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Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal

Honey Hunting in NepalExtracting honey from rock bees that live in steep slope is an age-old tradition of some of the idegineous Nepali communities like Gurungs and Magars. While the honey hunting as a profession is slowly fading out, it stills retains its traditional glory with a meticulous ritual followed during each honey hunting event.

Local honey hunters show their exceptional skills by danging on steep cliffs as high as 300 meters only using Bamboo ladders and hemp ropes as they collect the honeycombs. It is a thrilling experience to watch the adventurous event.

Honey Hunting in Nepal is frequent in Bhujung and Pasgaon and occasional in many other remote villages of Nepal. It offers a high potential for tourism as more and more tourists are showing interest in watching the event. Thus, a new tourism activity can be promoted in villages like Ghalegaon, Bhujung and the whole of Annapurna region, Dhading and Jharlang around Ganesh Himal, Arun valley and Makalu area and other trekking routes thereby providing an additional source of income at local level.

As of now except Bhujung area of Annapurna region, special packages of Honey hunting for tourists has not been developed. Yet, few lucky tourists sight the honey hunting event in the trekking routes. There are myriad bee nests found in the inner and outer rings of different trekking areas, which if properly managed, provides an immense potential for promoting honey hunting as an add- on product.

Name of the Trail: Nepal Honey Hunting Tour

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Home Stay

Grade: Moderate

Duration: 04 Days

Accommodation: Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Bus/Jeep

Nepal Honey Hunting Tour Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Besishar then again drive continues up to Khudi, which takes 8 hours approximately at all. You drive along the Prithvi highway across beautiful villages, local people, and landscapes and all the way, you drive along the river valley. The tour to Buddha Monasteries and Khudi Bazaar with bring you lot of opportunities to study more about the local people, Ethnic Groups, Lifestyle, and more.

Day 02:The next day the trek will start for six to seven hours for Honey Hunting site. On the way, you view many natural scenes on the way. You would receive hearty welcome by villagers and can enjoy Gurung culture dances after dinner.

Day 03: Next day trek just about an hours for honey hunting site. Honey hunter pray before they start. You can view the Heart Thrilling Honey hunting program at Cliff. After you enjoy honey-hunting program, return back base camp village. In the evening, you will spend few moments enjoying culture dances of mother union.

Day 04: Trek back to Khudi, which takes six to seven hours. if you are interested, You can enjoy swimming at Natural swimming pool. You go evening walk at Bank of the Marshyangdi River and Khudi stream. At evening you will have chance to see various slideshow about the other adventure spots of Nepal like Kanchenjunga, Chitwan National Park and many more.

Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel. Then explore.

Trip Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop.
  • All land transfer as per itinerary .
  • Trekking permit and National Park conservation entry permit fees & TIMS.
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder trekking Guide & each 2 persons 1 porter
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal spending money & All bar bill.
  • Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
  • International Airport Departure tax.