Honey hunting continues to entice tourists in Lamjung

Honey hunting continues to entice tourists in Lamjung

Honey hunting has become one of the major attractions in the annual Siurung Festival being held in Lamjung district currently.

That is why, honey hunter Ram Singh Gurung (aka Rumba) continues to entice spectators towards him, though the honey hunting adventure is scary enough to drive them away generally.

Honey hunting has become one of the major attractions in the Festival for last few years.

Every year, locals risk their lives in order to extract honey with the help a single rope in steep hills.

It has become a source of income and has been attracting tourists from all over the world. Recently, however, people have started raising safety concerns.

The hunting has been conducted in steep hills of Ghanpokhara, Khudri, Taghring, Bhulbhule, Bhujung, Dudhpokhari areas of Lamjung.

The hunting team works in three persons: one on the top, one at the middle to extract and one at the bottom to collect the honey.

Source: THT