We are back and missing Nepal desperately! Our trip was wonderful, thanks to your careful planning. We did all that we hoped to, and more. What makes Nepal so special is that is has so many different facets – nature, wildlife, history and culture.
Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks & Expedition (P). Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: + 977-1-4700085, 4700234,
Fax: + 977-1-4700234
Mobile: + 977-98510 25466 (Birendra)
Saga Dawa festival and Mt. Kailash tour will lead you from Kathmandu, Nepal to Tibet and is specially designed for people, who want to get to know Tibet and gain an insight into the fascinating culture of this mysterious people under the guidance of an experienced tour guide. Saga Dawa Festival is observed as one of the most important festival in Buddhist society all over the world.
The SAGA DAWA is one of the most important and cherishable Tibetan Buddhist festivals, held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, to celebrate Sakyamuni's enlightenment." This astounding festival is also known as the Festival for Releasing Living Things, and during this festival, Tibetan people do not eat meat and kill any living things in the fourth month of the Tibetan year in order to concentrate their efforts on worshipping.
Saga Dawa Festival / Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar tour lasts 15 days so you might want to opt to take advantage of one of our optional extensions. This tour is not a physically demanding journey, but as we will go up to over 5'000 meters, high altitude experience is helpful.
Saga Dawa festival held on the place called Tarboche in Tibet. Each year, they replace the Tarboche flagpole, a huge pole that stands round of Kailash. People from all over Tibet gather here that day to attach their prayer flags they brought from home, to pray, and to help erect the flagpole. The flagpole should stand perfectly upright, or else things are not good for Tibet .A Lama leads the whole ceremony from the nearby monastery.
The Saga Dawa festival has been held here for the last thousand years. Having been part just once is such a powerful experience. Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks every year arranges the Saga Dawa Festival, Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour for guaranteed departure with our expertise staffs to make a successful holy tour. Please come and join with us for adventure and culture trip.
8th June Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Trasfer to your hotel, short briefing for the trip. Evening welcome Nepali Dinner with cultural show. O/n Hotel.
9th June Day 02: After Breakfast sightseeing Tour of Pashupatinath, hindus temple and Boudhanath a budhist stupa then back to Hotel for the tour preparation. O/n Hotel.
10th June Day 03: Today is your first day of this excited Saga Dawa Festival Tour! Early morning drive from Kathmandu Nepal – Tibet border then after custom formalities meet with our Tibetan guide then contune drive to Nyalam. O/n at Guest House.
11th June Day 04: Nayalam Acclimatization day. O/n guest house
12th JUne Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Saga. O/n guest house.
13th June Day 06: Saga to Paryang. O/n guest house
14th June Day 07: Drive from Paryang – Tharboche. O/n Camping.
15th June 2011 Day 08: Attend to the Saga Dawa at Tarboche – Camp (Festival Day)
16th June Day 09: Start trekking to the Kora, night camp at Dira Puk. O/n Camping.
17th June Day 10: Continue trekking to Parikarma over Drom La Pass & Zutul Puk. O/n Camping.
18th June Day 11: End Parikarma and drive from Darchen to Mansarovar Lake. O/n camping or guest house.
19th June Day 12: Drive from Manasarovar to Paryang, night at guest house.
20th June Day 13: Drive from Paryang to Saga, night at guest house
21th June Day 14: Drive from Saga to Nayalam or Zangmu. night at guest house
22th June Day 15: Today is your last day of this excited Saga Dawa festival tour! Our Tibetan crew will say good bye from the border and Nepali guide will pick you up and drive continue to Kathmandu. O/n Hotel.
1) Chinese Embassy in Nepal open Monday, Wednesday and Friday (10-11am, 3-5pm), Tibet Group visa apply in the morning and pick up in the afternoon.
2) For Tibet Group Visa, we need to make Tibet permit in advance (with the 6months valid passport copy) in TTB, Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks arrange your Tibet group visa with original Passport, Tibet visa invitation letter and some other official documents and you need to fill up the form with passport photo on it.
Kathmandu to Zhangmu (Nepal Tibet border) by tourist coach. From Zhangmu by land cruiser 4WD jeep. 4 persons in one land cruiser. Supporting truck to carry all necessaries supporting equipments.
Our well experience sherpa cook will serve everyday freshly cooked vegetarian meals at camp site, mostly Lunch will be light and packed one. You are requested to take necessary snacks as per your choice.
full travels insurance coverage for medical evacuation, loss of belongs and pre-cancellation is strongly recommended.
1) To book the tour you need to send us minimum 6 months valid passport clear scan copy by e-mail.
2) To confirm the booking for your Tibet Tour, you need to send us advanced payment by bank Telex transfer to our account (it is non refundable) and the balance should be cleared 2days before your trip start.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary but this is an adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of Travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please, be prepared to be flexible if necessary.