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Mardi Himal Honey Hunting Tour

  • Brave Gurung at Honey hunting

Duration: 12 days
Maximum altitude: 4’600 m
Trek Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Camping, Homestay, Guesthouse
Best season to see the Honey Hunting: August and December

Since Generation "twice a year - high in the foothills of the Himalayas - Gurung man gather on a cliff – it is the home to the world's largest honey bee - Apis laboriosa - to harvest the honey. This unique way of honey harvest – is a ritual that varies from community to community.  It is a one time opportunity to experience this unique traditional honey - hunting!"

The Himalayan honey bee project (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu) plays an active role for the sustainable management and working with local communities for the survival of this unique specie.

Mardi Himal trek is the best way to explore the natural and cultural beauty of the region.  Mardi Himal trek takes you to the isolated parts of Annapurna region. It is rich on nature beauty like dense forests of rhododendron, pine, bamboo and oak and offers a different kind of rare and non rare wild animals, different species of birds and butterflies.

From Mardi Himal summit we have a beautiful view to Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Himchuli.

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