Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu. Our representatives will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to our hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
Known for its rich history and culture, Kathmandu valley offers a wide variety of sights to be seen. A rich pot of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the artwork in the local temples and spaces such as the durbar square are truly awe-inspiring. We will visit the most iconic places of Kathmandu today that includes temples such as Pashupatinath which is one of the biggest sites for the worshippers of Hindu faith and Boudhanath and Swayambhunath which are significant Buddhist sites. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lamidanda and trek to Halesi Mahadev,
Early in the morning, we will take a flight to Lamidanda which is in the eastern part of Nepal. It is a short flight and will give your glorious views of the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a mesmerizing moment when we first set our sights on the mountains seems so small from the air above but in fact are the tallest structures of the Earth. Lamidanda is known as the gateway to Halesi Mahadev and we will begin our day-long trek to Halesi. Overnight at Halesi Mahadev.
Day 4: Exploring the Halesi Mahadev Temple and Caves,
Today, early in the morning, we will make a visit to Halesi Mahadev temple. Situated in a cave, this region is believed to be the hiding place of Mahadev (Shiva) at one point of time and the three caves represent the three eyes of the Lord. It is a truly wonderful feeling knowing that we are visiting one of the oldest sites in Nepal, the traces of which can be felt up to the 12th century. Today after the puja we will explore the majestic caves and relax. Overnight at Halesi Mahadev.
Day 5: Exploring the Monasteries and surrounding hills,
Holding equal importance for people of the Buddhist faith, the legend has that Guru Padmasambhava meditated in these caves for 3 months? This region is made of up three hills a smaller one and two main ones. Next to the cave is the Maratika Chimney Takten Choling Monastery. We will explore the sacred sites of the monastery and call it a rest for the day. Overnight at Halesi Mahadev.
Day 6: Trek from Halesi Mahadev to Lamidanda,
From Halesi, after we have had our share of puja, darshan and spiritual guidance, we will make our way to Lamidanda following the same path that we came in earlier. Due to its position in the east, we will have the chance to view some lush green hills and the snowcapped mountains of this region. On reaching Lamidanda we will check into our guest house. Overnight at Lamidanda.
Day 7: Fly from Lamidanda to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel,
From Lamidanda, with the breathtaking view of the Himalayas, and the mountainous terrain of Nepal we will make our way back to Kathmandu via flight. This is one of the most wonderful opportunities to appreciate the mountains and take some good pictures. You can stroll around the local areas upon arriving in the city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 8: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van
Today, we shall explore the beautiful Patan and Bhaktapur. Both the places boast an incredible artwork and immense history. Ruled by Kings, one can see the richness in art and culture this place must have had during its glory days. The famous Krishna temple is a stone temple which is an example of fine stonework and the museum holds many ancient sculptures. In Bhaktapur which is the capital of Newar heritage, we can see the famous Naytapola Temple a towering beauty of woodwork and the equally magnificent Dattatraya temple. You can also for souvenirs in the meantime. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 9: Final Departure from Kathmandu.
Being your last day, our representative will drop you to the airport ending you Nepal tour.
Join with Us on a Trek to Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev), Lodge Trek in 2019/2020
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