Honey Hunting is referred as gathering of honey from colonies of wild bees. It is one of the most ancient human activities and is still practised in Nepal for business and tourism too. The country is famous for honey hunting too. This is because it is rich in large varieties and species of bees.
Honey Hunting is the real and rare activity of Gurung and Magar communities. Bhujung and Pasgaon are precisely chosen for honey hunting in Nepal. The activity is practised in several villages of the country and provides a strong potential in tourism industry. The most ancient known honey hunters are tribe of Mongols in Nepal. Since then, the practice has been followed down through generation by generation.
During honey hunting , bees of the colonies are driven away by use of smoke. With required equipments and safety tools, the honeycomb is carefully separated from the base. Honey hunters make sure that the bees do not inject them. Some species of bees leave venom after puncturing the human skin leaving human blood infected. After gaining the honeycomb, honey is extracted this can be used for various purposes including a use as medicine too.
Nepal Honey hunting tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will be warmly greeted by our representatives and you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight in hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley [1,338m/4,389ft]. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03: Drive to Khudi [1,131m/3,711ft] via Besisahar [820m/2,69ft] along the Prithivi highway. Join Gurung cultural programme arranged by local inhabitants. Overnight at Lodge
Day 04: After breakfast, trek to honey hunting site where you will be welcomed by local villagers. Overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Next day morning visit the honey hunting site & enjoy the program. In the evening you will enjoy cultural dances performed by local Gurung people.
Day 06: Drive back to Khudi and drive to Pokhara [827m/2,713ft]. Transfer to hotel. Visit Lake Site in the evening
Day 07: Sightseeing of Pokhara city which includes caves [Mahendra cave, Bat cave and Gupteshwor cave], Museums [Mountaineering museum, Gorkha soldier museum] sacred places [Bindabashini Temple, Jal Baharahi, world peace Stupa]. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 08: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening in traditional Nepali restaurant
Day 09: Final departure to your destination