Overview for Haleshi Maratika Short Tour in Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10085
- Package: Haleshi Maratika Short Tour in Nepal
- Duration: 3 Day(s)
- Trip Level:
Requires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- 4 Wheel Drive Jeep from Kathmandu to Haleshi Mahadev
- Cave exploration of Haleshi
- Meditation in Haleshi Maratika Cave
- Delicious Nepali Cuisine
- Historic tour of Haleshi Maratika
- Farewell dinner (Nepali style)
Haleshi Maratika is one of the holiest and oldest places in Nepal. Pilgrims from all over the world admire the temple. Located in a hilly region of Nepal (next to Mahadevasthan), the cave is at an altitude of 3,100 ft. above sea level. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu as well as the Buddhist pilgrims. The caves are called the Halesi Mahadev Temple associated with Mahadeva, a form of Shiva.
The temple is widely famous as Pashupatinath of Eastern Nepal. The cave is 67 feet below the surface which is why it is a well-admired tourist destination. The entrance is shaped like a half-moon and faces towards the east. It has a round shape, with another, separate cave lying beneath. The cave is located in-between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi and Sun Koshi.
Due to high demand, our experts from CoreTreks have crafted this package as a short tour to Haleshi Maratika. On this trip, we will be driving to Haleshi from Kathmandu in a 4-Wheel Drive Jeep. Upon reaching the cave, we will start our meditation. Then we will drive back to Kathmandu on our last day of the tour. If you have inquiries regarding the trip, kindly email us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip Itinerary of Haleshi Maratika Short Tour in Nepal
4WD Jeep Drive Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev.
On this day, we start early. After a light breakfast, we will prepare for a drive to Halesi Mahadev from Kathmandu. One of the representatives from CoreTreks will accompany you to a 4WD Jeep to begin our journey. Most of today will be spent travelling. The overnight stay will be at Halesi.
Meditation in Maratika Cave
Today, we visit to Halesi Mahadev (Maratika Cave) and start our prayer. Along with other devotees, we will meditate, pray, and receive the blessings from Halesi Mahadev. People from different regions visit the cave to pray. Majority of today will be spent sightseeing around the cave. The overnight stay will be at a hotel in Halesi.
Drive back from Halesi to Kathmandu.
After a light breakfast, we will begin our drive back to Kathmandu from Halesi. Again, most of the day will be spent traveling. We will rest on a couple of stops before finally reaching Kathmandu. The time has finally come to bid our good byes. CoreTreks will hold a farewell dinner with some of the delicious Neplai cuisine.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in Halesi , breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- All entrance fee as itinerary, Temple, Monasteries & Historical sites.
- Transport from Kathmandu –Halesi- Kathmandu.
- Bottled water during the tour.
- Government Royalty
- Personal Care and Attention.
- All kind of beverage.
- Travel and Rescue Insurance.
- Tips to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
- Everything else apart from wherever "Cost Included services" is mentioned.
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- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
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CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.