Saga Dawa, according to the doctrine of Buddhism is the one and only important religious festival which is enthusiastically celebrated on the full moon day of the Tibetan Lunar Month of April based on Tibetan Lunar Calendar in throughout Tibet. Everyone is seen immersed in reciting the prayers and playing the holy beads to appease the gods during this spiritual festival. Every Tibetan people are conscious of their deeds for good action as it is believed merits of good and evil deeds are multiplied when performed during that specific period. Saga Dawa festival is celebrated to glorify the day when Sakyamuni (Lord Buddha) attained Nirvana and enlightenment as per Buddhist literary sources.
The exercise of replacing the “Tarboche” Flagpole, the famous huge pole of many small prayers flags is the most important and interesting event of this festival. Every year, huge mass of Tibetans people gather around with small prayers flag to contribute huge single flagpole, the old is brought down and a new flagpole is erected in the place. It is really fascinating culture you must not miss to witness at if you are in Tibet during Saga Dawa Festival. The whole event is ritually is presided by a Lama (a Buddhist teacher) of nearby Monastery.
The Saga Dawa Festival is merely the celebration which unites people together despite of their difference in class, religion, caste, ethnicity, nationality, race, age and gender. The upright position of the flagpole encompasses fortunate and if not erected straight is believed to bring bad luck to Tibet.
Attending this unique festival of Tibet can be the best way to learn the Tibetan cultural values and assumptions. Everyone will be delighted coming to Tibet during Saga Dawa Festival. So, please come to join us in the trip to celebrate the unity in diversity at Tibet. The travel Company Monterosa treks and expedition always welcomes you.
Itinerary 01: Less crowded
31 May 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
01 June 2017 Day 02: Preparing Kailash tour & apply Tibet visa
02 June 2017 Day 03: Drive to Shyabru Besi Nepal stay in G. H.
03 June 2017 Day 04: Drive to Kerung and Stay in Guest house
04 June 2017 Day 05: Drive to Zongka and stay in Guest house
05 June 2017 Day 06: Drive Zongka to New Dongba stay hotel
06 June 2017 Day 07: Drive Mansarovar Lake Chiu Gompa G.H.
07 June 2017 Day 08: Drive Yamdwar - trek to Dirapuk in G. H.
08 June 2017 Day 09: Trek to Dolmala - Zutulpuk- guest house
09 June 2017 Day 10: Trek to Chongdo, drive Darche/Tarboche
Atten: Saga Dawa festival in Tarboche, drive Manasarovar Lake
10 June 2017 Day 11: Drive Mansarovar to Saga, stay in Hotel
11 June 2017 Day 12: Drive to Kerung & Shyabru Besi, stay G.H.
12 June 2017 Day 13: Drive to Trisuli Bazaar & Kathmandu hotel
13 June 2017 Day 14: Transfer airport from hotel final departure
02 June 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
03 June 2017 Day 02: Preparing Kailash tour and apply Tibet visa
04 June 2017 Day 03: Drive Shyabru besi and stay in guesthouse
05 June 2017 Day 04: Drive to Nepal – Tibet boarder and Zonkha
06 June 2017 Day 05: Drive Kerung to Zongka and overnight G.H.
07 June 2017 Day 06: Drive Zongka to New Dongba, stay in hotel
08 June 2017 Day 07: Drive New Dongba to Mansarovar stay GH
09 June 2017 Day 08: Drive Mansarovar to Darchen G.H. / Hotel
Attend Saga Dawa festival at Yamdwar-Tarboche & back Darshen
10 June 2017 Day 09: Drive Yamdwar-trek to Dirapuk guest house
11 June 2017 Day 10: Trek to Dolmala Pass-Zutulpuk-guest house
12 June 2017 Day 11: Trek to Chongdo drive to Saga stay in hotel
13 June 2017 Day 12: Drive Saga to Zongka and Kerung stay G.H.
14 June 2017 Day 13: Drive to Nepal Tibet boarder & Kathmandu
15 June 2017 Day 14: Transfer to airport from hotel -final departure
Per person US$ 2195
Cost: Minimum 6 persons or more (5 star hotel in Kathmandu)
Per Person USD 2500
Tibet visa fee US$ 85 and Canadian Citizen 155, US citizen US$ 175
Mountain flight / Everest flight is INR 7500 (USD 225) per person
Extra cost if required for Kailash:
Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 400
(Directly payable to the Tibetan guide)
Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 250