Honey Hunting Tour

Wilderness and adventerous tour

Duration Duration 8 Days
Meals Meals
  • 7 breakfast
  • 4 Lunch
  • 4 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-nights hotel
  • 4-nights lodge
Activites Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Honey Hunting
Price Reduced US$ 1250 Price Starts From US$ 1090
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3200 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking/Sightseeing
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
2 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Honey Hunting Tour

In Nepal, the Honey Hunting tour is an age-old traditional activity and this will be in practice twice a year; especially in spring and autumn to collect the wild honey by handing it on a rock hill. As it is true that Nepal is rich in honey bees and a better place for honey hunting. The tradition is going to promote as an adventure and touristic activity.

This challenging tour can be more adventurous for those with knowledge of rock climbing and those who are brave to take such risks. There are more than five different species found in Nepal. The nearest destination to watch the honey hunting is Ghalegaun which lies southwest of Kathmandu, in the Lamjung District. The trail to Ghalegaun also offers various spectacular views of the Himalaya Ranges like the snow-capped Annapurna ranges and Manaslu Himal.


Honey Hunting Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites sightseeing
  • Scenic drive to Khudi
  • Mountain Honey Hunting

This traditional way of honey hunting tour is a tradition that has been passed down from the generations to the Indigenous Nepali community like Gurung and Magar in Nepal. Honey is used like sugar in ancient times when there was not any production of sugar.

The honey hunters extract the honey from the unusually massive beehives nestled in a tall rock cliff. To observe this feat performed by the honey hunters will be a very mesmerizing event in your life.  This honey hunting is a hazardous activity, and many hunters have died during these activities as well. Therefore, many cliffs are named and remembered by the name of those dead honey hunters also.

Things to do before Honey Hunting Tour

The locals celebrate this honey hunting tour as one of the festivals also by offering flowers, grains, and sheep to God before hunting. It is also said that the festival was celebrated and worship was organized to respect the hard work of honeybees and their contribution to the survival of human beings. It is a thrilling moment to watch the work of those honey hunters.

The experienced honey hunters climb the rock and hang from cliffs. This is tall around 300m only with the help of their homemade ropes and Bamboo ladders. The leader of the hunters collects the honey in the bucket and passes it to another person. Wild honey has good demand for medical purposes and in the international market too.

Honey Hunting Tour Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

    A warm welcome to you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. After freshening up after your long flight, you will be invited to our office for the needful information for the tour plan. If your arrival would be at night, the same discussion will be in the next day morning during or after your breakfast.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: - Kathmandu Valley Tour and honey hunting preparation

    The next day after breakfast, you will leave for your full-day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit some very pilgrimage and sacred places which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple (a Hindu Temple), Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Boudhanath (the biggest stupa). There are also some historical places to visit like, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, these places are to be known for their fine arts reflecting uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On the way back to the hotel, you can have a gentle walk around the local areas and explore the local lifestyle.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: - Drive to drive (7-8 hours) and overnight there

    After breakfast, you will start the tour of honey hunting. About 4 hour’s drive from Kathmandu, you will arrive at Vimal Nagar to see the Siddha Cave (the biggest cave in Asia). Then, you will again drive ahead and reach Khudi village about 3 hours of the drive. Local villagers will give you a heartily welcome and you will have a slide show program about honey hunting.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 04: - Khudi to Base camp village

    The trek for about 6-7 hours to the honey hunting site will be started from Khudi in the early morning. On the way, you can view many natural scenes.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05: - Enjoy the honey hunting

    As the local honey hunters become ready for the honey hunting, you will be directed to the destination with them and enjoy your thrilling honey hunting program. At the same time, you can see the pray done by Honey hunters before they start. You will return back to the base camp village as the honey hunting program finishes.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 06: - Trek back to Khudi

    After breakfast, you will move back to Khudi. On the way to your destination, some stream invites you to swim and get refreshments at a natural swimming pool. You can go for an evening walk also at the bank of the Marshyangdi River and Khudi stream.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 07: - Khudi to Kathmandu

    The day starts with the drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 7 hours of drive and transfers to your hotel. If you get leisure time, then you can spend it your way.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 08: - Final Departure

    If you are not planning any more days in Nepal, you will be dropped off at the International Airport for your scheduled flight to get back to your home. Wish you a safe and happy journey along with the memory of time spent in Nepal.

    See you again !!!

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport Transfers as per itinerary
    • Full day sightseeing car in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu – Khudi – Kathmandu Jeep
    • Sightseeing entrance fees with tour guides
    • Honey Hunting Tour Activities
    • Wages for honey hunters
    • One guide during the trip
    • Three-times meals from Day 3 to 7
    • Honey Hunting Tour Permit
    • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Company Service charge and applicable tax

What is excluded

    • International airfare, visa fee, and travel insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses like laundry, internet, tipping for driver, guide, hiney hunter, and supporter during your honey hunting tour

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.

    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

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