Halesi Mahadev tour package and information

Halesi Mahadev tour package one of the popular spiritual tour package suitable not only for Hindus but also for Buddhists and other people as well. It is one of ancient sacred pilgrimage place for Hindus, Buddhists and Kirats.

In eastern Nepal Halesi Mahadev temple is also known as Pashupatinath and for Buddhists it is equally important as Lumbini. As per myths, this cave is used by Mahadev to hide from Bhasmasur, a demon who misused his powers. Bhasmasur received boon from the Lord Mahadeva and he tried to burn Mahadev by placing his hand over Mahadeva’s head.

Lord Vishnu was the first devotee to pay homage to the Haleshi Mahadeva during Satya Yuga. It is a pilgrimage site from the ancient time. There will be thousands of pilgrimage during festivals like Shivaratri, Ram Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi.

Buddhists considers this place as Maratikas cave which are mentioned in Tibetan literature from 12th century. Generally associated with Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). This is the place where Buddha Amitayus blessed with immortal life to him and his consort Mandarava. Buddha Amitayus once taught 18 tantras of long life at the request of the Bodhisattva Avaloketesvara.

The temple is at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. It’s entrance is half moon shaped faced towards east. After entering the cave about 300 feet down there is flat space. Halesi Mahadev is two feet tall Shiva Linga inside the cave where you’ll find positive vibes. It is a beautiful and mysterious natural cave where may find bats flying. Inside the cave we can see idols of goddess Parvati, Laxmi Saraswoti, Durga Bhawani etc. Above the cave’s ceiling are lofty tips and from these tips, continuous white colored water drips over the Halesi Mahadev statue. You’ll see different shapes on the ceiling and walls of the cave.

Outside the temple there are five gates Swargaq-dwar, Dharma-dwar, Paap-dwar, Janma-dwar and Karma-dwar. Each dwar (gate) is about the outcome of a person’s life. Above the cave there is Kailash forest and the surroundings are glorified by views of Dorje Lakpa, Neukbar mountain peaks.

Halesi Cave is 67 feet below the ground surface and lies at the top of hilly region between Sun Kosi and Dudh Koshi, two big rivers. It is located in the Khotang district 26 km west from Diktel Bazar, 3100 ft. – 4734 ft. above sea level. There are other numerous small caves too. It is 185 km south west of world highest peak Mount Everest.

Halesi Mahadev 1 Night 2 Days tour package starts and ends in Kathmandu. The distance between Kathmandu to Halesi is 230 km. It will take approximately 8 hours by land. This place is also accessible by air and by short trekking as well.

Trip Facts

Duration: 1 Night 2 Days
Trip start: Kathmandu
Trip ends: Kathmandu
Distance: 230 km
Transportation by land: Car, Jeep or Bus
Accommodation: Hotel
Grade: Easy
Season: Round the year.


Day 01: Arrival
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev
Day 03: Halesi Mahadev to Kathmandu
Day 04: Final Departure

Hotel at Halesi Mahadev

There are good hotels at Halesi Mahadev, some pilgrims go to Ghumre for an overnight stay.


Trip extension

can be extended with additional cost

Haleshi to Janakpur (180 km, 5 hrs)

Trek from Halesi Mahadev to Lamidanda:

View lush green hills and the snowcapped mountains. After reaching Lamidanda we will take rest in a lodge/hotel and overnight at Lamidanda.

Other information

Halesi Mahadev tour by helicopter

Halesi Mahadev tour with chartered helicopter flight from Kathmandu which will take 2 hourswhich will be landed at the heli pad near the temple.

Halesi Mahadev tour by local bus

There is local bus from Kathmandu to Katari and from there you can take another local transportation to via Ghurmi.

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