• Haleshwor Mahadev Temple.
  • Haleesi/Maratika Cave.
  • Visit to 5 Dwars of Helsi Cave.

About Halesi Mahadev Tour

Halesheor Mahadev temple lies in Khotang district, Eastern Hill of Nepal i.e 223 km far from Kathmandu. The temple of Mahadev is inside a cave which is 67 ft below the surface of land.It is one of the famous pilgrimage site of Nepal, a holy place which is equally popular among both Hindu and Buddhist. Among Hindu people it is popularly known as Haleshwor Mahadev Temple or Eastern Pashupatinath of Nepal whereas Buddhists named it Maratika cave/Maratika Monastery because they believe that the founder of Tibetan Buddhism the great rempoche (Padmasambhava) and his wife Mandarva  obtained the  different forms of hidden teachings of Buddha and so freed themselves  in the cave.The Mahadev temple is situated at 1355M. There are three mysterious caves in Halesi which is believed to be the three eyes of Lord Shiva. There in one of the cave you can see Lord Shiva image which is named as Haleshwor  Mahadev cave, the second one have an image of Nandi  so it is called Basaha cave and the third cave there is an image of Bhairav so it is called Bhairava cave.Among these caves the first cave is regarded as the main part of the temple because there you can find natural image of Lord Shiva.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu to Halesi Maratika cave 6/7 hrs drive
  • Day 2Visit Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev Temple) Drive back to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle .
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast). 
  • Accommodation in Halesi (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Kathmandu - Halesi - Kathmandu transportation by private a/c vechicle (Jeep).
  • Sightseeing tour in Halesi Bazar.
  • Necessary entrance fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Personal expenses, bar bills.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

Useful Information

Helicopter Tour to Halesi Mahadev Temple / Maratika Monastery can also be arranged on your request


9:00 am    : Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), departure to Halesi by Helicopter.

10:00 am  : Visit to Halesi Mahadev Temple, explore Halesi Mahadev cave.

12:00 am  : Have a lunch & back to Kathmandu.