Halesi Maratika cave tour is a sacred holy place among Hindu, Buddhism and Kirat religion. Situated in the Khotang district of Nepal, it is one of the many notable pilgrimage sites as thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit this religious place every year. The Halesi Mahadev is situated in an ancient cave and believed to have a connection with Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva came to this place hiding from the demon named Bhasmasur. Later with trickery, Lord Vishnu killed the demon in this place preserving the boon granted to the demon by Lord Shiva. Padmasambhava, the great guru Rimboche also meditated in this place which signifies this place as a holy place for the Buddhists.
Halesi Mahadev tour not only carries religious importance but is also important naturally and culturally. The architecture of the mysterious &beautiful caves, the green hills of the region, the holy rivers Dudh Koshi and Sunkoshi make this place more attractive and heavenly. There are three caves named as Halesi Mahadev cave, Basaha cave, and Bhairava cave.
Tour starting location: Kathmandu
Distance from Kathmandu: 222 KM
Caves: Halesi Maratika cave, Basaha cave, Bhairava cave
Rivers Nearby: Dudh Koshi and SunKoshi
The tour to Halesi Mahadev not just carry religious importance among pilgrims but it shows true diversity of the Nepali culture, geography, and nature. Fulfill your dream of visiting the holy land and get blessings from Lord Shiva.
Day 1- Drive from Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev Cave. Overnight at hotel
Day 2- Morning Puja/Sightseeing in the cave and return to Kathmandu