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Kailash Saka Dawa Festival Tour 2018

Tour Type: Group tour/Private

Trip Facts

Fixed Departure Date: 21st May, 2018– 04th June, 2018

Arrive: Lhasa by flight/train from Mainland China/Kathmandu

Depart: Kerung (Tibet-Nepal Border) / Lhasa

Length of tour: 14 Days

Saga Dawa Festival tour Date: 29th May, 2018

Route: Lhasa-Shigatse-Ronbuk-(EBC)-Kailash-Kerung-Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 5634m ( Dolma-la pass)

Tour Type: Group Join in/Private

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Kailash Saka Dawa festival Tour is celebrating on full moon date of fourth Tibetan month as per the lunar Calendar. On the Tibetan calendar it is said to be the birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha. Tibetans are celebrating on most of the important events in the life of Buddha. His birthday, accepting the vows of a monk, the day of his death and the day when he was enlightened. Saka Dawa festival is the most important festival for Buddhism. Each year people from different part of Tibet gather with prayer flag, to pray and raise the huge flagpole around Kailash Kora,  Locals try to do best and positive thing on the ceremony. The ceremony is led by the qualified Tibetan Lama form the nearby monastery. Local people celebrate and make kora around Mount Kailash for their better life in next birth. The main celebrates at Tarbuche (Serchung, Kailash region) it is on first day of Kailash kora.

The main day of celebration on 2018 is May 29, 2018 at Tarbuche.  You may have a chance see and enjoy with traditional Tibetan activities like praying, dancing, chanting and worship. You can join with locals to pray, offer some tips and tour around monasteries. Dream Tibet Travel will arrange your entire travel plan to visit Mount Kailash Saka Dawa festival tour including  Visa arrangement, Tibet travel permit, guide,  transportation, accommodation and necessary staffing, 

Tour Route: Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Saga-Manasarover-Darchen-Derapuk-Zutulpuk-Saga-Kerung-Kathmandu:

Our tour will start from your upon arrival at Lhasa city. Explore Lhasa city including Famous Potala Palace and other main attraction sightseeing places of Lhasa. Next day drive toward Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarover by crossing many other historical Tibetan cities and high passes from where high mountain views of Tibet and Nepal are clearly seen. Hike up to Everest Base Camp en route.

We also have alternative way to reach Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarover by Overland tour from Nepal through Kerong border. It is 11 days Kailash Overland tour via Tibetan villages. Mount Kailash is considering as holy tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. The 3 days Kailash circuit is also called Kailash Kora is spiritual walk around holy Mount Kailash and it is one of the challenging parts of the tour. You also have option to take personal helper and pony at this part. Finally exploration of Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour and drive back to Kathmandu via Kerung Boarder.

For your information these are the dates of Saka Dawa Festival for upcoming year :–

Year 2019: Saka Dawa Festival date on 17 June 2019

Year 2010: Saka Dawa Festival date on 05 June 2020

Outline Itinerary

24th May: Day 01: Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kerung Border (6-7 Hrs -155km/ 2,500m) O/N at Guest House

25th May: Day 02: Rest for Acclimatization in Kerung O/N at Guest House

26th May: Day 03: Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4400m.O/N at Guest House.

27th May: Day 04: Drive to Lake Mansarovar (370km – 7 Hours) 4500m O/N at Guest House.

28th May: Day 05: Exploration around Mansarovar and drive to Darchen (51km – 1 hour) the base of Mount Kailash.O/N at Guest House.

29th May: Day 06: Attend Saga Dawa Festival at Tarboche. O/N at Guest house/Tented Camp

30th May: Day 07: Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash Kora (Circle). Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4800m. Guest house/Tented Camp

31st May: Day 08: Second day of Kailash Kora, reach at Zuthulpuk (4760m) via Drolma La pass, 5634m. (19km – 9 Hours) Guest house/Tented Camp

01st June: Day 09: Last day/End of Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga (16km walk with 3 hrs and Drive to Darchen then to Saga O/N at Gust House.

02nd June: Day 10: Drive back from Saga to Kerung O/N at Guest House

03rd June: Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu via Syabrubensi (7-8 hrs) end tour.

Note: - This tour is fixed departure-group join based. If you want to make it private tour, we can arrange as per your requirement. Tour itinerary can be customized as per your interest.

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