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Honey Hunting Trip in Nepal (8 days)

Trip Code:NET-SIT-HHT

  • Trip Type Honey Hunting
  • Duration 8 days
  • Grade Easy
  • Max.Altitude
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Tourist Bus
Honey Hunting

Honey Hunting

Honey Hunting is exclusively a traditional activity practiced by ethnic Gurung community of Nepal. Honey hunting is so rare and unique that it still remains an isolated event carried out and observed only in few, remote places of Nepal. Ghalegaun, located north west of Kathmandu, in Lamjung district, is one of nearest destination to watch honey hunting. Situated at an altitude of 2100m from sea level, the route to Ghalegaun offers the most spectacular views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
 
The hunting primarily involves extracting honey from massive bee hives nestled in cliffs, that to 200m tall in height, with the help of traditionally weaved rope. To watch this feat performed by local honey experts will be a mesmerizing event of your honey hunting journey. The ropes are generally made out of bamboo, locally resourced from Niyalo and Choya. And locals carry this out only by reading astrological calendar, on auspicious dates. 
 
October/November and May/June are the best seasons to watch Honey Hunting. 
 
Ghalegaun also offers rare Gurung culture and tradition as part of honey hunting program for tourists and visitors. Both lodges and home-stay facility are available in this region. 

 Trip code: NET-SIT-HHT
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 8 days
 Trip Type: Honey Hunting
 Trip Grade: Easy
 Min. Group Size 1
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Tourist Bus
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge/Resort or Accomodation during Trip
  Additional Information

This Trip Can be shorten and added as extended trip to any other Nepal trip packages depending on your interest and available days access days.

Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi 186KM, 6 hrs. You drive along the Prithivi highway across beautiful villages, colorful peoples, landscapes, all the you drive along the River Valley.

Trek from Khudi To Ghalagaun which takes about 6-7hrs trek. After breakfast the trail ascend all the way to Ghalagaun, The trail passes through the beautiful forest, if you are lucky enough you will also get to see some of the wildlife's. This area holds a tremendous potentiality for bird watching. It really can be a birdwatcher's paradise

Observe Honey Hunting In Ghanpokhari & Ghalegaun. It is beautiful place to enjoy breathtaking views of numerous Mountains, it self situated at beautiful mountain, it is populated by Gurung Peoples who have wonderful culture & tradition.

Trek from Ghalegaun to Pasgaun, which takes about 6-7 hrs. After After breakfast your trail descend to Bhujung all the way, After the Bhujung trail ascend to Passgaun.It is long & Hard day trip.

Trek from Pasagaun to Pakharikot Or Nanngdidhar which takes about 5-6hrs. Trail ascends gently through jungles, beautiful waterfalls and the chirpings of the birds. After lunch, it again is a time for an as descends. It is a steep descend for hal fan hrs; one has to ensure that one carries enough water as there is shortage of drinking water. The intense heat, humidity and the direct sunlight striking can really be unbearable.

Trek to Thumsikot, and then drive to Pokhara. Trail descends about 1150 meters and drives approximately 3 hrs by jeep through unpaved Road. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city of Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • One Tour guide
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation during Trip
  • Entry permit for Conservaton Area if needed.
  • First aid kit
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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