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Saga Dawa Festival in Tibet

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 gods

During the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, many people refrain from killing animals and give out alms to everyone who comes asking for it. There may not be overt celebrations everywhere, but even then you can easily discern the festive spirit in the air during the Saga Dawa festival. If you are in Tibet around that time, don't forget to be a part of the huge crowd that visits the Dzongyab Lukhang Park at the foot of Potala for a late afternoon picnic. In fact, this has become some sort of a yearly ritual for the people in Tibet.

The Tarboche flagpole replacing exercise is also an interesting event that takes place during the Saga Dawa festival. As people from all parts of Tibet gather here for this annual event, they bring small prayer flags to attach to the big flag that comes up with the combined help of the onlookers that come to witness the event. It is really fascinating to watch this event that is presided over by a Lama from the nearby monastery.

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.

KATHMANDU - Arrival / Sightseeing:
Day 01 -- Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 :Kathmandu (1,300m) – Dhunche or Kerung, O/N at Guest House.
Day 04:Dhunche or Kerung to Saga , O/N at Guest House.
Day 05: Saga (4,600m) Rest Day, O/N at Guest House.
Day 06: Saga – Manasarovar (4550m) 460km, – O/N at Guest House.
Day 07: Explore Lake Manasarover then drives to Darchen (4,660m) 53km. O/N at Guest House.
Day 08: Drive to Tarboche, enjoy Saga dawa Festival Celebration - O/N at Guest House.
Day 09: Trek to – Dira Phuk (4,900m) 18km. O/N at Tented Camp.
Day 10: Dira Phuk – Zutul Phuk (4,750m) 20km. O/N at Tented Camp.
Day 11: Zutul Phuk- Darchen (14km) – drives to Mamas rover- Pinchung (4,330m) 60km. O/N at Guest House.
Day 12: Drive to Saga O/N at Guest House.
Day 13: Drive to Dhunche. O/N at Guest House.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure. Service End

·  Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis in 3 star hotel Kathmandu - 3 Nights
·  Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guided tour
·  Guest house, / Tented camp in Tibet
·  English Speaking Tibetan Guide
·  LUXURY Bus (Depend on Group Size)
·  Kathmandu - Nepal -Tibet border - Kathmandu privet Mini bus (Depend of group size)
·  Kailash Travel Permit / Entrance Fee for Sightseeing point
·  Normal Tibet Visa Fee for Kailash
·  Tibetan and Nepal Guide.
·  Daily Breakfast both Nepal / Tibet

·  Nepal visa / Re - Entry Visa Fee
·  Your Travel Insurance / ·  Emergency rescue charges by jeep
·  Lunch / Diner in Kathmandu / Tibet / Bar bills / Beverage
·  Sleeping bag / Jackets as well as personal equipment.
·  Tipping / ·  Phone calls / Laundry
·  Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Round (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
·  Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation.

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