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Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour, 14 days Kailash Tour with Saga Dawa Festival

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour, 14 days Kailash Tour with Saga Dawa Festival offers an opportunity to see Saga Dawa festival in Kailash of Tibet. You will see the local people celebrating the most important saga Dawa festival in Tibet. Saga Dawa Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th Tibetan month lunar calendar. Saga Dawa Festival is a great cultural and religious tour in Kailash liked by many adventure and pilgrims travelers. It celebrates on the auspicious day of birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha at Tarboche of Darchen, base camp of Kailash trek. You will see many religious event celebrations on this festival. Kailash Tour with Saga Dawa Festival is for adventure seekers, nature lovers and pilgrimage travelers. It offers the once in a lifetime experience with colorful market and a religious belief of local people. Saga Dawa festival falls in May/June every year. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp +977 9851023742 to book and know more about Kailash Saga Dawa festival tour information. We offer a cheap basic, budget, standard, deluxe and luxury Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour cost from $2450-$3250 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trip Facts

Tour Name: Saga Dawa Festival Tour

Tour Duration: 14 Days

Tour Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Tour Season: April to November

Trip Altitude: 2300m- 5800m

Tour Cost: USD 2200-USD 2850

Group Size: 1 - 12 people.

Tour Package: Budget/Standard

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Flight

Start/End of Tour: Kathmandu / Kathmandu

The Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour is greatest cultural tour in the western Tibet which celibrates at Tarboche, beginning point of 3 day Kailash Trek.

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Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour offers the once in a lifetime experience, walk around Kailash Kora, witness pilgrims replace a Tarboche flagpole.The Saga Dawa Festival Tour is full of cultural treasures, remarkable Buddhist monasteries, and colorful market of Kathmandu. Completing 3 days Kailash Kora Trek brings good luck to everyone.

Kailash Trek after a holy bath in Mansarovar lake in Tibet cleanse our body. Saga Dawa Festival is the biggest festival in Kailash. Saga Dawa festival celebrates at Tarboche, the starting point of 3 days Kailash Trekking. Thousands of people around the world come to Kailash to see Saga Dawa festival tour in Kailash. The tour starts from Kathmandu, and drive through the serene landscapes and mind-blowing mountain passes. A good physical fitness requires to enjoy for Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour.

Saga Dawa Festival is the most important festival in Kailash that held on the 15th day of the 4th lunar month. A lovely festival commemorates Buddha's life - his birth, his enlightenment, and his leaving the mortal body. The people living Kailash area celebrates Saga Dawa festivalsince ancient time. Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour provides an unforgettable memory that lasts forever.

Saga Dawa Festival Tour adds surely an extra charm. Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour is a rare opportunity. Only lucky people have this opportunity. Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour brings good luck.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m)
Arrival in Kathmandu. Receive you at airport and transfer to the Hotel. Walking tour at the touristic hub (Thamel) you can plan to buy your personal equipment for your trip. Our guide will help you. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Day in Kathmandu. Visa and trip preparation.
We will take care of your visa and other necessary documents. Trip briefing, and do the final packing for the Trip. You also have option to visit some historical places in Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive to Shyaprubesi(117km - 7 hours, 2250m)
Start driving to Shyaprubesi from Kathmandu after your breakfast in Hotel. You will be inside of Langtang National Park today. Rest at a local tea house after your long drive on the bumpy roads.
Day 04: Drive from Syaprubesi to Kerung (40 Km - 2 hours, 2900m)
Drive to Kerung from Shyaprubesi. Cross Nepal Tibet border and finish immigration formalities. You will meet your Tibetan guide and further drive to the first town of Tibet, Kerung. Overnight at a guesthouse in the village of Kerung.
Day 05: Drive to Saga (390km - 6/7 hrs, 4500m)
We continue our trip to Saga, a town in Tibet. After 6/7 hours of drive from the village of Kerung through Lhatse and Sang sang, pass several lakes, towns and high plateau nomadic sites we reach Saga, where we will be staying overnight at the best available accommodation. The home of the Panchen Lama, which is essentially a walled town with cobbled and twisting lanes that revolve around a magnificent monastery.
Day 06: Drive to Manasarovar (277 km - 6/7 hrs, 4590m).
You can have the first view of Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar from here. We reach the Manasarovar Lake and overnight at the guest house. Manasarovar is the highest lake of freshwater, a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from Nepal, India, Tibet, Russia, and other neighboring countries. Taking bath at Manasarovar and drinking water from here is believed to clean all the sins. You have the option to explore Chui Gumba and Hot spring near Manasarovar.
Day 07: Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (40km - 1hrs, 4575m).
We explore the Manasarovar Lake and continue our drive to Darchen, Darchen is known as the base camp for Mt. Kailash. Overnight at the best available accommodation at Darchen.
Day 08: Kailash 1st Day Kora Derapuk. ( 47 km Driving, 14 km walking /6 hours – 5000m)
Another 7-kilometer rough road till the valley of the god. Start walking about 14 kilometers and reach Derapuk. North face of Mt Kailash. We stay overnight at the guest house in Derapuk.
Day 09: Kailash Kora 2nd Day Juthulpuk 4750m (19km – 8/9 hours)
Tough day today from Derapuk to Juthulpuk by crossing Dola Ma pass of 5613 meters. start your walk early in the morning. Almost flat land walking till the base of Dolma La. Hard uphill near from pass and reach Dolma La which is all covered with prayers flags. Then immediately start you walking downhill. Gauri Kunda can be seen on the way after dolma La. Reach Juthulpuk Monastery and overnight at Mud House.
Day 10: Trek to Chongdo and Drive to Darboche valley. Exploration of Saga Dawa festival.
Morning visit at Juthulpuk Monastery. Start all flat walking about 6 kilometers up to our driving crew. Further, drive to Darboche valley and observe and celebrate the Saga Dawa Festival. All the Tibetan gather here for the final day of Saga Dawa Festival. It is also difficult to get accommodation here for newly arrived people.
Day 11: Drive back to Saga (7 hours).
After concluding the Saga Dawa Festival morning rituals, we will start our drive back to the town of Saga. After 7 hours of driving on paved roads, we arrive at Saga, where we will be spending the night in a guest house.
Day 12: Drive to Kerung (5/6 hours)
We will continue our return to the Nepal-Tibet border of Kerung. After 5-6 hours of driving, we arrive at Kerung. Overnight at guest house.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
The Tibetan guide will arrange all the necessities for the immigration formalities in the early morning. We will be crossing the Nepal-Tibet border and drive to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu through the same way of Langtang National Park.
Day 14: Departure
Our representatives will drop you at the International Airport for the final departure after concluding the Saga Dawa Festival trip. You can as well chose to rest and continue with any other activity in Nepal.

Cost Included:

  • Arrival & departure transfer
  • City sightseeing with local guide
  • 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Transfer to Kodari by private Van or bus
  • Twin sharing guest house or tent accommodation during the tour
  • While camping we provide two-men tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments
  • Pure vegetarian meals during tour
  • Japanese land cruisers (4WD) & supporting trucks
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader and staff
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee

Cost Not Included:

  • All beverages
  • Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Kerung/Gyirong land tax
  • Expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for Lhasa Kailash Tour. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before Lhasa Kailash Tour. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Lhasa at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost. Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection 

Lower Body: 
Under Garments Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 
Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp.
Upper Body: 
T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket Down vest and/or jacket 
Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal) 
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottle (2) or camel bag Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) 
1 medium sized quick drying towel Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) Deodorants Nail clippers Face and body moisturizer Feminine hygiene products Small mirror 
Personal Hygiene: 
Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash  
Binoculars Novels Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen iPod Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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