I always try to take time from my busy schedule to explore the lifestyle of people living in Nepal’s hills and mountains. For many years, I’d been hearing about the nomadic, wild-honey hunters of eastern Nepal who do most of their hunting around the full moon of April. When I arrived at their beautiful village in the Himalayan foothills, I wasn’t sure whether they would go for the hunt or not, but the next morning they were all prepared to move. We walked for seven hours to reach the cliff, and the following morning they performed the fearless and magical act in front of me. Due to lack of development, modernization doesn’t have an impact on their lifestyle – everyone and everything welcomes you.
This essay was a finalist in the World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship 2018.
Discover similar stories indiscovery
Photographer Francesco Soave documents the daily toil and dedication of East Javan sulfur miners.
In this photo essay by scholarship winner Dimitri Staszewski, nomadic herders perform an awe-inspiring yearly ritual.
Professional photographer Jody MacDonald can't give you a short cut, but she can offer some great advice to focus your efforts and harness your passion.