Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour - Special Offer for 2018

We organize Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour in Tibet. We provide best guide, competitive cost, and exact date of Saga Dawa festival for 2018. Saga Dawa Festival celebrates the birthday of Buddha, the most significant event in the Buddhist world. This festival held for a month at around Tarboche valley of Kailash area. The main day of Saga Dawa Festival for 2018 is on 29 May. Alpine Eco Trek and Travel will organize and plan your entire journey to discover Saga Dawa Festival 2017. The tour starts from Kathmandu with scenic flight to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.
The highlights of the Saga Dawa festival tour are visiting the spectacular palaces, incredible monuments, witness pilgrims replace the Tarboche flagpole, hike the ancient Kailash Kora and visit to the historic Monastery near Manas..

Kailash Guge Saga Dawa tour

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival takes place at the base of Mount Kailash, and includes various cultural and traditional manifestations held in the proximity of Tarboche. When the festival ends, participants will attend a kora (Parikarma) and set a big prayer pole around which they will be saying prayers.

Mount Kailash is considered to be the most sacred mountain in Tibet, so the region is crowded with pilgrims all year round. The great number of Tibetans and travelers come here by various means of transportation to celebrate the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival. The flagpole areas are situated at the foot of the holy Mt Kailash.

At the end of the Saga Dawa Festival tour, you can drive back to Kathmandu via Kerung boarder or continue drive from Saga to Lhasa and then fly back to Kathmandu.

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour – itinerary

Kathmandu to Lhasa by Flight, Overland to Mt. kailash and back to Lhasa and then to Kathmandu or Mainland China::

Day 01: 22 May 2018: Arrive Kathmandu airport.
Upon your arrival at airport, one of our tour leaders greets you and transfer to hotel. In the evening, short briefing about your trip. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 02: 23 May 2018: Rest and Packing day in Kathmandu
Packing Day, afternoon, we will collect your visa with your original passport from Chinese embassy here in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 03: 24 May 2018: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (B).
After breakfast at hotel, we will drive to airport and fly to Lhasa, upon arrival in Lhasa airport, our Tibetan guide will greets you and transfer to Lhasa city for overnight stay at hotel. Evening walking around bharkhor Market. Overnight at hotel breakfast included.
Day 04: 25 May 2018: Lhasa Sightseeing (B).
Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bharkhor Market). We will take the tour in Lhasa while acclimatizing. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 05: 26 May 2018: Lhasa to Sigetse (3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B).
After breakfast at hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 06: 27 May 2018: Sigetse to Saga (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D).
We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight at hotel in Saga, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: 28 May 2018: Saga to Dongba, PRAYANG then MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D).
This morning depart from Saga to Manasrovar, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasrovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be. Overnight at guest house at bank of Manasrovar, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08: 29 May 2018: MANSAROVAR to DARCHEN 45 km drive - one hour (B,L,D).
Drive to Darchen, exploration of Saga Dawa festival in Tarboche valley and drive back to Darchen for overnight. Overnight at guest house in Darchen, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09: 30 May 2018: Kora start from Today: we trek from Darchen to DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D).
After breakfast we drive up to Tarboche and trek to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting here if you would hire them. Porters are available to carry your bag packs. Today's Parikarma is about 20kms. Overnight at local Guest house in Diraphuk, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: 31 May 2018: DIRAPHUK to ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m) (B,L,D).
The 2nd day of Parikarma (Kora), which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Overnight in Local Guest house, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: 01 June 2018: ZUTHULPHUK to DARCHEN and then to Saga (B, L, D).
The 3rd day of Parikarma. After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our van will be waiting to drive us back to Saga. Overnight at hotel in Saga, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: 02 June 2018: Saga to Sigetse 9 hours drive (B).
Beautiful drive back from Saga to Sigetse , Overnight hotel, breakfast included.
Day 13: 03 June 2018: Sigetse to Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM.
After breakfast we drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 14: 04 June 2018: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Early morning transfer to Lhasa airport, fly to Kathmandu, one of our tour leaders receive you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 15: 05 June 2018: Final transfer to international airport for your flight back to home.

Cost for the above program:

Minimum 4 persons or more::::

04-07 Persons, per person US$ 2250, Includes basic hotel, guest house, permit, guide, bus, food from local restaurant.
08-10 Persons, per person US$ 2095, Includes basic hotel, guest house, permit, guide, bus, food from local restaurant.
11-13 Persons, per person US$ 1995, Includes basic hotel, guest house, permit, guide, bus, food from local restaurant.
10-13 Persons, Per Person US$ 1975, Includes basic hotel, guest house, permit, guide, bus, food from local restaurant.
14-16 Persons, per person US$ 1850, Includes basic hotel, guest house, permit, guide, bus, food from local restaurant.

Single supplementary person US$ 250

Tibet visa fee US$ 85 & USA- US$ 195

Extra cost if required for Kailash tour:

01) Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu flight fares (USD 750 per person round trip)
02) Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 400 (Directly payable to the Tibetan guide)
03) Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 250

For details itinerary please contact us.


Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

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Trip Facts:

Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Grade: Moderate adventure

Starts in: Kathmandu - Lhasa

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge or camping

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or van/bus

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during kailash tour

Maximum altitude: 5610m

Group size: Minimum 02 to Maximum 25 people

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