Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is situated in the Dhaulagiri Himal range in Western Nepal. It has expanded the area of 1320 square Kilometer. Reserve is established in 1987Its features are: Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve in Nepal.
The reserve is divided into six blocks for hunting management purposes. The reserve’s elevation ranges from 2,850m to more than 7,000m.
It is characterized by alpine, sub-alpine and high temperate vegetation. Common plant species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. Pasturelands at higher elevations occupy more than 50% of the total reserve area of the reserve. The hunting reserve is one of the prime habitats for blue sheep. Other animals found include leopard, goral, serow, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, wild boar, langur monkey. Endangered animals in the reserve include musk deer, wolf and red panda. The bird species found within the reserve is rich in diversity including several endangered species of pheasants and partridges. Impeyan pheasant, cheer pheasant, Satyr Trapopan, and Himalayan pied woodpecker are the main attraction of the Dhorpatan.