Be a part of the age-old traditional practice of honey hunting unfolding before your eyes. The intricate details involved in this hunting culture will leave you awestruck. The indigenous tribes of Nepal engage in honey hunting to keep the legacy of their ancestors alive. The exhilarating journey of extracting honey from steep perilous cliffs of the mid-Gandaki Valley in itself is out of this world.
You will have your heart in your hands as you witness the traditional approach of the people of Gurung clan, towards the whole hunting process. The use of locally available resources (bamboo ladders, hemp ropes, etc) that provide a bare minimum protection to the honey hunters is what makes every hunting session dangerous.
This effort behind its extraction is what makes the honey so special. Apart from that, the honey in these mountainous cliffs has many medicinal benefits. Made from the nectars of the wild rhododendrons, it is believed to have psychedelic effects upon consumption.
Let the freshness of the Lamjung district ( Gandaki valley) and its people add new vigour to your holiday. Capture the raw lively view nature provides as you embark in this journey. Experience the adrenaline rushing through you as you witness the adventures of the honey hunters of Nepal.
Best Comment from Our Clients!!
By surfing on the Internet, the Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is the only agent that I found who can organize this kind of honey-hunting trip, that's why we contacted them, and we found them doing a great job of guiding us through the magnificent villages and wonderful views before reaching the hunting site. Even though we camp all the way, but their team of porters takes good care of everything from the camp setting and nice cooking. We enjoyed a great deal. This honey-hunting tour allows us to witness the wonderful and mythical practice of Gurung people's still thriving hunting skill that is almost finished in other parts of the world. And the honey hunters village 'Bhujung' is the one of the most beautiful village I ever seen, not to mention the hospitality of the local people. Can only say that I left my heart in Bhujung.
Jason LIU. (17th May 2006)
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