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Nepal Honey Hunting

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Trip Overview of Nepal Honey Hunting

Nepal Honey hunting is one of the unique adventure tours that include the fantastic and surprising scene of Nepal with it. Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in honeybee and is a better place for honey hunting. There are at least five different species of Honeybee in Nepal. The wild honey bees make the beehives on the mountains big rocks. This tour can be a challenging tour. If you have knowledge of rock climbing and are brave enough to take the risk. In this tour, We will get the chance of viewing and experiencing the traditional honey harvest of the Gurung people. Honey hunting is a tradition twice (spring and autumn) a year to collect the wild mad honey from the hive hanging on a rock hill.

Enjoy the traditional way of Nepal honey hunting

During our tour, we will see the traditional way of honey hunting with the help of local people. The honey hunters from the different rural areas of Nepal are mostly the tribe of Mongols in Nepal. They are following the tradition of honey hunting. A tradition passed down for generations. The honey is taken as the primary source of sweets in ancient times when there was no sugar produced. Getting the wild honey which lives in steep slope is an age-old tradition. Some of the indigenous Nepali communities like Gurungs and Magars.

Among many mountain cliffs in Nepal, the Budhi Gandaki valley in the Manaslu region and the Cliffs in Annapurna region have a notable presence of wild bee, which makes hive on the vertical slopes of these cliffs. Hunting cliff honey is a dangerous activity.  As it is the risk game so the hunters give the name of the cliffs. They named it by the names of honey hunters who died during honey harvesting.

Nepal honey hunting is a very old tradition in the mountain areas of Nepal. In the past, people used to organize the religious ceremony before collecting honey to protect themselves from the attack of honeybees and any misshapen. The honey hunter from the local village celebrates the honey hunting as a festival by offering flowers, grains, and sheep to God before shooting. The worship is organized to respect the hard work of honeybees and their contribution, to the survival of human beings. Everyone is excited and curious to watch honey hunters working at the cliffs.

Taste the wild mad honey

Honey hunting tour is doing by well experience villagers who hang from cliffs as tall as 300 m with the help of homemade ropes and Bamboo ladders.  The leaders of the hunters collect honey in the bucket from the beehives and pass down to another person. You can also taste the wild honey if you are in the hunting time. This wild honey is used for a medical purpose which still exists and has medicinal value with a great deal of money in the international market.

Nepal Honey hunting tour is still part of traditional livelihood; that is why it is more interesting for tourists to know the Nepali traditional honey hunting knowledge and skills. The trekking routes to and from the honey bee hives are exciting and breathtaking. Nepal honey hunting gives the visitors to take in the beauty and magnificence of the Nepali landscape and wildlife. At the same time, tourists can experience the culture. Thus, it adds more color to our delight. Nepal Honey hunting tour gives you the best  experience of the traditional method of wild honey harvesting and hunting which is worth a visit

Enjoy the honey hunting tour with the best view in the village of Annapurna region

We can arrange a honey hunting tour in different parts of Nepal. We take you to the Annapurna regions one of the best Gurung villages this honey hunting trip. Honey hunting is usually doing in the month of October and November at Autumn and in springtime from Mid April to May. You will stay at the local homestay accommodation during the tour.

We specially arrange the honey hunting tour in Lamjung District nearby the famous Ghale guan village. it is a famous cultural Village. You can ask us for any r alternative honey hunting itinerary if you want to try in different areas.

What to pack for the Nepal honey hunting tour

Honey hunting in Nepal is an easy and short tour, so you can pack your belongings in your day pack. below is the idea for what to take.

Trekking  boot

flip flop/sandals

sleeping bag -10 degree
Socks
walking stick
Shorts
trekking trousers
T-shirt
Wind stopper, warm Jacket
Hat (sun/cold)
Rucksack/backpack with cover Weatherproof pack cover
Head torch
Water bottles
Sunglasses
Sunblock
Raincoat or Umbrella
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes, etc
Some snicker, chocolate, candy

Health & Fitness

Nepal honey hunting tour is a short and easy tour so anybody can go for it. Actually, it is best for families with children and first-time trekkers with limited time. During the hike, we just need to walk in medium altitude (800 m-2500 m) but you must have a normal health condition and average physical fitness. the alternate way there are transport facilities also so if you have any problem you can take a drive back to Kathmandu.

When is the best time for the Nepal honey hunting tour?

Honey hunting in Nepal is not possible throughout the year. We can do the honey hunting in two seasons,  late spring and late autumn. As a result, these are the times when you have most chances to see the hunters at work. We run the tour in 2 times of the year, the best time for honey hunting tour is in October/November and mid-April to May. The local people harvesting their honey in the first during the summer (April to May) and the second time during the Autumn (October o November). Therefore, You can do the trip only in the special time. However, hunting in autumn is more often done in low altitude belt of the Annapurna region and other areas.  If you wanted to see the high altitude honey hunting it is in the spring and it is quite long days trip.

 


Nepal Honey Hunting - Trip Info

Tour Duration: 06 days from arrival to Departure

Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Besisahar, Ghale Gaon, Khudi village

Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for the tour with a good driver, for long drive Tourist Bus.

 Time for Honey Hunting

April to May
November to  December

Passport and Visa

It is easy to get the Nepal visa for travelers, First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries.

 

Currency & Money exchange

While you are doing the Nepal Honey hunting tour for your extra expenses you need Nepali rupees,. Nepal banks notes comes in Rupees  5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and also 10 denominations.  We suggest you exchange only with banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too but the rate is lower there. You can better exchange money changers and in the Bank in the city. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in hotels, trekking agencies or travel agencies, and air tickets.

Power plugs and sockets

Nepal has an electrical voltage of 220-240 volts. It supplies current at 50Mhz. Most of the electric plugs in Nepal are two or three prongs that are in the round shape. During the Himalaya tour in Nepal, you can use 3 types of plugs. Types C, D, and M, Plug type C are with the two round pins, plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type M has three round pins.

Type C:  It is also known as the standard “Euro” plug.

Type D:  Tis socket works in some African and Asian countries with Nepal.

Type M: It also looks like plug D, but with larger pins. This socket only works with plug M.

While you are on the tour you may not able to charge your phone so better you can get the power bank. Hope this will be helpful information for your Nepal family tour.

Trip extension

After completing your Honey hunting in Nepal and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. Nepal is famous for its world’s best trekking trail from day hiking to 2 weeks trek. you can choose any of our trekking packages. If you need extra night hotel services after finish your tour we can arrange it at a reasonable cost. you can do the extra tour in Kathmandu city also or join an-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Nepal Honey Hunting

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you there, after you finish your immigration formalities, you can get a sim card if you need it and we will take you to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight. We will have a short meeting for a briefing about your program. The evening is free at your leisure, you can enjoy the delicious dinner in one of the best restaurants. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Today after having breakfast, you will drive for your honey hunting tour. After 4 hours drive from Kathmandu, you will arrive at Vimal Nagar, where you can visit Siddha cave (the biggest cave in Asia). Then from here, after driving about more 3hrs, you will reach Khudi village. The villagers heartily welcome you. In the evening, have a slide show program about bee hunting.

This is the point from where you start trek for the Honey hunting village site. Today you trek for six to seven hours for the Honey Hunting site. We can see the natural sceneries with spectacular mountain view.

Today you enjoy thrilling honey hunting programs at the cliff. Honey hunter prays before they start. After you enjoy the honey hunting program, return to the base camp village.

Today you’ll retrace your path back to Khudi. On the way, the stream invites you to swim at a natural swimming pool. We can also have a short pleasant walk to the  Marshyangdi River and Khudi stream. Drive back to Kathmandu with a journey of about 7 hrs drive. Transfer to your hotel and spend your free time.

You can extend your trip also with us or if it is your final day here. We will take you to the Airport. We will wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of Nepal and hope to see you again.

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Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by private car.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Guesthouse/homestay accommodation during the honey hunting tour
  • hiking guide, honey hunter expert, honey hunting crews,
  • daily meals during the tour ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • all needed royalties and permits for honey hunting
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Offical paper works, Service charge, and all Government Taxes
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the tour by private vehicle.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get it in Nepa  Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water,
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for tour/ staffs
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    06 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 -10

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel & homestay lodge

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Easy

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