Honey Hunting Tour
Honey Hunting is the age-old tradition in some mountain areas of Nepal. This is a tradition twice (spring and autumn) a year to collect the wild honey from the hive hanging on a rock hill. This typical adventurer tradition is now promoted as a touristic activity during the Hunting Period. The hives are made in the rock at height about 300-400 meters from the ground by the indigenous wild bees. The locals celebrate the honey hunting as a festival by offering flowers, grains and sheep to the God before hunting. The leader of the hunter drop down from the top of the rock by the bamboo ropes’ ladder while others help him to collect the honey, relay the basket and hold a rope correctly. While one going to enjoy with the honey hunting they can enjoy with the Nepal's natural, cultural beauty and Himalayan view at the same time.
Snowy Horizon with connection of Local people in the area is ready to organize the trip for interested adventurer foreign people and offer the cultural village (Home Stay) tour nearby the spot. For reservation you are suggested to book in advance to confirm the actual celebration day of honey hunting. We specially arrange this trip in Lamjung nearby Ghan Pokhara the famous cultural Village.
This Honey Hunting Tour is also combined with a cultural and historical Kathmandu valley tour with in your short and sweet one week time frame.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and situated in a valley, approximately at a height of 1350m surrounded by four major mountains namely Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. The city is the gateway to Nepal Tourism and the centre of the country’s economy. Its history dates back to over 2000 years ago and it was on the ancient trade route between India and Tibet which caused a fusion of artistic and architectural traditions of other cultures that can be witnessed even today. Pashupatinath
Pashupatinath is Nepal’s most important Hindu temple and stands on the banks of
the holy Bagmati River. The famous temple is located 100m away from the end of
the runway at Kathmandu’s International Airport and is a powerhouse of Hindu
spiritual power to where, millions of devotees of lord Shiva and Sadhus flock
from across the entire sub-continent and worldwide. Non-Hindus cannot enter the
main temples but the surrounding complex of Shaivite shrines, Lingams and Ghats
(stone steps) is fascinating and definitely worth the visit.
Famed for its Stupa largest in Asia, Bouddhanath pulsates with life as
thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the
dome beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha. This is one of the few places in
the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfettered. The
lanes around the Stupa are crammed with Monasteries and workshops that make
butter lamps, ceremonial horns, Tibetan drums, singing bowls, and plumed hats
for Lamas and other essential Buddhist paraphernalia.
Swoyambhunath is a place that offers one of the definitive experiences in Kathmandu. This sacred locale, a monkey temple, is always mobbed by monkeys and is a chaotic jumble of Hindu and Buddhist iconography. A gleaming white Stupa makes for its centre and is topped by a gilded spire painted with the eyes of the Buddha. What makes it an absorbing experience are the ancient carvings made into every spare inch of space and the smell of incense and butter lamps hanging heavy in the air.
In history, Durbar square was the king’s palace of ruling and it is here that kings were crowned and their undisputed authority legitimized. Today, it is the traditional heart of the old town and still boasts of some of the world’s most spectacular architecture. The entire square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is made up of three loosely linked squares and many terraced platforms which make for a great spot to view Kathmandu in motion.
The stone circa of 8th century of sleeping Narayana (God Vishnu) with the larger size than human life body, on the coils of cosmic serpent on the infinite ocean from which the world emerges located in the North part from central Kathmandu in Nepal is known as Budhanilakantha. The Lord is shown lying down on a thousand-headed snake named Shesha Nag (Ananta- Nag) means timeless or ageless snake. “This primal insight into the dreamlike nature of the world of appearances has an oddly contemporary resonance given the direction of modern scientific thought.
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Khudi via Besisahar Drive
Day 03: Trek to Honey Hunting Site and Ghan Pokhara Home Stay
Day 04: Explore Ghan Pokhara and Enjoy Honey Hunting
Day 05: Trek to Khudi and Drive to Kathmandu
Day 06: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 07: Final departure to your port of destination
Face of the Trip
Tour Name: Honey Hunting Tour
Best season: Spring
Grade: Soft Adventure
Transportation: Flight- tourist bus / private Vehicles.
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Resort
Places to visit: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lamjung
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Group Size: Min.1 to Max 12 persons in a group
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