Halesi tour in short can be cited as a pilgrimage tour. It is 220 kilometers away from Kathmandu. One can move past the routes of Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot all the way to Okhaldunga, Jayaram and reach Halesi. This tour brings you to Khotang district. The Halesi Mahadev cave is only 26 kilometers west of the district headquarters of Diktel bazaar. The overall temperature of Halesi is cooler and the environment is found to be peaceful.
This area is popular due to Halesi Mahadev cave. Inside the cave, is the two feet structure of Shiva ling. The two pillars before the Shiva ling makes a narrow pass. Myth was that sinners couldn’t pass through this passage. Only, those people who confessed their sin and took refuge under Lord Shiva had the access to pass by the pillar flanks.
You will go to see the Basaha cave nearby. It has divine image of Shiva, Bhagwati, Vishnu and Ganesh. These are the supreme deities which have many Hindu devotees. Devotees worship and seek the divine blessings to do well in life. Two rivers, Dudhkoshi at right side and Sunkoshi at left side run across the Halesi Mahadev temple. For Buddhist, it is also a significant spot for pilgrimage.
Legendary belief told that, Mandorava and Padmasambhava attained their Vidhyadhar for a long life inside the Halesi Mahadev cave. Hindus gather on the occasion of holidays during Ram Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Bhasmasur. Halesi tour is also known as Maratika tour. The best seasons for this tour are September to November, March till May. Monsoon (July to August) is rainy and winter is cold.
Popular Halesi Mahadev Cave.
Myth was that sinners couldn’t pass through this passage.