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The Nepalese Honey That Makes People Hallucinate

Nepal’s Gurung people live mostly in small villages in the vast Annapurna mountain ranges. In this remote region, they practice an ancient tradition of honey hunting where they descend towering cliffs on handmade ladders, to harvest honey nestled under jagged overhangs.

In spring, the Gurung’s honey contains a rare substance called grayanotoxin from rhododendron flowers that’s known for its intoxicating effects. While some accounts say it’s a deadly poison, others refer to it as an aphrodisiac, powerful medicine, and a hallucinogenic drug.

VICE travelled deep into the Annapurna mountains to join a Gurung village on their spring hunt and understand Mad Honey’s effects.

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50 thoughts on “The Nepalese Honey That Makes People Hallucinate

  1. Really nice people the Nepalesse !! I just recently met some that work in the local Dunkin Donuts here in Boston. Really genuinely nice people !! I hope to go there someday !!!

  2. Love this reporter from VICE but VICE in general can fuck off. They're just about ''this new xyz gets you high!'' and disrespecting native customs for views.

  3. 'When in Rome (do as the Romans do)' would mean the opposite of what is implied here. You would actually carry your own bags, if using that expression.

  4. Buying mad honey from today will get it in 2 days can't wait to try it. I notice pink floyd breathe playing but what version? is it as i look for it on YouTube because it's a great song especially when slowed.

  5. this is one of my favourite vice documentary ever, everyone was just so happy, respectful to the women and their culture just overall very positive. I love this so much!! really made my night

  6. I want to try it
    I did not know that plant had weird pollen,
    Ever notice that people who live out side society
    Are happier and pleasent
    One thing when in Thailand in 03 out in middle of nowhere they had phones
    Old farmers taking photos

  7. 1:27 biggest lesson I learned where traffic is like that, is you cannot hesitate. You have to just go for it. It's when you see tourists hesitating, that accidents happen. You have to be confident and just go. It's a strange concept. In India the only time I saw issues was when tourists would hesitate while crossing the street.

  8. if you want this honey in bulk or sample or anything
    i have this in ktm .
    i brought it from lamjung,rukum
    Call me:+977 9808828076
    Or +977 9869756086
    Or mail me in

  9. What a mess. My royal highness does not approve of such crude methods.
    👑 👎 👑
    Buy King Edward’s royal honey, available at your local supermarket.

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