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    Saga Dawa Festival Tour

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Group Size
      Min. 3 Pax
    • Best Time
      May - June


    We regret to inform you that, due to current travel restrictions, Tibet is not fully accessible to international travelers. Specifically, no direct flights are operating to or from Lhasa, the capital city. Additionally, visa issuance for travel within Tibet is contingent upon a group size of at least four travelers following the same itinerary.

    As a result of these limitations, we have temporarily suspended this trip to Tibet. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are closely monitoring the situation for any changes in travel policy that would allow us to resume our Tibet tours.

    Trip Overview

    Get set to experience the exotic culture of Tibet! Saga Dawa Festival is an important festival amongst the Buddhist people which is celebrated to honour the life of Lord Buddha. It is said that - Lord Buddha, at the time of his death had requested his fellow follower not to cry or be sad on his death. He had strictly restricted everyone from offering flowers and lights over him, after his death. He had requested everyone to be happy and strive to follow his teachings for living a noble life. Death is an ultimate truth and all the compound objects like human body should surely disintegrate.

    Saga Dawa Festival is celebrated each year on the full moon day of fourth lunar month of Tibetan calendar. Each year, during the period of Saga Dawa, pilgrimage from around the world come to Mt. Kailash to perform Kora. A giant flagpole at Tarpoche is taken down ritually and replaced by a new one. The colorful flag pole is raised high and pointed towards Gyandrak monastery. The monks in the monastery perform some rituals and the ceremony is accompanied by music from long trumpets, conch cells and other musical instruments. The flagpole should stand straight otherwise it is believed that some bad things might happen in Tibet.

    Beside this, on this holy occasion, people visit many temples, monasteries and pray. They light butter lights and find peace within their mind. Therefore, come along with Nepal Hiking Team to rejoice this auspicious occasion of Saga Dawa Festival in Saga Dawa Festival Tour.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
    • Best available twin sharing Lodge/Guesthouses during the Tibet tours
    • Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved guide for Tibet tours
    • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage while Kailash Parikrama
    • Tibet entry travel permit, Chinese visa and applicable entry fees during the trek/tours in Nepal/Tibet
    • Oxygen cylinder for Kailash Parikrama
    • All government taxes and official expense

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Nepali staff for Tibet tours
    • Shopping, laundry, internet, phone bills
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Extra cost of transportation, porters involved due landslides, snowfall
    • Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

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