Kailash Saga Dawa Tour

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Kailash Saga Dawa Tour is one of the most popular festival tours in Tibet, known as Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour. Kailash Saga Dawa tour begins in Lhasa, the holy city to the Tibetan people and the capital city of Tibet, visiting the historical sites of the Potala Palace and Jokang temple which are the world heritage sites of the Unesco. The grand monasteries of Drepung and Sera monastic college. During Kailash Saga Dawa tour, on the way, you will be enjoying the most beautiful view of Yamdrok turquoise lake, Noejin Kangsang mountain and it's glacier. Historical old town of Gyantse and it's giant Kubum pagoda stupa. The largest monastery of the Tsang region, Tashi Lhunpo which is also the seat of the Penchen Lama, the second highest Lama of Tibetan people. Continue Kailash Saga Dawa Tour through the wilderness of the Tibetan plateau, nomad camps, beautiful stream river, wild animals, great Himalayan mountain range, beautiful lakes and many mountain passes, and you will finally reach to the destination of great Mt Kaialsh and Lake Mansarovar.
The average elevation of the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour is around 4400mts and the road condition to the Mount Kailash nowadays is very good and easy driving. The three days Mount Kailash Pilgrimage, known as Kailash Kora is not only a Kailash pilgrimage tour but also a venture to the remoter part of the western Tibet. You will participate a great prayer flag pole raising festival in Tarpoche on 15th of fourth month of Tibetan calendar joint by thousands of Tibetan pilgrimage and tourists. For a detailed program, please visit Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour.
To Join the Kailash Saga Dawa festival tour, you can take train into Tibet from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou,Xining, Lanzhou or flight in or out from Kathmandu, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Kunming, Lanzhou
Special note: You can join the Kaialsh Saga Dawa festival tour from any where in the world and we will make your Tibet permits according to your arrival cities to travel to Tibet. We will send your Tibet permits to all the cities in mainland China or we will issue your China visa in Kathmandu so you can join the Kailash Saga Dawa tour group in Lhasa no matter whether you arrive in Lhasa a couple of days earlier or you arrive in Lhasa alone. 

 
Days Trip Outline Daily Activity Accommodation Guide & Driver Meal
01 Arrival in Gongkar airport and travel to Lhasa. (3650m/60Km) Yarlung Tsangpo,Kyichu river, Lhasa city. Jokang temple Gang Gyen Hotel Local Tibetan BB
02 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazzar Gang Gyen Hotel Local Tibetan BB
03 Lhasa Sightseeing Drepung and Sera monasteries Gang Gyen Hotel Local Tibetan BB
04 Lhasa to Gyantse(3950/260km) Beautiful overland tour, Yamdrok lake, Noejin Kangsang, Visit Gyantse, Palchoe and Kubum pagoda stupa Tibet Yuthok hotel Local Tibetan BB
05 Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse. (3900mts/ 90Km ) Morning visit a Tibetan carpet factory in Gyantse and then drive to Shigatse, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery. Mansarovar hotel Local Tibetan BB
06 Shigatse-Lhatse- Ngamring Tso-Saga(4640m/440km) crossing several mountain passes including Ngamring la 4650Mts and some beautiful villages on the way. Guest house in Saga Local Tibetan BB
07 Drive to Mansarovar-Chiu Gompa (4750m/435km) beautiful Tibetan nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. Reaching Lake Mansarovar and Kailash, Guest House Local Tibetan BB
08 Enjoy Kailash festival at Tarpoche-Dharchen KailashKora Guest House in Dharchen Local Tibetan BB
09 Tarpoche - Dira Phuk. 18Km 5210m Kailash Kora Lodge Local Tibetan BB
10 Trek to Zutrul Phuk(4810Mts) via crossing Drolma la pass(5636Mts/15KM) Kailash Kora Lodge Local Tibetan BB
11 Trek to Dharchen and then drive to Mansarovar-Baryang-Saga, Mansarovar Kailash, Tibetan grassland, nomad camps, lakes, sand domes Simple hotel Local Tibetan BB
12 Saga-Lhatse-Shigatse, 3900Mts/405Km Beautiful snow capped mountain range, Tibetan nomads with their Yak and Sheep, grazing on the wilderness grassland Mansarovar Hotel Local Tibetan BB
13 Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa (3650Mts/ 430KM ) Shigatse, Bahrmaputra river, Lhasa Gang Gyen Hotel Local Tibetan BB
14 Lhasa to Gongkar airport(3600/45km) Lhasa Kyichu valley, Lhasa Gongkar airport

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Kailash trekking program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the above Kailash trekking program
  • Breakfast for entire tour and full board during three days Kailash trek
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • Special Kailash permit
  • 1 English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Yamdro lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar conservation fee
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar conservative bus fee
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for Kailash trekking
  • Different kinds of snack including biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit, chocolate during the Kailash trek
  • Oxygen in the tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket, train ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire tour except three days Kailash trekking
  • China Tibet visa
  • Service of mainland China and Nepal site
  • Riding horses for Kailash trek
  • Sleeping bags
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Important points to be noted during your Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour;
  • 1. Anybody can participate in the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour irrespective of whether you are coming from Kathmandu or Mainland China.
  • 2. Those coming from Mainland China, you will have to apply for Chinese Visa from your own country and Tibet Shambhala Adventure will take care of your Tibet Permit.
  • 3. Those coming from Kathmandu (Nepal), you are required to apply for the China Group visa in Kathmandu (Nepal) only and not from your own country.
  • 4. Please allow us 20-25 business days to process your Tibet Permit Documents
  • 5. Accommodation will be basic from Saga onward Journey and in order to make it as hygiene as possible, Tibet Shambhala Adventure will arrange new bed sheet for all the members.
  • 6. The Kailash Tour will not be as tiring as before with the rapid development of road condition.
  • 7. Those who are unable to do Kora and required a horse ride during the Kailash Kora, we will be arranging a horse ride for you with ride pricing at $300.
  • 8. Whether condition during the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival will be warm during the day and cold in the morning and night. It is advisable to bring couple of warm jackets
  • 9. It is also advisable to bring with you a comfortable trekking shoes during your Kailash Kora.
  • 10. Due to Abundant Sunlight in Tibet, it is also necessary to bring Sun Glasses, Sun Block etc. to keep you away from burns.
  • Day 01-10th Jun 2019: Arrival in Lhassa, tsf to the downtown (3650m/60km). Gang Gyen hotel on BB

    You will be warmly welcomed by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan.

  • Day 02-11th Jun 2019: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala, Jokang temple and Bharkor. Gang Gyen hotel on BB

    Visit Potala Palace, winter Palace of the Dalai Lama, Jokang temple, the oldest and most sacred temple of Tibet, Bharkor, the ancient Bazzar in Lhasa and the most oldest and sacred pilgrimage trail in Lhasa.

  • Day 03-12th Jun 2019: Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung & Sera monasteries. Gang gyen Hotel on BB

    Visit Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet and one of the six biggest monasteries of Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Bhuddhism. Sera monastery, the scond largest monastery of Tibet and it is very interesting to watch the monks debating in the monastery during your Tibet travel.

  • Day 04-13th Jun 2019: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse.(3950Mts/ 280Km ) Yuthok Hotel on BB

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyantse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers. Visit Gyantse in the afternoon.

  • Day 05-14th Jun 2019: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse. (3900mts/ 90Km ) Mansarovar hotel 3***on B.B

    Morning visit a Tibetan carpet factory in Gyantse to witness how the Tibetan Carpet is made of and then drive from Gyantse to Shigatse, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo monastery, you will walk around the monastery and finish your Kora at the foot of Shigatse Dzong where there is a beautiful local market.

  • Day 06-15th Jun 2019: Shigatse-Lhatse- Ngamring Tso-Saga(4640m/440km). Guest house on BB

    After breakfast, continue your Kailash pilgrimage by crossing several mountain passes including Ngamring la 4650Mts and some beautiful villages on the way. The road condition is good and it will take you around 8 hrs to get to Saga.

  • Day 07-16th Jun 2019: Drive to Mansarovar-Chiu Gompa (4750m/435km). Guest house on BB

    We follow the road towards Kailash in breathtaking landscapes with some beautiful Tibetan nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. We follow the road towards Kailash in breathtaking landscapes with some beautiful Tibetan nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. Reaching Lake Mansarovar and Kailash, it is an amazing view of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake when you see them from Chaktsalkang for the first time. You will feel extremely peaceful, calm, joyful and great when you see beautiful Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash right in front of you

  • Day 08/17th Jun 2019: Enjoy Kailash Saga Dawa festival at Tarpoche-Dharchen. Guest house in Dharchen

    The Saga Dawa festival is to commemorate the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha Shakyamuni. Thousands of Tibetan pilgrims gather in Lhasa, circumambulate the Lingkor (Outer circumambulation), Bharkor(Middle circumambulation) and Nangkor (inner circumambulation) including the Potala Palace.They also climb to Bumpari and Gephel Utse in Lhasa to make incense and prayer flag offerings. At the same time, during the Saga Dawa festival, thousands of pilgrims and tourists also gather at Mount Kailash and they raise a great prayer flag in Tarpoche in order to pay homage to the great deeds of Buddha.

  • Day 09-18th Jun 2019: Tarpoche - Dira Phuk. 18Km 5210m

    Today is the first day of your Kailash Kora which is totally around 53Km. You start your Kailash Kora from Tarpoche. You will see Trulku monastery on your leftside up on the hill side during your first Kailash trek. You can also see ibex and blue sheep running in the rocky hillside while you are walking and then you will reach Dhira Phuk which was a monastery before but nowadays you can only see the ruins of the monastery as the monastery was destroyed in the cultural revolution.Camp or lodge

  • Day 10-19th Jun 2019: Trek to Zutrul Phuk(4810Mts) via crossing Drolma la pass(5636Mts/15KM) Lodge on BB

    Today is the second day of your Kailash trek which is indeed the hardest day during those three days Kailash trekking. You will have to climb up to the top of Drolma La pass which is 5636Mt. There will be three sloppy hike to get to the top of Drolma La pass from Dhira Phuk and then pretty steep down hill with rocky path all the way down to the Zutrulphuk valley. On the right side of the Drolmala trail, there is a small lake called Thukje Lake, meaning compassionate lake. Zutrul Phuk was the cave where Mila Repa and Nagro Bonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery. CampZutrul Phuk was the cave where Mila Repa and Nagro Bonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery. Camp

  • Day 11-20th Jun 2019: Trek to Dharchen and then drive to Mansarovar-Baryang-Saga, 4450Mts/435. Simple hotel with shower on BB

    Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailash trekking as you will trek down in the valley with beautiful distant scenery of Rakshas Tal lake. From here you will depart your Yak men and kind Yak and meet our Tibetan drivers. Continue your Mt. Kailash journey back towards Lhasa.

  • Day 12-21st Jun 2019: Saga-Lhatse-Shigatse, 3900Mts/405Km Mansarovar Hotel on BB

    It's in the vastness of the Changtang, Tibetan plateau, that we measure the Tibetan space from where suddenly emerge herds of gazelles or Kyang, wild donkeys

  • Day 13-22nd Jun 2019: Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa (3650Mts/ 430KM ) Gang Gyen Hotel on B.B

    Start your Tibet tour early in the morning and drive along the Bharmaputra river with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and Rulak Yungdrung ling at the other side of the river. Rulark Yungdrungling is a Bon monastery in the Tsang regiong. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa . Free afternoon for shopping.

  • Day 14-23rd Jun 2019: Drive from Lhasa to Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600Mts/ 60Km ) End the trip

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Kailash trekking program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the above Kailash trekking program
  • Breakfast for entire tour and full board during three days Kailash trek
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • Special Kailash permit
  • 1 English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Yamdro lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar conservation fee
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar conservative bus fee
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for Kailash trekking
  • Different kinds of snack including biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit, chocolate during the Kailash trek
  • Oxygen in the tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket, train ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire tour except three days Kailash trekking
  • China Tibet visa
  • Service of mainland China and Nepal site
  • Riding horses for Kailash trek
  • Sleeping bags
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Important points to be noted during your Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour;
  • 1. Anybody can participate in the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour irrespective of whether you are coming from Kathmandu or Mainland China.
  • 2. Those coming from Mainland China, you will have to apply for Chinese Visa from your own country and Tibet Shambhala Adventure will take care of your Tibet Permit.
  • 3. Those coming from Kathmandu (Nepal), you are required to apply for the China Group visa in Kathmandu (Nepal) only and not from your own country.
  • 4. Please allow us 20-25 business days to process your Tibet Permit Documents
  • 5. Accommodation will be basic from Saga onward Journey and in order to make it as hygiene as possible, Tibet Shambhala Adventure will arrange new bed sheet for all the members.
  • 6. The Kailash Tour will not be as tiring as before with the rapid development of road condition.
  • 7. Those who are unable to do Kora and required a horse ride during the Kailash Kora, we will be arranging a horse ride for you with ride pricing at $300.
  • 8. Whether condition during the Kailash Saga Dawa Festival will be warm during the day and cold in the morning and night. It is advisable to bring couple of warm jackets
  • 9. It is also advisable to bring with you a comfortable trekking shoes during your Kailash Kora.
  • 10. Due to Abundant Sunlight in Tibet, it is also necessary to bring Sun Glasses, Sun Block etc. to keep you away from burns.

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