Saga Dawa Festival Tour

Saga Dawa is an important Tibetan Buddhist festival, held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar; to celebrate Sakyamuni’s is enlightenment. Each your Tibetans replace the Tarboche Flagpole, a huge pole ...

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Duration: 17 Days

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Saga Dawa is an important Tibetan Buddhist festival, held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar; to celebrate Sakyamuni’s is enlightenment. Each your Tibetans 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 perfectly upright or else things are not good for Tibet. A Buddhist Lama lends the whole ceremony from the nearby monastery. On the day of Saga Dawa people circulate the flagpole that is down on the ground now. They pray and throw ‘wind horses’ (little pieces of colored paper with Buddhist scriptures on them) into the air. They help to remove last year’s prayer flags and attach new ones. Along the sides, on the slope of the nearby hills, a lot of people are sitting to watch the ‘spectacle’ and there are musicians who play all the time or their horns and symbols.

 

 

Saga Dawa Festival Tour Itinerary

Day 01:           Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02:           After breakfast half day sightseeing

Day 03:           Drive Kathmandu-Nyalam (3750m/165 km-8 hrs)

Day 04:           Acclimatization in Nyalam and Visit Milerepa Caves

Day 05:           Drive Nyalam to Saga (4640m/221 km/7 hrs)

Day 06:           Drive Saga to Parayang (4540m /185 km /7 hrs), camp

Day 07:           Drive to Lake Manasarover (4520m/250 km-8-9 hrs), camp

Day 08:           Full day excursion at Manasarover

Day 09:           Start Kailash Parikarma from Darchen or Tarboche

Day 10:           Trek to Zuthul Puk (5650m/ 22 km- trek 8-9 hrs), camp

Day 11:           Kailash Kora ends near Darchen (4700m/14 km-5 hrs) Camp

Day 12:           Drive, to Parayang (4540m/277 km /7-8 hrs), camp

Day 13:           Drive Parayang to Saga (4640m/185 km-8 hrs), camp

Day 14:           Drive Saga to Nyalam (3750m /115 km-6-7 hrs), camp

Day 15:           Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu, hotel

Day 16:           Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 17:            Final departure

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

• Twin sharing basis hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel and drop off
• Transportation Kathmandu-Kodari-Kathmandu by a private vehicle
• All the road permits, Tibet entry permits, restricted area documents and emergency group visa fee & monasteries’ entrance fees in Tibet
• Guide, cook and kitchen support staff
• Porter service charge for luggage up to Nepal-Tibet border
• Yaks and Yak men for luggage while Kailash parikrama
• All meals during the treks,
• Guesthouse/hotel at Nyalam
• All camping and cooking equipments
• All camping charges
• Transportation by Japanese land cruiser (4500 cc) and supporting truck in Tibet
• For a group of two people on private trip a landcruiser with rooftop luggage carrier only
• For a group of five people in one land cruiser and one support truck to carry fuel, food provisions, camping equipments.
• Accommodation in guesthouses if available during the trip
• All the insurance covering for the Nepalese staff.
• Down jackets, two men tent, dinning mattresses with cotton liner
• Duffel bag, wind breaker jacket & Pant, a water bottle
• Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Whats not included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

• Local donations, Tips for Nepali and Tibetan support staff
• Personal beverages
• Sightseeing, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
• Domestic access baggage charge
• Sleeping bag during trip
• Nepal re-entry visa and departure airport tax
• Insurance of the clients

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