Honey Hunting in Nepal

Honey Hunting in NepalHoney Hunting is one of the new product and amazing adventure activities in Nepal. Honey hunting in Nepal is very old tradition in the mountain areas. The wild honey bees make its beehives on the steep rock and often near by the waterfall. There are no other ways to approach the hives except to climb by bamboo ladder or rope. Honey Hunting in Nepal is the traditional way taken as adventure activities without any safety.  It is part of traditional livelihood in the remote parts of Nepal. It was the main source of sweets in ancient time when there was no sugar produced. Honey was used for medical purpose which still exists. Besides, the tourists can experience culture, village life and the beautiful scene of green hills and Nepali Himalayas during honey hunting tour.

We offer honey hunting trip for the tourists who would like to observe the traditional honey hunting in Nepal. We also organize honey hunting trip for the purpose of film and documentary production and research.    

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  • Watch how the Gurung Tribesmen braving bee stings and extreme height to harvest wild honey
  • See the beauty of blooming rhododendron and there are about 8 species in this village!
  • Join the Laprak villagers in celebrating local festival - Buddha Purnima which falls on 20-22 May
  • Get close with the happy Laprak villagers and adorable kids, experience the authentic and primitive Nepali lifestyle

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.
At the airport you will be met by representative of our company and transferred to the Hotel, where you will meet us. A pre-trek briefing will be held at approx. 6:00pm and is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members before heading out to dinner.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • SWAYAMBHUNATH, also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-coloured prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras).
  • PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples

Day 03: KATHMANDU – GORKHA (1100m, 5hrs)
After breakfast, you will take a 5 hour drive to Gorkha Bazar. Enroute, one can observe beautiful landscapes, various streams and following the bank of Trishuli and Darundi Khola. In the afternoon, you will visit Lower Gorkha Royal Palace and Gorkha Museum. Hike to Gorkha Palace (Durbar) at the top of hill, from there you will see panoramic view of mountains and sunset.

Day 04: GORKHA – BARPAK (1930m, 6hrs)
After breakfast, you will take a jeep to Ranglung Khola along the Darundi Khola (River). Then, you will head to Barpak with steep, long climb up to the wonderful village of Barpak, situated perfectly on a green ridge overlooking the misty valley below. The villagers often organize "cultural shows" upon request. You will find yourself towered over by Bouddha Himal, a high, snow-capped peak which makes for wonderful sunrise and sunset photos.

Day 05: BARPAK – GUPSI PAKHA (2735m, 5hrs)
Another early start and a picturesque climb, with Bouddha Himal providing a spectacular back-drop to the sprawling, scenic Barpak as we ascend up of three hours walk to the top ridge, Momche Dada (2950m) which separates Laprak and Barpak. Bouddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range all span the horizon; a truly breath-taking view. The rhododendrons are blooming brilliantly in spring season, in many hues of pink and red, around us, providing great photographs with the snow-peaks as background.

Day 06: GUPSI – LAPRAK (2050m)
Descent down to the old Laprak village which is of 1:30 hour walk from Gupsi Pakha. Visit around Old village, which was the epicenter of Nepal earthquake in April 2015.

Day 07: LAPRAK
Trek for 3 hours and follow the honey harvester to hunt for wild honey. Watch how the honey hunters braving the stings and the height to hunt for honey.

Day 08: GUPSI PAKHA
Spend a day with Laprak kids at the school to teach them craft and interact with them. From 20th May, the Nepali will celebrate Buddha Purnima. Get a chance to witness and participate in one of the local festivals in Nepal.

Day 09: GUPSI – KATHMANDU
Jeep ride from Gupsi back to Kathmandu will be another adventure - see how the jeep crossing the stream, making turns on narrow mountain roads, and where bumpy will be an understatement for the ride.

Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu for self shopping and other activities 

Day 11: Departure 

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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is a popular destination for visitors wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife which covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks of Nepal with endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more. It has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered inside its boundaries. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared rhino sanctuary. Since 1963 wildlife populations and ecosystems have been rebounding. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal's first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.

KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE RESERVE
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Koshi River. The rectangular - shaped Reserve is contained within the east and west embankments of the Koshi Barrage. Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is 175 square kilometers of wildlife refuge and wetlands habitat. It is located in Eastern Nepal and can be accessed from the Mehendra Highway. The reserve is also home to the water buffalo, deer, nilgai, mugger crocodile, Ganges River Dolphin (also called the Gangetic Dolphin), and over 280 species of birds. In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
Nepal is blessed with some of the wildest and most spectacular rivers in the world. It’s a wonderful way to experience Nepal’s natural and ethic-cultural heritage. The combination of beautiful mountain scenery, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water and fascinating cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the premier places to go White water rafting.  Rivers here are regarded as goddess, which are included in a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious rituals. Many can be witnessed during a rafting adventure. Adjoining slopes often harbor dense vegetation and interesting wildlife with many species of fish. Rafting in Nepal is a thrill of running white water rapids combining many outdoor adventures into one holiday. The best time for rafting in Nepal is usually March to June and September to early December

    1. Trishuli River (Rafting trip for 1 to 3 Days)
    2. Seti River (Rafting trip 2 Days)
    3. Bhote Koshi River (Rafting trip for 2 Days)
    4. Kali Gandaki River (Rafting trip for 3 Days)
    5. Marshyadi River (Rafting / Kayaking trip for 4 Days)
    6. Sun Koshi River (Rafting trip for 7 to 9 Days)
    7. Arun River (Rafting adventure for 9 Days)
    8. Karnali River (Whitewater Rafting trip for 10 Days)
    9. Tamur River (Rafting adventure for 10 Days)


ROCK CLIMBING

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated because of the use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines that are described below.

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT
We recommend a mountain flight for travelers that want to be in the camera range of the highest peaks in the world. . In just a short time, you will be experiencing the Himalayas at such close range it will seem as though you could reach out and touch them. You will have a panoramic encounter with the highest majestic Mountains on earth. Cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is a cut-of-this-world experience. You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snowcapped peaks as you fly above clouds, over glaciers and lakes, rivers and gorges from window. The clear, non-tinted window offers a great opportunity to experience and photograph the aerial view of the many mountains along with the Kathmandu valley.