Maratika Cave ( Halesi Mahadev ) Tour
Among the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, it is very famous religious and tourist place situated at the Eastern part of Nepal.
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Among the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, it is very famous religious and tourist place situated at the Eastern part of Nepal. It is lies at the hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left in Khotang district of Sagarmatha zone and is situated above 3,100 ft. – 4,734 ft. above sea level. The temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. At the same place there are other numerous small beautiful caves. The main attractive point in Halesi is the temple of Halesi Mahadev, the main religious place of both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also known as one of the most important place for tourism. The invasion of different religious people, as well as tourists is seen here. 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 there. As it lies in the middle of the thick forest, amazing twittering sounds of birds can be heard. On the other hand, flower like rhododendron and others add beauty to the forest.
The cave is associated with Guru Rinpoche and his consort Mandarava as this is the exact location where they are said to have been blessed with immortal life. It is the place with the full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world. There happens a big ceremony in the temple of Halesi four times in a year.
The door of the temple is faced towards East which seems like half-moon shaped. There used to exist a river in front of the temple but later on got dried leaving just mark. Especially statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are placed in the temple. Behind the temple there is a cave with a capacity of thousands of monks. The Matrika Monastery also lies close and can be visited to obtain a sense of serenity and peace. Meditation activities of a truly Tibetan nature can be carried out here. The six days splendid tour offer you a great chance to observe the natural beauty with the incent history of Tibetan community. It is a short and pleasure drive tour in the lap of hilly region of Khotang district. For more information please scroll down of our details itinerary.
- Accommodation on 2 person sharing basis with breakfast in Kathmandu as per the hotel list
- Transportation both way from Kathmandu to Maratika cave.
- Guest House Accommodations in Maratika cave area
- All transportation as per program
- Personal equipment for Trekking.
- Personal travel Insurance.
- Emergency Rescue evacuation.
- Personal expenses/Bar bills.
Arrival in Kathmandu (D)
Accordance to your Flight time AMTT will warm welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Our team member will describe the tour programs. Take 20 minutes drive to Hotel. Rest a day and evening gathering to the typical restaurant and introduce each other. It will help you to make your tour as much as memorable. Take a dinner with cultural dance. Overnight stay at hotel.
Drive to Halesi (B,L,D)
Our team is waiting for you at the lobby of your hotel and takes you to the Halesi. The surface transportation is under construction so you need to kept patience till overnight stopped destination. You will take your lunch at Ghurmi. And after that your journey again started for final stop point. Overnight at Guest House
Visit Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev Temple) (B,L,D)
Today you have a full day to explore Halesi cave. Major attractions of Halesi Mahadev Cave incorporate five different doors namely Ghopte Dwar, Janma Dwar, Pap Dwar, Dharma Dwar and Swarga Dwar. After descending through the stairs at the walls of the cliff, you will arrive to the big red stone which is revered as the images of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It was lies between the holy rivers of Dudh Koshi to the right and Sun Koshi to the left. The door of the temple is faced towards East which seems like half moon shaped. There used to exist a river in front of the temple but later on got dried leaving just mark. Especially statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are placed in the temple. Behind the temple there is a cave with a capacity of thousands of monks. After visit and pray at the holiest place you will return back to Hotel
Drive back to Kathmandu (B,L)
As previous day you will return back to Kathmandu by the same transportation. In rainy season you have to change two transportation at Ghurmi or Jayaram but in other season it’s not be a problem. Accordance to weather and group we will manage vehicles for return back to Kathmandu via the lots of memories of holiest places of Halesi Mahadev. Return back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.
Kathmandu Sightseeing (B)
oday your trip will start from Shyambhunath, it takes 30 minutes drive from your hotel. Shyambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple, a holy places of Buddhist. Explore Shyambhunath then you go to the Pashupatinath. It is lies on the bank of Bagmati River. On Pashupatinath you can explore the stone art. Pashupati Nath and Halesi Cave are similar and people believe that both are the holiest place of Lord Shiva. There is quite similar between these two sites. Go to Bouddhanath, it is the largest stupa, Where you can meet the monks and priest of Buddhist. Move to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square which takes 1 hrs Drive from Bouddhanath. Where you can find the typical settlements of Newari peoples and lots of temple with its ritual believes and its reach design. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you. If you want do something’s then don’t hesitate with us we are always standing behind you for helping you. If you require anything we will modify this trip otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time.
A trek in Nepal is more about endurance than anything else. You will be trekking most days and can expect to be on the trail an average of 5–7 hours per day. The lower elevations may be the most difficult as you cover the most ground and the temperatures are hotter. By the time you reach the higher elevations you will be in prime condition and the distances are shorter. People of many ages and ability successfully complete all the treks in Nepal—those who are strong willed and in good condition should have few problems.