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Honey Hunting tour in Manaslu – 4 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 22°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 4 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Accommodation

Accommodation Hotel/Lodges/Resorts

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Best Season

Best Season May

Transportation

Transportation Bus/Jeep

Daily Activity

Daily Activity 4 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhist

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Hill, Forest, Waterfall, Village

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Manaslu

Honey Hunting Tour in Manaslu is one of the very adventurous Tours that includes the amazing and surprising scene of Manaslu with it.  Extracting honey from rock bees that live in steep slope is an age-old tradition of Gurungs communities in Khorla Besi. Among many mountain cliffs in Nepal, the Budigandaki valley and the Cliffs in Manaslu region have a notable presence of wild bee which makes hive on the vertical slopes of these cliffs. Hunting cliff honey is a dangerous activity and most of the cliffs are named and remembered by the names of honey hunters who died during honey harvesting.

Overview 

The Honey Hunting tour in Manaslu begins in Kathmandu, where you prepare for the trip. Then, a long drive takes you to Machhakhola. Next, you follow the local trail across off-road tracks to reach Khorlabesi walking 45 minutes. Further, natural path takes you to a beautiful stream and waterfall alongside hunting spot cliff  walking 3 kilometer approaximately takes 2 hours . Spending two days there with honey hunting activities then drive back to Kathmandu.

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Highlights

  • Experience and excitement of honey hunting proceeding by local community and team at Khorla besi Clif .
  • Enjoy the beginning part of Manaslu trekking trail through Budi Gandaki River and remote gurung villages as Arughat, Sotikhola and Machhakhola.
  • Adventurous drive to Machhakhola.
  • Test local honey .
  • Catch the majestic panoramic view of Manaslu (8169m.) and Ganesh Himal
January
-5°C to 10°C
February
-3°C to 12°C
March
0°C to 15°C
April
5°C to 18°C
May
10°C to 19°C
June
12°C to 22°C
July
12°C to 22°C
August
12°C to 22°C
September
10°C to 20°C
October
5°C to 18°C
November
0°C to 15°C
December
-3°C to 12°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Machha Khola – Trek to Khorlabesi

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

190km Drive
(Avg 10hrs)

Accommodation

Shangrila Home

Altitude

690m./2277ft.

Your exciting journey starts with a drive bus/Jeep along the Prithvi Highway from Kathmandu. A smooth drive on a black-topped road takes you to Dhading Bensi from where the road turns upward to Gola Bhanjyang and then slopes down to Ankhu Khola. At Arughat, you cross the Budi Gandaki River and drive further to reach Sotikhola. We continue to drive two hours to reach Machhakhola. This Ten-hour long drive rewards you with scenic villages, rivers, terraced farms, and a good view of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh. You will walk 45 minutes to reach Khorla Besi. Overnight in Khorla Besi.

Day 2

Honey hunting preparation

Day 2 Facts

Accommodation

Shangrila home

Join with honey hunting local team for preparation whole day. Local will prepare the Lader, ropes, Face net, Globes, Basket, Jugs, Knives and other necessary equipment. It is interesting to watch preparation and explore around the village.

Day 3

Full day honey Hunting

Day 3 Facts

Accommodation

Shangrila Home

Take early breakfast and head toward honey hunting spot 02 hours. The cliff is situated with a beautiful waterfall and Mighty Manaslu. Whole day enjoy Honey hunting with local team and hunter. Walk back to hotel after accomplish.

Day 4

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

180km Drive
(Avg 10hrs)

Altitude

1295m./4273ft

Leaving himalayas behind, saying goodbye to mountain, your return journey starts with a bus drive along the Budi Gandaki River and Salyantar joins a smooth drive on a black-topped road takes you to Dhading Bensi from where the road turns upward to Gola Bhanjyang and then join Prithibi highway to reach kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  •  All meals during the tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Lodge accommodation during the tour.
  • One English speaking, friendly and government authorized local trekking guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation .
  • Compensation for Local team and honey hunter .
  • Overland transport as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • Public Liable Insurance.
  • Government tax and service charge.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, battery charge, boiled water , phone bill and laundry. .
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and local team .( Highly suggested ).

Route Map

Book the Trip

Available dates..

Group trips are fun and interesting, you can make new friends and often budget-friendly. Join any upcoming group trips listed below.

Group Discounts Available

Group of 2 - 4 $690.00 PP $490.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $650.00 PP $450.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $610.00 PP $410.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $570.00 PP $370.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $530.00 PP $330.00 PP
Group of 21 - 25 $390.00 PP $290.00 PP

Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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ESSENTIAL INFO

Permits are not required

Meals and Accommodation

We don’t provide any hotel accommodation facilities in Kathmandu . Make sure you take care of that by yourself. But, during the tour, we provide meals 3 times a day. And, you also provide a proper lodges.

Best time to visit

This events are fixed on the date of 21st and 22nd. of May every year.  You visit this place during this time you will be able to trek on a clear day and enjoy the scenery.

Difficulty of Trip

This tour is a easy trip. In addition, the landscape of the place is quite dangerous but you won’t try to climb. You will just watch. The trail to hunting spot is quite rough and tricky to be cautious.

Transportation

The transportation is done by driving a bus on the first and the last day. So, between the trek, we only travel on foot. Similarly, we also provide a private jeep service for the tour from Kathmandu.

Tour availability

The tour is  available in  20th.May. fixed departure from Kathmandu. This timeframe is considered to be the best seasons for the harvesting honey. Similarly, you can travel here with friends and family.

Tour Duration

The tour duration is for 4 days only. Therefore, enjoy as much as possible during the tour. During this time, you will have a lifetime experience. So, enjoy yourself as much as possible. Similarly, while on this trek you will get to experience the vast biodiversity of the place.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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