The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal in 360° Video

Nepali honey hunters

Watch the last death defying honey hunter of Nepal with National Geographic as they follow Mauli Dan harvest hallucinogenic honey hives in high cliffs clinging to the dangerous edges of the hill with ropes. Mauli is one of the Kulung people who live in vastly isolated village of Saddi far from rest of Nepal.

The expensive honey with hallucinogenic properties is considered luxurious in the Asian market. Mauli harvests these hives in Spring and Fall when Rhododendron trees bloom in the vast forests surrounding the Hongu River. The nectar of the rhododendron flowers give the honey it’s neutrotoxic properties.

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