Mad Honey Expedition

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Welcome to the Lamjung Mad Honey Hunting Expedition!

Join yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime honey-hunting expedition in the Lamjung region of Nepal where ancient customs and awe-inspiring landscapes converge offering an experience unlike any other.

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    Discover Lamjung and its enthralling Mad Honey Hunting Tradition;

    Lamjung region has been home to the Gurung community for generations who have preserved and practiced mad honey hunting as a tradition. These wild bees are revered as creatures, by their ancestors. Lamjung is renowned for its rich culture, hospitality, mesmerizing natural beauty, and flora that includes rhododendrons and azaleas which produce mad honey containing grayanotoxins.

    The process of wild honey hunting starts with locating the bee’s nest, which is often done by following the buzzing sound of the bees. Once the nest is located, a group of hunters will climb up the cliff using bamboo ladders, ropes, and hooks to access the hive. The hunters use traditional smoking methods to calm the bees before they start extracting the honeycombs.

    Honey hunting is not only a source of revenue for many people in Nepal’s mountainous regions, but it is also an essential part of their traditions and culture. Honey is considered to have medicinal properties and is utilized in a variety of religious rituals.


    • 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.


    This is a basic itinerary which may be customized according to your preferences.

    Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Lamjung, 7-8 hrs.

    It's about a 7-8 hour scenic drive crossing the waterfalls and rivers to reach Tanje, where you'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes and welcoming locals.

    Day 2: Planning and exploration for honey hunting.

    You will visit a honey-hunting area and meet local honey-hunting crews. You'll see the last preparations for honey hunting and discover a suitable location for your camera. You will enjoy a full day with Honey Hunter.

    Day 3: Mad Honey hunting day

    Reach the honey hunting spot, a cliff in the center of the Himalayas. Before they start, honey hunters pray. At Cliff, you will see the spectacular Honey hunting activities. After a full day of honey hunting, you will return to the village. In the evening, you will spend a few moments seeing traditional Gurung cultural dances.

    Day 4: Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning.

    Best Time For The Expedition

    Exploring the mountains and terrains of Nepal at any time of year is never a waste. Honey hunters, on the other hand, collect honey from late March to early July and October to December. As a result, this is an excellent time to go for the honey-hunting Expedition.

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