Honey hunting tour in Nepal is one of the amazing adventure tours and people with good knowledge of rock climbing can easily do honey hunting tour. The wild honeybees make the beehives on the rock, often near by the waterfall. There are no other ways to approach to the beehives, except climbing with the help of bamboo ladder or rope. The lead honey hunter collects honey in the bucket from the beehives and passes down to another person. Honey hunting early in the morning or in the cold is best as in the cold the honeybees are not active and leave the beehives easily.
Honey hunting is very old tradition in the mountain areas of Nepal. It was the main source of sweets in ancient time when there was no sugar produced. Honey was used for medical purpose which still exists. In the past, people used to organize religious ceremony before collecting honey to protect themselves from the attack of honeybees and any misshapen. Right before the hunting, worship takes place to respect the hard work of honeybees and their contribution to the survival of human beings.
The traditional way of honey hunting is taken as adventure tour in the world. But in Nepal, honey hunting is still part of traditional livelihood that is why it is more interesting for the tourists to know the Nepali traditional honey hunting knowledge and skills. Besides, the tourists can experience culture, village life and the beautiful scene of green hills and Nepali Himalayas during honey hunting tour.
We offer honey hunting trip for the tourists who would like to observe the traditional honey hunting in Nepal.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day recreational tour of in Kathmandu valley.
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swoyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflects the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. You can perhaps take relaxed walk through the famous streets.
Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Khudi overnight at guest house.
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. You'll be heartily welcomed by the villagers. At evening have a slide show program about the bee hunting.
Day 4: Khudi to Base camp village.
this is the point from where you start trek for Honey hunting village site. Today you trek for six to seven hours for Honey Hunting site. On the way, you view many natural scenes n the way.
Day 5: Enjoy the honey hunting.
Today you enjoy thrilling honey hunting program at cliff. Honey hunter pray before they start. After you enjoy the honey hunting program, return back to base camp village.
Day 6: Trek back to Khudi.
Today you'll retrace your path back to Khudi. On the way, the stream invites you to swim at natural swimming pool. You go evening walk at Bank of the Marshyangdi River and Khudi stream.
Day 7: Khudi to Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu with a journey of about 7 hrs drive. Transfer to your hotel and rest time you can do shopping.
Day 8: Final Departure.
Departure to your onward destination..