 03:  Drive to Beni 830m via Pokhara - 07 hrs journeys.

Day 04:  Drive to Darbhang 1,150m -04 hrs.

Day 05:  Trek to near Sibang Village 1,680 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06:  Trek to Moreni 2,275m -06 hrs. 

Day 07:  Trek and cross upper Jaljala pass 3,400m to lower Jaljala - 06 hrs.                    

Day 08:  Trek to Gurjaghat 3,015 m - 05 hrs.

Day 09:  Trek to Dhorpatan 2,870m -05 hrs.

Day 10:   Rest day in Dhorpatan for acclimatization and to explore.

Day 11:   Trek to Phalunge Phedi at 3,850m 6 hrs.

Day 12:   Trek to Thankur 3, 175m - 06 hrs via Phalunge pass 3,915m.

Day 13:   Trek to Yamakhar 2,750m - 07 hrs.

Day 14:   Trek to Dhule 3,410m -06 hrs.

Day 15:   Trek to Phupal Phedi 3,940 m - 07 hrs.

Day 16:   Trek to Purbong 4,065 - 06 hrs.

Day 17-23:  7 days in the wild for Himalayan Thar hunting adventure.

                  covering Kayam 3,000 m-Tatopani 2,360 m – Dhule 3,410 m including as

                  far Phalledar Dhuri and Naudhare Danda.

Day 24:   Fly back to Pokhara on Helicopter and transfer to hotel.

Day 25:   Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 26:   In Kathmandu at leisure for last day shopping souvenirs.

Day 27:   Transfer to airport for international departure.


“Combo hunting adventure safari truly a breathtaking experience in remote Himalaya In pristine wilderness within country of Blue Sheep-Thar-Snow Leopard and other wild-life An adventurous safari on the hunting trail of elusive wild mountain animals Around rich vegetation and forest of lovely rhododendron-birch-oaks, pines tree lines Exploring wild areas and isolated country of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves”

Trip Summary:

Trip Mode: Hotels & local Lodge with camping facilities.

Hunting Grade: Moderate with Adventurous walks of Ups and Downhill.

Highest point: Phalgune-La Pass 3,915 m and at Purbang 4,065 m.

Activities: Cultural tour- exciting drive and scenic trek and hunting wild-life.

Hunting Safari duration: 21 Nights & 22 Days (drive and Heli flights)

Total Trip: 26 Nights & 27 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Season: May to August and September to December March to May flowering months around hills and valleys.

Best Time: autumn and winter for wild-life Hunt

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival where you will be warmly received by Life Himalaya Trekking staff and then with transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will brief you on Combo Hunting Adventure Safari with trekking and camping, includes other information related to this trip, includes welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu after your long flight from home countries, morning tour of Kathmandu at places of interest around world heritage sites with time in the afternoon preparations for Combo Hunting Adventure Safari and trek around Dhorpatan.

Day 03:Drive to Beni 830m via Pokhara - 07 hrs journeys.
Combo Hunting Adventure Safari starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s main highway to reach at Pokhara valley, driving through Himalayan foothills passing interesting towns, farm villages with wonderful scenery of country landscapes, after an exciting drive reaching at famous touristic spot at Pokhara. (If traveling by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara). From Pokhara, our journey continues westward to reach at Beni the headquarter town of Mygdi district and gateway to Dhorpatan-Dolpo and Dhaulagiri areas.

(option taking a normal regular flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara of 30 mins)

Day 04: Drive to Darbang via Beni 900 m - 04 hrs.
From Beni, drive leads on rough road past Beni and many scattered farm villages to reach at Darbang, the starting point of Dhaulagiri-Dhorpatan and Dolpo trekking. At Darbang time permitting we might walk for few hours to another overnight stop by the river to make the next day walk more easy, or just stay at Darbang in a local lodge.

Day 05: Trek to near Sibang Village 1,680 m - 05 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Darbang first day adventure begins with a small climb to Dharapani  and to another village towards Muri near Takam, through forests with oak, pines and rhododendron trees and then reaching at Muri village a large place of Magar tribe settlement near Takam a large village in this mid hills from here the path to Dhorpatan and around Dhaulagiri route branch off, while our trek heads further North West to Sibang for overnight stop in a small farm village.

Day 06: Trek to Moreni 2,275m -06 hrs.
Our adventure starts past Pelma and Dhule with smaller villages and spread-out farm houses and animals shades, trek leads through gradual flat land with green hills on either sides. After few hours of good walk the trail climbs for long distance passing through several villages, and then eventually arriving at Moreni a small farm village for the overnight stop.

Day 07:Trek and cross upper Jaljala pass 3,400m to lower Jaljala - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads through forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees after passing farm village with an exciting trekking along with fabulous scenery of landscapes and views of Gurja Himal and Mt. Dhaulagiri mountain range.

 The trek from here leads further north west with view of massif Dhaulagiri and Gurja Himal where the Sen khola (stream) and Soure khola flows, and then climb above Jaljla pass top with fascinating views of surrounding landscapes and mountains and then following downhill path to overnight camp at lower Jaljala.

Day 08: Trek to Gurjaghat 3,015 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk follows on nice and green pasture country and chances of spotting some wild-life on route Gurjaghat, a nice walks with few short ups and downhill path that winds up and downhill to reach a small village at Gurjaghat for overnight stop.

Day 09:Trek to Dhorpatan 2,870m -05 hrs.
Trek follows on the nice trail to village town at Dhorpatan, an interesting place area which borders of several districts around mid west Nepal, Mygdi-Dolpo-Gulmi-Agrkachi and Rukum a trade junction of many rural villages.

Dhorpatan the first hunting and wild life reserve of Nepal declared in the end 1970s where you can find Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep’s in large numbers, the region is controlled for hunting only some species are allowed. Covers an area of 1,325 sq. km., the reserve is situated on the southern side of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) touching the border districts of Rukum, Baglung & Mygdi of mid west Nepal.

Day 10:Rest day in Dhorpatan for acclimatization and to explore.
A pleasant and nice place for rest day for hike and exploration of this area, the vegetation around are mixed-hardwood forest at lower elevation with various plant species of drier climate in the north. The forest fed with fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oaks, junipers and spruce trees. This hunting and wildlife reserve includes number of rural farm villages with host of  mid hills tribes and  with Tibetan origin, besides hunting, Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts as protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this seldom visited zone.

Day 11: Trek to Phalunge Phedi at 3,850m - 06 hrs.
The walk from here leads north towards the border rim of Dhorpatan region onto Dolpo route, walk leads to more ups and downs passing past several Sheppard’s summer pastures then reaching at a clearing in the midst of the rhododendrons forest for the overnight camp at Phalunge phedi before the pass.

Day 12: Trek to Thankur 3, 175m - 06 hrs via Phalunge pass 3,915m.
Morning walk starts with a steep up-hill overlooking fabulous views of surrounding hills and high towering massif mountains then slowly reaching the top ridge with unbelievable scenery, then descending towards overnight camp at Thankur and our base camp for week duration.

Day 13: Trek to Yamakhar 2,750m - 07 hrs.
This region is completely isolated from villages passing often Sheppard’s shades, with an opportunity to see some wild life like snow leopards, musk deer’s and danfe ( National Bird of Nepal) pheasants the trekking today includes long climb and down-hill slopes till it reaches at Yamakar for overnight stop.

Day 14: Trek to Dhule 3,410m -06 hrs.
After a good breakfast the day starts with strenuous climb in some sections through the dense bushes and forest of oaks, hemlocks and firs following the streams for few hours, then reaching at a small cattle herders area in  a small place called Dhule for the overnight camp.

Day 15:Trek to Phupal Phedi 3,940 m - 07 hrs.
A good walk begins in the morning on the gradual trail in the dense alpine forest with small streams along the route; the path is nice with short ups and down-hill walk till Phupa phedi the overnight stop, a summer pasture.

Day 16: Trek to Purbang 4,065 - 06 hrs.
With long trekking for several days finally the trail reaches to the end of Dhorpatan area that touches the frontier of Dolpo, walk continues with ups and downs passing small spread out huts and Shepard’s shades then reaching village of Sumdeling  for overnight camp on the meadow before Jangla Bhanjyang a pass of 4,535 m on route Tarakot, Dolpo.

Day 17-23: At Purbang for 7 days
in the wild for Himalayan Blue Sheep / Bharal hunting adventure covering Kayam 3,000 m-Tatopani 2,360 m – Dhule 3,410 m including as far Phalledar Dhuri and Naudhare Danda.

Spending a week around isolated and remote wide areas of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Purbang will be our base camp for Combo Hunting Adventure Safari, first few days scouting the wild areas for traces and sign of wild-life and then heading higher around possible grazing areas of Bharal /Blue Sheep-Thar and other wild life’s.

If the wild is not abundant our walk leads further around Kayam-Tatopani (hot-spring), Dhule as far towards Phalledar Dhuri and Naudhara Danda ridges in search of Blue Sheep / Bharal.

During week time with base camp at Purbang, walking further with small team of camping and hunting staff heading towards isolated country near hills, ravine and valley stopping for few nights at each of the designated places, after a successful hunting trip return journey to base camp at Purbang, after fleecing the hunting prey as trophy of the wild hunt around Nepal Mid West Himalaya.

Day 24:Fly with in a chopper to Pokhara and transfer into a nice hotels.
After an enjoyable and exciting adventurous hunting safari in the wild west of Nepal return journey taking a super scenic swirling flight on a helicopter to reach at picturesque Pokhara for overnight stop in a nice hotel by the Lake Phewa.

Day 25: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic overland drive back to Kathmandu with great experience and fond memories of Combo Hunting Adventure Safari, an exciting six hour drive brings you at Kathmandu with afternoon free for individual activities or at leisure.

(options by air of 30 minutes normal flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)

Day 26: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
We have allowed another extra free day in Kathmandu, to relax your tired body and muscles after a great adventure on Combo Hunting Adventure Safari, on this day you can book for another sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan areas.

Day 27: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal and its massive Himalaya, after a memorable and fantastic Hunting Himalayan Blue Sheep adventure, Life Himalaya staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

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