Nepal Honey Hunting Tour
Nepal Honey Hunting Tour, the collection of Honey from the nests of wild Bees built on steep cliffs is an age-old tradition. Local honey hunters show their exceptional skills by hanging themselves from cliffs as high as 300 meters using Bamboo ladders and hemp ropes, while harvesting the honeycombs. Everyone is thrilled to watch honey hunters at work. One has to trek in the foothills of the Annapurnas to see the spectacular honey hunting on the steep bee cliffs. Be welcomed by the Gurung people and learn about their traditions and customs. These holidays give you the opportunity to view traditions and cultures. See them while you trek in the foothills of The Himalayas. We organize this kind of honey hunting tour as a part of trekking. This is a camping Trek including Honey Hunting. With the well experienced honey hunters, we have, to do the job; one will enjoy this honey hunting trip. This is one of the best adventure holiday packages which let us discover local tradition and know the values of culture that are present in Nepal along with Himalayan trail experience. Don't forget to bring your camera!!
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By surfing on the Internet, the Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks & Expedition is the only agent that I found who can organize this kind of honey-hunting trip, that's why we contacted them, and we found them doing a great job of guiding us through the magnificent villages and wonderful views before reaching the hunting site. Even though we camp all the way, but their team of porters takes good care of everything from the camp setting and nice cooking. We enjoyed a great deal. This honey-hunting tour allows us to witness the wonderful and mythical practice of Gurung people's still thriving hunting skill that is almost finished in other parts of the world. And the honey hunters village 'Bhujung' is the one of the most beautiful village I ever seen, not to mention the hospitality of the local people. Can only say that I left my heart in Bhujung.
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Nepal Honey Hunting Tour
[Day 01 ] Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m), meet our representative and transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel.
[Day 02 ] Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Swayambhu/Kathmandu Durbar/Patan
[Day 03 ] Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar, Overnight at Guest House
[Day 04 ] Trek Besishahar to Ghalegaun, Overnight at Tented Camp
[Day 05 ] Trek Ghalegaun to Bhujung, Overnight at Tented Camp
[Day 06 ] Trek Bhujung to Thaku Bhir, Overnight at Tented Camp
[Day 07 ] Thaku Bhir, Overnight at Tented Camp
[Day 08 ] Thaku Bhir, Overnight at Tented Camp
[Day 09 ] Thaku Bhir - Bhujung, Overnight at Tented Camp
[Day 10 ] Trek back from Bhujung to Besishahar, Overnight at Guest House
[Day 11 ] Drive Besishahar to Kathmandu, Overnight in Hotel
[Day 12 ] Departure for your onward destination
Nepal Honey Hunting Tour
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Short Briefing of your tour will be given. Check in to the Hotel. Rest for free Afternoon. In the evening, we take part in typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances. O/n at Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Swayambhu/Kathmandu Durbar/Patan
After Breakfast, you will take a sightseeing tour of;
Patan City: The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town.
Swayambhunath: Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu, stands the great Buddhist Stupa. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri mystically discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind. Swayambhunath, which is also popularly referred as a Monkey Temple is best view point for the entire Kathmandu valley as well.
Kathmandu City: Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishment. The complex of palaces, Legendary Kasthamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Palace and many other shrines, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people. Kathmandu Durbar Square is extravagantly popular for being the Living Goddess Kumari where one can have the golden opportunity to get the audience of the goddess, the Human Being literally been worshiped as a God as similar as the idol in the temple.
(All above site are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO)
Day 03 Kathmandu - Besishahar
After Breakfast, you drive to Besishahar through Prithivi Highway and facing the view of Marsyangdi River which is approximately 5 hrs drive. O/n at hotel.
Day 04 Besishahar - Ghalegaun
After Breakfast, you trek through some interesting villages. Freshly made Lunch will be prepared by our well experienced cook. After Lunch, you slowly trek to your 1st day camp called Ghalegaun. Ghalegaun is purely Gurung Village which carry history of Gurung people. (6-7hr trek).O/n at Tented Camp.
Day 05 Ghalegaun - Bhujung
From Ghalegaun, you reach to another Gurung Village called Bhujung. After 3 hrs hike through Villages, lunch will be prepared by our team. This is a short trek day. O/n Camp.
Day 06 Bhujung - Thaku Bhir
From Bhujung, you move to the place called Thaku Bhir where the Honey Hunting job will be done by well experienced local Honey hunters. O/n camping.
Day 07 Thakur Bhir
You will watch how Honey Hunting is carried by the honey hunters. Hunters will start by praying and giving sacrifice of goat to the god. Then they will start the process of hunting. O/n camping.
Day 08 Thaku Bhir
You will watch Honey Hunting whole day. One can fully enjoy these Hunting activities.
Day 09 Thaku Bhir - Bhujung
You trek back to Bhujung. O/n Tented Camp.
Day 10 Bhujung - Besishahar
You trek back to Besishahar which is approx. 6 hrs of trek. O/n at Camp.
Day 11 Besishahar - Kathmandu
After Breakfast, you drive back to Kathmandu (5hrs drive). O/n at Hotel.
Day 12 Departure
Transfer to Airport for your final departure.
Trip Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Total Nights in Kathmandu: 3 nights
Trip Grade: Easy
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 5 hrs
Minimum Group Size: 1 Person & above
Activities: Tour, Tour and Trekking
Meals during Trip: Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation: Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Domestic Flights
Best Travel season: March - June, September - December, other months are also suitable
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Besisahar, Ghalegaun, Bhujung, Thaku Bhir, Bhujung, Besisahar, Kathmandu
Clothing and equipments
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
8. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
10. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
Equipments and Accessories
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
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Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge
Trip Type:Honey Hunting Tour
Trip Region: Lamjung
Trekking Duration: 5days
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