Hunting in Nepal
Profile: 13 nights 14 days trip in Nepal.
3 nights hotel in Kathmandu.
1 night hotel in Pokhara.
9 nights 10 days trek
Trek in the foothills of the Annapurnas.
See the spectacular honey hunting on the steep bee cliffs.
Be welcomed by the Gurung people and learn about their traditions
Optional three-day trip to Chitwan National Park, including
An opportunity to witness the ancient tradition of Honey
Hunting in the Himalayas. Visit Royal Chitwan National Park.
Experience Gurung culture and hospitality!
Honey Hunting - Beekeeping holidays assist
by supporting local projects, so assuring the continued
livelihood of local villages.
NEPAL The Photographer's Paradise...
These holidays give you the opportunity to
sample traditions and culture. See them while you trek in
the foothills of The Himalayas.
Come on our holiday and discover local tradition
and Gurung culture in Nepal. Don't forget your camera!!
Contact us for trip cost, details Itinerary
and other relevant information .
Important of Honey Bee
Bees produce a valued food
Bees generate valuable income
Little land or capital is needed
Honey improves diet
Essential for traditional medicines
Bees pollinate food crops
Protecting trees reduces soil erosion
Honey and other products generate
Honey is a delicious, easily digestible, energy rich food
and is highly prized for its medicinal properties. Bees
wax is an important raw material for candles, body creams,
ointments and lotions, soaps and polishes. The project training
shows beekeepers exactly how high quality wax and honey
can be produced using local technology and locally available
materials and how value added products can be made, used
Propolis, also obtained from hives, has
potent anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that are
only just being explored and understood.
Little land or capital is needed
to start beekeeping: -
Traditional hives or intermediate technology top bar hives
can be made of local materials very cheaply and easily -
sometimes for free. Hives can be kept on land that is not
owned by the bee farmer and the land owner gains from better
pollination of crops. Beehives can be kept in places where
the land may not be suitable for other crops. They can be
kept on rooftops or in trees.
Beekeeping is a 'scaleable' technology.
An enterprise can start small and grow as stockmanship and
marketing skills develop. It begins with just one or two
hives to provide honey and wax products for the family but
as beekeepers know, more hives can/will be added until,
hey presto, you are a commercial bee farmer. All you have
to do is sell the honey and stagger to the bank!! Simplistically,
a good beekeeper is measured by how much money they earn.
Honey improves diet:-
Honey is delicious, easily digestible and is suitable for
almost everyone. It is especially good for growing children
or elderly people who often have small appetites and may
not be able to take in enough calories for their needs.
It can be used to make a wide range of foods, both sweet
and savoury, more appetising and exciting.
Honey is essential for traditional
Honey has valuable medicinal properties in its own right.
It is also combined with herbs and other ingredients for
traditional medicines and to make traditional medicine recipes
more palatable and easily absorbed into the body.
Creams, ointments and polishes
are made from beeswax:-
When cleaned and mixed with other ingredients a wide range
of creams, ointments, lotions and polishes for shoes, furniture
and wood carvings can be made. These can be sold for extra
cash or used in the home. All you need to know is how!