The SAGA DAWA Festival Tour 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 Sakyamunis 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. A legend says on the 15th day of the fourth month of the Tibetan year Sakyamuni was born, became a Buddha and died. On this day each year, the people will dress in their splendid attire and sing and dance and have a picnic or gathering in Lingka.
This exciting trip is for anyone who has dreamed of visiting the land of the Tibetan people and standing within sight of Mt. Kailash. We will organize if for you.
Buddhist, Hindus and Bonpo faithful consider Mt. Kailash as their sacred land. The mountain is known as teh throne of "Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Ringpoche, the precious Snow Mountain. Devotee of Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada. Rishabanatha, founder of Jain faith, believed that he gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt. Kailash. Bon po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet believes that this is the Nine storey Swastika Mountain that lead to the heaven.
The pilgrims walk and prostate around the mountain path of 55km Kailash Parbat known to them as Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime.
June 02nd 2017: Arrival at Airport and meet with our staff (One of our company staff will be waiting you at the Tribhuban International Airport (TIA) with display your name which is print on A4 size paper) and pick up by our private vehicle and than 20 minutes drive to the Hotel. Join us for the welcome dinner at Nepali typical restaurant in the evening at 07:00 PM with culture program.
June 03rd 2017: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in Hotel
June 04th 2017: Fly to Lhasa. Early in the morning, drive to International airport to fly Lhasa. It is 1 hour's duration. Pick up you at Lhasa airport by our Tibetan guide and drive (90km) to Lhasa city. Transfer to Hotel.
June 05th 2017: Lhasa sightseeing and acclimatization. Visitpotala palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor square.
June 06th 2017: Drive Lhasa – Shigatse (350 km – 8/9 Hrs).After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalai lama the Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama.
June 07th 2017: Drive Shigatse – Saga (450km – 9 hours).We start an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch.
June 08th 2017: Drive Saga – Lake Manasarovar (470km – 8 Hours)This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be.
June 09th 2017: Day in Manasarovar. Exploration of Lake, Hot spring and Chu Gumpa. You also can make Puja and Hawan at bank of the lake. it is also part of acclimatization and preparation for KailashKora.
June 10th 2017: Drive to valley of the God via Darchen (52km – 2 Hours) and start KailashParikrama by walking or by personal horse. Reach at North face (which takes 5 hours) of Kailash DIRAHPUK.
June 11th 2017: Trek to Juthulpuk via Dolma La pass (5600m). 18 km parikrama takes about 9 hours. It is part of hardest day of the trip and one of the auspicious parts of the trip. you also visible GauriKunda after Dolma La pass.
June 12th 2017: Finish third day of Kailashkora and reach at Saga. Trek about 10 Km to the point and take your transportation to drive back Saga via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar.
June 13th 2017: Scenic drive back to Shigatse from Saga
June 14th 2017: Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse and transfer to hotel
June 15th 2017: Early at morning, drive to Gonggar airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel, day rest. Overnight in hotel. and free day in Kathmandu for shopping.
June 16th 2017: Final departure to airport for return flight.