Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal Honey Hunting Tour
Nepal is not only famous for trekking and climbing in the high mountains but is also place for the honey hunting. In Nepal, honey hunting has been practiced for thousands of years and is a vital part of Nepali culture. Besides being an economic activity harvesting cliff honey, honey hunting also involves special rituals and satisfies the leisure requirements of isolated mountain people
Honey Hunting is the real and frequent activity of indigenous Gurung and Magar Community. The most popular honey hunting destinations are located in Bhujung, Nai Chi, Pasgaon, Naya Gaun, Ludhi and Dare. This ancestral job of honey hunting still continues in many other remote villages of Nepal while offering high tourism potential.
What makes honey hunting tour more interesting?
Honey hunting is interesting, challenging and adventurous tourism activity. These bees of Apis Labonosa family construct their hives on the cliffs of the country’s foothills, and watching the honey hunters at work is woe inspiring sight to be seen. Due to the location of the bee hives, honey hunters make use of rope ladders and baskets to get to the combs after the bees have been flushed out with smoke by lighting a fire underneath the hives. The direct experience remains memorable.
The trekking routes to and from the honey bee hives are breathtaking. It enables visitors to take in the beauty and magnificence of the Nepali landscape and wildlife. Thus, it adds more color on our delight.
Honey Hunting Tour Package Itinerary
Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport:
We will meet you in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you find yourself fresh, we will invite you to visit our office and provide you with brief information about your trek program. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items such as National Park Permits etc.
Day 02: A full days sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
After breakfast our guide will accompany you on tour of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You will also visit Swyambhunath, a 2000 year old temple which is popularly known as monkey temple. Moreover, you will enjoy Patan City which is famous for its fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and likely to take a leisurely stroll through the famous Durbar Square.
Day 3: Kathmand to Khudi
After 4 hours drive from Kathmandu you will arrive at Vimal Nagar where you can visit Siddha cave (the biggest cave in Asia). 3 hours of additional drive from Siddha cave takes you to Khudi. In the evening, you will enjoy slight show programme about cliff honey hunting. At night you will stay at Khudi.
Day 4: Khudi to Base camp Village
This is the point from where you start trek for Honey hunting village site. You can see beautiful natural panorama on the way. Moreover, Villagers welcome you by Gurung cultural dance after dinner.
Day 5: Day to enjoy honey hunting
This is the day for you to enjoy thrilling honey hunting programme at cliff. Finally you will return back to Base camp village.
Day 6: Trek back to Khudi:
As you trek back to Khudi, the stream invites you to swim at natural swimming pool. You are more likely to enjoy your walk through the bank of Marshyangdi River. At night you will stay at khudi.
Day 7: Khudi to Kathmandu:
Finally you drive back to Kathmandu. It will take about 7 hours drive to Kathmandu.