Halesi Mahadev to Jiri Trek

Halesi Mahadev to Jiri Trek

Lower Solukhumbu spiritual Trek

Halesi 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.

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. This Lowewr Solukhumbu Spiritual Trek starts form Haleshi Mahadev Cave (Maratika Cave) and ends at Jiri which is also known East Switzerland of Nepal. This trek covers the Pokale water fall, Toluk Monastery, Famous Pike Mountain view point, Chartang Monastery and many more spiritual and cultural sites with Excellent Mountain view of solukhumbu- Everest Mountain ranges.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Halesi, visit Halesi Mahadev Temple ( Maratika Cave) O/N Guest hosue

Day 02: Explore around Halesi, visit Pokale water fall.

Day 03: Trek to Patelepati

Day 04: Trek to Toluk Gompa ( Oldest monastery around the area)

Day 05: Trek to Pike

Day 06: Hiking to Pike view point which offers panoramic views of different mountain ranges O/N Pike

Day 07: Trek to Goli

Day 08: Trek to Daurali Visit Chertung Monastery

Day 09: Trek to Shivalaya or Jiri

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Optional extensions of this trekking:

Option 01: Extension to Dudhkund Trek

Option 02: Extension to Everest region trek

Option 03: Extension to Phaplu – Junbesi trek

Option 04: Extension to Monastery circuit Trek till Okhaldhunga - Khotang

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 10-15 Days
  • Best Time: Round the year
  • Difficulty: Moderate