Dhorpatan : A must visit place in Asia.

by Baba

Last updated on December 14th, 2009 at 09:51 am

Located on the southern slopes of Mount Dhaulagiri in the Baglung District of the Mid-Western Region of Nepal, the small village of Dhorpatan is best known for being the headquarters of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve – a sanctuary for animals where a limited amount of hunting is permitted. A landing strip for light aircraft is available to visitors who choose this method to reach the village, however many visitors enjoy trekking through this very scenic region of Nepal and it is around a four day walk from the town of Balewa in the Baglung District to Dhorpatan. The residents of Dhorpatan make their living primarily through the manufacture of traditional handicrafts and farming with animals. The terrain around Dhorpatan consists of more than 50 percent of pasturelands, as well as alpine and sub-alpine vegetation. Nature lovers will appreciate the abundance of fir, pine and oak trees, as well as the different species of rhododendron growing wild in the area and providing shelter for a variety of animals and birds. During the summer months, herds of up to 80,000 livestock are brought from other areas in the Mid-Western Region of Nepal to graze on the lush pastures around Dhorpatan.

Don’t you want to visit Dhorpatan even after seeing the pictures below ?

Dhorpatan filled with Snow
Lovely view of Dhorpatan at the time of snowfall.

Houses in Dhorpatan at the time of Snowfall.
Houses at Dhorpatan filled with snow.

A Tourist Hunting at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
A tourist ready to shoot at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
Trekking Route at Dhorpatan.
Trekking Route at Dhorpatan.
Houses at Dhorpatan
Dhorpatan village on a sunny day.

Especial thanks to K.B Magar (Photographer).

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Kukri October 31, 2009 at 9:07 am

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing to us.


Dr Kashi Ram Kunwar January 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Yes Dhorpatan is a Uttah of Nepal, Ooty and Manali of India and I suppose it is more than that .
One will miss his half of life if he does not go there. Please visit Dhorpatan & advise to visit .
I will also advise friends to go through this website if baba does not mind. You can also watch this site :


Dr Kashi Ram Kunwar January 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm

hi ,
I wand to send some photos. plese guide me how can i send photos to be included ?


Nepal Craft June 7, 2010 at 6:25 am

Hello Mr. Baba, It is so great to see such informative posting. Great pictures and nicely presented…All the best for the days to come…!


prakash subedi July 23, 2010 at 8:37 am



Thu Nguyen August 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Nepal is beautiful! I love that the mountains and snow are vast and open. With that, the fresh air is wonderful. Thanks for the beautiful pics. 🙂


kamal jaisi October 8, 2010 at 5:19 am

my place is very beautiful place n too beautiful is dhorpatan and burtibang bobang areas ok


subash gyawali May 7, 2011 at 4:30 am

we dhaulagirien feels proud to be associated with this name DHORPATAN. its our identity and boon. we must unite for its comprehensive progress, sustainable development and to uplift the living standard of locals.. i think integrated program is required.. so all r request to think ani contribute from ones sides………….


meenu tamang May 18, 2011 at 3:48 am

first of all great job baba its a big pleasure to heard your work.in my opinion,dhorpatan needs more protection.for instance,we should keep clean riverside and for dat we can only move horse,peoples” with doko so dat we can keep clean riverside,similarly we have to bring briliant,dedicated youngster so that it can help to welcome our tourist n we can earn foreign currency dat means nepal”s economic condition will b raised.


namgyal June 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Hello there ,
thanks for posting pic and information about Dhorpatan.I am Namgyal born in Dhorpatan.I love dhorpatan .


Tek Gurung July 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Dear Baba,
I am very thankful to you that i got chance to see the gorgeous pictures of my birth place Dhorpatan, is so phenomenal and incredible view which completely changed my feeling in to serenity level, you know what i am talking about….is all about how beauty this place, literally it’s a piece of heaven. I love Dhorpatan more than anything….


BISHAL THAPA MAGAR October 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Yes Dhorpatan is very beautiful palace.My birth place Dhorpatan is very peaceful place in dhaulagiri zone..i love dhorpatan


Tek Bahadur Gharti February 12, 2012 at 12:36 am

nice village dhorpatan with


hari kc March 30, 2012 at 1:59 am

very beautyful dh0rpatan i want to visit


Jitendra Gurung April 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

Actually Dhorpatan is very beautiful place.It needs to promote for the tourist trade all over the world.I heartily request to all of Nepalese people who are spread all over the world.”Try the best to promote Dhorpatan as a tourist destination which is located in baglung district.It is surrounded by dhorpatan hunting reserve only the hunting reserve in Nepal.


dilli roman bhattachan February 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Dhorpatan is very beautiful place.i been in long time ago.it was 2046 chaitra 24.when late king birendra announced it party system.i were in chhentung with other friend .it was on chatra 26 2046 sal.


Knox, Harry March 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

I had a trip to Dhorpatan last year. It was such a great time I had. Unfortunately, I lost my camara in Thamel, Kathmandu. I lost all the my memory of pictures. I am glad that you added some. It helps me a lot. If you do not, Please send me some of the Dhorpatan picture to the given email. Thank you.



ganga parsad May 9, 2013 at 5:02 am

yes it is true dhorpatan is must visiting place.


ganga parsad May 9, 2013 at 5:04 am

i belong to dhorpatan n i love dhorpatan so much


mohanshress June 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

dhorpaten is good


adai umesh thapa June 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

so nice place my lovlly birth place i love dhorpatan so much like swezerland top of the world


Aayush Niraula July 27, 2013 at 4:22 am

I have seen the pictures of Dhorpatan hunting reserve, your contribution Baba, for the nature lovers is invaluable. Wish you best of luck for the preservation of this hunting reserve. thank you.


deepak kc February 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

Dear Baba Pandey
Every month I publish Travel Nepal , tourism magazine for the promotion of Nepal’s tourism. I want to put your good photo of Dhor patan for an article about hunting in Dhor patan. Your name will be published under the picture. My magazine is available in Thamel bookshop or you can call me for the magazine.
Can I take the photos from your website?
Expecting a positive response from you.
Thank you.
Deepak KC, MD, Travel Nepal


Baba February 22, 2014 at 2:14 am

Sure !


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