Honey Hunting Tour
Extracting honey from rock bees that live in steep slope is an age-old tradition of some of the idegineous Nepali communities like Gurungs and Magars. While the honey hunting as a profession is slowly fading out, it stills retains its traditional glory with a meticulous ritual followed during each honey hunting event.
Local honey hunters show their exceptional skills by danging on steep cliffs as high as 300 meters only using Bamboo ladders and hemp ropes as they collect the honeycombs. It is a thrilling experience to watch the adventurous event.
Honey Hunting is frequent in Bhujung and Pasgaon and occasional in many other remote villages of Nepal. It offers a high potential for tourism as more and more tourists are showing interest in watching the event. Thus, a new tourism activity can be promoted in villages like Ghalegaon, Bhujung and the whole of Annapurna region, Dhading and Jharlang around Ganesh Himal, Arun valley and Makalu area and other trekking routes thereby providing an additional source of income at local level.
As of now except Bhujung area of Annapurna region, special packages of Honey hunting for tourists has not been developed. Yet, few lucky tourists sight the honey hunting event in the trekking routes. There are myriad bee nests found in the inner and outer rings of different trekking areas, which if properly managed, provides an immense potential for promoting honey hunting as an add- on product.
Name of the Trail :Honey Hunting Tour
Best Season :September to December & March to May
Trekking Type :Home Stay
Duration :04 Days
Maximum elevation :
Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available
Car / Bus/Jeep
Honey Hunting Tour Itinerary:
Day 01:Drive to Besishar then again drive continues up to Khudi, which takes 8 hours approximately at all. You drive along the Prithvi highway across beautiful villages, local people, and landscapes and all the way, you drive along the river valley. The tour to Buddha Monasteries and Khudi Bazaar with bring you lot of opportunities to study more about the local people, Ethnic Groups, Lifestyle, and more.
Day 02:The next day the trek will start for six to seven hours for Honey Hunting site. On the way, you view many natural scenes on the way. You would receive hearty welcome by villagers and can enjoy Gurung culture dances after dinner.
Day 03:Next day trek just about an hours for honey hunting site. Honey hunter pray before they start. You can view the Heart Thrilling Honey hunting program at Cliff. After you enjoy honey-hunting program, return back base camp village. In the evening, you will spend few moments enjoying culture dances of mother union.
Day 04:Trek back to Khudi, which takes six to seven hours. if you are interested, You can enjoy swimming at Natural swimming pool. You go evening walk at Bank of the Marshyangdi River and Khudi stream. At evening you will have chance to see various slideshow about the other adventure spots of Nepal like Kanchenjunga, Chitwan National Park and many more.
Day 05:Drive back to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel. Then explore.
Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed. The reserve adjoins Myagdi district and Baglung district, just below the Dhaulagiri Range in the west Nepal. Spreading over an area of 1325 sq. kms the reserve begins at 3000 meters reaching as high as 7000 meters. Trees like fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are available in the reserve. One of the prime attractions for hunters is the blue sheep, which is abundant in the region. Hunters also get pheasant and partridge in vialble populations for hunting. Other animals found here are leopard ghoral, serow, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black bear, barking deerm wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur and mouse hare.
Endangered animals in the reserve are musk deer, wolf red panda, cheer pheasant and danphe. The gateway to the region is Beni Baglung district mid west Nepal. The reserve headquarters , The time to visit the reserve is from September to May.
Hunting Elevation: From 3500 Meters to 5000 Meters
Hunting Season: From October to Mid April
Hunting License: Bluesheep & Himalayan Thar only Male only
Confirmation Period: At least two month prior
Day 01: Arrival Nepal
Arrive at Kathmandu, Airport, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Free, preparation for trip
Visit cultural world heritage sites: Pashpatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Shyambhunath Stupa. O/N at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhorpatan
6-7 Am Chartered Fly to Dhorpatan , near Park head Quarters , it will takes 1.45 miniute. After arriving there, meet local hunting Guide, Supporting Staff, Department of National Park liaison Officers. Get ideas about animal's local atmosphere.
Day 04-17: Hunting Period
There are six separate hunting blocks and this block must be booked in advance to avoid different party at same time. After getting the Confirmation from Clients, then block can be reserved. At least we have to plan a week hunting period for one person, but more than one person need longer time. At once we can maximum operate 4 peoples.
01 Seng Bloch( For Naur & Jharal)
02 Sundaha Block(For Naur & Jharal)
03 Dogadhi Block (For Naur & Jharal)
04 Barse Block (For Naur & Jharal)
05 Fagune Block (For Naur & Jharal)
06 Gutsang Block (For Naur & Jharal)
07 Surtibang Block ( Jharal )only
Day 18: Dhorpatan - Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter. O/N at Hotel.
Day 19: Kathmandu
Documents preparation. O/N at Hotel.
Day 20: Departures
Transfer to airport to connect onward flight.
Prices Features Pleae use our book / query form
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Full Board basis Veg/Non Veg Meals Chinese Nepalese, Indian and Western Style
License Holder English Speaking Hunting Guide
Local Guide, supporting crew
Professional well trained Cook, Essentials Porters, English entrepreneur
Camping Equipments, Kitchen Tent, Dining Tents, Toilet Tents, Dorm Tents, Cooking fuel, cooking utensils
Staff Tipping, Custom fees import of Rifle, insurance, evacuation, emergency rescue.
Sports Trophy Hunting
In this ecological awakening age hunting seems quite contradictory but Nepal has been a favored ground for hunters since 9th century. In the Himalayan Kingdom, controlled hunting is allowed with proper license and certain seasons of the year. Hunting license is issued by the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu and there are a few hunting outfitters who can make arrangements.
The organized hunting parties trek or fly (helicopter) into the high terrain areas in quest of the Himalayan Tahr and the Blue Sheep. Mid-elevation prizes include wild goat and sheep; in the Terai lowlands deer are sought. Hunting in Nepal is permitted only in designated areas, and a licensed guide must accompany hunting parties.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal, which is the main target of hunters. Other game species are Ghoral, Serow, Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear Pheasant and Partridge. Endangered species of the area include the red panda and cheer pheasant.
Besides hunting, Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekker and wildlife enthusiast as protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this rarely visited area.
Dhorpatan can be reached from Pokhara within the 5 days of hike away or there is also the option of flying to Dolpa. The best time to visit Dhorpatan is February-April and August-October-November. Accommodation here is on tented camp which can be provided by the Friendship World Trek or at one of the villages.
Besides national parks and wildlife reserves His Majesty's Government of Nepal has also set aside a hunting reserve at Dhorpatan where controlled hunting of some species is allowed. Covering an area of 1,325 sq. km., the reserve is situated on the southern flanks of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m.) in districts of Rukum, Baglung and Myagdi in western Nepal.
The area's vegetation is characterised by well-developed mixed-hardwood forest at lower elevation and many plant species of drier climate to the north. Tree species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. As in many other protected environments of Nepal, the reserve includes several villages inhabited by hill tribes as well as people of Tibetan descent who supplement farming with trade and animal husbandry. The reserve is one of the prime habitats of blue sheep, a highly prized trophy animal, which is the main target of hunters. Other game species are ghoral, serow, Himalayan thar, black bear, pheasant and partridge. Endangered species of the area include the red panda and cheer pheasant. Controlled hunting is allowed with proper license and certain seasons of the year. Game license is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu and there are a few hunting outfitters who can make arrangements for expeditions. Besides hunting, Dhorpatan is also an attractive destination for the trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts as protection has enabled animal numbers to increase in this rarely visited area.
Sport Trophy Hunting, Sport Mountain Climbing, Wholesale Trekking and Tours.
Trophy Hunting Price Detail!!
Trophy Name: Blue Sheep Price Euro: 5000
Himalayan Thar: Euro: 4500
Wild Boer: Euro:800
Barking Dear: Euro: 600
Helicopter Drop and Pickup: EURO 10,691
Program Hirer 10 to 17 Days 1/to 2 Person Euro: 6000
If Two Person to 4 Person Hunter Come to Gather Same Time It will be Chipper For Helicopter and Operation Cost.
4 Person Operations Cost 10 to 15 Days Euro: 8500
Lodging By Tent Camping with Potter Guide Cook Kitchen Staff, Food Continental Fresh Every DayThe hunting Itinerary in nepal SEASON KNOW AS OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER AND MARCH-APRIL ONLY 4 MONTH WE CAN OBTAIN HUNTING LICENSE FORM THE GOVERMEWNT ALSO WILL TAKE MORE TIME TO PREPARE NECESSARY DOCUMENT TO GET HUNTING PERMITT ALSO YOU HAVE TO CONFIRM LONG BEFORE TO GET CHANCE TO HUNT IN NEPAL.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Airport, you will be receiving at Airport organize
necessary custom formalities then transfer to Hotel. Arriving airport after
3 pm, custom formality could not be completed and weapons stay at Airport
Day 02: Kathmandu, complete the government formalities & make final
preparation to leave following days to Hunt.
Day 03: Fly by Helicopter/ or Pilatas in the morning then walk up to Camp
overnight Camping Service.
Day 04-07: Blue sheep Hunting Period Overnight Camping Full Board Basis
Day 08-11: Himalayan Tahr hunting Period overnight Hotel
Day 12: Fly by Helicopter to Kathmandu overnight Hotel
Day 13: Kathmandu, documentation preparation for trophy export, overnight
Day 14: Final Departure, transfer to Airport clear custom of trophy &
( Note: If clints are going by overland then they need 1 week extra than
For Single Pax:- 10500 US Dollars.
For Double Pax: - 9500 US Dollars Per Person.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Hunting license fees and Block reserve fees.
- Airport Tax(Vansar) fees for Weapon.
- All the Staff( Hunting guide, Local Hunter, Helper, cooks, and Porters).
- All the tour Equipment(Tents, cooking equipment, Matress Etc).
- Full board meal(Breakfast,lunch and dinner with hot drinks) during the
-All paperwork for trophy export and rifle import
Price Not Included:-
- Community support :- This price is taken by the local people. There are
different price in different hunting Block. Now Community support fee for
three hunting Block Seng Block, Sundaha Block & Dogadi Block is $ 2500/- of
bluesheep & us $ 2000/- of Himalayan tahr and other remaining four hunting
block there is little lees price than other three, price is $ 1500/- of
bluesheep & us $ 1000/- . If no hunt, no pay. (This support for
this is wonderful, experience trip