Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal
The Honey hunting tour in Nepal is one of the amazing adventure tours. People with good knowledge of rock climbing can easily do honey hunting tours. The wild honeybees make the beehives on the rock, often near the waterfall. There are no other ways to approach the beehives except by climbing with the help of a bamboo ladder or rope. The lead honey hunter collects honey in the bucket from the beehives and passes it 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 a very old tradition in the mountain areas of Nepal. It was the main source of sweets in ancient times when there was no sugar produced. Honey was used for medical purposes, which still exists. In the past, people used to organize religious ceremonies 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 an adventure tour around the world. But in Nepal, where honey hunting is still part of the traditional livelihood. That is why it is more interesting for tourists to learn about the traditional Nepali honey hunting knowledge and skills. Besides, tourists can experience culture, village life, and the beautiful scenery of green hills and the Nepali Himalayas during the honey hunting tour.
We offer a honey hunting trip for tourists who would like to observe the traditional honey hunting in Nepal. We also organize honey hunting trips for the purpose of film and documentary production and research.
Honey Hunting Tour Itinerary
01 Day: Arrival at the Kathmandu airport and drive to hotel with our office representative
02 Day: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
03 Day: About 6 hrs drive to Khudi about 186kms and overnight stay
04 Day: Walk about 7hrs to get the honey hunting site and overnight stay in a local village
05 Day: Observe honey hunting with the village people and Nepali cultural program is performed by the village woman in the evening
06 Day: Trek back to Khudi
07 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu
08 Day: Drive to international airport and to fly back home
Wild honey hunting dates for 2023 are fixed.
Wild honey hunting in Nepal starts on 2nd week of April and ends on last week of June and it is summer season wild honey hunting and winter season wild honey hunting starts on November 1 and ends on December 1, 2023.
If any party or individual is interested in making films, documentaries, or videos, please contact us.
Note: We have various honey hunting sites. So the itinerary of a honey hunting tour depends on the places where the hunting takes place