• Trip Starting and Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Destination: Halesi Mahadev Temple, Khotang
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activity: Driving, caving and visiting temples
  • Trip grade: Easy
  • Best season: all round the year
  • Transportation: private vehicle
  • Group Size: 1 to 10 people (seating arrangement depending upon the chosen vehicle)
  • Last-minute booking facility
  • A secured and reliable online booking system
  • Trip postponement and cancellation services as per company's privacy policy


Khotang Halesi Tour is the pilgrimage tour to the most sacred site of Nepal. Halesi Mahadev is the most popular temple also known as Pashupatinath in the Eastern region. It is situated in the Khotang district (3100 ft to 4734 ft) above sea level. It is the pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists residing in and outside Nepal. Halesi Mahadev Temple lies in a cave, between the two holy rivers like Dudh Koshi River and Sun Koshi River. It carries significant importance as the place for receiving blessings and coating sins. Inside the cave two feet tall Shiva Linga is placed and is worshipped as a symbol of peace, knowledge, and wisdom.

Khotang Halesi Tour - Halesi Mahadev Tour - Nepal Rental Car

The distance from Kathmandu to Khotang Halesi Mahadev is 222 kilometers which will take approximately 8 to 9 hours to reach. Many people visit this cave for Halesi Mahadev Darshan (worship) because of the religious beliefs as well as the adorable and non-neglectable location of the temple. The flow of people visiting this place is always high so traveling in public vehicles cannot be possible. You have to hassle and stress throughout the whole trip and can’t even stop as per wish. So it's better to hire a private vehicle and enjoy the whole drive by means of your own choice and without any stress.

Nepal Rental Car provides a tour package to Khotang Haleshi for 2 days and a night in well-maintained and furnished vehicles. The various types of vehicles provided on rent for Kathmandu Khotang Kathmandu drive our car, jeep, mini-van, micro-bus, tourist bus, etc. These vehicles are of different international brands and models. Hiring private vehicles will make your tour relaxing and comfortable.

The route to Khotang Halesi Mahadev from Kathmandu

Kathmandu -> Banepa -> Khurkot -> Ghurmi -> Okhaldhunga -> Solukhumbu -> Jayaram Ghat -> Halesi Mahadev

The tour to Khotang Halesi starts from Kathmandu passing Banepa on the B.P highway to Khurkot and turning toward Ghurmi through the mid-hilly highway. We then drive towards the route that extends up to Okhaldhunga, and then to Solukhumbu. After traveling for about 10 kilometers, we reach Jayaram Ghat connected with the Dudh Koshi River. After driving for 2 hours from the Dudh Koshi, we will reach our final destination which is Halesi Bazar. One can visit this temple any time of the year but the most recommended time is autumn and spring season. In summer (monsoon) and winter, visiting Halesi Temple with a rental vehicle is possible, but vast weather may affect the triumphant journey.

What to Expect from Kathmandu to Khotang Halesi Mahadev Drive?

  • Well-maintained and accommodated car and other vehicles
  • Relaxing and comfortable drive
  • Reasonable price of booking this road trip
  • The price depends upon the level of luxury and facilities demanded
  • Variable pick-up and drop-off points
  • Well-experienced and helpful driver
  • No refueling burden
  • No tension about cleaning the vehicle after using it
  • Stop-over at any point in the route for short breaks
  • Last-minute booking service
  • No independent traveling is accessible (it is mandatory to have a driver while hiring the car)
  • The scenic beauty of green hills, forests and forest ways, rivers, mid-hill way, high cliffs touching the street, mountains, etc
  • Worship Khotang Halesi Mahadev Temple residing inside the cave

Kathmandu to Khotang Halesi Car Driver

The drivers we provide to you are highly professional and experienced in this field and other factors related to road trips. They are punctual, cooperative, and helpful and can speak good English so there won’t be any problem in conversing with each other. They are responsible for taking care of you during the trip. The key responsibilities of them remain recommending hotels for staying, hygienic and proper locations for food en-route, acknowledging you about different spots around, and so on.

Nepal Rental car offers this remarkable opportunity to hire a car and reach one of the most sacred places in Nepal at reasonable and cheaper prices in comparison to other operators. The trip package is also modifiable (you can customize it according to your desire) and the drivers are flexible with any changes in the route and destination. You just need to let us know about your requirement and we could arrange everything accordingly. Also, the excellent rental vehicles (car, jeep, van, tourist bus, micros, etc) offer A-class luxury and satisfaction throughout the trip. For booking this awesome trip to Khotang Halesi Mahadev Temple with Nepal Rental Car, you can email us at our mailing address, connect via social media, or simply direct call on the authorized number. The contact information is mentioned below.

Contact Person: Shiv Raj Adhikari

Contact Number: +977 9841724847 (also available on Viber and WhatsApp)

Feel free to make a booking with us and make your journey to Halesi Temple more memorable and satisfactory by means of our car hiring service in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Drive to Halesi from Kathmandu

Today is the first day of this pilgrimage tour to Halesi Mahadev Temple at Khotang District of Nepal. At early hours, we will have our breakfast in Kathmandu and start our scenic drive to the destination, Halesi. This temple is 222 kilometers away from Kathmandu and will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete the distance. The ride will pass through Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot, Gurmi, Okhaldunga and Jayaram Ghat. Throughout the whole trip, you will be able to observe hills, mountains, green forests, cascades, rivers, and springs, etc. We reach the destination and stay overnight in the hotel and prepare for the next day's journey.

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

This day, we will be moving to the temple early in the morning after taking a bath. Bathing is not mandatory but it is marked to be the essence of purity. After reaching the temple you will show the entry pass at the gate and enter the cave. Here you will find the Mahadev Temple (primarily Shiva Linga) and worship there. Then, we explore for some moment and return back to the hotel and have breakfast and drive back to Kathamndu. The route to Kathmandu from Halesi Mahadev Temple is the same as the route take before for reaching there but in reverse.

Cost Includes:

  • Land Transportation from Kathmandu to Khotang Halesi and return back
  • Vehicle fueling charges
  • Vehicle cleaning charges after its usage for this trip
  • Well experienced, helpful and English speaking driver
  • Mineral water and snack while traveling on the vehicle

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the hotel/lodge
  • Hotel booking charges (we can make the booking in demand though)
  • Khotang Halesi Mahadev Temple Entry Fees
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, playing any games, etc
  • Any charges for an extension to the trip (such as an extra night in Khotang, deviating car for another destination, any supplementary trip, etc)

Useful Information

  • Follow traffic rules and safety rules while traveling
  • Book the vehicle at least 3 days before the trip date. Though last-minute booking can also be done, it may lead to some compromises in a few factors. You can discuss it with us while booking the trip.
  • Pack bags according to your needs and the weather condition in Nepal
  • Prefer food from the place suggested by the driver
  • Prefer mineral water for drinking
  • Carry some cash in hand than depending upon ATM booths
  • While taking photos it's better to ask for permission and you cannot take photos inside the temple
  • Wearing shoes inside the temple are prohibited so it's better to keep it outside the temple or in shoe keeping cases before entering the temple
  • You have to pay the entrance fee before entering the temple and you can't negotiate on it
  • Do not panic if vehicle stop at some point in the route due to geographical situations (landslide, heavy rainfall, etc) and traffic jams, etc as everything will be taken care of

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.

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