Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal
Honey Hunting - Overview
Honey hunting tour in Nepal is becoming an amazing experience for adventure seekers. The wild bees in the high cliffs of rock is hunted by the local experts. People with good knowledge of rock climbing and interest to honey hunt can get involved in this adventure activity.
Wild bee honey hunting is age old tradition in Nepal perform by some communities. . In the past, people used to organize religious ceremony before collecting honey to protect themselves from the attack of honeybees and any misshapen. Worship was organized also to respect the hard work of honeybees and their contribution to the survival of human beings.
The highly rich source of protein, vitamins and other medical chemicals is the major reason to collect honey.
We have projected a honey hunting tour in Nepal for interested foreigners. It is organize for filming propose also. Interest honey hunters can do the honey hunting with the help of local communities in Nepal. We arrange all the requirements for the honey hunting. The wild honeybees make the beehives in the high rock. The hanging beehives collect by the help of ropes, bucket and the fire.
Early morning or the cold season are best for honey hunting because in the cold, the bees are no so active and they will not bite. It needs involvements of group of people. Some support to hang ropes, some collects honey, some climb the rope ladder to collect honey. The very interesting way of hunting wild bees honey is totally the traditional way of Nepali people. The skill and technique of honey hunting will be interesting topic for foreigners. The honey hunting tour also provides an opportunity to explore the lifestyle of Nepali people, enjoy the landscape and experience the local culture too.
Honey Hunting Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar,well come drinks,2 -3 hour dirt road drive or 2 hour drive and 1.5 hour walk to Honey hunting village. ,welcome by villagers and well come drinks,dinner,rest at tent or Home stay.
Day 03: Breakfast ,1-2 hour adventure walk to cliff site( Nagdi river bank
or Jungle ),viewing the almost 50 meter long height honey Hive cliff and
Hunters activities(put ladder on the way
of honey hive of cliff,smoke use in around of hive from down side,etc),
Heart thrilling honey hunting program(helper hunters passing hunting
materials to main Hunters in cliff,main hunters cuts hive and put in
bamboo pot, helper hunters pull the full honey
pot by ladder from top side of cliff, they repeat this activities many
time, lunch and test fresh Honey, return to village, tea or
coffee, dinner, observe and participant in hunter's family culture,
cultural program, rest( tent or Home stay)
Day 04: Breakfast.1-2 hour walk and 2 hour drive to Besisahar, lunch, and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 05: We will drop you in airport 3hrs before your flight.
and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
Transportation by private vehicle as per Itinerary.
2 Nights 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) if required.
TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
Necessary Guide and Porter during the honey hunting trip period.
Honey hunting adventure arranged with Local People.
English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour by private Vehicles.
All necessary paper works, our Service charge and Government Taxes.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
All Personal nature expenses.
Airfare international flights if required.