Halesi Mahadev - Maratika Cave Tour

An exciting Cave experience

Halesi Mahadev Temple or Halesi-Maratika Cave is one of a very popular holy temple also known as The Pashupatinath of eastern Nepal all over the country which in the Khotang district, 945m (3100ft)–1442m (4734ft) above sea level. In 185km South-West of Mount Everest and 230 km from Kathmandu, it is a venerated site of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. Kirati people also come there to worship there as they believed Paruhang as Mahadev and Sungnima as Parbati goddess.

We believe that Hindu god Lord Shiva hid here for 6000 years from the demon Bhasmasur. This temple in such a mysterious location is the most famous natural Halesi-Maratika Cave in between the holy rivers of Dudh Koshi and Sun Kosi under 20m (67ft) below the surface. During holidays of a different event, Shivaratri, Ganesh Chaturdarthi, Rama Nawami, they hold many more festivals in the area. There are three caves on a hilltop which represent three eyes of Lord Shiva.

This significance site which is usually cold and rainy comprises history back from the 12th century and which is perfect to visit to be more familiar with Nepali tradition and culture.

Destination: Khotang, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Halesi - Kathmandu
Activities: Worship Halesi Mahadev
Season: All seasons are appropriate

Group Size
2 - 16
2 days
945 m
Trans Alps Adventure
The Journey Begins Here

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Halesi
    Today early morning we will drive to Halesi Mahadev by road, it will be about 8 hour drive through scenic road. The trail crosses with several beautiful small villages and wonderful landscapes of terrace fields, green hills and yet more. Halesi Mahadev is 222 km far from Kathmandu.
  • Day 2 Halesi Temple visit in the morning and drive back to Kathmandu
    Morning Darshan to Halesi Mahadev Temple, Halesi Cave & Many more places can be visited at Halesi Mahadev. After breakfast at a hotel, drive back to Kathmandu.

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Cost and dates

We do small group trek or private trip as your request.
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What's Included

  • Both way transportation by Scorpio/Jeep/Sumo
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch & 1 Dinner
  • Clean and comfortable rooms on twin sharing basis

What's Excluded

  • Personal items expenses, shopping and restaurant bills
  • Mineral water, juice, alcohol and other beverage items
  • Extra night stay due to natural calamities

Equipment List


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket
  • Lightweight hand gloves

Lower Body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants


  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

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This trip can be re-design as per your interest. Please contact us.

Personal Hygiene

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn toothpaste/brush set
  • Hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book the package tour to Nepal?

If the tour itinerary given in the website suits you, you can book online, e-mail, call or fax us. It is also possible to customized the itinerary as per your desire.

When is the best season to travel to Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November.

Do we need to cover travel insurance?

Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.

What kind trekking guide do you use for the trip?

We use honest, experienced and English speaking guides for the trip.

Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?

Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended.

Is Communication to home possible on trek?

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

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