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Honey hunting in Nepal is an old tradition that has been kept alive till now by the Gurung and Magar community in the remote villages of Bhujung Pagan, Naya Gain, Ludhi, and Dare. Honey hunting has been adapted by the locals as the profession for hundreds of years. Honey hunting is yet followed by those communities of people risking their lives while hunting for the wild honey without proper equipment.
Honey hunting is done two times in a year when honey hunters come together. These wild honey hunters in Nepal hang in a single rope without any safety harness or any other safety measures. One must be proficient in rock climbing to extract the wild honey from hives in the cliff as high as 3000 meters using bamboo ladders prepared to be stung by wild bees.
While a tradition, honey hunting in Nepal is also done for the medicinal values of honey. Honey consumption helps to improve your immunity power and supports metabolism. Consumption of honey also helps to maintain your body temperature which is noteworthy if you are Himalayan native. No big surprise these locals risk their lives for this delicious fluid. Additionally, this organic honey is widely famous and earns them their living.
Honey hunting trip in Nepal is wonderful off the beaten trek to get acquainted with the culture, ancient profession and the spectacular views of Annapurna. Furthermore, you will get to taste the organic honey, some of them also call it mad honey.
Honey hunting in Nepal can only be done on certain months that include March/April or September/October/November. So, if you are excited and brave enough to witness honey hunting you can book your date.
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You have seen them on TV, magazines, and internet and wondered how the honey hunters do their job in real life. If you wish to be a part of the hunting group to witness these brave people risking their lives to steal honey from wild bees, and you love trekking, then this trip is just the right program for your next visit, you will trek in the lap of Annapurna and see the hunters do their job effortlessly leaving you amazed with their skills, bravery and not to forget their hospitality. So give a chance to these local people to serve your queries and fascination and leave you in awe for their beautiful culture and hospitality.