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Saga Dawa Festival Tour

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13 Days

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Daily Tour

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Saga Dawa Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in Tibet. This Festival is very important for Tibetans. Tibetans celebrate this festival, in honor of the life of Lord Buddha and his teachings, Saga Dawa festival. They celebrate this festival on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month each year (as per Tibetan Calendar).
Lord Buddha taught to live a noble life. He told his follower to not offer flowers or lights over him after his death. He also taught that death is an ultimate truth and nothing lasts forever. A most important lesson was that a human body is sure to disintegrate with the blink of time. Thus, during the tour, you can learn rituals of the Buddhist religion.

Saga Dawa Festival Tour is a colorful festival tour in Tibet. Buddhist pilgrimage around the world come to Mt. Kailash to perform Kora. During this festival, the giant flagpole at Tarpoche is replaced with a new one. The colorful flag pole is raised high and pointed towards Gyandrak monastery. In this ceremony, monks perform various rituals with traditional music. It is necessary that the flagpole always stand straight. Because people believe that if the flag does not stand straight something bad will happen to them.

Moreover, for this festival people wear their finest traditional dresses and dance to the holy chant. One of the major highlights of this festival is the traditional drama of demons and good spirit. This is the time where people enjoy, eat, dance and cherish the moment. They remember Buddha and his noble teachings and enjoy the festival to its fullest.

So, if you are willing to be a part of this beautiful journey to Lhasa and enjoy this festival, come along with Himal Eco treks to add fun to your journey.

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  • Sightseeing tour in UNESO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Visit Mansarovar Lake and get a close up view of Mt. Kailash
  • Be a part of the Saga Dawa Festival
  • Enjoy the view of people in their traditional costumes, traditional dances, prayers, chants and many other acts that reflects the rich Buddhist culture.
  • Get blessed with wonderful views of Tibetan terrain and mountains like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar from Lalung La (5124m) and Shung La (5200m)


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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Land on the grounds of Nepal. A representative from Himal Eco Treks will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)

Day 02: Day in Kathmandu for visa preparation

We will arrange for your Chinese Visa. Meanwhile, you can enjoy sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will be guided to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Explore the unique art, culture and history of Nepal in the UNESCO listed sites. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)

Day 03: Another Day in Kathmandu for visa preparation

Another Day in Kathmandu for visa preparation. You have the option to take a tour around Kathmandu valley

Day 04: drive to Shyaprubesi

Day 05: Drive to Kerung

Day 06: Drive to Saga (330km/ 7 Hours - 4,450 miters)

Day 07: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (370km/7 Hours - 4,580 Miters). Overnight at Guest House

Day 08: Attend Saga Dawa Festival at Tarboche

Day 09: Drive to valley of the God (7km). and Kailash parikrama

Day 10: Second day of Kailash Parikrama. Reach at Juthulpuk (4,760m) via Dolma La pass (5,623m)

Day 11: Kailash kora final day and drive back to Saga

Day 12: Cross nepal tibet Immigration Kerung. Further drive to Kathmandu with Nepali transporataion.

Day 13: Departure Day


  • Our package is inclusive of all ground transportation.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at Hote Vajra or similar with BB plan (single room basis).
  • Accommodation in Tibet in guesthouses with sharing room basis with BB plan
  • All the permit fees during the tour.
  • Tibet/ Kailash travel permit
  • Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash region
  • Immigration formalities
  • Private and comfortable transportation as per group size in the entire trip
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Free duffel bag for the trip
  • Emergency evacuation management in case of need
  • An experienced local guide.
  • Other government taxes and tourist service charges if any.
  • Meals ( Lunch and dinner )in Nepal and Tibet.
  • International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
  • Chinese visa fees.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, and water during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment if any.
  • Tips to tour guide, porter or driver.
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra nights' accommodation and other charges in case of early arrive in Kathmandu or Nepal side by any reason

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