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Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Celebrating on June 2019

Witness the biggest Saga Dawa festival tour, visit Manasarovar lake and 3 days Kora/trek around Mount Kailash

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13 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5610 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max. 15
  • Best Time: Apr. to Nov.
  • Trip type: Culture & Adventure
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Teahouse

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Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

Kailash Saga Dawa festival is a significant Tibetan Buddhist festival, celebrates every year on the full Moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar.

Grandest Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour takes us to the holy Mount Kailash during the biggest Tibetan festival of the year. Kailash Saga Dawa Festival celebrated the day of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It attracts thousand of pilgrims from all around Tibet, India, Nepal and the world. We will see the greatest diversity of Tibetan national dress as people wear their best clothes for the Saga Dawa festival.

Kailash Saga Dawa festival tour includes 3-day trekking around Mount Kailash as well. This is a pilgrimage route that every Buddhist and hindu wants to complete at least once in a lifetime. On the first day of trek we will reach the main celebration area where we will see the change of the poles. During the second day of the trek around Mount Kailash we will walk over the highest pass of the trek – Dolma la pass (5,640 meters/ 18,600 ft). The third day of the trek will go along mountain streams through gorgeous valley.

Tibet Kailash Saga Dawa Group Tour 2019 to Mount Kailash: June 10 – June 22, 2019. Saga Dawa festival will be celebrated on June 17, 2019 (April 15th of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar).

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour - Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival Lhasa (3660 meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) 380km / 6 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 - Drive to Lhatse (4050m) 150 km / 3 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06 - Drive to Saga (4450m)300 km / 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07 - Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4600m) 370km / 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08 - The main day of Kailash Saga Dawa Festival in Tarboche valley. We start drive early in the morning and explore festival in Tarboche valley. Drive back to Darchen and Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09 - Drive to valley of the God. Start Kailash Kora (trekking 4/5 Hours). Reach at Derapuk (4900m) and overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10 - Second day of Kailash Kora (trekking 7/8 Hours). Reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass (5623m). Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11 - Third day of Kailash Kora is final day of trek (trekking 3 hours / 6 hours drive). We trek from Juthulpuk to Darchen where our Van will be waiting for us. We drive back to Saga after collecting holy Jal/water from Manasarovar Lake.
Day 12 - Drive from Saga to Kerung (2700m), 5/6 hours drive. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13 - Cross Nepal tibet Immigration Kerung. Further drive to Kathmandu with Nepali transporataion (6 hours). Transfer to your hotel.

For details itinerary please contact us.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Trip cost: The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

Service Includes

  • All necessary pick up and drops by a private Van or Bus
  • Tibet travel permits
  • Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast, sightseeing with entry fees
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide and crew
  • Kailash, Guge kingdom permits
  • Guest house and basic hotels with breakfast on the way to Mt. kailash
  • Three days trekking around Mt. kailash with necessary accommodations, meals, guide porter, etc…
  • All vegetarian meals in Kailash portion
  • Transportation by luxury Van/Bus throughout the tour
  • Yaks & Yak men during the trek (circumambulation around Kailash)
  • All necessary travel & trekking permits
  • Medical kit bag and Alpine Eco-Trek's duffle bag

Service Excludes

  • Train fare and Air tickets
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your travel insurance
  • Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Tips for staffs
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.

Essential info on Trek

Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Katmandu can be organized while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.  

All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.  

A Luxury bus or van or Jeeps will be your transportation throughout the tour. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost).

Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.

We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet Kaliash tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.

Physical Fitness 

Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.

Personal Gear

The following is a list of the personal gear required for the above tour. Some items might be available for rental in Lhasa. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.

List of Gears:
1 large duffel bag or backpack 
1 small backpack or day pack
2 pair warm synthetic or cotton pants 
1 pair light hiking pants
2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
1 fleece/wool jacket / pants
1 down jacket
1 Sleeping bag
1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
6 pair warm socks
1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
1 pair warm gloves or mittens
1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
Sunscreen / lip salve (at least SPF 25)
1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from sun)
1 towel
Water bottle 2/lts
1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)

Toilet items:
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.

First Aid / Medical Kits
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
1. Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
2. Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
3. Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
4. Antihistamine (for allergies)
5. Aspirin or ibuprofen 
6. Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
7. Hydration powder
8. Throat lozenges / cough medicine
9. Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
10. Antibiotics (consult doctor)
11. Full supply of all current prescription medications.

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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