Maratika cave tour is purely a Buddhist tour that can be done whether by taking regular flights to Lamidanda, by hiring a jeep to Maratika or even by chartering helicopter excreta. Maratika cave is about 230 kilometers far from Kathmandu. Best way to get there is to hire a jeep which is quite comfortable and it normally takes 7 to 8 hours. Another way to get there is to fly to Lamidanda and to take a jeep from there to Maratika . It is 30 minutes flight and another hour drive to reach to Maratika. Chartering a helicopter to go to maratika is a luxurious style of getting there. Mainly, these three types of tours that allow you to explore the most sacred Buddhist site of Nepal. Price ranges depend on what your preference will be like. So, please choose one of the options and let us know about your time frame.
Taking a private jeep with two nights stay in one of nice hotels cost you USD 400. This price is for a single person without a guide. Having a guide and staying more nights for whatever reason will cost you more than the price above. But if you have more people in the group that reduces price because 4 persons can easily travel by the jeep. When you are in Maratika for your special Maratika cave tour we will be doing such things below. This evening we will take you to the Maratika cave and you can attend special regular puja. After puja you can sit for the meditation as well if you feel like. Attend morning puja in the Maratika cave following morning.. Then sit for a while for meditation.
Then go to another cave which is called Bashaha cave where Guru Padmashambhava achieved immortality. Then back to the hotel. Take a breakfast, then drive for 10 kilometer, 20-30 minutes and then walk for an hour roughly to Mandarawa cave. It is another sacred place to visit. Then back to the hotel, take a lunch and walk for 10 minutes up to the Manjushree cave and sit for the meditation as long as you want. Back to the hotel, dinner and then off your day. Maratika Cave Helicopter Tour is an another short and easy but costly way of conducting this trip. Best helicopter price to Maratica is USD 2500. You can actually share this price among 4 persons.
Day 01, Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
You are met up with our Airport representative and he will take you to the hotel arranged by us or by yourself. After that you will be providing brief information about the trip you are going to take.
Day 02, KAthmandu To Maratika Cave 7 to 8 hours drive.
Wake at 6 AM in the morning. Finished your packing already in the previous evening. Get fresh and take early breakfast. Then get ready for 7 to 8 hours private jeep drive to Maratika cave. You will arrive at around 14 pm in the Maratika. Check in the hotel and take a rest for sometimes. Eat something and get ready to attend evening Puja (pray) in the Maratika cave. You can sit for the meditation for a while. Then back to the Hotel and go to the bed after your dinner.
Day 03, Explore around Maratika in various sacred places.
Attend morning puja in the Maratika cave. Then sit a while there for meditation. Then go to another cave which is called Bashaha cave where Guru Padmashambhava achieved immortality. Then back to the hotel. Take a breakfast, then drive for 10 kilometer, 20-30 minutes and then walk for an hour roughly to Mandarawa cave. It is another sacred place to visit. Then back to the hotel, take a lunch and walk for 10 minutes up to the Manjushree cave and sit for the meditation as long as you want. Back to the hotel, dinner and then off your day.
Day 04, Maratika to Kathmandu 7 to 8 hours drive.
After your breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. It is 7 to 8 hours again.
Day 05, Final Departure .
We will drop you to the International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Airport pick ups and drops – Airport – Hotel-Airport.
- Briefing about Maratka Tour.
- Comfortable 4WD Jeep with a friendly and experienced driver.
- 2 Nights hotel rooms in standard hotel in Maratika.
- 2 nights jeep with you in Maratika.