Honey Hunting Tour is one of the most amazing tours conducted in Nepal which will take you to the Himalayan foothill of the Central Nepal. These hunts take place only twice a year and locate the world’s largest honey bee colony, making it a very prestigious place. These Himalayan Honey bees are also known as the world’s largest bees and make their honey’s out of the wild rhododendron flowers that grow in the forest. The honey is also considered to have medicinal qualities and used for special purposes.
This tour begins from the village of Ghan Pokhari and Ghale Gaun home to the local Gurung tribe. The wild honey bees make their hives high on the rocks near a waterfall, which can only be approached by climbing with the help of bamboo ladders and ropes. The lead honey hunter will collect the honey in his bucket and passes it down to other members. Honey hunting is a part of livelihood for the people of this region and is a very important aspect of their culture. Besides that you will also experience the culture, village life and beautiful scene of the green hills and Himalayas of Nepal during this tour.
Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Drive to Khudi, (6 hrs).
Day 4: Trek to Ghalagaun (5-6 hrs trek).
Day 5: Observe honey hunting in Ghanpokhari and Ghalegaun
Day 6: Trek to Pasgaun (6-7 hrs trek)
Day 7: Trek to Nanngdidhar (5-6 hrs)
Day 8: Trek to Thumsikot and Drive to Pokhara
Day 9: Explore Pokhara
Day 10: Back to Kathmandu (Fly or Drive)
Day 11: Final Departure
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and youwill be provided with all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour.
We explore the Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar square etc which are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites.
Drive along the Prithvi highway across beautiful villages, colorful peoples, landscapes, all we drive along the River Valley.
Ascend all the way to Ghalagaun, The trail passes through the beautiful forest, you may get chances to see some of the wildlife’s. This area holds a tremendous potentiality for bird watching. It really can be a birdwatcher’s paradise.
This place provides you with stunning views of numerous Mountains, This place itself is located at beautiful mountain with Gurung community wher you are offered to observe their culture & traditions.
Today your trail descend to Bhujung and followed by ascend to Passgaun. It will comparatively be counted one of the hard trek today.
Thoroughly ascends gently through jungles, beautiful waterfalls and the chirpings of the birds. Again after few hours will be time to descend steep downwards. The intense heat, humidity and the direct sunlight striking can really be unbearable.
Trail descends about 1150 Meters & drives approximately 3 hrs by jeep through unpaved Road to Pokhara. O/N Hotel in Pokhara
Visit Sarangkot 1592m above sea level to enjoy the stunning view of sunrise. Back to hotel for breakfast, take some rest then go for boating in Fewa Lake, visit Barahi temple, mountain Museum, Mahendra cave, Bat’s cave. O/N Pokhara
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu or alternatively you can use surface transport. You can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If you get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, you can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. The Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight or to the stop where your next destination begins.