Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. The reserve spreads over three districts including Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung within the Dhaulagiri range. Established in 1987 it covers an area of 1,325 km2 in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal in the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts. It ranges from elevation of 2850 to 5500 meters above the sea level. On its northern boundary are the Putha, Churen and Gurja himalayan mountains.
Dhor means an open and patan a grassland. Features of Wild animals, forest, pasturel and snow-clad mountain are features of Dhorpatan. Musk deer and blue sheep and other animals are permitted to hunt in the the reserve. The hunter can take animal's horn as a trophy with him.
Uttarganga is in the corner in front of the reserve headquarters. According to Hindu mythology, bathing in the north Ganges is sacred. It is believed that if a deceased’s ashes are laid in the Ganges, their soul will be transported to heaven. Uttarganga at the corner in front of the reserve headquarters.
There is a Dhor Barah temple in Uttarganga where fairs are held on Baishakhe Purnima and Janai Purnima. Pakhathar Community Homestay is running in 5 houses of Dhorpatan Municipality-9 near the reserve headquarters. The homestay has been operating since April 2019, which can accommodate 50 people at a time. Guests are entertained in the evening with Jhyaure dance performances on request.
Kathmandu-Pokhara is 200 km, takes 6 hours by bus. Pokhara-Baglung is 72 km, takes two hours by bus. Baglung-Burtibang 90 km, takes three hours by bus. Burtibang-Dhorpatan 26 km, takes two hours by jeep.