Honey Hunting

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  • Starting PriceUS$ 985 p/p

  • Duration of Trips07 Days

  • Location: Annapurna Region

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Honey Hunting

Across Himalaya offers exciting honey hunting tours in the beautiful Nepal Himalayas. Honey hunting is an age-old tradition in Nepal, and local honey hunters demonstrate their exceptional skills and bravery by hanging from cliffs as high as 300 meters using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes to harvest honeycombs. These skilled individuals put their lives on the line every day to earn a living, and tourists can witness this tradition and experience the culture of the local people while trekking in the Himalayan foothills.

Twice a year, teams of men gather around the cliffs in central Nepal that are home to the world's largest honeybee, Apis laborious. These men come to harvest the Himalayan cliff bee's honey using ancient techniques that have been passed down for generations. The trekking routes to and from the honey bee hives offer breathtaking views of the Nepali landscape and wildlife, allowing visitors to take in the beauty and magnificence of the region.

The most popular destinations for honey hunting in Nepal are located in Bhujung, Nai Chi, Pasgaon, Naya Gaun, Ludhi, Lamjung and Dare. Tourists will be amazed at the speed and courage of the honey hunters, who risk their lives to earn a living, and will appreciate the ancient techniques still in use today. If you're looking for an adrenaline-pumped adventure and the opportunity to experience traditional culture, consider joining Across Himalaya on a honey hunting tour in the Nepal Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar, 5–6 hrs.

You drive along the Prithvi highway across beautiful villages, local people, and landscapes and all the way you drive along the river valley. Arrive at Lamjung and become at ease with the beautiful landscape. You will be accompanied by one of our local guides, who will then brief you on the journey ahead.

Day 03Drive or trek from Besishahar to Ghale Gaun (1800m) (4 to 5 hours of walking).

You would receive hearty welcome by villagers and can enjoy Gurung culture dances after dinner.

Day 04Planning and exploration for honey hunting.

Day 05Mad Honey hunting day

Day 06Explore the Annapurna range before returning to Besishahar

Day 07Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning.

You drive along the Prithivi highway across beautiful villages, colorful peoples, landscapes, all the you drive along the River Valley.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
    • Hotel in Kathmandu on (BB Basis)
    • Tea-house / home stay accommodation during the honey hunting tour
    • Hiking guide, honey hunter expert with honey hunting crews
    • Meals three times during the tour ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
    • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the tour by Bus/Jeep,
      private transportation on clients requirement and budget.

Cost Excludes

    • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses-laundry, Telephone, Tea/coffee, alcoholic beverages, tips for guide
    • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost
    • Extra cost for if in case tour effected by natural calamities
    • Personal equipments for the tour
Note: Fix departure on 1st Octover 2023

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