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.