A gentle 20-minute walk down from Mala Lodge through a patchwork of fields and rice terraces brings you to a village where log hives made from hollowed tree trunks hang under the eaves.
This is the “bee village” of Tomijong, and aside from the colonies of Nepal’s wild bee, apis cerana, it is mostly populated and farmed by Gurung and Tamang women whose men are working overseas. Explore the village, enter its slate-roofed stone houses and follow the harmonious daily routine of these cheerful beekeepers beneath the peaks. Your MLN staff can arrange for you to be shown the local apiculture methods, bees favorite flowering plants, and how the honey is collected and prepared. They can also pre-order a local village lunch with the women’s community group featuring homegrown produce.
1432m ( 4,698 ft)