The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is established in 1987 and it covers an area of 1,325 Sq.kms in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal in the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts. The altitude ranges from 2,850 to 5,500 meters.
The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve consists of forests, marshland called Dhor and flat meadows called Patan. Higher elevations remain snow-capped throughout the year. Fifty-eight vascular plants have been recorded as present in the reserve. Flowering plants comprise 36 endemic species. Faunal species comprise 18 mammals including snow leopard, musk deer and blue sheep; 137 birds including koklass pheasant, cheer pheasant and impeyan pheasant; and two herpeto species.