Honey Hunting Tour

Trip Description

Honey hunting is a tradition profession of many indigenous communities in Nepal. It is an age old profession of some of the communities primarily of Gurung and Magar, residing in Bhujung and Pasgoun in central Nepal alongside of Annapurna region. The honey hunting is really an adventurous activity observed like a festival in the aforementioned villages. Indigenous communities first worship to the nature before hunting, starting from praying to dancing and having delicious foods. Generally, the honey hunting is performed two times in one year one in spring, and another in autumn. Honey hunting is not one man job, it is a team work. Therefore, the villagers gather, pray around the cliffs that are home to the honeybees. The cliffs in Nepal are regarded to be the home of the world´s largest honeybees, Apis Laboriosa.

During the honey hunting, the leader fixes the ladder with a rope over the branches or trees above the cliffs and then the fire is lit at the base of the cliff to smoke the bees from their honeycombs, and then, a leader of honey hunting drops down from the top of the rock by the bamboo ropes ladder while others help him to collect the honey, relay the basket and hold a rope correctly. The honey hunting is really worth watching. Therefore, if you are wishing to participate in the honey hunting activity, feel free to contact Thin Air Adventure Team.
 

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.
 
Day 06: Departure to your Home 

Cost Includes

  •  Airport pickup and drop
  • All land transfer as per itinerary.
  • Three star level accommodation with B/B Plan in Kathmandu
  • Honey hunting local permit, National Park or conservation entry permit fees & TIMS
  • Best available twin sharing accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  • Tea / coffee
  • Hot shower during trek
  • All necessary equipments for Honey hunting   
  • 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.

Cost Excludes

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

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