Maratika Tour

MARATIKA TOUR

Halesi Mahadev Tour

Halasi is one of the most important spiritual destinations for all Hindus and Buddhists which is not totally explored for tourist but it is very famous destination for locals which is the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, it is very popular as the Pashupatinath of the eastern Nepal. Haleshi Mahadev is situated at the hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left. The temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. There lie other numerous small beautiful caves too. Importance. Here, the image of the god is inside the cave, which is full of natural beauty. Inside the cave is dark and there are bats flying here and there. It is also a kind of pride for the people living there, as it is as famous as other temples like the Pashupatinath, the Lumbini etc. even internationally. It is the natural cave, which lies in 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years. It is the place full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance.

There are three mysterious caves, which are believed to be the three eyes of lord Shiva as we see in the first cave, we see an image of lord Shiva which is called as Haleshwar Mahadev. In the second cave there is an image of Nandi.Haleshi temple is situated in the Khotang district of eastern Nepal. This is a small hilly area full of natural beauty. The location of the place itself is beautiful. One the other hand, the beautiful and mysterious natural caves; full of different natural images, look as if the stone carving artist have donelt carefully taking a lot of time. Here, the images are all inside the caves which themselves are mysterious.

According to Buddhism it is power-place generally associated with Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), where he and his consort Mandarava were blessed with immortal life by Buddha Amitayus. The caves of Maratika are mentioned in Tibetan literature up from the 12th century. The ‘Sanglingma’, a Kathang (biography) of Padmasambhava discovered by Nyang Ral Nyima Öser, describes the original event, which made the Maratika caves a sacred place for Buddhists:

PLEASE NOTE: WE CAN MAKE THIS TOUR WITH IN 4 DAYS TO 7 DAYS AND ALSO HAVE OPTION BY HELICOPTER TOO

TOUR ITINERARY (Option 1): By domestic flights

Day01: KATHMANDU: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel. Briefing about package tour and check in Hotel. Over night at hotel.

Day02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING: After breakfast, full day city sightseeing tour (Visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddha Nath, and Budhanilkantha). Overnight at hotel

Day03: KATHMANDU- LAMIDANDA- HALESHI: Morning transfer to Kathmandu Airport. Fly to Lamidanda by domestic flight. Arrive at Lamidanda walk to Halesi (5 hrs.) Overnight at lodge

Day04: HALESHI – LAMIDANDA: Darshan of Halesi Mahadev and visit surroundings. Walk back to Lamidanda. Overnight at Lodge

Day05: LAMIDANDA – KATHAMNDU: Fly back from Lamidanda to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day on your own. Overnight at hotel

Day06: KATHMANDU: Tour around Kathmandu including Kapan monastery, Shivapuri Monastery, Kapan Monastery etc

Day07: DEPARTURE: Departure to your onward Destination or optional tour.

TOUR ITINERARY (OPTION 02): By jeep driving

Day01: KATHMANDU: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel. Briefing about package tour and check in Hotel. Over night at hotel.

Day02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING: After breakfast, full day city sightseeing tour (Visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhanath Stupa, and Budhanilkantha). Overnight at hotel

Day03: KATHMANDU- GHURMI: After breakfast drive to Ghurmi. Overnight at Guest house

Day04: GHURMI – HALESHI – GHURMI: After breakfast Drive to Haleshi Mahadev Temple and visit all the places and worship, evening drive back to Ghurmi. Overnight at Guest House.

Day05: GHURMI – KATHAMNDU: After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.

Day06: KATHMANDU : Tour around Kathmandu including Kapan monastery,Shivapuri Monastery, Kapan Monastery etc

Day07: DEPARTURE: Departure to your onward Destination or optional tour.

COST INCLUDES:

  • Airport pickup and departure.
  • Domestic Flight or jeep drive to Halesi as per program.
  • Hotel at Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guest house accommodation at Haleshi or Ghurmi with all food (Breakfast , lunch and dinner)
  • A guide along the tour.
  • All government taxes and service charges.

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees of monuments at Kathmandu.
  • Personal nature cost like telephone, internet, bar & beverages.
  • Personal tips to staffs.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 5 - 7 days
  • Best Time: Around the year
  • Difficulty: Easy