Honey hunting is a tradition profession of many indigenous communities in Nepal. It is an age old profession of some of the communities primarily of Gurung and Magar, residing in Bhujung and Pasgoun in central Nepal alongside of Annapurna region. The honey hunting is really an adventurous activity observed like a festival in the aforementioned villages. Indigenous communities first worship to the nature before hunting, starting from praying to dancing and having delicious foods. Generally, the honey hunting is performed two times in one year one in spring, and another in autumn. Honey hunting is not one man job, it is a team work. Therefore, the villagers gather, pray around the cliffs that are home to the honeybees. The cliffs in Nepal are regarded to be the home of the world´s largest honeybees, Apis Laboriosa.
During the honey hunting, the leader fixes the ladder with a rope over the branches or trees above the cliffs and then the fire is lit at the base of the cliff to smoke the bees from their honeycombs, and then, a leader of honey hunting drops down from the top of the rock by the bamboo ropes ladder while others help him to collect the honey, relay the basket and hold a rope correctly. The honey hunting is really worth watching. Therefore, if you are wishing to participate in the honey hunting activity, feel free to contact Thin Air Adventure Team.