Trek to Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev), Lodge Trek 7 Days
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Trek to Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev), Lodge Trek 7 Days

Days: 7 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

A popular temple of Lord Shiva in the Khotang district, Halesi Mahadev is also known as the Pashupatinath of the east. A much-revered site by the Buddhists and Hindus alike, this place is filled with folklore and legends. Trek to Maratika Cave is quite a distance below the surface of the land and is the popular spot for religious enthusiasts as well as tourists. With such great prospects for religious and cultural tourism, the Trek to Maratika Cave is also a huge attraction for nature lovers to behold on the sight of illustrious mountains and incredible landscapes. 

Beginning our journey in Lamidanda, we now have the option to either drive to Halesi which takes around 4 hours or trek which takes up the entire day. Popular among religious communities of Hindus and Buddhists, during the month of Shrawan, this place calls upon devotees from near and far. The Buddhists hold a dear spot for this place and believe that the monastery is protected by the three hills namely Avalokiteshvara, Vajrapani and Manjushree. It is believed that this place is like a wish full filling jewel that surpasses the grandeur of any other place in the world for spiritual attainment. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava and Mandarava obtained all noble qualities from this place and accomplished. During puja time, the monks can be heard chanting in the monastery and paying their respect to the Buddha. The temple is situated in between the holy rivers of Dudh Koshi and Sunkoshi and during festivals such as Ram Navami and Ganesh Chaturthi, grand celebrations and religious rites takes place. The trek entails exploration around the Maratika cave along with exciting walks that let s you observe the local lifestyle firsthand.

For every variety of travel and tourism in Nepal, we are your best option. With more than 15 years of experience and tie-ups with the best in the hospitality industry, we will make sure your travels are smooth and hassle-free and you get to rekindle your spiritual side. We offer excellent transportation and accommodation facilities along with fluent English-speaking guides. 

Facts of the Trek:

Trek Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
7 Days
Highest Elevation
1460 m
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Final Departure from Kathmandu.  
Being your last day, our representative will drop you to the airport ending you Nepal tour.

Important: Flight from Kathmandu to Lamidanda is only operating by Nepal Airlines on Load Basis. 

Pricing for single person:
All inclusive Trip Price for single person including domestic flight ticket: USD 1515
All inclusive Trip Price for single person including round trip private vehicle: USD 1565

Pricing for 2 persons group basis: 
All inclusive Trip Price including domestic flight ticket: USD 1225 per person 
All inclusive Trip Price including round trip private vehicle: USD 1090 per person 

Join with Us on a Trek to Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev), Lodge Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks  & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,090
EUR 1.016
SFr 1.008
GBP 850
AUD 1.624
CAD 1.450
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost included;
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 2  nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, (1 porter for 2 participants), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM/Lamidanda/KTM (flight only possible on Load Basis by Nepal Airlines) and airport tax.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kids.
* All transportation by private car.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Emergency Evacuation.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...                                          
                               Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Trek to Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev), Lodge Trek 7 Days


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