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Hunting Himalaya Tahr

24 days

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Hunting Himalaya Thar

Trip Mode:

Hotels & local Lodge with camping 

Hunting Grade:

Moderate with Adventurous walks

Highest point:

Jaljala pass at 3,403 m and Phalgune-La Pass 3,915 m.   

Activities:

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

Total Trip:

 29 Days

Season:Sep-Dec, March-August

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Detail Itinerary

Life Himalaya Treks presents an adventure of patience and endurance in our “Hunting Himalayan Thar,” a safari within the shade of high Mt. Dhaulagiri range of peaks around Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.

On this adventure Hunting Himalayan Thar leads you to remote pockets of North Mid West Himalaya in complete wilderness and isolation away from human settlements and villages, in the harmony of nature and mountains.

Hunting Himalayan Thar is not an easy or difficult depends upon luck and good season time of hunting with areas where abundant of wild-life like Thar dwells and graze.

The word "thar" is a Nepali name and was first used in English writing in 1835.

Thars belong to the order Artiodactyla, which denotes an even-toed ungulate mammal.

Close relatives to Himalayan tahr associated to Caprinae subfamily which includes sheep and goats.

Life Himalaya Treks Hunting Himalayan Thar an overwhelming safari adventure with long day treks but with rewarding views of magnificent mountains and rolling hills landscapes and green valleys, from warm semi-tropic to alpine cooler zone into dense forested areas of tall rhododendron-oaks-birch-pines and fir tree lines to barren and arctic cold.

Walking into traditional farm villages of Magar tribe a hill country people of Nepal and with time around interesting Dhorpatan town and then heading higher into wild country in search of Himalayan Thar, where we will have ample time for hunting the right species before heading back to picturesque Pokhara in the comfort of nice hotels by the pristine Phewa Lake after an enjoyable and mesmerizing adventure on Hunting Himalayan Thar.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: 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 13-19: 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 20 -21: Trek back to Dhorpatan.

Day 22: Trek to Gurjaghat - 05 hrs.

Day 23:  Trek towards Moreni via Jaljala pass - 08 hrs.

Day 24-25: Trek to Darbhang.

Day 26: Drive to Pokhara via Beni - 06 hrs.

Day 27: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 28: In Kathmandu at leisure for last day shopping souvenirs.

Day 29: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Highlights:

“an adventure with hunting safari around isolated areas of Nepal North Mid West Himalaya"
Exploring remote and isolated traditional farm villages in perfect wilderness
Following old Guerrilla trails around far flung country of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves
A complete and ultimate adventure on the footsteps of beautiful Himalayan Thar
Glorious vista of high snowcapped peaks, beautiful landscapes within pristine environment”

Trip Summary:

Trip Mode:

Hotels & local Lodge with camping facilities.

Hunting Grade:

Moderate with Adventurous walks of Ups and Downhill.

Highest point:

Jaljala pass at 3,403 m and Phalgune-La Pass 3,915 m.   

Activities:

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

Hunting Safari duration:

23 Nights & 24 Days (drive both ways to and from Kathmandu)

Total Trip:

28 Nights & 29 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Season:

May to August and September to December  March to May flowering months around hills and valleys. Best Time for Thar Hunting will be in autumn and winter months.

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 Hunting Himalayan Thar 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 Hunting Himalayan Thar and trek around Dhorpatan.

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

Hunting Himalayan Thar Safari adventure, 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.

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 Dhaualgiri-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 13-19:  At Thankur for 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.

spending on this isolated and remote small area for a week, as this will be our base camp for hunting Himalayan Thar of a week duration, first few days scouting the wild areas for traces and sign of wild-life and then heading higher around possible grazing areas of Himalayan Thar.

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 Himalayan Thar.

During week time with base camp at Thankur, 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 Thankur, after fleecing the hunting prey as trophy of the wild hunt around Nepal Mid West Himalaya.

Day 20-21: Trek back to Dhorpatan.

After an enjoyable and exciting adventurous hunting safari in the wild west of Nepal return journey to Dhorpatan for overnight after two days of continues walks.

Day 22: Trek to Gurjaghat - 05 hrs.

On leaving nice town of Dhorpatan our walk leads on the same route back a Gurjaghat for overnight around Dhorpatan area after a great time in complete wilderness hunting Himalayan Thar with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

Day 23: Trek towards Moreni via Jaljala pass - 08 hrs.

Retrace the journey back to Moreni village with long and interest walks.

Day 24-25: Trek to Darbhang.

Walk continues following the same trail to Darbang encountering many small farm villages and well tended fields of crops and terraces taking two days to reach at Darbhang village where our long walk completes for the drive to Pokhara and to Kathmandu.

Day 26: Drive back to Pokhara via Beni.

After an adventure of a lifetime experience on Hunting Himalayan Thar Safari adventure, morning board on a Jeep or Bus for scenic drive of 5 hours to reach at Pokhara, as the drive leads into nice farm villages with views of Nilgiris-Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, slowly drive enters warmer areas back into rice fields following the Kaligandaki River all the way to Beni.

Beni a large town of Mygdi district from here continue journey on the good road to picturesque Pokhara for overnight stop in a nice hotel by the Lake Phewa.

Day 27: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

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Morning a scenic overland drive back to Kathmandu with great experience and fond memories of Hunting Himalayan Thar Safari adventure, an exciting six hour drive brings you at Kathmandu with afternoon free for individual activities or at leisure.

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

Day 28: 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 Hunting Himalayan Thar Safari adventure, on this day you can book for another sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan areas.

Day 29: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal and its massive Himalaya, after a memorable and fantastic adventure Hunting Himalayan Thar Safari, Life Himalaya staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

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