Honey Hunting Expedition

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



About this tour

Mad Honey hunting Expedition in Lamjung Village

Honey hunting has been a tradition for ages among the indigenous Gurung community people residing in Lamjung village,  Annapurna region. Honey not only possesses psychedelic and medicinal value but it also carries traditional/cultural values that have been passed on from generation to generation. The honey is extracted from giant bees known as the great Apis Laboriosa residing above 3000m altitude in the cliffs of the Himalayas, so we can imagine the difficulty that the people have to go through while harvesting the honey.

Mad Honey Expedition is a great wilderness experience that anyone can join. It’s a mesmerizing view that can be an achievement and a lifetime experience for the people who go on an expedition. Indigenous people climb up the stiff cliffs with the help of a natural ladder made up of bamboo, ropes, and hooks to access the hive, we can see the adrenaline rush among the people excited about hunting. Hunters use smoke flame generated from burning plant leaves to distract the bees while they harvest the honey. The honeycombs extracted are gently transferred to the ground. The honey is extracted by crushing the comb and filtered using a cloth. The honey is then preserved in bamboo or clay pot containers.

Honey hunting is not only a culture but it has been an only source of income for the people residing in the region. We are also supporting a cause as we are helping indigenous people, become independent, continue their tradition that has been passed on from generations and also generate a revenue from it. We are also seeing that their effort is well looked after. The extracted honey is also available worldwide through Mad Honey Store.


  • Witness the extraordinary art of extracting honey above the rugged cliff.
  • Receive a special gift of premium mad honey, unique to the region.
  • With the Annapurna range as a background, Lamjung provides some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
  • Some of the highlights of our tour included lodging with families and an evening of cultural presentations that included dance and music.
  • Create lasting moments in a truly extraordinary atmosphere.


  • All necessary airport transfers are as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, including daily breakfast.
  • 2 nights of hotel accommodation in Besishahar at the Gateway Himalayan Hotel, including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner.
  • Homestay Accommodation in Ghalegaun Including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner.
  • Kathmandu-Besishahar-Kathmandu transport by Private car
  • Ghalegaun to Besishahar transport by Jeep
  • All necessary honey hunting equipment (Rope ladders and others)
  • Local professional honey hunter and other supporting staff.
  • A professional English-speaking guide during your whole trip.
  • Necessary support porter to carry your bag pack during honey hunting time.
  • All the salaries and equipment for the local honey hunter and supporting staff
  • ACAP entry fees and TIMS card
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges, and official expenses
  • International airfare to or from Nepal
  • Entry Visa fees: at present, $25 for a 15-day visa, $40 for a 30-day visa, and
  • $100 for a three-month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Local support (Donation) for honey hunters.
  • Bar bills and Personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude to supporting staff.
  • Others not mentioned above. 


You will travel from Kathmandu to Lamjung, Besisahar today.You will be accompanied by one of our local guides, who will then brief you on the journey ahead.

Following breakfast, you will travel along the river's banks, passing through waterfalls and villages. Ghale Gaun is reached by walking through the verdant woods and rice terraces of numerous Gurung communities. Ghale Gaun is a model village where tourists may learn about the culture and way of life of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed for births, burials, marriages, and other key life events. Age-old cultural dances are performed on various occasions, accompanied by multiple musical instruments and dancers clothed in traditional clothing. You will visit one of the top homestay communities in Nepal. Some of the highlights of our vacation were staying with families and attending a cultural display in the evening.

You'll visit honey-hunting areas and meet local honey-hunting groups. You'll examine the final honey hunting preparations and choose a perfect place for your camera. You will spend the entire day with Honey Hunter.

Arrive at the honey seeking location, a cliff in the heart of the Himalayas. Honey hunters pray before they begin. The amazing Honey hunting activity may be seen at Cliff. You will return to the village after a long day of honey harvesting. In the evening, you will get the opportunity to see traditional Gurung cultural dances.

Spend the day observing the spectacular Annapurna range, with its majestic peaks of snow and at ease environment, then return to Besisahar in the evening.


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Best experienced of my life

I was traveling with two friends. We did a honey-hunting tour in Nepal , Lamjung. It was a wonderful experience, especially with the help of our guide and porters. The trail was quite slippery and they provided us with the best guides and porters. They were familiar with us and cared for every small thing. We have traveled by jeep between Lamjung Khudi. The Adventure Series Nepal had our best interests in mind during the entire trek and tour. They kept us informed of every detail. They were flexible to our requests. They ensured that all guest houses took care of us. They taught us about Nepali culture and language. Consider booking with Adventure Series Nepal. Thank you, Adventure Series Nepal, for making our trip memorable.
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Manish Pradan

honey hunting in lamjung

My colleagues and I went on a business vacation, starting the trip with breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range in Lamjung District. Then we were welcomed by the local Gurung community there. In the evening, we had some local Gurung cuisine and some local beverages too, along with some traditional dances and music. We went to the cliff to see how the honeycomb is hunted by the local tribe, and we were amazed by how it is done.The way to use the traditional method to hunt down the huge chunks of honeycomb is something else. We really enjoyed this trip a lot, and we would recommend others try out the Adventure series next time. The hospitality and the tours they offer are really good and comfortable. And the best thing is that we also get premium and natural mad honey from the agent.  
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