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Maratika Tour

General Overview

Maratika Cave is located in the Eastern part of Nepal. At an altitude of approximately 1200 meters above sea level, in the district of Khotang, in the Sagamatha zone. The sacred cave of Maratika is a pilgrimage destination for those seeking long life and Padmasambhava practice. It can be a difficult area to get to both in the dry and the monsoon season. Sometimes one needs to change jeeps three times at different crossover points while new bridges are being put in place. The Holy Caves of Maratika have long been an important pilgrimage destination for Dharma practitioners wishing to engage in long life practice for their teachers. It is only in recent years that it has become easier and more accessible for Pilgrims to come here and spend time.
Maratika is a famous cave for pilgrimage to Nepal . You can have Maratika Tour, to visit Maratika Cave, Khotang Halesi, Halesi Mahadev and Maratika Monastery. Pilgrimage to Maratika and  Halesi Mahadev worth a higher value of Nepal visit to specially visitors like researchers, students, and people with religious beliefs. Maratika is newly started tourism destinations so is idea for travelers seeking meditations (Padmasambhava practice) and peace of mind.Maratika is less visited tourism destination with limited lodging facilities. It is the place where the great master, the second Buddha Padmasambhava and his sacred consort Mandarava obtained the realization of the Immortality of Life in this wonderful cave. It was also blessed by the three family Lords - Manjushree, Vajrapani, Awaloketesvara.

On Maratika tour, we learn and get experience as Maratika Cave is blessed by the Three Dharma Protectors of Refuge: Manjushri , Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara . The three Hills of Maratika represent the three family lords and are named accordingly: Majushri hill, Vajrapani Hill and Avaloketesvara Hill.

The Avaloketeswara Hill is the most important pilgrimage place at Maratika because it is where Guru Padmasambhava and Dakini Mandarava achieved immortality.

Season

Round the Year

Itinerary

8 nights 9 days Maratika (Halesi Mahadeva) Tour (Drive in-out):

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu – welcome, short briefing about the programs.  Overnight at hotel on B/B
Day 2- Preparation for Trekking, after breakfast meet the tour guide and visit some heritage sites in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel on B/B
Day 3- Drive to Katari about 8 hours
Day 4 – Drive to Ghurmi about 2 hours Further drive to Halesi (Off Road) about 4 hours.
Day 5 and 6 – Meditation, sight seeing (visiting cave, temples and Monastery)
Day 7 – Drive back to  Katari (6 hours)
Day 8 – Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 9-  Final departure to Kathmandu airport or further program according to flight schedule.

4 Days Tour (Fly in-out):

Day 1 – Welcome at Kathmandu airport and drive to Hotel, short briefing about the programs and overnight at hotel on B/B
Day 2- Preparation for Trekking, after breakfast meet the tour guide and visit some heritage sites in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel on B/B
Day 3- Fly to Lamidanda - Drive to Halesi (approx 4 hours)
Day 4 and 5 - Meditation, sight seeing (visiting cave, temples and Monastery)
Day 6 – Drive back to Lamidanda – Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 7- Final departure to Kathmandu airport or further program according to flight schedule.

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design tailor made travel plans based on your interest and timing.

Trips Facts

Country: Nepal

Activities: Maratika tour
Start/End: Kathmandu
Destination: Halesi cave and around
Trip Price: US $  per person
Duration: 8 nights 9 days and 6 nights 7 days
Max Elevation:  from sea level
Group Size: Minimum 2
Best Season: Spring and Autumn are the best but all around the year is good
Trip grade: Easy

 

Services

The cost includes:
•  All arrival and departure transport
•   Kathmandu city tour with guide and car
•  3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
•  4 nights 5 days and 6 nights 7 days days complete package during tour with guide
•   All land transport on bus or 4 wheel drive or flight tickets
•   Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour

The price will not include:

•   Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
•   Nature of personal expenses
•   Nepal visa
•   Bar and beverage bills and all kind of drinks
•   Personal clothing
•   Travel insurance and
•   Tips (tips are expected)

 

Departure Dates

As per requested date and time.

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