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Saga Dawa Festival Tour

We operate guaranteed fixed departure for 2012 Saga Dawa Festival Tour combined with holy Mt. Kailash-Mansarovar. Saga Dawa festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th Tibetan month and is one of the most important religious festival celebrated in Tibet. Saga means fourth and Dawa refers to month in Tibetan. It therefore occupied an important position in the Tibetan society held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar.

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. Saga Dawa festival has been celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhists for past thousand years or so.

Saga Dawa festival has been celebrated in Mt. Kailash region, The Tarboche flag pole 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.

Suggested Itinerary - Saga Dawa Festival Tour

[Day 01 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (08th June)]: Arrive Kathmandu airport
[Day 02 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (09th June)]: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
[Day 03 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (10th June)]: Drive to Zhangmu/Nyalam
[Day 04 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (11th June)]: Acclimatization day & overnight at hotel
[Day 05 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (12th June)]: Drive to Labug-La 5150m - Peku-tso – Saga
[Day 06 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (13th June)]: Drive to Paryang and overnight at local guesthouse
[Day 07 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (14th June)]: Drivet to Chu Gumpa Guesthouse
[Day 08 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (15th June)]: Attend to the Saga Dawa at Tarboche - Camp (Festival Day)
[Day 09 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (16th June)]: At Kailash Parbat
[Day 10 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (17th June)]: Trek to Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft - Zuthul Puk
[Day 11 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (18th June)]: Trek to 3 hrs up to Mansarovar Lake and overnight at Chu Gumpa
[Day 12 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (19th June)]: Drive Mansarovar –Paryang
[Day 13 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (01st June)]: Drive Paryang to Saga (230km) 7-8 hrs
[Day 14 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (02nd June)]: Drive Saga-Nyalam or Zhangmu (245km) 6-7 hrs
[Day 15 Saga Dawa Festival Tour (3rd June)]: Drive Nyalam or Zhangmu- Kathmandu (245km) 5-6 hrs

Note: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of Travelers can all contribute to change. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Booking terms & Conditions:
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 and the balance should be cleared 2days before your trip start.

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