Honey Hunting in Nepal
Eric Valli, the director and photographer published a book and made a film on HOney Hunting. Since then Honey Hunting, though a old tradition, has been publicized.
Honey hunting is an age-old tradition in Nepal. Local honey hunters show their exceptional skills by hanging themselves on cliffs a high as 300 metres using bamboo leaders and hemp ropes, while harvesting the honeycombs.
You can see the spectacular honey hunting on the steep bee cliffs to experience the tradition and culture of the local people. You can see them while you trek in the foothills of the HImalayas.
A local villager on the course of Honey Hunting.
Want to witness honey Hunting ?
This is a lifelong experience and everyone wants to treasure this experience. If you going for a trek in Nepal, then you can tell your trek provider to organize the trek including Honey Hunting. I believe Ghale Treks and Tours organize this kind of Honey Hunting tour With part of Trekking.
Who does Honey Hunting ?
Honey Hunting is an activity done by Magars and Gurungs for their living. THis is also the part of tradition that has continued for a long time in remote villages of Nepal offering high tourism potential. Besides Ghalegoan Bhujung and hole of Annapurna region, Dhading and Jharlang across Ganesh Himal Arun valley in Makalu and other trekking areas have become popular for honey hunting.
Many tourists have shown their interest in honey hunting and this activity has been a part of income generating process for the country in recent times.
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