High in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, in central Nepal honey hunters of the tribe Gurung twice a year, risking their lives to climbing up the climbing the steep cliffs to take honey from the largest and most dangerous bees in the world. In this area, people began to collect honey approximately 12 thousand years ago and the skills necessary to maintain this ancient and sacred tradition for hundreds of years, passed down from generation to generation. Traveler and photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks with this tribe and their ancient tradition documented in the project “Gurung honey hunters”
World famous British photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks photographing representatives Nepalese Gurung tribe who occupied one of the most dangerous industries – harvesting honey in remote places.
Gurung – Tibeto-Burman people living mainly in the central and western Nepal (west of Kathmandu Valley), as well as in small quantities in Bhutan and India.
Today, the population of this ethnic group – a little over 600,000 people.
The main occupations of representatives of this nation – farming, ranching and craft. But there are other fisheries, the origins of which are deeply rooted in antiquity.
Twice a year honey hunters climb the steep rocks in the central part of Nepal and the traditionally start collecting honey.