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