SAGA DAWA FESTIVAL
KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA
The Saga Dawa festival is
celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th Tibetan month and is one of the
most important religious festivals celebrated in Tibet. This auspicious
day coincides with three important events in Buddha's life namely his
birth, nirvana and parinirvana (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.
So we can see everyone immersed in prayers and trying to appease the
The Saga Dawa festival is
truly a celebration that encompasses everyone into its fold casting
aside all barriers of nationality, religion or color. In fact, being a
part of this holy event is such a moving experience that you come back
with a deep sense of inner satisfaction that stays with you for a long
time. To be a part of the Saga Dawa festival, you just need to contact
us and enjoy a vacation that would be memorable in every sense.
07th June 2011, Day01:
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Pick up from airport transfer to hotel free and relax.
08th June 2011, Day 02:
Chinese Visa Preparation Day, Overnight at Hotel.
Free day on which we will arrange a chinese visa and in the evening
briefing about the trip will be given by our representative. If you want
you can do a half day sightseeing of some places as per your interest,
09th June 2011, Day 03:
Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) .
Journey begins at 5:30 am after having Breakfast in hotel of packed
breakfast provided on the way. The road follows the river valleys of the
Sunkosi and Bhotakosi rivers, passing through green mountains and
cliffs. By the afternoon we get to the Tibetan boarder. Depending on the
road conditions, we may stay in Zhangmu. If road conditions permit, we
will continue 30km to Nyalam.
10th June 2011, Day 04:
Rest Day for acclimatization.
A leisure day gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize at the high
11th June 2011, Day 05:
Drive to Saga (4200m)
The road climbs up to the, La Lung (5124m) then drops down before
heading western part of Tibet. Road to east goes to Lhasa , capital city
of Tibet . The driving is difficult, but the stunning views of the
Himalayas and particularly Shisha Pangma (8012m) more than make up for
the rough travel. By late afternoon we will cross the Bhramaputra River
and will be reached to Saga for shelter.
12th June 2011, Day 06:
Drive to Paryang (4500m)
Our jeep passes through the gigantic valleys following the various
rivers through the eye-catching view of grazing lands of yaks and sheep
and Himalayan goat (Chyangra). The landscape is highlighted by snow
capped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes.
13th June 2011, Day 07:
Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4560m)
We start the yatra after having breakfast. By late afternoon the drive
through the green pastures and huge valleys gives way to the first view
of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar . We will drive to Thogu holiest
bathing gate of Manas. It is believed that The holiest Lake mansarovar
is the source of four great holy rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and
Indus River. It is said that Lord Vishnu floated in it for an eternity,
dreaming, until the life force stirred, and out of the water's infinite
potential sprang forth all of creation.
14th June 2011, Day 08:
Drive via Tarchen (4600m) to Tarboche.
This day offers a wonderful opportunity to see the great lake
Manasarover with mt . Gurula Mandhata (7728m) on south and Holy Kailash
on the north. After holy bath drive to Tarchen( The base camp of
Mt.Kailash ) via Chiu monastery and hot spring.
15th June 2011, Day 09:
Visit Saga Dawa festival at Tarboche on the Full Moon Day.
16th June 2011,Day 10:
Trek to Dirapuk (4900m)
Parikrama around Kailash begins at Tarboche . Our way of trekking passes
numerous chortens as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas .
We will also have wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming water
falls and the mighty west face of Kailash. We will pass the Chukku Gompa
and in about 6 hrswe will reach to Dirapuk Gompa where we will set up
camp or stay at the guest house on the basis of availability.
17th June 2011, Day 11:
Trek to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m)
Today is the hardest but holiest day of the pilgrimage. We will cross
through a rocky expanse dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes
offered by pilgrims as a spiritual sign of death. Gaurikunda is one of
the holiest sites to view/ visit from the top. Further hiking brings us
to the accent up to Dolma -La pass (5630m). After a nice break at the
top of the pass we will head down the steep trail to our eventual
campsite at Zutul-Puk Monastery (the cave of miracles where Milarepa
18th June 2011,
Day11:TREK TO DARCHENG AND End & drive to Horchu,O/nt GH
End Kailash Kora 10 Kms approx 3-4 Hrs Trek. Drive to Paryang 270 Kms
6-7 Hrs. O/nt at Htl Paryang .
19th June 2011,
Day12:DRIVE TO SAGA (4600m)
Drive to Saga 255 Kms 6-7 Hrs O/nt at Htl Saga.
20th June 2011, Day 13:
Drive to Nyalam. Overnight stay at the hotel.
21st June 2011, Day 14:
Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This evening, you will be awarded by the certificate of Successful
completion of the trip at the banquet of the hotel.
22nd June 2011, Day 15:
Transfer to airport for final departure.
Clients should be in Kathmandu before 2 Days of final departure with
6-month valid passport. All the passport details should be send to us
with in 30 Days before the date of Departure.
The Cost of Trip:
US $ 2,199.00 per person.
(on the basis of group joining).
The Cost Includes:
-All transportation by tourist coach in Nepal part and Landcruser in
-The entire travel permit & Entrance permit of monuments in Tibet.
-Camping & Kitchen equipments, trek supporting staff (Trip leader, cook
-Tibet part accommodation in guesthouse / tent, on twin sharing basis.
-All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in tibet part.
-Accommodation on kathmandu on 3 star hotel on twin sharing room with
-Sightseeing by landcruiser in Tibet with English speaking Guide.
-Momastry entrance fees.
-Yak & Yak man during Trek around Mt. Kailash Luggage only.
-All border clearance.
-General Medicine, Oxygen & High altitude.
The cost doesn't
-China Visa Fee , USD 125 & 149 for USA
-Lunch and dinner in
-Riding yak while circumambulation
-Accommodation for two nights to whom will be unable to Trek around Mt.
-All expenses of personal nature.
-Personal insurance & rescue if necessary.
-Personal beverages, Photography charge, Chinese visa fee, Nepal
re-entry visa Fees.
-Emergency evacuation cost.
-Cost not mentioned in cost includes.