The main day of Saga Dawa Fesival in Kailash region is on 21st May 2016. Touch Kailash Travels and Tours offer group joining tour to Kailash during Saga Dawa festival. Tour begins from Kathmandu and drive to Tibet/ Kailash. Driving with private bus in your entire trip as a group is helpful to share your difficulties. Kailash Saga Dawa festival tour departure is with small and private group. This tour also included Kailash parikrama and exploration is Lake Manasarovar. Details itinerary is as per following.
Day 01 - 14 May 2016:- Drive to Nyalam via Kodari boarder (175 km - 7/8 hrs, 3750m) Overnight at Guest House.Early morning start driving to Nepal Tibet boarder (Kodari – 144 KM/ 5-6 HRS) with private and Nepali transportation. We pass through magnificent river gorges and splendid mountain scenery. After reaching Kodari we prepare all custom formalities. You can take simple Nepali lunch at local restaurant. Meet your Tibetan guide and transportation at Tibet site and continue drive to Nayalam. which is 36km and 2hrs driving from Kodari boarder.
Day 02 - 15 May 2016:- Acclimatization day in Nyalam. Overnight at Guest houseRest and acclimatization in Nyalam. After your breakfast, guide will lead you in short hiking for about 2/3 hours. Exploring Nyalam town with walking. Local Tibetan sim card is availalbe here with your passport if you want.
Day 03 - 16 May 2016:- Drive to Saga or Dongba (390km - 6/7 hrs, 45000m) Ovenight at guest house Drive to Saga or to Dongba. You will pass many Tibetan villages, snow-capped mountain peaks around. Passing through Thong La pass (5126m) and prayers flags. Sleep at around 4500m altitude.,
Day 04 - 17 May 2016:- 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 05 - 18 May 2016:- Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (40km - 1Hrs, 4575m). Overnight at Guest houseExploration of Lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash. Late afternoon drive to Darchen. Darchen is base of Mt. Kailash, from where we manage personal horse, helper and yak to cary our belongings. Darchen is third big city of Kailash region after saga and Nayalam. You can prepare some dry foods to carry from here, buy walking sticks if you need.
Day 06 - 19 May 2016:- First day of Kailash Parikrama. Reach Derapuk (13 km - 5/6 Hrs, 4900). Overnight at guest houseStart kailash outer kora. Drive to valley of God (7 Km) and start walking to Derapuk (4/5 Hrs) Overnight at guest hosue. Derapuk is the place, where north face of Kailash is viewed. The best view of North face of Kailash in sunrise and sunset.
Day 07 - 20 May 2016:- Cross Dolma-La pass (5613m) reach Juthulpuk (8/9 Hrs - 4750m) Overnight at Guest hosueSecond day of Kailash round/ Parikrama/ Kora. Cross Dolma La pass (5670m) and reach at Juthulpuk. Overnight at Guest Hosue. Today is the hardest day of Kailash tour. Passing through Dolma la pass
Day 08 - 21 May 2016:- Trek to Chongdo and Drive to Darboche valley. Exploration of Saga Dawa festival. Overnight at guest house in Darchen; 3 Hours driving to Chongdo near Darchen and drive back with transportation. Further drive to Tarboche valley and explore main day of Saga Dawa festival. come back to Darchen and Overnight.
Day 09 - 22 May 2016:- Drive back to Saga (7 hours) Overnight at guest houseDrive back to Saga via Lake Manasarovar from Darchen. driving start from another side of lake Manasarovar. Further driving in same way till Saga.
Day 10 - 23 May 2016:- Drive back to Nyalam (5/6 hours) Overnight at guest houseDrive back to Nyalam. crossing high passes of over 5 thousand miters again. reach at Nyalam city. Today is last day of your stay in Tibet.
Day 11 - 24 May 2016:- Drive back to Kathmandu Early in the morning drive to Kodari boarder and stay at line for crossing to Nepal side. after formalities from Tibetan guide, reach at Kodari and further drive to Kathmandu.