Meet the nomads who harvest hallucinogenic honey from tall cliffs in the Himalayan foothills.
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.
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This is so amazing!!❤️