Honey hunting is a very old tradition in Nepal, mainly in the central Himalayan region. You can witness the exceptional skills of the local hunters hanging themselves from high cliffs using bamboo ladders and ropes. This traditional practice is done in the lush hills of central Nepal twice a year. Therefore, this tour also occurs twice a year where you get to experience the unique way of honey hunting.
Honey hunting takes you to the beautiful village of Ghale Gaon. It is located to the east of the famous treks like ABC Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Honey hunting is done Thaku Bhir where you can find local hanging on the cliffs with help of a bamboo ladder and homemade ropes. Furthermore, you also visit the Gurung heritage sites, gompas, and watch the surreal views of the Himalayas.
Firstly, you’ll arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and drive to Besisahar via Prithvi Highway. Then, you’ll trek west towards Ghale Gaon through the forested trails. You’ll reach Ghale Gaon and stop by at one of the local homestays. You explore the local Gurung village and see the sunset and enjoy cultural dance in the evening. Further, you’ll trek to Bhujung which is the largest Gurung settlement in the entire country. You’ll rest in homestay and enjoy the typical Nepali dinner. Finally, you head to the hunting site, Thaku Bhir, the next day. You’ll stay in the camp and watch the beautiful cliffs filled with honey hives. Next, you’ll watch the locals hunt honey with utmost care and expertise. Lastly, you retrace your path to Besisahar via Bhujung and drive back to Kathmandu.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the seasons honey hunting is done in Nepal. Thus, these seasons also guarantee the best views. The trip is an easy one and a decent physical shape is enough to do the trip.
We, at Trek Central Nepal, provide you with comfortable transportation and nice lodging and dining during the trek. Moreover, we provide you with experienced guides and porters.
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Besishahar
Day 03: Trek to Ghalegaun
Day 04: Trek to Bhujung
Day 05: Trek to Thaku Bhir (Hunting Place): Camping
Day 06: Watch Honey Hunting: Camping
Day 08: Trek to Besisahar
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure day