Dhorpatan Trek


The details including the link to photographs/itinerary/waypoints of my Dhorpatan Trek of Western Nepal in April 2017 can be found in my blog post here :-


Summary :
– A journey through the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve – the only hunting reserve in Nepal, famous for Blue Sheep and the Himalayan Thar
– 9 days of remote trekking crossing the Baglung & Myagdi districts in the Dhaulagiri Zone, Rukum district in the Rapti Zone and into the Dolpo District of the Karnali Zone.
– Crossing the Jalja La (~3425 M) from which there are magnificient view of the Gurja Himal (~7200M) and the Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 M), the seventh highest mountain in the world.
– From Dhule (Rukum) to Sahartara (Dolpo), a 3 day wilderness journey – a memorable camping experience.
– The sudden strong winds at the Seng Khola campsite which slightly bent the poles of my tent, and blew down the kitchen and dining tents of another camping group, which could have put a premature end to my trek.
– The fire due to a leaking stove in my tent which I somehow managed to put out without too much serious damage. An incident which could have ended my trek prematurely.
– The snow covered vistas around Phuphal Daha, a beautiful glacial lake, between Seng khola and Purbang.
– Crossing Jang la (~4535 M) to enter from Rukum into Dolpo. This year we were probably the first ones to cross the pass.


Recommended Gear

  • Backpack, Headlamp, Hiking Boots, Hiking Poles, Sleeping Bag, Stove and Fuel, Sunglasses


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