Saga Dawa festival Tour


Key Information

  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Price from US$ 2150
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation NA
  • Max Elevation 4500m
  • Group Size 4 to 12 people
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The Saga Dawa festival in Tibet is celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th Tibetan month and is one of the most important religious festivals celebrates in Tibet. This auspicious day coincides with three important events in Buddha's life namely his birth, nirvana, and par nirvana (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.

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. To be a part of the Saga Dawa festival, you just need to contact Adventure Int'l Trekking and enjoy a vacation that would be memorable in every sense.


  • 01Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • 02City tour including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. This day we issue Chinese visa at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • 03Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nepal/China Friendship Bridge and drive to Nyalam (3750m). Total distance: 125 km from Kathmandu to Nyalam. Approximate driving: 5 hrs.Overnight at Guesthouse
  • 04Acclimatization day at Nyalam. Overnight at same Guesthouse,
  • 05Drive to Saga (4450m) via Lalung La Pass (5050m). Total distance: 250 km. Approximate driving: 8 hrs. Overnight Guesthouse
  • 06Drive to Paryang (4610m).Total distance: 250 km.Approximate driving: 7 hrs. Overnight Guesthouse,
  • 07Drive to Manasarovar (4560m).Total distance: 280 km. approximate driving: 8 hrs.Overnight Guesthouse,
  • 08In the morning after breakfast. Manosarovar Lake Parikrama by jeep and proceed to Darchen (4570m). Overnight at Guesthouse or tent, i
  • 09Trek to Derapuk (5000m). Overnight at Guesthouse or tent,
  • 10Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600m.) and trek down to Zudulpuk (4800m). Overnight at Guesthouse or tent,
  • 11Trek to near Darchen, and drive to Manasarovar. Overnight Guesthouse or tent
  • 12Trek to near Darchen, and drive to Manasarovar. Overnight Guest house or tent Drive to Paryang. Overnight at Guesthouse,
  • 13Drive to Saga. Overnight at Guesthouse
  • 14Drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
  • 15Drive to Friendship Bridge (Kodari boarder). Our Nepali driver will pick you up and drive you back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • 16Departure:- After having breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and transfer by car.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with professional tour guide, entry permits, car.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at Deluxe hotel as per the program (inclusive of breakfast).
  • Drop off and pick up to and from Kodari boarder.
  • Tibet entry permits, Chinese visa, monasteries entry fees and Kailash permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide during Tibet (Kailash) Tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Guesthouses / tents during the tour with breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cost Excludes:

  • Alcoholic beverages and personal items.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses for transport, porterage, accommodation, meals, due to snowfall, landslide, political unrest, strike etc.
  •  Internet, telephone call, tips for guide, driver, helpers.
  •  And any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.
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