Haleshi Mahadev Darshan

4 Days
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Haleshi Mahadev Temple is the most blessed pilgrimage site of eastern Nepal and it is also called Maratika Cave; Maratika cave means the cave of bringing death to an end and the Maratika Monastery. This temple is located in a mysterious cave on a hilltop. According to mythology Lord Shiva hid in this cave to save from the demon Bashmasur who was granted the boon of killing any person he wanted by Shiva. After the demon was killed with the help of the slyness mind of Lord Vishnu Shiva along with his consort Parvati made this caves as their abode. This cave is also a holy site for Buddhists. They believe that Guru Padmasambhava, the second Buddha meditated here for three months.

He along with his consort made a ritual here for achieving nirvana. There are three caves on the hilltop that represent three eyes of Lord Shiva. The first cave in which lies the image of Shiva is called Haleshwar Mahadev and constitutes the main section of the temple. In the second cave, there is an image of Nandi. And in the third cave, the image of Bhairav lies. After going down 25 to 30 steps at the walls of the cliff there is a big red stone which is worshiped as Gaura Parbat. It is believed the caves to be in existence for 6000 years.

If you have a short time, the Darshan can be made via flights to Lamidanda or direct chartering Chopper to and from Haleshi Temple as well.  


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Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends in: Kathmandu


  • Airport pick-up and drop by private transport
  • Transportation by private vehicle during the tour
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing room basis
  • An English Speaking Nepalese guide throughout the tour
  • All Entrance fees of landmarks mentioned in the itinerary
  • Government Tax and other office service charge


  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour
  • Single supplement if required
  • International or Domestic tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa except Indian (US$25 for 15 Days, US$ 40 for 30 Days)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drink, Telephone calls and laundry
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc
  • Travel, Medical insurance and first aid kit

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