Min 2 Pax
Oct - Dec & Mar - May
Among the many festivals tour in Tibet, the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour is very famous. Tibet is one of the most exciting places on Earth for trekking. The high altitude is challenging for some people and for some it is passion. The Tibetan topography with rugged terrain provides a different hiking experience. The moon-like landscape and the unique culture take the walk to a different level. Besides the geography, the culture, especially the festivals are very interesting to watch.
This 18 days trip in Tibet has the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour as the major attraction. This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. This is the day when Lord Buddha was enlightened.
The moment of being part of this festival is like being part of a magical event, something that gets a total grip on all of your senses. Each year, they replace the Tarboche flagpole, a huge pole that stands on the Kailash kora, south of the mountain. Thousands of people from inside and outside of Tibet gather and erect the flagpoles to attach the prayer flags. The flagpole should stand perfectly upright, or else things are not good for Tibet. The whole ceremony is led by a Lama from the nearby monastery. It’s his job to make it work ‘right first time’.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Explore the city and prepare for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Nyalam (3600m)
Day 04: Rest day
Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Saga.
Day 06: Drive to Paryang.
Day 07: Drive to Manasarovar (holy) Lake.
Day 08: Drive to Darchen
Day 09: Drive to Tarboche. (Festival Day)
Day 10: Trek to Dehara Puk (5000m)
Day 11: Continue Parikarma over Dolma La Pass & Zutul Puk.
Day 12: Trek to Manasarovar Lake & overnight at Chu Gompa.
Day 13: Drive to Paryang.
Day 14: Drive to Saga
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free day.
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trip.