We are publishing the Saga Dawa Kailash festival tour for 2013 on the group joint basis so please join us together to organize this beautiful Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour. It is a joint group basis which is good for our some FIT who like to join the group to make the cost cheaper.
The group is mainly planning to depart from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border but If you have some clients who like to come from main land China and join the tour, they need to arrive in Lhasa. From Lhasa we will drive them to the border and join the group so for this, the pax needs to pay supplement of 180$US for one night accommodation in Lhasa and one night extra accommodation in Nyalam, extra permit fee for Lhasa-border and the transfer from Lhasa to the border.
Day 01/21st May Kathmandu - Nyalam. 150Km
Today, You will cross the border at Dzangmu at the elevation of 2200Mt above sea level and then drive to Nyalam.The distance between Dzangmu and Nyalam is 30Km only but it will take 1 and half hrs to get there since the road is very adventurous in the gorge. On the way from Dzangmu to Nyalam, You will view a great gorge with beautiful green forest composed of different kinds of trees. During the monsoon, you can also view lovely water fall from different side of gorge.Nyalam is a small town with some government buildings and Tibetan district buildings. Guest house
Day 02/22nd May Rest in Nyalam for acclimatization.
The reason we have chosen one rest day here in Nyalam is in order to successfully complete your trip from Kailash without feeling sick as you have acclimatized your body to the high altitude one day at Nyalam without any difficulty so during that day, you need to walk around the town up and down and drink more water for the preparation of the up. coming days journey.
Day 03/23rd May Nyalam – Saga-Drongba. 400Km
Today you will drive around 8-9 hrs on a little bumpy road but the scenery is one of the most spectacular one during your journey to Kailash that you can see great Himalayan ranges and one of the most world popular snow mountain called Shisha Bangma (8200Mt) from the top of a pass called Thongla( 5200Mt). Besides a fantastic view of lake Pekutso will be appeared on the way and you can stop for photos with lake and snow mountain behind the valley.Saga is a small town with some government buildings and district Tibetan buildings.
We will continue driving in the valley with lots of nomad camps, Yaks and sheep are being grazed in the beautiful grass land. Once you see those nomads and their own live stocks, you will naturally feel the beauty of Tibet and her culture and custom.
Day 04/24th May Drongba-Baryang - Mansarovar - Dharpoche 370Km
Today, you will almost have the same view as the view from Saga to Drongba. You will also see the longest river flow which is Bharmaputara flows all the way from western Tibet via Shigatse, Yarlung Valley, Eastern forest region of Tibet and finally emptied into the bay of Bengal.
The additional interest things that you can see today are several types of wild animals such as wild donkeys, wolves, foxes, ibex etc if you are lucky enough, I mean those wild lives are not certain that you can because sometimes they graze beside the main road, sometimes not that’s why I am telling, if you are lucky enough. Of course toady is also the most exciting day for you as it is the day of seeing the first spot of Lake Mansarovar and holy mount Kailash from a site called Chaktsal Kang where pious people do prostration to holy mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Camp
Day 05/25th May Enjoy Kailash festival
The Saga Dawa festival is to commemorate the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha Shakyamuni.Thousands of 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 to make incense and prayer flag offerings. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists also gather at Mount Kailash.
Day 06/26th May Darchen - Dira Phuk. 18Km 4900Mt
Today is the first day of your Kailash Kora which is totally around 53Km. You start your Kora from Darchen and after like 2 hrs walk, you will face Darpo Che where there is a huge prayer flag pole which is annually replaced by the pilgrimages on 15th of forth Lunar month, known as Saga Dawa festival, As well as Trulku monastery on your leftside up on the hill side. 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
Day 07/27th May Diraphuk - Zutrul Phuk 20Km 4750Mt
Today is the second of your Kailash Kora which is indeed the hardest day of your three days trek. You will have to climb up to the top of Drolma La pass which is more than 5000Mt. 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 to the valley. On the right side of the down hill path, there is a small lake called Thuje 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.Camp
Day 08/28th May Zutul Phuk - Darchen. 14Km-drive to Lake Mansarovar
Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailash kora 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 shift to jeeps. Rest afternoon at the lake Mansarovar and enjoy the view of Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
Day 09/29th May Lake Mansarovar – Baryang-Drongba. Camp
Day 10/30th May Drongba-Saga-Nyalam.Guest house
Day 11/31st May Nyalam-Dzangmu-Ktm
TOUR COST: USD 1850 Per/Pax ( Group will run from 5 Pax onwards )
Single Supplement=USD 450
Accommodation as mentioned in the program Full board for entire tour,
All entry fees to the sites and monasteries,
All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
Transportation by 1 van or bus according to the group size & 1 Support truck for camping equipments & staffs,
cook and assistants,All camping equipments except sleeping bags,
Different kinds of snacks including fruit,
biscuit, cheese, candies etc during the trek,
All camping fees,Kailash and Mansarovor conservation fee,
Pack Yaks and Yak men for the trek
China Tibet visa fee,
Transfer from Ktm to Nepal Tibet border,
Your personal insurance.
And any other expenses not mentioned in the above.
Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.