The temple of Badimalika is situated on top of a hillock (4,200 meters) that lies in Bajura district. Every year there is a fair at this temple during the month of Bhadra.( August) Pilgrims come from all over Nepal thinking that their wishes will be fulfilled if they pray at the temple. There are two official fairs during Ganga Dashara and Janai Purnima. As the area is relatively new, trekkers are suggested to hire local guides as the trail lacks signposts and other infrastructures.
According to Hindu myths, when Sati Devi's father Daksha Prajapati was performing a yagya, he invited all the gods except for Mahadev to the ceremony. So Sati went to his father's yagya ceremony and asked him why he had not invited her husband. Daksha Prajapati answered that Mahadev drank alcohol, smoked ganja, slept in cemeteries, wore a serpent around his neck, had dreadlocks, covered his body with ash, wore tiger hide, hence he was not a suitable person to invite for such an important yagya. Unable to withstand such an insult to her husband, Sati jumped into the yagya fire and gave up her life. Mahadev was so angered by the news of her death that he sent Birbhadra and Bhoot gana to kill Daksha Prajapati and destroy the yagya. After extracting his vengeance, Mahadev started to mourn the death of his wife. Mahadev travelled all over the world carrying Sati's dead body. During this time, Vishnu released his Sudarshan chakra and wounded Sati's body so that it could be infested by insects and rot. As Sati's body started to rot and its parts fall off, the ground where her body parts fell became shakti peethas and places of worship. In this process, her left shoulder fell in Mallagiri mountain. This Mallagiri was then referred to as Malika.
According to another myth, after Bhagwati had killed a demon named Mahisasur, she had rested in a place called "Dwaredhunge" of Kalikot. Later when one low caste person had gone to that spot to collect firewood, he felt so hungry that he asked the goddess for some meat and bread. The goddess gave him what he asked for. However, there was so much food that he could not finish everything by himself. So he decided to call all the people at home for the meal by yelling the message. Since his house happened to be far away from the spot, the people at his house could not hear his yelling and nobody joined him. This angered the person and thus he blurted a request to the goddess to kill everyone in his house. The goddess granted this deadly wish too. When he arrived home carrying all the food with him, he found all his relatives dead. He got angry and went back to Dwaredhunge. The goddess closed the doors of the temple and escaped. It is said that the imprint of the blow that the angry person had given to the door of the temple can still be seen. Because of this event, the goddess forever left the place, passing through Triveni, Panchpur Patan, Mallapuri Patan, and finally settling in Badimalika. The pilgrims too take this route while going to visit the temple.
|All transportation by private vehicle|
|1-night accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu on a room only basis.|
|Two-way flight ticket from Kathmandu- Dhangadhi & Dhangadhi- Kathmandu.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.|
|All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)|
|Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills|
|Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
|Good wind/rain Jacket|
|Warm fleece jacket or Jersey|
|Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.|
|Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)|
|Sun hat or scarf|
|Sunglasses with UV protection|
|Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms|
Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.
Yesyou can get a visa on arrival. The rates are as follows-
MultipleEntry – 15 Days – 25$
MultipleEntry – 30 Days – 40$
MultipleEntry – 90 Days – 100$
Absolutely, Nepal is safe. Nepal is considered one of the safest countries to travel.Chances are Nepal is safer than your own home country.
Yes, the food and water are hygienically standard during trekking. Our experienced guides check the food before preparing in the kitchen to make sure its Okay.You will get boiled water in the lodges, you can also buy sealed water or purify water using tablets.
Your guide will be a Nepalese but fluent in English. They are carefully selected with the appropriate experience, attitude and leadership skills. We can also provide French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish speaking guides.
Yesyou can bring your medication. Please make sure to put it in your original packet and bring your prescription with you.
The tourist police office is located near Nepal Tourism Development Board’s office.They are well trained and fluent in English to assist foreigners. You can always call 100 for police assistance.
To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.
Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.
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