Maratika cave is located in the eastern part of Nepal. It is known as a Haleshi in the Nepali Language. It is a very holy place. This holy place is famous for Buddhist, Hindu, and Kirat religious ancient architectures. It’s holy pilgrimage site in Nepal. The Maratika cave where Guru Rinpoche attained the level of a Vidyadhara with power over life through his practice with the consort Mandarava.
According to myths, Padmasambhava took the royal princess Mandarava as his consort, and they went to the Maratika, where they practiced three months the Sadhana of longevity. The Buddha of limitless Life, Amitayus appeared, and empowered them with longevity, and blessed them as inseparable from him.
There are several caves like sky cave, long life cave, Mandarava cave, sleeping cave, Manjushree cave and monastery as well as the temple, etc. It takes three days’ time to visit such the places. It is the lowest place from where we can see Mt. Everest view through our own eyes.