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Saga Dawa Festival Trek

Saga Dawa Festival Trek
  • Max Altitute:5,245Mtr
  • Difficulty:Normal
  • Duration:17 Days

Saga Dawa Festival Trek

Trip Overview

Saga Dawa Festival tour gives you an absolute spiritual experience as the main point of the festival is to pray for long life of all holy gurus, as believed by Buddhists. This entire experience leaves you with a distinct feeling of reverence and self-satisfaction.

Saga means “the fourth” and Dawa refers to “month” in Tibetan. This festival is celebrated for the whole month and is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in Tibet and also in Nepal these days. This festival coincides with three crucial events in his life: birth, nirvana, and death. Since the Saga Dawa festival falls on the holiest month of the Tibetan calendar, it is believed that good deeds and prayers are multiplied thousand fold during this event. It is, therefore, hundreds of Tibetan people circumambulate around the Barkhor, Tsekhor(Circuit around Potala) and Lingkhor, which is a one form of good deeds. Tibetan people refrain from killing animals and giving out alms to needy people. During this festival, a large number of pilgrims come to Lhaasa to visit the monasteries and take part in the ritual walk around the Lingkhor path. Being in the area during Saga Dawa is a rare opportunity, and not one that should be missed, therefore we have organized a Saga Dawa Festival Tour for you.

Saga Dawa Festival Cost:

Cost for Island Peak Climbing
No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 pax****
above 2 person****
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only 1700 USD. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for a Nepali.

The above cost includes almost every expense of the journey like transportation, food, accommodation, guide charge, etc. Besides this for your personal expenses like tipping a porter or guide or buying anything you have to carry the money yourself.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of Trip amount as Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of Trip amount as Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal etc.) no refund will be offered. Full Trip cost will be charged by company.


Saga Dawa Festival Tour offers you one of the ideal opportunities to see local people celebrating one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan lunar calendar, and a chance to experience this unique culture first hand. Visitors not only get to watch and experience the solemn Buddhist activities, they also get to join in with the prayers, kora, the offering of tips to the poor, and can spend time touring some of the monasteries of Tibet during this holy month-long festival. Celebrations are held all over Tibet, but one of the greatest and most famous can be found at Tarboche at the foot of Mt. Kailash. However, you are required a special permit to visit. We “Above the Himalaya” are very experienced in this and we can help you easily get the permits without any trouble.

Contact us on:

Kathmandu Office0145145689851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office0614585509865311574 (WhatsApp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeOpen Google Map
Location of Pokhara Office
Street No. Four Pokhara Lakeside


Saga Dawa Festival Short Itinerary:

Day 01:  Welcome at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m).

Day 03: Acclimatization day at Nyalam (3,750m).

Day 04: Nyalam to Saga (4,640m):

Day 05: Saga to Paryang (4,540m) 230 km 7-8 hrs

Day 06: Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4540m)

Day 07: Manasarovar to Tarchen or Tarboche (4700 m)

Day 08:  Attend to the Saga Dawa Festival at Tarboche

Day 09: Tarchen to Dira Puk (5000m)

Day 10: Cross Dolmala pass and trek down to Zuthul Puk

Day 11: – Zuthal Puk – Tarchen – Mansarovar (4540m)

Day 12: – Mansarovar to Paryang (4540m), about 8 hours drive. Overnight in Guest house of tented Camp.

Day 13: – Paryang to Saga (4640m), about 8 hours drive. Overnight at Guest house of tented Camp.

Day 14: – Saga to Nyalam.

Day 15: – Nyalam to Kathamndu:

Day 16: – Free day in Kathmandu

Day 17: – Final Departure Airport


We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides.

Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.

Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.

Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
Potter/Support Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above Mentioned Rates For Guides

-Daily Wages.
-Gears and Equipment

-Ground Transportation Fee


Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: – Welcome at Kathmandu Airport

We will be present there at airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. As you become comfortable and freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to pay your visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 02: – Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m).

Today our journey begins at right on time morning, take a breakfast at Dhulikhel, one and half hour drive from office. After breakfast we begin our journey with the downhill waterway valley of Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi. We touch base at the outskirt about 11:00 am. After migration customs at the Nepal side you will drive further to Zhangmu. Here, additionally migration conventions from the Chinese side. From Zhangmu two and half hours head to reach Nyalam. Overnight at visitor house,

Day 03: – Acclimatization day at Nyalam (3,750m).

Overnight at guest house

Day 04: – Nyalam to Saga (4,640m):

On the first long driving day over the sandy and rough place where there is Tibet, different things like lake, travelers pursuing many yaks and sheep keep you occupied. Late evening you will cross Bhramha Purtra River approach to normal Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for overnight.

Day 05: – Saga to Paryang (4,540m) 230 km 7-8 hrs

Jeeps and trucks move on the wide valley accompanying streams and touching place that is known for yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow secured tops close-by you, bunches of rough crests and sand hills provide for you a perfect world. Relies on upon season, migrants and other portable businesspeople are attired by wonderful universal outfit, holding up your landing with hot tea and different supplies alongside enormous grin.

Day 06: – Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4540m)

Today is the longest driving day (277km) begins with loaded with fervor, by the late evening you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar. Here, a little town close-by Lake Mansarovar

Day 07: – Manasarovar to Tarchen or Tarboche (4700 m)

Day 08: – Attend to the Saga Dawa Festival at Tarboche

Day 09: – Tarchen to Dira Puk (5000m)

After breakfast, leave to Tarchen (beginning stage for Kailash Parikrama). It is one of the energizing days strolling along the wonderful rough bluffs; waterfalls with a few mists liberated blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is all over the place with huge amounts of gift to you. Time to time the substance of Mt. Kailash will be continued showing up.

Day 10: – Cross Dolmala pass and trek down to Zuthul Puk

Proceed Parikrama over Dolmala pass (5650m) this day is Hardest yet Holiest day of your journey Yatra: Once you achieve the top, simply do the holiest offering and take a seat for reflection to disregard yourself. When your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are en route. By the late evening you will arrive at Zuthal Puk (the hole of Miracles. The incredible parsimonious Milerappa should have performed supernatural occurrences here).

Day 11: – Zuthal Puk – Tarchen – Mansarovar (4540m)

After having breakfast, trek further for 10 km. (4 – 5 hrs) to land at the outcome purpose of Parikrama where jeeps should be holding up to drive the pioneers once more to Mansarovar.

Day 12: – Mansarovar to Paryang (4540m), about 8 hours drive. Overnight in Guest house of tented Camp.

Day 13: – Paryang to Saga (4640m), about 8 hours drive. Overnight at Guest house of tented Camp.

Day 14: – Saga to Nyalam.

After having breakfast, we begin our trip by drive which takes about 8 hours. Overnight at Guest house,

Day 15: – Nyalam to Kathamndu:

Today is the last day of our Sanga Dawa celebration venture. After taking breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 8 hours.

Day 16: – Free day in Kathmandu

Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. You can also visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.

Day 17: – Final Departure Airport

Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
  • Tibet Overland Transfer by Private Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Accommodation and any services in Kathmandu
  • Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Extra expenses if incase political and natural problem
  • Tips for guides and driver
  • Nepal visa fee

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