Starting PriceUS$ 985 p/p
Duration of Trips07 Days
Location: Annapurna Region
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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.
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi which takes 6 hours.
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 culture.
Day 03Today you trek for six to seven hours for Honey Hunting site.
On the way, you view many natural scenes n the way. You would receive hearty welcome by villagers and can enjoy Gurung culture dances after dinner.
Day 04The day is to enjoy few hours walk 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 05Trek to Khudi which takes six to seven hours. You can enjoy swimming at Natural swimming pool. You go evening walk at Bank of the Marshyangdi River and Khudi stream.
Day 06Drive from Khudi to Kathmandu 6 hrs.
You drive along the Prithivi highway across beautiful villages, colorful peoples, landscapes, all the you drive along the River Valley.
Day 07Free day in Kathmandu for personal activities or final departure
- 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.
- 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
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