Honey Hunting Tour is one of the most exciting trips in Nepal. The harvesting of honey from the nests of the wild bees perched on rocky cliffs is an age-old custom in Nepal Honey Hunting Tour. The tour is readily undertaken by people who have an interest in wild honey hunting.
The beehives are found on the rock and are frequently near the waterfall. Local honey hunters extract the honeycombs dangling themselves from a cliff as high as 300 meters using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes. Before proceeding with honey hunting, the people prepare a festival by offering flowers, grains, and lambs to God. The worshipping ceremony is also to honor honeybees' tireless efforts and commitment to human existence. The lead honey-hunter gathers honey from the beehives in a basket and passes it down to another person. Honey hunting is best accomplished early in the morning or in the cold when honeybees are inactive and can readily abandon their hives.
Honey hunting is now considered an adventurous tour throughout the world. However, it is still a part of Nepal's traditional livelihood, which is why tourists are more interested in learning about Nepal's traditional honey-hunting expertise and abilities. Moreover, during the tour, you will have an opportunity to learn about culture, rural life, and the stunning scenery of green hills and the Nepali Himalayas which is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
Once you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will meet and greet you. They will drive you to your pre-booked hotel. After the check-in procedure is completed, you can relax at the hotel. Then after a short rest, we will take you to Thamel- the tourist hub of Kathmandu to show you some good restaurants, money exchangers, banks, ATMs, supermarkets, and gear shops. Following a quick exploration, you will be taken to our office for a travel briefing. Overnight in a hotel. If you arrive late today, this tour and trip briefing will be postponed for the next day.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed on the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Pashupatinath Temple: The temple, located by the riverbank of Bagmati River, is a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is designed in a golden pagoda style that is richly carved with silver doors. A large fair is held during the day of Shivaratri, and people/devotees from all around the world come to worship Lord Shiva. Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the largest stupas in the world, located on the eastern side of Kathmandu valley. It stands with four pairs of eyes in each of the four directions, keeping an eye out for good deeds and human prosperity. This magnificent stupa was erected by King Man Deva on the instruction of the Goddess Mani Jogini. The Mahayana Philosophy is reflected in the stupa. After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel, take some rest, and prepare your gear and belongings for the upcoming trip. Overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast, we will start our day with a drive towards Khudi . We will be passing through Vimal Nagar where the biggest cave in Asia, Siddha Cave is situated. We will continue our drive towards Khudi village. Upon our arrival at Khudi, we will be warmly welcomed by the locals. In the evening we will take part in the Gurung Cultural Program organized by locals. Overnight at the local lodge.
After breakfast, we will start our walk towards the village of Honey Hunters located above Bulbule. We will get some beautiful views of the natural sceneries along with the spectacular mountain views on the way. Upon our arrival at the village, we will have some rest, and brief information on honey hunting will be provided to us by the honey hunting guide. In the evening, we will explore the village and stay overnight at the local accommodation.
Today is an adventurous day. We will start our day after breakfast. We will follow the Honey Hunters to the cliff. Before starting the hunting program, the hunter will organize a praying program in which we can take part. Now we will see the total process of Honey Hunting for which different types locally made equipments are used. We will enjoy the thrilling job from the cliff and we can taste the wild honey after the hunting is done. Now we will return back to the village and stay overnight at the local accommodation.
Return to Khudi and proceed for a drive towards Pokhara. After you check into the hotel, you can relax in your hotel room. In the evening, you can spend your time in the lakeside area. Overnight in a hotel.
After a good breakfast in the hotel, we will head for a sightseeing tour in Pokhara. The day includes the sightseeing tour of caves such as Mahendra cave, Bat cave, and Gupteshwor cave, museums such as Mountaineering museum, and Gorkha soldier museum, and sacred places such as Vindabasini Temple, Jal Barahi, and World Peace Stupa. Overnight in a hotel.
On this day we will return to Kathmandu either by flight or by bus (the choice is all yours). In the evening our team will host a farewell dinner party. Join in the party and enjoy yourself. Overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast, you will be taken on a Kathmandu city tour as the city is historical, spiritual, and cultural. You will visit Ason, Kilagal, the Oldest market of New Road, Hidden Stupas, and the Glass bead market of Indrachowk. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which was the administrative quarter of the Malla Kings and Shah Kings who ruled until 2008. Here you get to visit the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”. After touring you return back to your hotel and overnight at the hotel.
The list below outlines the items that must be brought with you during the tour hours. There are a variety of options and brands from which to choose, which can be easily purchased and rented at a reasonable price.
1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow from us if required)
2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow from us if required)
4. Down Jacket (you can borrow from us if required)
5. Fleece liner (you can borrow from us if required)
6. Walking poles (optional, you can borrow from us if required)
7. Water bottle with purification tablets
8. Liquid hand wash
9. Lip guard
10. Sunblock cream
11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include a toilet paper roll in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top
3. Light jacket and vest
4. Wind and rain jacket
5. Shirts and warm shirts
Lower Body- Legs
1. Long and short hiking pants
2. Lightweight and warm long underwear
3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers
1. Thick and thin socks
2. Trekking boots, light shoes, and sandal
1. Passport and extra passport-sized photos (2 copies)
2. Durable wallet/ pouch for travel documents, money, and passport
3. Pocket knife
5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweights.
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture-resistant plastic bags.
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