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6 Days 5 Nights
Availability : Whole Year
Thamel Kathmandu
Khotang District
Min Age : 10
Max People : 15

Halesi Mahadev Tour

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  • Wi-Fi: Most Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 2320m
  • Drive/walk: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Halesi Mahadev Temple, also known as Halesi-Maratika cave, is a temple situated on the eastern side of Nepal in the Khotang District. It is close to the village named, Mahadevasthan.

Halesi is considered one of the holiest temples for both Hindus and Buddhists. Halesi is one popular spot for worshippers. It is also one of the most well-known locations for travelers. 

This beautiful temple lies inside a lovely and baffling natural cave on the highest point of a slope. Dudh Koshi and Sun Koshi are two blessed waterways that course through the sanctuary, and it is accepted to have been into reality for 6000 years.

Its entrance has formed a half-moon and faces towards the east. It has a round molded with a distance of 193 ft with a discrete cavern lying underneath. The floor is 223ft periphery.

The most well-known natural cave is said to be the residence of Mahadeva while stowing away from the beast Bhasmasur. It is often tag as “the Pashupatinath of East.” You also get to experience different religious fairs especially, at the time of Shivaratri and Bala Chaturdashi.

This cave or temple has a great history behind it. Back in the 12th century, the caverns of Halesi-Maratika were alluded to in Himalayan writing. Certain events made the Maratika caves a sacred spot for Vajrayana specialists.

There are some mythologies about these caves too. People say that the three lovely caves of this temple resemble the three eyes of Lord Shiva. The surprising thing about this temple is that it is 67 feet below the surface of the land.

This journey starts with Kathmandu, the heart of Nepal. Then, we head to Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot to Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, Jayaram ghat, and Halesi.

The visit to Halesi Mahadev is technically three days journey, excluding the days in Kathmandu. The other day begins with visiting the temple of Halesi Mahadev and closures with getting back to Kathmandu in the evening time.

The Halesi tour is one of the popular packages. Our website has included some of our itineraries. If you are interested in this trip, you can check the itinerary provided.

Trek Overview:

  • Trek Duration: 5 days
  • Activity: short hike, worshipping gods
  • Highest Altitude: (2,250m /7,380 ft)
  • Accommodation: Hotel/ Lodge/ Resort
  • Transportation: Overland
  • Group size: 1-15 max
  • Best season: all season

Trek Highlights:

  • Halesi Mahadev Temple, also known as Halesi-Maratika cave, is a temple situated on the eastern side of Nepal in the Khotang District.
  • Halesi is considered one of the holiest temples for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • This beautiful temple lies inside a lovely and baffling natural cave on the highest point of a slope.
  • It has a round molded with a distance of 193 ft with a discrete cavern lying underneath. The floor is 223ft periphery.
  • The surprising thing about this temple is that it is 67 feet below the surface of the land.
  • This journey starts with Kathmandu, the heart of Nepal.
  • Then, we head to Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot to Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, Jayaram ghat, and Halesi.
  • The visit to Halesi Mahadev is technically three days journey, excluding the days in Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)
  • Day 3: Head to Halesi(2,250m /7,380 ft)
  • Day 4: Additional day at Halesi(2,250m /7,380 ft)
  • Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 6: Departure from Kathmandu

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • All monument and tourism entrance costs.

Price Excludes

  • Tips to guide
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
What to Expect
  • Halesi is considered one of the holiest temples for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • The surprising thing about this temple is that it is 67 feet below the surface of the land.
  • This journey starts with Kathmandu, the heart of Nepal.
  • This beautiful temple lies inside a lovely and baffling natural cave on the highest point of a slope.
  • Halesi Mahadev Temple, also known as Halesi-Maratika cave, is a temple situated on the eastern side of Nepal in the Khotang District.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro and sightseeing

Your six nights seven days on Bhutan Cultural Tour begin with a short and gorgeous flight from Kathmandu to Paro, just like other multi-day Bhutan trips. This flight is an excellent alternative to a mountain flight in Nepal in clear weather since you can see Mount Everest and Lhotse from a new perspective.

The National Museum will be the first stop on your tour, which was once a watchtower for Rimpung Dzong. It has a great view of Paro, and the Dzong is said to have been built in 1645 A.D.

You will now ride from Paro to Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital city, along a mountain road. It’s time to explore the National Library after touring the memorial Chorten constructed in remembrance of the third king.

Overnight in Thimpu!

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

After having a wonderful breakfast, you will have a full day of sightseeing, including visits to the Memorial Chorten (stupa), Bhutan’s most impressive stupa, which was built in 1974 by Grand Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of the Third King of Bhutan; National Library, which houses a vast collection of , manuscripts, ancient Buddhist texts and modern academic books; Handicrafts Emporiums, which displays a wide range of beautifully woven fabrics for men and women, crafted products, and other decor Painting School, famed for traditional thangka paintings, which you can buy if you like them; Institute of Traditional Medicine, where Tashichhodzong prepares the kingdom’s rich herbal medicines. Dinner and an overnight stay in Thimphu are included.

Day 3: Head to Halesi

Max altitude: Khotang (2,250m /7,380 ft)

Kilometers: 221.4 km

Trek Duration: 6 hour 23 minutes

The trek from Kathmandu to Khotang is 221.4 km which takes about 7 hours to reach. We travel through a four-wheeler. After early morning breakfast, we take a drive to Halesi immediately. First,we head to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a municipality that lies in a district named Kavrepalanchowk.

Then, we gradually move to Nepalthok and continue our journey to Halesi through Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, Jayaram ghat. On our way, we can enjoy the majestic views. We can see the greenery all around. Not only that, but we also see a beautiful river called the Sunkoshi River. We can spend some time watching and enjoying the lovely views. Then, we finally proceed to our destination. Not far away, we finally reach Halesi. We stay at Halesi overnight.

Day 04: Additional day at Halesi

Max altitude: Khotang (2,250m /7,380 ft)

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Today after an early morning shower, we head to the most significant, The Halesi Maratika cave. We worship Lord Shiva. There is a statue of Lord Shiva in this temple. That is why people also tend to call this cave Halesi Mahadev Temple.

It is believed that Halesi Mahadev is one of the holiest temples in the whole Khotang District.The most well-known natural cave is said to be the residence of Mahadeva while stowing away from the beast Bhasmasur. It is often tag as “the Pashupatinath of East.” You also get to experience different religious fairs especially, at the time of Shivaratri and Bala Chaturdashi.

This temple is not away from so many beliefs. So many people living around there say that if you could pass through all the Dwars/gates inside of the temples, then it is believed that you must have done no evil deeds in your whole life. This is an interesting belief.

Day 05Drive back to Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: (1,350m/4,428ft)

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Kilometers: 221.4 km

Trek Duration: 6 hours 23 minutes

Today, we prepare to head back to Kathmandu. After a fantastic journey at Halesi Mahadev, we end our trip and start heading towards the capital of Nepal. We take the same route as we took while traveling from Kathmandu to Halesi. You can also fly back to Kathmandu from Halesi if you like. Then, we will take you to your respective hotels torest and have a sound sleep.

Day 06Departure from Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Today is your last day in Kathmandu. If there is some time left in your hand, you can always explore the city even more or buy some stuff as a memory. We can also have a night dinner as a celebration for the completion of our trip. There is with lots but idle time yet exchange messages with partners in crime and arrange the photographs. It is your last day, and you should enjoy your last day in the city.

After that, you will be driven to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per plan, where you will seea departure from Kathmandu,which is when our entire journey ends. Have a safe trip, and we look forward to your visit toKathamdu Valley again.

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FAQ

What are the visa requirements to visit Nepal for Travel?

For you trip In Nepal, you must initially have Nepali Visa, except of Indians, every other nations will have to apply for this visa. Once you are in Nepal, you can apply for this visa. You are required to send your valid passport atleast six months before the tour.

What is the best time to visit Halesi?

The good news is, there is no best time to visit Halesi Mahadev Temple, meaning, we can visit this place anytime without any difficulties. There no such particular month or time since it isn’t so hard to take a visittoHalesi.  Because of which you can visit any time as your timetable yet stormy season will be very troublesome get a flight due to precipitation.

Are you allowed to take Photographs?

You are allowed to take photographs as long as you are outside the main temple. You are not allowed to take photographs inside the temple, but you can take pictures just outside the temple. Also before you photograph something you are requestedto ask for the permissions of people in there.

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