Khotang Halesi Tour

Among the most popular pilgrimage site of Nepal, Khotang Halesi Tour is one of the popular temple known as The Pashupatinath of eastern Nepal.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 06
Tour Duration - 04 Days
Trekking Mode - Hotel+Tea House
Trip Level - Easy
Max. Altitude - 1,460 m
Min. Group Size - 1

Overview of Khotang Halesi Tour.

Among the most popular pilgrimage site of Nepal, Khotang Halesi Tour is one of the popular temple known as The Pashupatinath of eastern Nepal. It’s situated in the Khotang district, 3,100 ft. – 4,734 ft above sea level and between two major holly river of Dudh Kosi to the right and Sun Kosi To the left. Halesi Mahadev is recognized site of Hindu, Buddhist pilgrimage and Kirant. It is 215 km east of Kathmandu valley. The Halesi Temple is located at the top of a small hill inside the beautiful caves.  There are others numerous small beautiful caves as well. The importance here is the image of Lord inside of cave which is the additional beauty of the tour.

It is also a kind of pride for the people living there, as famous as other temples like the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Lumbini in Kapilvastu etc. internationally it is known as a natural cave which lies in the 4th remote hilly region and believed to be in existence since 6000 years.

 

Believed.

Lord Haleshi Mahadev cave is a sacred temple situated in Khotang District of Nepal. It is believed that this cave has been used by Lord Shiva to be protected himself and hide from the demon Bhasmasur approximately past 6000 years. The glory of three different religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Kirat), this pilgrimage and Halesi Mahadev is worshipped as the great god even of gods and goddess (Devadidev) by Hindus, the founder of Kirat religion is believed to have origin at this place by Kirat people, whereas Buddhists venerate Halesi regarding it as one of their six important pilgrimage sites.

It is believed that ascetic of Shaiva (The existing Hindus from time immemorial), and Buddhists and also other several ascetics have obtained Salvation meditating at Halesi. Buddhists worship it as a divine place where their great Guru Rimpoche, Padmasambhava meditated and accomplished immortality. Hence, Buddhist religion followers, priests come to worship Halesi with a belief of getting 10 more years of lifespan and also Salvation.

It is known as ‘Marathi’ in the Tibetan language. This sacred site is worshiped as a chariot leading towards good deed from misdeed, unreality to reality, sin to justice and ultimately towards Salvation.

 

How they found the Halesi?

Likewise, the historical view about how this sacred place with ensconced Mahadev was addressed is like this, “There was a bushy jungle and once a local Rai caste hunter was hunting at this forest. He tried to hunt a deer that runs into the bushes. Hunting dog tried to search for the deer and went into the bushes but both of them didn’t return back. After this, the hunter seeks help from villagers and went to the bushes where they found a cave. Curiously, they entered the cave and found a big Shivalinga winded round by snake. They were delighted to see this and began worshipping it as a dwelling of Lord Shiva. There are several other religious and mythological reasons behind the growing religious significance of Halesi.”

How it Become Halesi?

This is how local people describe the reason behind the name of this sacred site located in a serene natural hilly environment. “Myth says that there was once a huge tree of Madane (tree of Seedless fruit) just above the current Halesi Mahadev. A bird named ‘Halesho’ used to chirp sitting at that tree. So, elderly people decided to name this place after the name of that bird ‘Halesho’ and it became ‘Halesi’.”

 

Importance of Khotang Halesi Tour

The glory of three different religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Kirat), this pilgrimage and Halesi Mahadev is worshipped as the great god even of gods and goddess (Devadidev) by Hindus, the founder of Kirat religion is believed to have origin at this place by Kirat people, whereas Buddhists venerate Halesi regarding it as one of their six important pilgrimage sites.

It is believed that ascetic of Shaiva (The existing Hindus from time immemorial), and Buddhists and also other several ascetics have obtained Salvation meditating at Halesi. Buddhists worship it as a divine place where their great Guru Rimpoche, Padmasambhava meditated and accomplished immortality. Hence, Buddhist religion followers, priests come to worship Halesi with a belief of getting 10 more years of lifespan and also Salvation.

It is known as ‘Marathi’ in the Tibetan language. This sacred site is worshiped as a chariot leading towards good deed from misdeed, unreality to reality, sin to justice and ultimately towards Salvation.

 

Rout we follow of Khotang Halesi Tour.

The journey to this holy place begins from Kathmandu passing Banepa, following B.P Highway, via Khurkot, turning the route to Ghurmi through mid-hilly highway. After Burma, we continue to follow the route that extends up to Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, and Halesi,.Travelling 10km distance by vehicle we reach to Jayaram Ghat connected with Dudh Koshi River. in 2 hours After crossing the Dudh Kosi River reach Halesi Bazaar which is our final destination.

 

Khotang Halesi Tour Short Itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 Meters).
Day 02:  Drive from Kathmandu to Halesi Temple.
Day 03: Explore around Halesi.
Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 05: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 06: Final Departure.

Drive Back to KTM
Khotang Halesi Tour

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Dai 01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 Meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. Trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside of the main arrival terminal and transfer to your hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Drive to sotikhola Day 02
Drive from Kathmandu to Halesi Temple.
After breakfast, we take our private vehicle and start our journey to Halesi Mahadev. It is around 225 kilometers scenic drive from Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev. It will take around 08 - 09 hours to reach Halesi Mahadev. We will drive from Kathmandu by means of Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot the distance to Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, Jayaram ghat to Halesi. Reaching Halesi check in at the guest house. Overnight at a Local guest house in Halesi.
Explore in Khotang Helesi Day 03
Explore around Halesi
Today we explore around Halesi Mahadev temple, visit the different cave made by different shape and formation including the temples around.
Drive Back to KTM Day 04
Drive back to Kathmandu.
The same way drive back to Kathmandu. It is better to put one more day in your itinerary in case of. It is long driving road through the hilly region. You can spend more time in Halesi and drive till on the way for overnight. Next day short drive back to Kathmandu relax.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 05
Free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can be used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extend into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included).
Final-Departure Day 06
Final Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included).

Service Include on trip cost;

  • 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.

 

   Service exclusion on trip cost:

  • 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.

Notes: ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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