Saga Dawa Festival is an important Tibetan Buddhist festival, held every year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, to celebrate Sakyamuni s enlightenment. Each year 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 huge flagpole on the Kailash Kora. The whole ceremony is led by a Tibetan Lama from the nearby monastery. Hours before the actual rising of the flagpole from the ground, people circumambulate the flagpole and pray and throw wind horses (little pieces of coloured paper with Buddhist scriptures on them) into the air. They help to remove last year’s prayer flags and attach new ones. As a visitor, you are almost forced to follow them as they go around and around, time after time. Along the sides, on the slope of the nearby hills, a lot of people are sitting to watch the spectacle and there are musicians which play all the time on their horns and symbols. We can really feel a sudden great sense of happiness surrounding us.
Saga Dawa festival held for a month at around Tarboche valley of Kailash region. The main day of Saga Dawa festival in 2018 is on May 29 June. Touch Kailash travels and tours will manage your entire travel plan to explore the Saga Dawa festival 2018. Tour is covering Lhasa and other historical cities of Tibet. Tour starts from a scenic Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Exploration of Lhasa city including Potala Palace and others during your one full day sightseeing. Drive towards west Tibet by crossing many other historical Tibetan cities and high passes from where high mountain views of Tibet and Nepal Himalayas are clearly seen.
Our main destination Mount Kailash and Manasarovar reach via Kerung border of Nepal. Stay overnight at typical Tibetan mud houses and take your foods from local restaurants. Mount Kailash Parikrama is the adventure in this tour, which is 3 days of trekking by crossing 5613 meters Dolma La pass. You also have the option to take personal helper and pony at this part. Finally exploration of Saga Dawa Festival and drive back to Kathmandu via Kerung Boarder.
Day 01:19 May 2018:- Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (1350m)
Day 02:20 May 2018: Day in Kathmandu. Visa and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:21 May 2018: Drive to Shyaprubesi and overnight at Local tea house (117km - 7 Hours, 2250m)
Day 04:22 May 2018: Drive from Syaprubesi to Kerung (40 Km - 2 Hours, 2900m) Overnight at Guest House
Day 05:23 May 2018: Acclimatization in Kerung. Overnight at Guest House
Day 06:24 May 2018:- Drive to Saga/ Dongba (390km - 6/7 hrs, 4500m) Overnight at guest house
Day 07:25 May 2018:- Drive to Manasarovar (277 km - 6/7 Hrs, 4590m. Overnight at Guest house
Day 08:26 May 2018:- Kailash 1st Day Kora Derapuk. ( 47 km Driving, 14 km walking /6 Hours – 5000m) Overnight at Mud House
Day 09:27 May 2018:- Kailash Kora 2nd Day Juthulpuk 4750m (19km – 8/9 Hours) Overnight Mud house
Day 10:28 May 2018:- Kailash 3rd Day kora and reach at Darchen (6km walking and 7 km driving – Overnight at guest House
Day 11:29 May 2018:- Morning exploration of Saga Dawa festival in Tarboche valley and drive back to Lake Manasarovar or to Darchen for overnight
Day 12:30 May 2018: Drive back to Saga or Dongba. Overnight at Guest House
Day 13:31 May 2018: Drive to Kerung and Overnight at Guest House
Day 14:01 June 2018: Early in the morning cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:02 June 2018: Departure/ Rest Day in Kathmandu or any other activities in Nepal
Day 0119 May 2018:- Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (1350m)Arrival in Kathmandu. Our representative with pick up you from Tribhuban International airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Walking tour at touristic hub (Thamel) you can plan to buy your personal equipment for your trip. Our guide will help you. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 0220 May 2018: Day in Kathmandu. Visa and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel Touch Kailash Travels and Tours will take care your visa and other necessary documents. Stay at trip briefing, make your final pack. You also have option to visit some historical places in Kathmandu valley.
Day 0321 May 2018: Drive to Shyaprubesi and overnight at Local tea house (117km - 7 Hours, 2250m)Start driving to Shyaprubesi from Kathmandu after your breakfast in Hotel. You will be inside of Langtang National Park today. Rest at local tea house afeter your long drive via Mountain road
Day 0422 May 2018: Drive from Syaprubesi to Kerung (40 Km - 2 Hours, 2900m) Overnight at Guest House Drive to Kerung from Shyaprubesi. Cross Nepal Tibet boarder and finish immigration formalities. You will meet your Tibetan guide and further drive to first town of Tibet, Kerung.
Day 0523 May 2018: Acclimatization in Kerung. Overnight at Guest House Involve in small hiking tour around Kerung. It will help to acclimatize your body in high altitude
Day 0624 May 2018:- Drive to Saga/ Dongba (390km - 6/7 hrs, 4500m) Overnight at guest house the home of the Panchen Lama, which is essentially a walled town with cobbled and twisting lanes that revolve around a magnificent monastery. Then be driven to Saga via Lhatse and Sang sang, pass several lakes, towns and high plateau nomadic sites on the way of your driving. Reach at Saga or to Dongba and transfer to Guest House.
Day 0725 May 2018:- Drive to Manasarovar (277 km - 6/7 Hrs, 4590m. Overnight at Guest houseYou can have first view of Mt. kailash and Manasarovar from Hore. Reach at guest house near at bank of the Manasarovar Lake and Overnight at guest house. Manasarovar is highest lake of fresh water is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious peoples from Nepal, India, Tibet, Russia and other neighboring countries. Taking bath at Manasarovar and drinking water from here is believed to clean all sins. You have option to explore Chui Gumba and Hot spring near Manasarovar.
Day 0826 May 2018:- Kailash 1st Day Kora Derapuk. ( 47 km Driving, 14 km walking /6 Hours – 5000m) Overnight at Mud HouseMorning exploration of Lake Manasarovar. Start driving to the point from where we start walking towards Derapuk. About 40 Kilometer drive is well paved road till Darchen – A base of Mt Kalash and another 7 kilometer rough road till valley of the god. Start walking about 14 kilometers and reach at Derapuk. North face of Mt Kailash.
Day 0927 May 2018:- Kailash Kora 2nd Day Juthulpuk 4750m (19km – 8/9 Hours) Overnight Mud houseTough day today from Derapuk to Juthulpuk by crossing Dola Ma pass of 5613 miter. start your walk early in the morning. Almost flat land walking till base of Dolma La. Hard uphill near from pass and reach at Dolma La which is all covered with prayers flags. Then immediately start you walking downhill. Gauri kunda can be seen on the way after dolma La. Reach at Juthulpuk Monastery and overnight at Mud House.
Day 1028 May 2018:- Kailash 3rd Day kora and reach at Darchen (6km walking and 7 km driving – Overnight at guest HouseMorning visit at Juthulpuk Monastery. Start all flat walking about 6 kilometer up to our driving crew. Further drive to Darchen and transfer to hotel. you will feel much crowded area today. all the Tibetan gather here for final day of Saga Dawa. It is also difficult to get accommodation here for new arrival peoples.
Day 1129 May 2018:- Morning exploration of Saga Dawa festival in Tarboche valley and drive back to Lake Manasarovar or to Darchen for overnightMorning, drive to Tarboche valley to explore Saga Dawa Festival. Crowded of Tibetan lamas perform special activities base of their culture.
Day 1230 May 2018: Drive back to Saga or Dongba. Overnight at Guest House Same way drive back to Saga or to Dongba today.
Day 1331 May 2018: Drive to Kerung and Overnight at Guest House Drive back to Kerung via same way.
Day 1401 June 2018: Early in the morning cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at HotelYour Tibetan guide will manage to make all the formalities of Tibet immigration. reach at Nepal side and meet you guide. Drive to kathmandu via same way of Langtang National Park.
Day 1502 June 2018: Departure/ Rest Day in Kathmandu or any other activities in Nepal We will transfer you to Internationale airport for your final departure. You also can choose any other activities in Nepal.
This trip is group departure based. if you want to make it your personal tour, we can run as it your personal tour and itinerary can be customized as per your interest.
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE
FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE
Governement of Tibet may change their rules and regulation regarding permit, Visa and entry of Tibet any time and it can be also at last hour of our trip. whatever complecation comes because of Tibetan governemnet, this kind of risk goes to clients personally.