• Best season: Autumn and spring (monsoon and winter are least recommended but you can visit at that time if you want)
  • Duration: 2 days 1 night
  • Activity: Drive, caving, and temple worshipping
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Trip grade: Easy


Khotang Halesi Tour is taken as the pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Khotang Halesi temple is one of the best places where lord Mahadev is believed to have resided. This cave lies in Khotang district of eastern Nepal and is also known as Pashupatinath of Eastern region. It lies at an altitude ranging from 3,100ft to 4,734ft. It is situated 222 km away from Kathmandu and 185 km from Mount Everest. You can reach there via different vehicles like car, jeep, Hi-Ace, mini-van, micro-bus, and so on catching the different routes (probably the shortest one). It will take around 8 to 9 hours to reach there from Kathmandu.

Khotang Halesi Tour - Halesi Mahadev Tour - Nepal Rental Car

Halesi Mahadev Temple and cave especially carries the significant importance as the place for receiving blessings and coating the sins. It is also believed that sinners cannot pass the cave, but the people who make confessions are believed of being able to pass. It is mainly famous among Hindus and Buddhists. Inside the cave resides the two feet tall Shiva Linga which is worshipped as the symbol of peace, knowledge, and wisdom. Many also believe that ignorant becomes acknowledged and organized after worshipping there. Apart from all these historic and religious beliefs, the fact that this temple is totally adorable, cannot be remained neglected.

Nepal Rental Car offers this 1 night 2 days tour to Halesi Mahadev Temple in Khotang with the best of facilities of vehicles like car, jeep, van, mini-van, etc. The vehicles may or may not be accommodated with the facilities like Wi-Fi, television, flexible seats, sleeping mats, and blankets, which depends upon your demand and the amount of money paid. You can be sure that your trip will be memorable and interesting when you collaborate with us. Hurry up and book your tour.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Drive to Halesi from Kathmandu

Today is the first day of your journey to this very important and mesmerizing pilgrimage site in Nepal, Halesi Mahadev. It is equally famous among Hindus and Buddhists. This day, you have breakfast early in the morning and get ready for the scenic drive. This holy temple is 222 km away from Kathmandu. It will take around 9 hours to reach there, but environmental and road conditions also contribute for being late to reach there. You will move through the places like Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot, Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, and Jayaram Ghat. You will be able to observe beautiful scenario of hills, mountains, green forest, cascades, river and springs, and so on. Finally, reaching Halesi is followed by checking in the hotel and taking rest. Stay overnight in Halesi.

Day 02: Visit Halesi Mahadev Temple and Drive Back to Kathmandu

This day, you will be moving toward the temple. For this, you can bath in the morning. This is the belief that you need to be pure while worshipping, and bathing is the best way of being so. You will worship Halesi Mahadev and return back to Kathmandu. The path will be the same that you used for going there previously.

Cost Includes:

  • Reserve vehicle from Kathmandu to Khotang and return back
  • Snacks on the way

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal expenses like shopping, drinks, and meal
  • Hotels and guest house
  • Tickets for entrance to the temple
  • Other expenses not mentioned in cost includes’ list

Useful Information

  • Photographs and videos are not allowed to take inside the temple. You can take photos outside the temple only, but it is important to ask the locales in order to be sure.
  • Wearing shoes inside the temple is prohibited. You need to keep it aside in a safe place so that you will be able to find them after you return back. Shoe keeping cases are also prepared there for your use.
  • You can donate any amount of money in the donation box. That collected money will be used for the needy people to enhance their living standard.
  • It is believed that you should go there early morning without having any food. But if you eat something, foods like meat, onions, tomato, etc. are said to be impure to have and go for worship.
  • Entrance fee for the temple is compulsory and you cannot negotiate in it.

Departure Details

For daily departure to Halesi Mahadev Khotang, you can check in the tariff section of our respective site. You can also book the vehicle on your own choice and time that is suitable for you. You can customize the itinerary as well as you can move with your own group or get mixed with others’ group or move solo (but with driver). You can enjoy your tour in whatever way you want. But for any changes, you have to contact us to let us know, according to which we can do preparations.

Enquire us

Would you like some more information on this package, or maybe like to book an inspection?