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.

Main Attractions

  • Sakyamuni’s Enlightenment day.
  • Huge numbers of pilgrims walk Lhasa’s
  • Lingkor circuit and Mt. Kailash Kora.

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  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer hotel

  2. Day 2

    Tibet/Chinese Visa Processing & Kathmandu Sightseeing.

  3. Day 3

    Bhaktapur & Patan Sightseeing & overnight in Nagarkot for mountain sunrise & sunset

  4. Day 4

    Kathmandu (1,300m) – Nyalam (3,750m) 150km, O/N at Guest House

  5. Day 5

    Rest Days in Nyalam for Acclimatization, O/N at Guest House

  6. Day 6

    Nyalam – Saga (4,600m) 280km, O/N at Tented Camp

  7. Day 7

    Saga – Manasarovar (4550m) 460km, –O/N Camp

  8. Day 8

    Explore Lake Manasarover then drive to Darchen (4,660m) 53km. O/N at Camp

  9. Day 9

    Drive to Tarboche, enjoy Saga dawa Festival Celebration O/N at Camp

  10. Day 10

    Trek to – Dira Phuk (4,900m) 18km. O/N at Camp

  11. Day 11

    Dira Phuk – Zutul Phuk (4,750m) 20km. O/N at Camp

  12. Day 12

    Zutul Phuk – Darchen (14km) – drives to Mamas rover-Pinchung (4,330m) 60km. O/N Camp

  13. Day 13

    Drive to Saga O/N at Camp

  14. Day 14

    Drive to Nyalam O/N at Guest House

  15. Day 15

    Drive to Zhangmu to Border where transportation wait for group for final Journey to Kathmandu

  16. Day 16

    Final Departure from Kathmandu to your home or explore Nepal or next destination Bhutan or India

Cost & Dates

Cost Includes

  • 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.

Price Doesn't Include

  • 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.

Upcoming Trip Departure

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available
  • Sold Out - All spots for tour has been booked.
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