The Honey Hunters of Nepal

Discover the honey hunters of Nepal, a spectacular tradition of Gurung tribu.

High in the Himalayan foothills of central Nepal Gurung honey hunters gather twice a year, risking their lives to harvest the honey from the world’s largest honeybee, using nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long sticks known as tangos.

Unfortunately, now both the number of bees and traditional honey hunters are in rapid decline as a result of increased commercial interests and climate change.

The photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central Nepal, documenting the risks and skill involved in this dying tradition.

“Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.” Reinhold Messner

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Credits Photo : Andrew Newey

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