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When you hear Nepal then you only think about Rafting, Paragliding, Bunjy jumping, and other activities, it is not only limited to that as you can also experience Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal. It is the thrilling and adventurous activities and is one that can be a real test of your strength. You can see people harvesting honey from the high cliffs. The scientific researchers have proved that wild honey hunting is one of the oldest activity continued by humans for survival and according to the study of rocks in different parts it has been found that honey hunting has been done since 13 00 BC in Nepal. Many people in some of the villages, especially in western Nepal depend on honey hunting for their livelihood. They harvest the honey of the biggest bee in the world called Apis laborious. These bees make their lives on the high cliffs of the foothills and the honey hunters risk their lives to harvest the honey for survival. The honey hunters build rope ladders and baskets to get to the combs after the bees have been flushed out with smoke by lighting a fire underneath the hives. Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal Honey harvesting usually takes place twice a year, when honey hunters get together and head into the Himalayas to take on this massive task with the risk of life. To harvest one colony takes the honey hunters two to three hours depending on the location of the hive and its size. The harvest ritual, which varies slightly from community to community, begins with a prayer and sacrifice of flowers, fruits, and rice. Then a fire is lit at the base of the cliff to smoke the bees from their honeycombs. From above, a honey hunter descends the cliff harnessed to a ladder by ropes. As his mates secure the rope and ladder from the top and ferry tools up down as required, the honey hunter fights territorial bees as he cuts out chunks of honey from the comb. So, don’t you want to experience this? Get ready to take the tour.