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 2024 is May 23, 2024 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 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 2025 upcoming year :–
Year 2025: Saga Dawa Festival date on 11 June 2025
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 04-05 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.
May 18 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.
May 19 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
May 20 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.
May 21 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.
May 22 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.
May 23 Attend Saga Dawa Festival 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.
May 24 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
May 25 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.
May 26 Drive back from Saga to Kerung O/N at Guest House
May 27 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.