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Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour 2019 Itinerary, Price

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Kailash Saga Dawa festival tour for 2019. We are specializing on organizing Kailash Saga Dawa festival tour since long, and we will also happy to bring you 2018 Kailash saga dawa festival tour dates, and cost for small and private group tour soon.

The Saga Dawa festival 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.


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our tour leaders and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Tibet permit/visa preparation day. Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Kodari (Nepal Tibet boarder). Cross Friendship Bridge and drive to Nyalam for Distance(158 km), Altitude 3650m. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 4: Rest at Nyalam for acclimatization. / Overnight at Guest house
Day 5: Drive to New Dongba /Distance 356km, Altitude 4600m Overnight at Guest house or camping.
Day 6: Drive to Manasarovar Distance 280km, Altitude 4588m Overnight at Guest house or camp.
Day 7: Drive to Darchen /Distance 45 km, Altitude 4700m/ Overnight at Guest house or camping.
Day 8: Drive to Darchen and Attend to the Saga Dawa at Tarboche – Full moon.
Day 9: Start to the Kora, night camp at Dirapuk – Camping or mud house.
Day 10: Continue Parikarma over Dolma La Pass & Zutulpuk – Camping or mud house accommodation.
Day 11: End Parikarma & Drive from Darchen to Dongba. Camp or Guest House
Day 12: Drive from Dongba to Nyalam, night at guest house
Day 13: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Final transfer to fly back home.
Note: As per your request we will be happy to provide you the above trip dossier.

Cost Info

Service Includes:

  • Airport pick and drops
  • City sightseeing with tour guide and private transport  
  • Three nights standard hotel in Kathmandu with  bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfer to and from Nepal Tibet boarder by private Van/bus
  • During the tour, accommodation in guest houses or local lodges.  
  • Pure vegetarian meals or as per your request
  • Japanese land cruisers (4WD) & supporting trucks
  • English speaking Tibetan guide and yak to carry your bags while trekking around Mt. Kailash.
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee

Service Excludes:

  • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu – Home
  • All beverages
  • Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Riding Horse for Kailash Parikrama
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Kodari land tax
  • Expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified