Nepal is truly a blessed land filled with adventures and wonders of the world, and a place explorers and mountaineers visit in their multitudes every year. One of such adventures is the visit to the well-known Bhurjung Gurung Village, where you will be warmly welcomed by the loving inhabitants. With the many special attractions of the Gurung village, one that will make youspeechless and amazed is the honey hunting trek, which is an extraordinary and matchless wild honey hunting in a spectacular native style.
This honey hunting trek is something that has been around for several thousands of years,embarked on by the locals, and this traditional sport is one you will love.This daring cultural adventure is worth observing, because just as mention above, it has been around for long. For over two decades, the National Geography magazine has featured the wild honey hunters of Nepal, making them more popular and one of the best adventure sites for adventure lovers. Trekkers and those that love adventures troop into Nepal yearly, visiting the villages to witness the wild Nepal honey hunting that is still much active as it used to be thousands of years ago.
This adventurous journey is a priceless experience of a lifetime of the wild Nepal honey hunting from where you will enjoy astonishing and aesthetic views of therich traditional custom and culture of the Gurung people that has been around for thousands of years.
A trekking adventure that lasts for five days, the Honey Hunting Trek begins with a drive toPuma village and once here, you’ll stay and wait till the next day for another exciting exploration.
Now, the second day is more adventurous, because after staying at Puma Gurung village on the first day,together with the rest of the crew, you’ll embark on a trekking adventure that lasts up to 6 hours. As you trek, there are lots of spectacular landmass and historic sites you will come across, and this long trek of 6 hours will surely be filled with excitement. As you trek for 6 hours from Puma Gurung village, your destination and next point of rest is the Bhurjung gurung village, where you will take a rest until the next day.
On the third day, you’ll be heading back to Baglung, and it will be fun, as you will spend about 5 hours trekking, exploring every site you come across and enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds.
That is not all because after three days of exciting trekking, there is still more as you will still visit Nalma vilage, where you will be warmly welcomed by the locals who have settled down there for thousands of years.
The fifth and final day is superb, as you will be rounding up the exciting 5 days trekking adventure.On the fifth day, you will have to return to Pokhara from Nalma village, rounding up your adventure.
Grab this superb opportunity now; be among the lovers of adventure to explore the mind-blowing Honey Hunting Trek.
Departure Date: April 28 & December 1
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this list as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of the trip, and season of the trip. We can find a variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. The majority of the gears which are for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.
Many of the personal climbing gears can be hired in the base camp as well, however, the quality of equipment at base camp can be not as high as those found in Kathmandu to hire. Further, it will be better to remember that at the start of the trek, apart from our day pack, our luggage that will be carried by porters. Since luggage has weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
- Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottle (2) or camel bag
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
- 1 medium sized quick-drying towel
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Antibacterial hands wash
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guidebook
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble.