Honey Hunting is the age-old tradition in some mountain areas of Nepal. This is a tradition to collect the wild honey from the hive hanging on a rock hill. Honey This is the real and frequent activity of indigenous Gurung and Magar Community in Bhujung and Pasgaon for honey hunting from which they are able to solve their problem of bread and butter. The hives are made in the rock at height about 300-400 meters from the ground by the indigenous wild bees. The locals celebrate the honey hunting as a festival by offering flowers, grains and sheep to the God before hunting. The leader of the hunter drop 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. While one going to enjoy with the honey hunting they can enjoy with the Nepal's natural, cultural beauty and Himalayan view at the same time.
This ancestral job of honey hunting still continues in many remote villages of Nepal while offering high tourism potential. A large section of travelers are increasingly showing their interest in honey hunting thereby ensuring staple sources of local revenue generation, besides Ghalegoan Bhujung and the hole of Annapurna region, Dhading and Jharlang across Ganesh Himal Arun valley in Makalu and other trekking areas have become Popular for honey hunting, a new tourist activity but in Nepal except Bhujung area of Annapurna region, special package of Honey hunting for tourist is not developed yet. Nerveless few lucky tourist get chance to observe honey hunting on spot while traveling along the trekking routes. There are myriad be nests found in the inner and outer rings of different trekking areas which if professionally scientifically and technically managed, provides an immense potentiality of promoting honey hunting as an add- on product.
- Activity: Trekking
- Duration: 10 Days
- Grade: Normal
- Highest Alt:
- Trek Type: Hotel / Tea house / Camping
- Best Season: March-April-May
- Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
- Hotel accommodation of BB Plan in Kathmandu
- 3 typical Local meals a day (B, L, D with tea or coffee) in Teahouse/Home stay.
- Accommodation in a local house as paying guest (Home Stay).
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
- Guide and Porters as required.
- Honey hunting adventure arranged with Local People.
- All necessary paper works, our Service charge and Government Taxes.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
- Staff Insurance and Salary.
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Personal Trekking equipment.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters.
- internet access during the trip.