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 (6-7hrs trek).
Day 5: Observe honey hunting in Ghanpokhari and Ghalegaun.
Day 6: Trek to Pasgaun, (6-7 hrs trek).
Day 7: Trek to Nanngdidhar. (5-6hrs).
Day 8: Trek to Thumsikot and Drive to Pokhara
Day 9: Pokhara Sightseeing
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 prithivi highway across beautiful villages, colorful peoples, landscapes, all the 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.
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with ( A/C or non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International airport by Great Nepal’s representative while arriving and departing.
- All accommodation with BB plans on twin sharing basis.
- Necessary staffs including experienced guides during the tour.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses at the village in twin sharing basis.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Medical Insurance
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in cost includes section
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.