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Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour 2025

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour 2025

Overview And Highlights

Kailash Saga 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 2025 is June 11, 2025 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 Saga Dawa festival tour 2025  including  Visa arrangement, Tibet travel permit, guide,  transportation, accommodation and necessary staffing, 

Our tour will start from Kathmandu Nepal to reach Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarover by Overland tour from Nepal through Kerong border. It is 10 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 Kyirung/Kerong Border.

We also have alternative way to reach Mount Kaialsh, 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.

For your information these are the dates of Saga Dawa Festival for 2026 upcoming year :–

Year 2026: Saga Dawa Festival date on 31st May 2026

Required Document to Kailash Trip:

We need following document to processing of your Tibet Visa, make sure that you have the following documents ready:

1, Passport Copy: Please submit a clear copy of your passport at least 20 days in advance for the Tibet Travel Permit processing.

2, Original Passport: Original passport with you when your group arrives in Kathmandu, we need to deposit passport to the Chinese embassy to get a Tibet Visa.

3, Passport Size Picture: Provide a passport size picture with a white background, front face, both ear should be seen, without eyeglasses, and no smiling.

4, Visa Application Form: Complete the visa application form prior to your arrival, fill it up completely.

How to Process Tibet Visa in Kathmandu:

As per the new rules and regulations from the Chinese embassy in Nepal, to obtain a Tibet group visa, it is required that there must be a minimum of 05 people in the group. Additionally, the visa application process in Kathmandu requires the submission of the original passport and may take 03-04 official working days to complete. Furthermore, clients who wish to obtain a Tibet group visa will need to visit the China visa application center in person to provide biometric information.

Please also note that visa requirements and regulations can change frequently. we suggest you make sure with Dream Tibet Travel before you book the Tibet tour.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

June 06 Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kerung Border (6-7 Hrs -155km/ 2,500m) We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway.  After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing we drive to Kerong (2700m) O/N at Guest House.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
2700

June 07 Rest for Acclimatization in Kerung It is best to take a rest efore further driving to Saga (4400m). Free afternoon look around. O/N at Guest House

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
2700

June 08 Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4400m.O/N at Guest House. 

First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in Guest house.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4400

June 09 Drive to Lake Mansarovar (370km – 7 Hours) 4500m O/N at Guest House.

Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching  to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest  fresh water  lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by  mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and  Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4500

June 10 Holy bath at Lake Mansarover then drive to Darchen O/N at Guest House.

After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora ( circumambulation).  The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guest house.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4670

June 11 Attend Saga Dawa Festival 2025 at Tarboche then continue trek to Derapuk. The day of main celebration near Darchen. Start Kailash Kora (making Circle). Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4800m.  It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky.  The 18 km trail takes almost 7-8 hrs. O/N Guest House.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4800

June 12 Second day of Kailash Kora, reach at Zuthulpuk (4760m) via Drolma La pass, 5634m. (19km – 9 Hours) Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek , cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at Local Guest House

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4760

June 13 Last day/End of Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga (16km walk with 3 hrs and Drive to Darchen then continue to Saga O/N at Gust House.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4400

June 14 Drive back from Saga to Kerung O/N at Guest House

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
2700

June 15 Drive back to Kathmandu via Syabrubensi (7-8 hrs) end tour. 

Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities, Then drive to Kathmandu end service. 

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

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

What Is Included ?

  • Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per program  
  • Private Transportation by Van / Mini coach as per the group size
  • All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary.  
  • Meal plan on B/B Basis
  • Kathmandu to Kerong to Kathmandu transport
  • Govt and local taxes

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Hiring porter/ horse
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour 2025 Altitude Profile

SN Start Date Trip Duration Cost Per Person Availability Join Group
1 2025-06-06 10 Days USD 1650 Available Book Now

Traveller Useful Information

You are travelling in cold weather. You still need a few pairs of light clothes while staying inside the vehicle and in Nepal. You also can buy clothes and other equipment in Kathmandu Nepal.

Duffel Bag You can come to Nepal with a comfortable suitcase or bag. We will provide you a duffel bag from Dream Tibet Travel to use during the Kailash tour. So that you can store your bag in our Office or at Kathmandu in Hotel. Another comfortable handbag (Back caring) for the Kailash Kora.

- 1 Pair warm thermal
- 1 Pair light warm jacket or sweeter

- 1 Pair down jacket
- 2 Pairs T-shirt
- 1 pair warm trouser
- 1 Pair warm windproof trouser
- 2 pair light paint/ trouser or half paint
- 1 pair inner warm paint
- Warm cap to cover your head from cold
- Muff to cover your nose and mouth
- One pair warm glove
- 2 Pairs warm socks
- 2 pairs light socks
- 1 Pair warm hiking shoes
- 1 Pair light shoes or sandal to use during your stay in Hotel

Warm sleeping bag (You can buy or take in rent in Kathmandu)

Please carry regular medicine if you are regularly taking. We will also send some medicine in our first aid kits along with our guide. It is always better to bring your own medicines. We suggest bringing a medicine for high altitude sickness, headache, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea.

The foods are limited option in Kailash area. You can buy simple foods in local restaurants. There are simple restaurants available in Lake Manasarovar, Derapuk and Zuthulpuk. Rest of the places has Tibetan & Chinese style good restaurants. There are plenty of small shops to buy dry food, drinks and other.

Trip Facts

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Duration:

10 Days

Maximum Altitude:

5634m ( Dolma-la pass)

Group Size:

2 to 20 People

Trip Name:

Mt. Kailash Saga Dawa Tour

Trip Type:

Group | Private Tour

Activities:

Driving tour and Kailash Kora

Transportation:

By Van/ Comfortable Tourist Coach

Route:

Kathmandu- Kerong-Saga-Kailash-Kerung-Kathmandu

Best Season:

April to September

Main Attraction:

Saga Dawa Festival

Culture:

Tibetan Culture

Fixed Departure Date:

06th June 2025 – 15th June, 2025

Saga Dawa Festival tour Date:

11th June 2025
price tag 1650 US$1650
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