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Mt Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour 2024

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour

The biggest annual festival of Mount Kailash. Saga Dawa Festival is observed by Tibetan Buddhist as one of the important festival in their society. It therefore occupied an important position in the Tibetan society, held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. This festival is celebrated in honor of Sakyamuni Buddha and his enlightenment. The Saga Dawa festival has been celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhists for the past thousand years or so. Just to take part in the festival is enough experience that provides us unlimited excitement and unforgettable memory last forever. We have guaranteed fixed departure for 2024 Saga Dawa Festival Tour. In 2024, the Saga Dawa Festival will be celebrated on May 23rd, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. Please make a fantastic cultural journey to Mount Kailash in Saga Dawa Festival time.

Itinerary Of Mt. Kailash Tour

18 May 2024 Day 01: Drive Kathmandu- Kyirung
We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing we drive to O/N at Guest House.

19 May 2024 Day 02: Rest Day in Kyirung)
Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/n at Guest house.

20 May 2024 Day 03: Drive Kyirung to Saga/4450m- 232 km
First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue to drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4,400 m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra (“Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan) to reach Saga (4,600 m). O/n in guest house.

21 May 2024 Day 04: Saga to Paryang (4,558 m) to Mansarovar (4,600 m) 507 km 8–9 hrs
Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.

22 May 2024 Day 05: Drive to Darchen (4,564 m) 40 km
After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guest house.

23 May 2024 Day 06: Trek to Dira-Puk (5,000 m)
Today you see the Saka dawa festival on the way. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/n Guest house.

24 May 2024 Day 07: Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18 km, 6–7 hrs, 550 meters ascent, 600 meters descent.
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek, cross Dolma La pass at 5670 meters. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at local guest house.

25 May 2024 Day 08: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga
Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga O/N at Guest House.

26 May 2024 Day 09: Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House
27 May Day 10: Kyirung to Kathmandu 150 km
Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities.



  • Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per program
  • Private Transportation by Van / mini coach
  • All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary.
  • Meal plan on B/B Basis
  • Kathmandu to Border to Kathmandu transportation


  • Kathmandu Part service
  • China and Nepal visa fees 
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Hiring porter, Yak/ horse
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances etc.


As per the new rules and regulations from the Chinese embassy in Nepal, to obtain a Tibet group visa, it is required that there must be a minimum of 05 people in the group. Additionally, the visa application process in Kathmandu requires the submission of the original passport and may take 04-05 official working days to complete.

Furthermore, clients who wish to obtain a Tibet group visa will need to visit the China visa application center in person to provide biometric information.

Please also note that visa requirements and regulations can change frequently.
It is also important to note that Tibet visa requirements and regulations can be change frequently, we suggest you make sure with the Chinese Embassy/Alpine Adventure Club


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