Saga Dawa Festival

Daily Tour 21 day
Hanoi, Vietnam Tibet

The Saga Dawa Festival is the most important religious festival in Tibet. It celebrates the birth of Buddha, his enlightenment and Parinirvana. This festival falls on the 15th day of the fourth month of the Tibetan Calendar. This is the holiest month in Tibetan traditions.

This is a religious festival. People visit Buddhist temples and offer prayers. They celebrate with the family and the community, and there is a festive atmosphere everywhere. The main event of the festival is the replacing of the huge Tarboche Flag in Mount Kailash. Devotees bring small flags to fix to the big one, and the Tarboche flag is hoisted by a big group of people, including those that have come to witness the festival.

It is a time of pilgrimage to Buddhist temples. The Tarboche Flagpole ceremony is an important event in Mount Kailash, which attracts a huge number of devotees and tourists. They come to participate in the raising of the majestic flag to mark the occasion of Saga Dawa. Many people gather for a festive picnic at the Dzongyab Lukhang Park near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. This picnic has now become a regular feature of the festival.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 03: Katmandu – Zhangmu – Nyalam
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 04: Rest day at Nyalam

Day 05: Nyalam – Saga
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 06: Saga – Paryang
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 07: Paryang – Lake Manasarovar
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 08: Lake Manasarovar – Darchen
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 09: Full day at Tarboche for Saga Dawa Festival
Guest house or camp.

Day 10: Trek to Drira-Puk (4765m)
Camp

Day 11: Trek to Zuthul-Puk (4700m)
Camp

Day 12: Arrive Darchen, drive to Tirthupuri
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 13: Tirthupuri – Tsaparang
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 14: Tsaparang -visit of Guge Kingdom and Toling Temple
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 15: Tsaparang – Lake Manasarovar
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 16: Lake Manasarovar – Paryang 
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 17: Paryang – Saga
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 18: Saga – Nyalam – Zhangmu
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 19: Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu
Drive to Zhangmu, after the immigration and custom formalities transfer to Nepal border. Later drive to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Kathmandu 
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel /B.
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu 
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your onward destination.

Fill up the form below to tell us what you're looking for