Grade

Easy

Geography

Hills/Mountains/Forests

Location

Khotang

Max altitude

3100m

Religions

Hindu/Buddhist

Ethnic People

Kirats/Limbu/Brahmin/Chhetri

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$530

Khotang Halesi Pilgrimage Tour

One of the famous pilgrimage tours, the Khotang Halesi Pilgrimage Tour takes you into the homeland of the oldest Hill tribe of Nepal, “Kiratis”. This tour takes you to the famous temple in Nepal i.e. Halesi Mahadev, which often touted as the ‘Pashupatinath’ of eastern Nepal. This site adored by both Hindus and Buddhists adherents. This tour shall take you on a spiritual and cultural awakening and offers explorations of the mystical cave where the temple is located.

 

Khotang Halesi Pilgrimage Tour Highlights

  • An overview tour of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the historical Kathmandu City
  • Witness sights of some of the majestic Himalayas and hilly landscapes of eastern Nepal
  • Visit the scenic Halesi Mahadev Temple at Khotang District and exploring the cave
  • Explore the ethnic Kirati lifestyle and get acquainted with their cultures and traditions

 

Khotang Halesi Pilgrimage Tour Overview

The Khotang Halesi Pilgrimage tour spans 6 days and begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you’ll embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu city. You’ll visit few scenic UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu; namely, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. The tour moves eastward and heads directly to Halesi of Khotang district lying 225km east to Kathmandu.

The serpentine road goes through the colorful towns and villages of Eastern Nepal. Once at Halesi, you’ll visit the holy Halesi Mahadev Temple located in a discreet site under the hill at Halesi Bazaar. You’ll have to climb a small hill that opens a gateway to a large cave that preserves the age-old temple of Halesi Mahadev. The cave lies 67ft below the surface with the entrance shaped like a half-moon.

According to the folklore, Lord Shiva once hid inside the temple for 6000 years to elude from the sight of demon Bhasmasur.  After visiting the temple and the adjoining cave, you’ll explore the Halesi Bazaar before catching your commute back to Kathmandu. Khotang Halesi Pilgrimage Tour offers both an adventurous and cultural experience into the heartland of Kirats. This tour can be undertaken anytime throughout the year; however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) remain the two best seasons for visiting Halesi.

Nepal Treks is a reputed company with an experienced team of experts and guides. We have various trip packages available throughout the country. Along with the trips, we also provide excellent quality services to facilitate your needs. With us, you are guaranteed of a delightful experience in this Haleshi Mahadev Tour.

  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    6
  • Nights
    5
  • Geography
    Hills/Mountains/Forests
  • Location
    Khotang
  • Max altitude
    3100m
  • Religions
    Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People
    Kirats/Limbu/Brahmin/Chhetri
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Lodge
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu
A company representative will welcome you upon arriving at the Tribhuvan international Airport. As you exit the airport, the hustle and bustle of the Kathmandu City will welcome you. You head to the hotel and unpack your belongings. Later, you can explore the lively streets of Thamel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing
The tour begins with a scenic sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu city. Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you’ll visit some of the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. Inhabited by people from a varied religious background, the city is filled with historical and cultural monuments from different cultures. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu- Halesi
After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a road journey to the east of Kathmandu. The rather long drive will take you to the Halesi Bazaar at Khotang district. The journey spanning 225km may last 7-8 hours and it passes through the scenic hills, towns, and settlements; namely, Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot, Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, and Jayaram ghat. Halesi lies in the Sagarmatha zone and in the bazaar you can see lots of people. Overnight in Halesi.
Day 4
Halesi Mandir Visit & Exploration
Once at Halesi, you’ll begin the tour with the visit to the Halesi Mahadev temple. The millennia old temple sits inside a colossal cave. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple remains the most pious site for Kirats. The cave lies between two holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sun Koshi to the left. You’ll climb a small hill to access the 67ft deep cave to reach the temple. The temple is holy for 3 different religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, and Kirat. The day-tour ends with the exploration of the colorful Halesi Bazaar. Overnight in Halesi.
Day 5
Drive back from Halesi – Kathmandu
Wake up and visit the Kailash forest that sits nearby the Halesi Cave. The forest is a quiet place to meditate and relax. Observe the Morning Prayer and rituals and then drive back to Kathmandu. You’ll retrace your path and drive the same way back to Kathmandu from Halesi Bazaar. The scenic drive will follow through the beautiful landscape of eastern Nepal. You’ll pass along the uneven hills, rivers, and green forests. Once at Kathmandu, you can choose to relax at the hotel or take a stroll around the market to shop souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 6
Departure
We will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private car so you can catch your flight back home. Goodbye and have a safe journey


Included
  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 in sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu – Halesi – Kathmandu land transport by private Car, Jeep, Bus and
  • Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the tour.
  • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides.
  • All necessary land transport.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a historical tour guide including land transport.
  • All government taxes and service charge.
 
 
Not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
  • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, and soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
  • All not mentioned in the inclusion section.
 
 
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