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Overview

“Encounter with wild bees and honey from the hive hanging on a rock hill as a typical adventure and the local village tradition on their own way with the plan of our Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal.”

Honey Hunting is an 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 as the Honey Hunting Tour. The hives are made in the rock at a height of about 300-400 meters from the ground by the indigenous wild bees. The locals celebrate honey hunting as a festival by offering flowers, grains, and sheep to God before hunting. The leader of the hunter drops 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 the honey hunting they can enjoy Nepal's natural, cultural beauty and Himalayan view at the same time.

Snowy Horizon with the 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 or teahouse) tour nearby the spot. You are suggested to book in advance to confirm the actual celebration day of honey hunting. We specially arrange the Honey Hunting Tours in Lamjung near Ghan Pokhara the famous cultural Village, or Landruk, a gateway of Annapurna area trekking. Contact us for an alternative honey hunting itinerary if you are interested.

The Honey Hunting Tour is also combined with a cultural and historical Kathmandu valley tour within your short and sweet one-week time duration, which includes Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Durbar Square in Kathmandu and another touristic city Pokhara.

Day-to-Day itinerary:

Day 01:Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

The representative of Snowy Horizon assists to give you reception at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to check-in at the pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu for BB Plan overnight accommodation.

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi overnight lodge.

Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi (790m) via Besishahar along the Prithvi Highway, which takes about eight hours and overnight at teahouse.

Day 03:Trek to Ghanpokhara village Home Stay at Honey Hunting Site.

In the morning after breakfast trek to the honey hunting site which takes 2-3 hours from Khudi, where local villagers will welcome you with an open heart. Enjoy hunting honey and trek to Ghanpokhara for overnight at Homestay Village Tour Program.

Day 04:Explore Ghan Pokhara and Enjoy the Honey Hunting day trip.

The next day morning after breakfast, visit the honey-hunting site, and enjoy the program. In the evening, you will enjoy cultural dances performed by local Gurung people in Ghanpokhara and overnight at the same Home Stay.

Day 05:Trek to Khudi, drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

After breakfast, trek back to Khudi and then drive to Kathmandu via Prithivi Highway, this takes about eight hours to drive and then transfer to the hotel.

Day 06:Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

After having breakfast at about 9 AM you will be taken to visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), and the historic heritage site “The Kathmandu Durbar Square” accompanied by Kumari the Living Goddess; overnight at hotel on BB Plan.

Day 07:Final departure to your port of destination

The trip ends. Snowy Horizon Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International airport for your final departure from Nepal to your port of destination.

Day-to-Day itinerary:

Day 01:Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

The representative of Snowy Horizon assists to give you reception at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to check-in at the pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu for BB Plan overnight accommodation.

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi overnight lodge.

Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi (790m) via Besishahar along the Prithvi Highway, which takes about eight hours and overnight at teahouse.

Day 03:Trek to Ghanpokhara village Home Stay at Honey Hunting Site.

In the morning after breakfast trek to the honey hunting site which takes 2-3 hours from Khudi, where local villagers will welcome you with an open heart. Enjoy hunting honey and trek to Ghanpokhara for overnight at Homestay Village Tour Program.

Day 04:Explore Ghan Pokhara and Enjoy the Honey Hunting day trip.

The next day morning after breakfast, visit the honey-hunting site, and enjoy the program. In the evening, you will enjoy cultural dances performed by local Gurung people in Ghanpokhara and overnight at the same Home Stay.

Day 05:Trek to Khudi, drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

After breakfast, trek back to Khudi and then drive to Kathmandu via Prithivi Highway, this takes about eight hours to drive and then transfer to the hotel.

Day 06:Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

After having breakfast at about 9 AM you will be taken to visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), and the historic heritage site “The Kathmandu Durbar Square” accompanied by Kumari the Living Goddess; overnight at hotel on BB Plan.

Day 07:Final departure to your port of destination

The trip ends. Snowy Horizon Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International airport for your final departure from Nepal to your port of destination.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation on BB Plan in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu-Khudi-Kathmandu surface/private transport service.
  • 3 typical Local meals a day (B, L, D with tea or coffee) in teahouse/Homestay.
  • Accommodation in a local house as paying guest (Home Stay) in Ghan Pokhara.
  • ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Necessary guide and porter during the honey hunting trip period.
  • Honey hunting adventure arranged with local people.
  • One full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Private car and English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • All necessary paper works, our Service charge, and Government Taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon special gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina).

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue and evacuation.
  • All personal nature expenses and trekking gears.
  • Airfare international flights if required.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, visa issuance is easy upon arrival.  
  • Beverages, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internet use.
  • Items and activities are not mentioned in the “Package Include” section.
  • Tips, gifts, and souvenirs.

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per the needs and time frame of members.
  • The cost will be re-calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as per the traveler’s request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of the number of guides or porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call us.
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Easy
  • Elevation: 3210m
  • Location: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lamjung
  • Season: Spring
  • Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
  • Group Size: Unlimited
Tour FAQs

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the base camp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.