Honey Hunting


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Honey hunting in Nepal

Trip Summary

    1. Honey hunting tour length: 5 Days
    2. Honey hunting Dificulty: Adventure
    3. High Altitude: 1,595m/5,264 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6/7 Hours daily
    5. Hiking Group Size: 1 – 12 People
    6. Best Time: Late April-Early July and September-October
    7. Trip Mode: Home stay basis
    8. Meals on Trek Route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Local Bus


Honey hunting in Nepal is a top adventure activity for Tourists to achieve extra fun. Wild Honey is gathered from the wild honey bee provinces Apis Laboriosa found in the disengaged woodland in Himalayan piles of Nepal, The world’s biggest bumble bee, Apis laboriosa (the goliath Himalayan bumble bee) is a wild honey bee and makes it searches through bluff holds tight rocky mountains.

The Mad honey that results is the most expensive in the world notes Bryant, and when consumed, can cause light-headedness, feelings of euphoria, and even hallucinations. Himalaya honey hunting in Nepal is an age-old tradition that shows their exceptional skill by hanging themselves from cliffs as high as 300 meters using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes while harvesting the honeycombs.

You can partake in the awesome honey hunting sees on the lofty honey bee bluffs to encounter the custom and society of the local people. See them while you journey in the Himalayan lower regions. Double a year high in the Himalayan lower regions of focal Nepal groups of men assemble around precipices that are home to the world’s biggest bumble bee, Apis relentless. As they have for ages, the men come to collect the Himalayan precipice honey bee’s honey.

The traveling course to and from the bumble bee hives is amazing, permitting guests to take in the excellence and eminence scene and natural life. The most well-known honey hunting objections are situated in Bhujung, Nai Chi, Pasgaon, Naya Gaun, Ludhi, and Dare. Vacationers will be stunned at the speed and fortitude of the honey trackers, who dangle from the precipices to make money, and wonder about the antiquated strategies that are as yet being used today.

How much is the honey hunting Package Cost?

The cost of the honey hunting tour package with a local agency Gokyo Treks Nepal ranges between US$ 1375 to 2050. Simply, the honey hunting in the Himalayas cost will vary according to the group size you are traveling with.

However, we basically arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers because of Covid-19 distances maintain. A private tour gives you a better experience of your mad honey benefits. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a Himalayan honey private trip is customized to your personal needs.

Wild honey in Nepal is the standard package price for 5 days trek. If you are 2 tourist hike for a honey hunting trip in Nepal mountains costs US$ 1599 for 5 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for honey hunting tours in Nepal.

Price Per Person for 5 days wild honey hunting tour package for 2024 and 2025.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2050
2 PersonUS$ 1599
3 PersonUS$ 1550
4 to 6 personUS$ 1460
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1425
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1375

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


Honey hunting trek itinerary details

Our trip to Honey Hunting is located on the Gurung ancestry trail in Lamjung Nepal. The adventure honey hunt tour is a full camping-based trek in Nepal. If you are an independent trekker who has the wish to hike quickly for honey hunting then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with a private vehicle and drive to your hotel in Thamel Kathmandu. Perhaps the agency owner Ammar Raj Guni or one of our representatives will pick you up from the airport and move you to a hotel.

02 Day Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and trek to Khudi, 8 hours

At morning, a guide will come to meet you in your hotel. Drive to the Bus station to take a bus transport to Bensisahar. As you arrive in Besi Sahar, you can either drive or hike continue to Khudi Bridge (790m/2,607 feet). Stay there overnight in the tent camp.

03 Day Honey hunting Sites Trek (1,540m/5,082 feet.), 6 Hours

Gurung are major ethnic inhabitants on the Lamjung foothills. Gurung honey hunters of Nepal are brave and adventurous. So, today, preparing all gears, we ascend steeply all the way passing paddy fields. Tourists can find the Honey hunters Gurung community and their local village. The locals will heartily welcome you and you can enjoy Gurung culture dances after dinner. Stay overnight in a tent.

04 DayHike the Honey Hunting Site, 2/3 hours.

Manage the hunting team before you proceed with wild bee hunting in Nepal. Along the journey, Tourists can see the views of impressive mountains like Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, and Manaslu North from their hikes. Furthermore, Honey trackers pray before they begin. You can see the heart thrilling honey hunting program at Cliff. After you appreciate the honey hunting program, return back to Khudi. In the evening, you will spend a few seconds getting a charge out of the culture moves of the mother association.

05 DayDrive out to Kathmandu Town and Check in Hotel.

overland drive out to Kathmandu town with the same highway as you drove before. During the drive, tourists can pass several tiny villages including the famous Trisuli River and Manakamana Temple Cable Car station. However reaching Sore Khutte, Thamel takes about eight hours of journey by Bus. In the evening, we have a typical Nepali dinner with Gokyo Treks Team. Trip finish.

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How much does Honey hunting Trek cost?

The cultural Honey Hunting Trek in the Nepal Himalayas price US$ 1599 per person on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury plan, we add 3 to 5-star hotel accommodations with breakfast. Likewise, a private Jeep 4WD transfer from Kathmandu to Khudi and back to Kathmandu. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Honey hunting trek price Includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with private vehicles.
  • 2 nights double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunche, and 3 Dinner served with Tea/coffee en route.
  • Homestay/guest house accommodation along the honey hunting tour.
  • English-speaking license holder trek guide, honey hunter expert, honey hunting crews.
  • Micro Bus transfer (Kathmandu Bus Park to Besisahar and to Khudi & return) for guest and guide.
  • Annapurna Conservation permit, TIMS permit, and Honey hunting royalties.
  • Local land transportation as per written on the above itinerary.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and Sleeping bag if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high risk.
  • Gokyo Treks Nepal’s printed T-SHIRT and trek certificate as a gift.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Honey hunting trek price excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls.
  • Trekker’s personal trekking equipment’s .
  • Personal nature expenses, bar bills.
  • Guest travel trekking insurance to cover helicopter rescue in case of emergency.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for cooks, guides, and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize a private trip for Honey hunting in Lamjung starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request us for pickup. Or one of our representatives will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience for honey hunting tours?

Answer: Not really.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Honey hunting Trekking days?

Answer: We provide you with homey stay accommodation in possible places and Tent accommodation on honey hunting days. We suggest you take your own sleeping bags and hiking gear before departure. If you don’t have proper gears you may rent them on your arrival in Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

Answer: You will have all meals in the guest houses. However, on hunting days, the guide cum cook will prepare food for you. He cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals.

Question: How do I get drinking water?

Answer: Tourists can hike with aqua tablets to purify the normal water. The normal tap water is available on streams/rivers or on rocks en route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: Tourists can recharge batteries in the homestay. But often there are no lights. Thus, we recommend you bring an extra pair in case.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on the Honey hunt trek?

Answer: Buy a local SIM CARD either NTC or Ncell and buy also a data pack for telephone and internet.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price (non-refundable) of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Honey hunting treks?

Answer: We have honey-hunting crew members who carry your backpacks also. So, no worries at all.

Question: Can we find mad honey in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can. Tourists can buy fresh honey on their journey to Annapurna or find Red honey/Mad honey in Kathmandu. Contact us at the Gokyo Treks agency office to get details.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Honey hunting trek highlights

  • Excellent views of Annapurnas, Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, and Manaslu North.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, rice terraces, and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung ethnic communities and their local lifestyles.
  • Discover domestic honey hunting with super delicious local foods.

Notes for Honey hunters!

It’s essential to note that the activity involves significant physical exertion and climbing steep cliffs, so good physical fitness is required. It’s advisable to travel with our experienced local guidance for safety, to respect the traditions and customs of the local communities en route.

Additionally, the best seasons for honey hunting are spring and autumn, and it’s crucial to bring appropriate gear, including comfortable shoes and insect repellent. Lastly, always follow sustainable and ethical tourism practices to help preserve this ancient tradition.

Above the given Honey Hunting tour is just a sample guideline for the tourist however its possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a change of itinerary while on a trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes the Honey hunting trek trip special?

A honey hunting trip in Nepal is very special because it offers a unique glimpse into an ancient tradition practiced by the indigenous Gurung and other local communities. This adventurous activity involves scaling steep cliffs to harvest wild honey from the nests of the giant Himalayan honeybee, a skill passed down through generations.

In addition to the thrill and cultural immersion, participants witness stunning landscapes and gain insight into the traditional lifestyles and ecological knowledge of the local people, making it an unforgettable and enriching experience.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides to know the destination better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduce costs and consumption.

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