Saga Dawa festival Tarboche Yamdwar in Kailash: 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.
Meeting point: As soon as you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, our staffs will welcome you and take you to hotel.
20 May 2018 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
21 May 2018 Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing Kathmandu
22 May 2018 Day 03: Fly to Gonggar airport and drive to Lhasa
23 May 2018 Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse 3782m. - Hotel
24 May 2018 Day 05: Drive Shigatse to Saga 4640meter-hotel
25 May 2018 Day 06: Drive to Manasarovar Lake and overnight
26 May 2018 Day 07: Morning Puja and lunch drive to Darchen
27 May 2018 Day 08: Drive to Yamdwar & start walk - Dirapuk
28 May 2018 Day 09: Trek to Dolma La 5636m.and ZuthulPuk
29 May 2018 Day 10: Trek to Chongdo, drive Darchen city and
Tarboche Yamdwar to see Saga Dawa festival
30 May 2018 Day 11: Drive to Saga and over stay in Saga-hotel
31 May 2018 Day 12: Drive to Shigatse and over night at hotel
01 June 2018 Day 13: Drive to Lhasa overnight Hotel Lhasa City
02 June 2018 Day 14: Sight-seeing Potala place and Bharkhor
03 June 2018 Day 15: Drive to airport & fly back to Kathmandu
04 June 2018 Day 16: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe room Radisson (International standard) hotel in Kathmandu
Package A: American citizen per person USD 3400 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 3575
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 3400 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 3555
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 3400 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 3485
Single Supplementary USD 500 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu Nepali standard
Package A: American citizen per person USD 3100 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 3275
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 3100 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 3255
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 3100 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 3185
Single Supplementary USD 400 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Package 1: Kathmandu: A, B, C 5 Star Deluxe hotel Radisson (Full meals)
Package 2: Kathmandu: A, B, C 5 Star Deluxe hotel Nepali standard (Full meals)
Hotel in Tibet Lhasa & in route
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
Lhasa Tibet: 4 Star Gyanggen hotel (Full Meals)
Shigatse: 4 star Gesar Hotel (Full Meals)
Saga: 4 star Bramaputra or similar
Manasarovar Lake: Guest house or mud houses
Darchen: 4 star Himalayan Kailash Hotel – Wifi (Western style) room
Direpuk: Normal guesthouse: Shishapangma Guest house (Parikrama first day)
Zuthulpuk: Normal guesthouse (very basic) (Parikrama second day)
Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules: