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Halesi Mahadev Darshan Tour

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Halesi Mahadev is the famous Temple that is located in the Khotang District of Nepal. It is the natural cave, which lies in the 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years. The Temple is very old as it is believed that Lord Shiva came to the place to hide from the Demon Bhasmasur. Lord Shiva Killed the Demon in the same place.  After the demon was killed with the help of slyness mind of Lord Vishnu Shiva along with his consort Parvati made this caves as their abode. This cave is also a holy site for Buddhists. They believe that Guru Padmasambhava, the second Buddha meditated here for three months. There are three caves on the hill top that represent three eyes of Lord Shiva. Many people from Hindu and Buddhists community come to this place during Shivaratri, Ram Navami, and Ganesh Chaturthi. Halesi Mahadev Darshan tour is the package tour which is full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance. Halesi Mahadev is the most sacred pilgrimage site of eastern Nepal. This temple is located in a mysterious beautiful cave in a hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world. Among the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, it is very popular with an equal status to the Pashupatinath Temple of Kathmandu. Halesi Mahadev Darshan Package in Nepal is for 5 Nights 6 Days which is fully worth of Culture, Historical, heritage sites & ancient temple.

 

Halesi Mahadev pilgrimage tour starts with a flight of about 35 min to Lamidanda. The same day we will drive to Halesi Baba Temple. It is famous pilgrimage center in east Nepal, and it is also nicknamed as the Pashupatinath of the east. Major attractions of Halesi Mahadev Cave incorporate five different doors namely Ghopte Dwar, Janma Dwar, Pap Dwar, Dharma Dwar and Swarga Dwar. Halesi Mahadev Temple which is securely positioned inside the cave where the creature of night lurks around. Huge religious fairs are observed here on Shivaratri and Bala Chaturdashi, so during your Halesi Mahadev Darshan tour, you may have a chance to observe those. Legends surround this cave and it is largely associated with long life. It is written that Guru Rinpoche achieved an immortal life with Mandarava at Maratika Cave. Others say that Buddha Amitabha and dakinis wrote down the eighteen tantras of Long Life, concealed them in a box made of precious jewels, and hid them in Maratika Cave. The water that drips from the stone ceilings of the cave is considered very holy and is compared to Amitayus long life nectar. After descending the stairs at the walls of the cliff, we will arrive at the big red stone which is revered as the images of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. We “Above the Himalaya Trekking (p) LTD"  is proud to arrange a brief 5 Nights 6 Days long Halesi Mahadev Tour package which will lead us through the ancient and revered region of Halesi Mahadev.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Kathmandu - Halesi Mahadev

Day 03: Halesi Mahadev - Lamidanda

Day 04: Lamidanda - Kathmandu

Day 05: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 06: Depart from Kathmandu

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will come to pick up at the Airport and drop you at Hotel by private vehicle. Refreshment at hotel and in the evening you will be head out to the Special Aarati Darshan to Pashupatinath Darshan. After Darshan at Pashupatinath than back to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Haleshi Mahadev

Breakfast at Hotel and airport transfer by private vehicle to Lamidanda by schedule flight of about 35 minutes. If you want to enjoy jeep drive or helicopter flight, that can be also arranged as your desire. Arrive at lamidanda and transfer from lamidanda to Halesi Baba Temple by driving about 2/3 hours.  Get down to the Halesi Mahadev. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Haleshi Mahadev - Lamidanda

Morning Darshan to Halesi Mahadev Temple, Halesi Cave & Many more places can be visited at Halesi Mahadev. After breakfast at Hotel and drive back to Lamidanda. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Lamidanda - Kathmandu

we will have morning breakfast at hotel then flied back to Katmandu. We will be providing you pickup transfer at the domestic Airport. Transfer to Hotel and rest of the day leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Lamidanda - Kathmandu

We will get for Kathmandu city sightseeing and visit - Pashupatinath, Bouddha Nath, Budhanilkantha( Sleeping Vishnu),  Swayambhu Nath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and back to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Final Departure

Breakfast at Hotel. We will provide you transfer for airport for the departure flight.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle.
  • Five night’s hotel accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis with twin sharing basis in Standard hotel as mentioning trip schedule.
  • Transfer from Lamidanda to Halesi and back from Halesi to lamidanda by private jeep.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle as mentioning trip schedule. 
  • Necessary entrance fees.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • All tour escort by our trained English Guide

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses, Lunch, Dinner, bar bills, Emergency evacuation, flight cancellation, travel insurance.

Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get a up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. You can read more here and can download the visa for here
http://www.abovethehimalaya.com/important-info/visa-and-passport.html

Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.

Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment.
In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost.
We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel

Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.

Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery back up. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run.
Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.

For more info for how to booking please read here
http://www.abovethehimalaya.com/important-info/how-to-book-a-trip.html

 

 

Clothing for the Tour:
· In Nepal you will experience a wide range of climates, so take both light and warm clothing in casual and comfortable styles. You can check your traveling time and can bring the clothing accordingly for the tour. Mostly warm clothes do works. If you are going for trekking you need trekking equipment and accessories.
For lower altitude places such as visiting Chitwan, Bardia, Koshi Tappu light cotton clothing are the best one.

· Comfortable walking shoes are recommendable for the tour and if you are doing hiking as in the itinerary, trekking shoes are recommended. A pair of light sandals is recommended. Our advice is to make sure you ‘wear in' your walking boots/shoes for a number of weeks before your trip – you'll be so much more comfortable if you do so. Sandals with the rugged bottom are good for hiking around town and to wear in showers.

· You will need your own toiletries and towels. And you'll also need your own little medical kit, sewing repair kit and a good head lamp with extra bulbs and batteries. Nepal is facing load shedding problem so everyday electricity cut off occurs. It is longer hours in the summer time, most of our chosen hotels have Generator back up but at night it may not run so bring the head lamps for convenient.

You can store the luggage in the hotels so you can also bring the better clothing for looking good while around the city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Sunglasses are a must. A warm hat, gloves for winter for hiking, swimming customs for rafting and Elephant bathing at Chitwan, good socks and a sun hat are very useful for Jungle safari tour and for warm sightseeing days in town too.

Clothing’s Suggestion for Women Travelers:
Wearing a bikini/revealing bathing suit when rafting/swimming is an offensive mistakes unless it is in your own hotel swimming pool. At swimming pools, women wear bathing suits with skirts around the bottoms. And for rafting and kayaking, we recommend you were surfing type shorts and sport shirts that dry easily. If you want to wear your bathing suit underneath it is fine.

Here are some things you might want to bring from home depending on your planned activities:

• Walking/hiking, trekking, river shoes – broken in.
• Clothes you can layer. Jacket, T-shirts, fleece, windbreaker, shorts, lightweight pants, sport pants, gloves & sun hat (for summer and autumn season, not a lot of clothes).
• A nice shirt/pants for nightlife
• Good camera – this country is a feast for the eyes, and a photographer’s dream!
• Pocket size Flashlight (you can buy it here if need be, but there are always power cuts, so have it handy! (It seems like the lights go off whenever you are in an unfamiliar toilet.)
• A sarong (for girls) and/or a light weight towel.
• Ladies, if you like wearing a little make-up when you go out, bring it. It is hard to find here. Most of the make-up here is really weird, cheap stuff. Just bring a couple things that make you feel happy for the party nights!

Shopping in Nepal:

If you want to buy some new clothes in Kathmandu, you can go for out of Thamel. You can get Western style clothes in Durbar Marg, Asan, Kathmandu Mall and various other new rising shopping centers. You can get designer label clothes for literally a few dollars, custom made jeans, the price is much cheaper here but the quality compromises that never meets the Western Standards.

 

Trip Facts & Figures:

Tour Duration: 06 days arrival to Departure

Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)

March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 10 Degree)

December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 24 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)

June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)

Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Lami Danda, Halesi Mahadev

Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for tour with good driver, and Flights are available.

Photos

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Other Info

Meals during the tour:

Breakfast is available in the hotels in 2 to 5 star hotels offers a buffet breakfast with choice of foods, for lunch our guide will take you to good restaurant with choices of food from Nepali to western menu, you can tell them  what sort of food you like  and can choose the restaurant accordingly. For Dinner in the city you can go out there are plenty of nice restaurant for out of Kathmandu and Pokhara you can eat at the hotels.

Hotels Standards:

Budget to 5 star hotels are available during the tour, we can choose the hotels  as per your interest and budget, all the hotels we choose are located centrally and with unique charm, clean room and friendly staffs.

Our Tour Leaders:

All our tour guides are professional. They are trained and examined by Government of Nepal and have excellent English and other languages such as French, Japanese, Spanish and German. All our guides have a deep knowledge of local culture, religion, arts and architecture, monuments and temples with their historical and cultural value.   They will provide you all needed help during your tour.