The Unexplored Badimalika

Updated on April 24, 2024

Badimalika is the hardest trekking route, one has to make a difficult trek lasting 2-3 days from Martadi, the headquarters of Bajura to reach Badimalika. Because the route of that temple is not well developed, there is a lack of accommodation facilities. So all the necessary goods need to be carried by ourselves.

About Badimalika Temple

Badimalika temple is a Hindu temple which is located in Triveni Municipality, Bajura district of Sudhurpashchin(Far-Western) Province. It is dedicated to Bhagwati(goddess Durga). Badimalika is the newest trekking route. Malika Chaturdashi is the major annual festival that is held in this temple, where pilgrims come from all over Nepal thinking that their wishes will be fulfilled if they pray at the temple. The temple is served by two priests, one representing Kalikot district and the other from Bajura district.

Badimalika is the hardest trekking route, one has to make a difficult trek lasting 2-3 days from Martadi, the headquarters of Bajura to reach Badimalika. Because the route of that temple is not well developed, there is a lack of accommodation facilities. So all the necessary goods need to be carried by ourselves.

Badimalika is one of the latest trekking trails that were recognized by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) that had the possibility of offering its visitors wonderful Himalayas views that include Api and Saipal Himal.

History of Badimalika

According to Hindu myths, when Sati Devi’s father Daksha Prajapati was performing Yagya, he invited all the gods except Mahadev to the ceremony. So Sati went to rituals and asked him why he had not invited her husband. Daksha answered that Mahadev drank alcohol, wore tiger hide, had deadlock hair, covered his body with ash, smoked ganja, slept in cemeteries, and wore a serpent around his neck, so he was not a suitable person to invite for such an important Yagya. Unable to withstand such an insult to her husband, Sati jumped into the Yagya fire and gave up her life. Mahadev was so angered by the news of his wife’s death so, that he sent Virbhadra and Bhoot Gana to kill Daksha and destroy the Yaga. After completing his vengeance, Mahadev started to mourn the death of his wife. Mahadev traveled all over the world carrying Sati’s dead body. During this time, Vishnu released his Sudarshan chakra and wounded Sati’s body so that it could be infested by insects and rot. As Sati’s body started to rot and its parts fell off, the ground where her body parts fell became Shakti Peethas and a place of worship. In this process, her left shoulder fell on Mallagiri mountain. This Mallagiri was then referred to as Malika.

According to another myth, after Bhagwati had killed a demon named Mahisasur, she rested in a place called ‘Dwaredhunge’ of Kalikot. Later when one low caste person had gone to that spot to collect firewood, he felt so hungry that he asked the goddess for some meat and bread. The goddess gave him what he asked for. However, there was so much food that he could not finish everything by himself. So he decided to call all the people at home for the meal by yelling the message. Since his house happened to be far away from the spot, the people at his house could not hear his yelling and nobody joined him. This angered the person and he blurted a request to the goddess to kill everyone in his house. The goddess granted this deadly wish too. When he arrived home carrying all the food with him, he found all his relatives dead. He got angry and went back to Dwaredhunge. The goddess closed the doors of the temple and escaped.

It is said that the imprint of the blow that the angry person had given to the door of the temple can still be seen. Because of this event, the goddess forever left the place, passing through Triveni, Panchpur Patan, Mallapurioatan, and finally settling in Badimalika. The pilgrims take this route while going to visit the temple.

Trip Fact

Before we start our trip to Badimalika, there are certain things we need to know about the entire journey. Some of the trip facts are:

Destination: Nepal

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu


Accommodation: 3-star Hotel/Tea house

Tour route: Kathmandu-Dhangadi-Jadga-Karala-Tribeni Badimalika-Natshwori-Mourya-Dhangadi- Kathmandu


  • Visit various UNESCO World Heritage Sites located inside Kathmandu Valley.
  • Explore Pristine nature and the amazing culture of the Far western.
  • Explore the beautiful Bajura district.
  • Unexplored area.
  • Adventure in green hills, varied landscape, and grassland.
  • The hidden beauty of Tribeni.
  • Explore authentic food.

Itinerary Badimalika Tour

         Day 1- Welcome to Nepal. Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

         Day 2- Sightseeing at Kathmandu.

         Day 3 - Fly from Ktm to Dhangadi and drive to Jadga by jeep.

         Day 4 - From Jadga trek to Karala .

         Day 5 - Karala to Tribeni Badimalika .

         Day 6 - Tribeni Badimalika to Natshwori.

         Day 7 - Natshwori to Mourya.

         Day 8- Mourya to Dhangadi .

         Day 9- Fly back to Ktm and transfer to the hotel.

         Day 10- Departure to the airport and back to your country

Accommodation service during Badimalika Trek

Badimalika is located in a rural area. So there is a lack of Accommodation facilities. On the way, you can get some tea houses which provide lodging and food facilities but don’t expect quality service. Thus all the necessary amenities need to be carried by the traveler.

Trekking Essential

  • Trekking boot
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock Cream
  • Trekking Shock
  • Water bottle
  • Raincoat
  • Trekking poles
  • Clothes (according to season)
  • Sun hat
  • Toiletries
  • Waterproof and Down Jacket
  • Torchlight
  • Headlamp
  • Medicines
  • Water cleansing drop
  • Windproof
  • Lip cares
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • First aid box

How to reach Badimalika

Badimalika is located in a remote area. Up to you can go through flight and from there drive to Jagada by jeep. One has to make a difficult trek lasting 2-3 days from Martadi.

Included In Tour Package of Badimalika

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Full board Meal(Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner).
  • First-aid Kits.
  • Private Vehicles
  • License holder trekking guide and porter.
  • Trekking information management System (TIMS) card.
  • Accommodation for all trekking days.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Domestic Flight(Kathmandu-Dhangadi-Kathmandu)


  • Personnel Items
  • Any Beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Trekking Gears
  • Tips to Guide and porter
  • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu.

Useful tips for Badimalika Tour

The tips that will help in Badimalika have been mentioned below:

  • Carry clothes according to the climate.
  • Always drink purified water and keep a supply of water sanitizer drops or tablets.
  • On the first go, save our energy. Make an effort, not to exaggerate. You’re making progress if you’re moving slowly.
  • Make sure you go on a trek with a local knowledgeable guide. They will assist you in overcoming your journey difficulties.
  • Walk in the same base.
  • Always try to maintain balanced diet food instead of junk food.

Extra Days in Kathmandu

If you stay extra days in Kathmandu, There are several activities in and around the Kathmandu valley. For suggestions; sightseeing, city tour(Bhaktapur, Basantapur, and Patan Durbar Square), Rafting in Bhotekoshi, Zipline, Sky cycling, Sunrise view from Nagarkot, Cycling, Spas, Shopping, Meditation Shopping.

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