Trip Facts – 15 days Trip
• Group size: 1+
• Tour Grade: moderate to fairly challenging
• Festival Time: June
• Trip Type: Popular
• Activities: Cultural touring
• Start & End Destination: Kathmandu (Nepal)
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
• Country of Tour: Tibet (China)
Tibet Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour
Tibet Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour is celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th Tibetan month and is one of the most important religious festivals celebrated in Tibet. This auspicious day coincides with three important events in Buddha’s life namely his birth, nirvana and parinirvana (death). Since the Saga Dawa festival falls on the holiest month of the Tibetan calendar, it is believed that good deeds and prayers are multiplied thousand fold during this event. So we can see everyone immersed in prayers and trying to appease the gods.
During the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, many people refrain from killing animals and give out alms to everyone who comes asking for it. There may not be overt celebrations everywhere, but even then you can easily discern the festive spirit in the air during the Saga Dawa festival. If you are in Tibet around that time, don’t forget to be a part of the huge crowd that visits the Dzongyab Lukhang Park at the foot of Potala for a late afternoon picnic. In fact, this has become some sort of a yearly ritual for the people in Tibet.
The Tarboche flagpole replacing exercise is also an interesting event that takes place during the Saga Dawa festival. As people from all parts of Tibet gather here for this annual event, they bring small prayer flags to attach to the big flag that comes up with the combined help of the onlookers that come to witness the event. It is really fascinating to watch this event that is presided over by a Lama from the nearby monastery.
The Saga Dawa festival is truly a celebration that encompasses everyone into its fold casting aside all barriers of nationality, religion or color. In fact, being a part of this holy event is such a moving experience that you come back with a deep sense of inner satisfaction that stays with you for a long time. To be a part of the Saga Dawa festival, you just need to contact us and enjoy a vacation that would be memorable in every sense.
• Sakyamuni’s Enlightenment day.
• Huge numbers of pilgrims walk Lhasa’s
• Lingkor circuit and Mt. Kailash Kora.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02: Tibet/Chinese Visa Processing & Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Day 03: Bhaktapur & Patan Sightseeing & overnight in Nagarkot for mountain sunrise & sunset.
Day 04: Kathmandu (1,300m) – Nyalam (3,750m) 150km, O/N at Guest House.
Day 05: Rest Days in Nyalam for Acclimatization, O/N at Guest House.
Day 06: Nyalam – Saga (4,600m) 280km, O/N at Tented Camp.
Day 07: Saga – Manasarovar (4550m) 460km, –O/N Camp.
Day 08: Explore Lake Manasarover then drive to Darchen (4,660m) 53km. O/N at Camp.
Day 09: Drive to Tarboche, enjoy Saga dawa Festival Celebration O/N at Camp.
Day 10: Trek to – Dira Phuk (4,900m) 18km. O/N at Camp.
Day 11: Dira Phuk – Zutul Phuk (4,750m) 20km. O/N at Camp.
Day 12: Zutul Phuk – Darchen (14km) – drives to Mamas rover-Pinchung (4,330m) 60km. O/N Camp.
Day 13: Drive to Saga O/N at Camp.
Day 14: Drive to Nyalam O/N at Guest House.
Day 15: Drive to Zhangmu to Border where transportation wait for group for final Journey to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu to your home or explore Nepal or next destination Bhutan or India
Services include of the above cost
Guest House and Tented Accommodation as per program.
Private Transportation by Jeep/ Van or Mini Coach.
All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit.
One English speaking Tibetan Guide.
All Sightseeing and Entrance fee.
Yak and Yak man during the Kora (02 Pax =01 Yak).
Cook and Sherpa Staff from Kathmandu.
Supporting Truck (above 2 pax).
Meal on Full board Basis.
Kathmandu to Border to Kathmandu Transportation.
A Services exclude of the above cost Travel and personal Expenses.
Medical fee if Emergency.
Insurance of any kind.
Hiring porter/ horse.
Portable oxygen cylenders in of emergency.
Rescue and Evacuation Service.
Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.
Cost basis Cost In USD Single supplement Main Attractions Group Joining US$ 2890.00 P/P US$ 490.00 P/P Sakyamuni’s Enlightenment day.
Huge numbers of pilgrims walk Lhasa’s Lingkor circuit and Mt. Kailash Kora.