Halesi Mahadev Temple Tour

Haleshi Mahadev Temple Entry Point on Night

Located in eastern Nepal, Halesi Mahadev is located in a natural cave on a small hill. It is believed that the temple has existed for at least 6000 years and is situated within a beautiful and mysterious natural cave. Dudh Koshi and Sun Koshi flow through the temple, and it is believed to have been established for at least 6000 years.

Halesi Mahadev is a temple that contains three mysterious caves that are thought to represent Lord Shiva’s three eyes. In addition to serving as a revered religious site and a popular tourist destination, the Halesi cave is 67 feet below ground. It is customary to perform special ceremonial rites at Haleshwor Mahadev.

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A revered religious place and a popular tourist destination, this cave is located 67 feet underground. In the entrance, it is shaped like a half moon and faces east. It has a circular shape with a distance of 193 feet with a separate cave beneath, and a floor circumference of 223 feet.

Haleshi Mahadev Cave - Maratika
Haleshi Mahadev Cave – Maratika


According to a Hindu myth, Shiva fled Halesi from a demon called Bhasmasura, whose purpose was to kill him, and fled to Halesi. When Shiva broke through the ceiling of the cave and fled, Vishnu tricked the monster and killed him. As Shiva Mahadeva stepped on the wall before disappearing from the hole, he is said to have left a large footprint on the ceiling of the wall. This woodland was used to hunt by a Rai caste hunter centuries later.

The hunting dog and he searched for the deer in the bushes, but neither returned after the deer ran into the bushes. The villagers helped them find a cave in the bushes. A Shivalinga wrapped in a serpent was found in the cave when they entered it, which surprised them. They became overjoyed to see it and started worshiping it as a Shivalinga place.

A Tibetan Buddhist named the place Halesi after visiting it and pronounced “holyasso,” a Tibetan word for “place of wonders.” The word became distorted and people called it Halesi as a result. Maratika is regarded as a sacred place in Hindu tradition where “all three mandalas have been completed, a jewel that surpasses any other place in India in fulfilling spiritual seekers’ wishes.”

Buddhism reveres it as the place where the great Guru Rimpoche, Padmasambhava attained immortality through meditation.

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It is interesting to visit Halesi’s cave shrine because of its geological features. It is common to find caves and potholes surrounding the small hamlet of Halesi with naturally created cavities, leading to a variety of rock constructions. A wide variety of pilgrims cross these narrow corridors, and now these corridors are known as paapdwaras, dharmadwaras, garbhadwaras, svargadwaras, and karmadwaras.

It has been said that Halesi Mahadev is a mysterious sign from the gods and is one of the world’s most astonishing geological formations. It is believed that the founder of the Kirat religion originated here, and Hindus venerate Halesi Mahadev as one of their six main pilgrimage sites. Buddhists venerate Halesi as one of their six key pilgrimages.

Many people come here to perform soul searching, religious and spiritual quests for salvation, and it is regarded as a mystical and spiritual location in Nepal.

Halesi Mahadev Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu – Halesi Mahadev.

Upon picking up at 7 a.m., we will drive about 222 kilometers from Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev. Our trip will take about seven hours from Kathmandu to Halesi via Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot, Ghurmi, Jayaram Ghat, and Dhulikhel. Our dinner and overnight stay will be included. Once we reach Halesi, we will check into the hotel.

Day 2: Halesi – Kathmandu.

The day begins with a visit to the Haleshi Mahadev temple close to the hotel, followed by a lunch stop before the drive to Kathmandu. 

Kathmandu To Halesi By Jeep/Scorpio

Destination: Kathmandu – Halesi

One Way Distance: 222 km

One Way Driving Time: Approx. 6 Hours

Transportation: By Scarpio, & Jeep

Capacity: Maximum 7 Pax

Travel Route: Kathmandu-Banepa – Dhulikhel – Nepalthok – Khurkot – Ghurmi – Halesi

Duration: 1 Nights 2 Days

Kathmandu – Halesi Tourist By Bus

It is possible to take a bus from Kathmandu to Halesi during the day. The bus leaves from Bouddha at 5:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 a.m. The bus departs from Halesi at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Kathmandu at 5:30 p.m. It reaches Koteshwor around 4 p.m. and returns to Kathmandu at 5:30 p.m. Likewise, the bus leaves from Halesi at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Kathmandu by 5:30 p.m.

Halesi Mahadev Temple Tour Price

A few advantages of Jeeps are that they’re considered a little faster means of transportation while a bus takes more time than a Jeep if you are planning to go to Halesi Mahadev Darshan. Pricing will depend on your requirements. Jeeps are considered a little faster means of transportation while buses take a little longer to visit.

As a result, taking a Jeep tour to Halesi Mahadev Temple is more expensive than taking a bus, which is slightly cheaper.

The cost of reserving a Jeep is NRs. 25,000.

Price Includes

Rooms with twin beds in a good hotel 

Drinks upon arrival, breakfast & dinner in the hotel 

Reserved a Jeep or Scorpio 

Having a campfire if there are more people

There will be two non-vegetarian lunches

Price Excludes

Mineral water, cold drinks, and beverages are available in bottled form 

Expensive personal items

Insuring your trip

Natural calamities / strikes that result in overstaying

Book Halesi Mahadev Temple Tour With Us

Feel free to get any inforamtion about this Tour, and to book this Tour with us by calling at +977-9863655576 or, by writing at ddmelamchi@gmail.com.

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