Buddhist Mantra and Yak Horn at Tarboche valley
Buddhist Mantra and Yak Horn at Tarboche valley

Kailash Tour During Saga Dawa Festival- 13 Days

Highlights

    • 13 days Overland Kailash Tour via Kerung boarder . It has also option to start your tour from Lhasa Tibet.
    • Drive to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar by spending overnights at other Tibetan cities. Explore major highlight on the way
    • Enough time to explore Lake Manasarovar, surroundings. Drive to Tarboche valley and full day exploration Saga Dawa Festival with locals.
    • Involve 3 days walking around Mount Kailash. Kailash Kora through valley of the God, derapuk, Juthulpuk via highest mountain pass Dolma La (5,645m)
    • Sightseeing in major highlights, historical monuments, monasteries, and natural places 

Saga Dawa Festival in Kailash is celebrating on 29 May, 2018. Every year, we organize small group departure to Mount Kailash during Saga Dawa festival. 13 days tour starts and ends at Kathmandu Nepal. It also has option to start your tour from Lhasa, Tibet. Tour itinerary include days in Kathmandu for trip preparation and visa. Drive to Kerung boarder, about 8 hour’s adventure driving route through Langtang trekking area. Drive to Lake Mansarovar via Saga and Pariyang town. We will have enough time to visit Chui Gumba, to deep or take bath in Lake Mansarovar. The next destination Darchen is the last city in Kailash region. From here we drive to Tarboche valley where the main day of Saga Dawa Festival celebrates. After spending full day, we start Kailash Kora from next day. After 3 days walking around Mount Kailash, drive back to Kathmandu Nepal via Kerung boarder.      

Small group joining tour
Nepal Highland Treks
operate small group joining tour to Kailash every year. Private tour cost is huge in Tibet and it may be hard to afford for everyone. We can provide you an opportunity to join our small group in Saga Dawa festival tour too. Comfortable group size is only foreigners. Our fixed tour cost is base on group joining. Tour cost including basic category accommodations on group sharing room in entire tour. It has also option to upgrade accommodation in deluxe guest houses on twin sharing. 3 nights’ accommodation of Manasarovar, Derapuk and Juthulpuk only have option of basic and group sharing guest houses.   

Private Tour
If you want to make this tour as privately, we can provide you varies prices accordingly group size, services and also can customize itinerary as per interest. There are option to add extra spots like Everest Base Camp, Namtso Lake and Guge valley along with Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour.  

Itinerary extension
It is option to extend your itinerary along with Kailash Tour. Guge Kingdom is ancient ruin valley near from Mount Kailash region. Another famous destination Tibet north Everest Base Camp is on the way from Lhasa to Mt Kailash. It is also a good option to add in your itinerary. The Namtso Lake, a day of 2 days trip from Lhasa is another option to add in your tour itinerary. Find here LINK of Lhasa Kailash Guge Kingdom tour and LINK of Lhasa Kailash Everest base Camp tour

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:23 May - Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. Transfer to Hotel

Day 02:24 May - Day in Katahmandu for visa preparation. You can explore UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:25 May - Drive Kathmandu to Kerung via Syaprubensi (7/8 Hours -140km/ 3,500m) Overnight at local guest house

Day 04:26 May - Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at Guest house

Day 05:27 May - Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4450m. Overnight at guest house

Day 06:28 May - Drive to Lake Mansarovar (370km - 9 Hours) 4580m Overnight at Guest house

Day 07:29 May - Drive to Tarboche valley. Explore Saga Dawa Festival. Back to Darchen and Overnight at Hotel

Day 08:30 May - Start first day kailash kora. Reach at Derapuk and Overnight at Guest house

Day 09:31 May- Second day Kailash kora. Reach at Juthulpuk via Dolma La pass. Overnight at Guest house

Day 10:01 Jun - Finish third day Kailash Kora and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest House

Day 11:02 Jun - Drive back to Kerung boarder and Overnight at Guest House

Day 12:03 Jun - Cross Nepal Tibet immigration (Kerung) and drive back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel

Day 13:04 Jun - Departure

Cost Includes

    • Arrival and departure arrangement from and to Kathmandu Airport
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing - 3 star category hotel 
    • Group sharing guest houses in entire Kailash tour
    • Kathmandu Kerung drive and back with private transportation
    • Comfortable transportation as per group size in Kailash region  
    • Every morning breakfast in tour
    • English speaking Tibetan guide
    • Tibet travel permit
    • Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar/ Kailash region
    • Yak and yak man or helper to carry your goods during Kailash Kora
    • Immigration formalities 
    • Management of emergency evacuation 

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and Dinner in entire tour
    • Any tour or activities in Kathmandu / Nepal 
    • Bottled drinks including drinking water and bar bills
    • Personal horse or personal helper if you need during Kailash Kora
    • Personal expenses, equipment, insurance, medical expenses and cost of emergency evacuation is case of need
    • Extra activities, Any tipping
    • International flight ticket
    • Extra cost on Tibet visa, USD 90 for Amerian passport holders, USD 70 for canadian passport holder 
    • Upgrading accomodation from basic guest houses to deluxe guest houses in Kathmandu region. This is only possible for 6 nights 
    • Any extra cost rise because of any rules change from Tibet or from Chinese embassy Nepal. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 123 May - Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. Transfer to Hotel Representative from Nepal Highland Treks will pick up from international airport and transfer to hotel. collect original passport and fill form of Chinese embassy for your final visa approval. Overnight at rest at hotel

Day 224 May - Day in Katahmandu for visa preparation. You can explore UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel It is visa reparation day. You can choose to explore Kathmandu valley. Explore major UNESCo heritage sites in Kathmandu. Also can choose day hiking tour around Kathmandu valley. Stay in trip briefing and final reparation of the tour.

Day 325 May - Drive Kathmandu to Kerung via Syaprubensi (7/8 Hours -140km/ 3,500m) Overnight at local guest houseDrive to Friendship Kerung Border from Kathmandu via Shyaprubensi. Start very early from Kathmandu with your packed breakfast to enter Tibet same day. Make immigration formalities in Nepal and Tibet Part. Enter to Tibet and transfer to Tibetan bus. Drive to Kerung and check in Guest house. Kerung is 24 kilometer from Nepal Tibet immigration.

Day 426 May - Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at Guest house Acclimatization activities and rest in kerung. we make short hiking around the valley. which really help your body to move on altitude. take Lunch prepared by our cooking team than rest at guest house.

Day 527 May - Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4450m. Overnight at guest houseIt is driving via high passes with panoramic Mountain View. Decorative Buddhist praying flags at the top of passes are so unique and picturesque. Stop and view several lake views on the way. Reach at saga by crossing Brahmaputra River and overnight at guest house

Day 628 May - Drive to Lake Mansarovar (370km - 9 Hours) 4580m Overnight at Guest house Today is the day we can view Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash. it is long way drive to reach Lake Mansarovar. Lots of stops on the way to capture good pictures and visit local movement. we spend night today at bank of the Lake.

Day 729 May - Drive to Tarboche valley. Explore Saga Dawa Festival. Back to Darchen and Overnight at Hotel The main day of Saga Dawa festival. All the peoples and Lamas gather at Tarboche valley on the way to Kailash Kora today. we also drive to the spot and explore festival. stay almost whole day with locals, explore their activities

Day 830 May - Start first day kailash kora. Reach at Derapuk and Overnight at Guest house Start Kailash Kora from today. The first day of Kailash kora is starting from Tarboche valley after we drive shortly from Darchen. it is easy walking today to reach Derapuk (4,900m) fro where we view North face of Kailash.

Day 931 May- Second day Kailash kora. Reach at Juthulpuk via Dolma La pass. Overnight at Guest house Today is the hardest day of the trip. Walk about 23 kilometer and have to cross 5,645 miter Dolma La pass. it is about 10 hours walking. the first section of 5 hours is consider as tough uphill, another 2 hours downhill to the tea house and again more 3 hours flat land to reach Juthulpuk.

Day 1001 Jun - Finish third day Kailash Kora and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest House It is easy walking about 3 hours in flat land to finish Kailash Kora. After walking, we drive back with our car to Saga. Probably reach at Saga by evening only. Overnight in same hotel today

Day 1102 Jun - Drive back to Kerung boarder and Overnight at Guest House The same way drive back to Kerung today. We can stop on the way at scenic place to take picture and enjoying the nature. Stay overnight at Tibet part.

Day 1203 Jun - Cross Nepal Tibet immigration (Kerung) and drive back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel Early in the morning drive to Nepal Tibet immigration. Cross friendship bridge as immigration formalities both sides.. Tibetan guide and drive escort only up to Tibet part. Next to Nepal site, Nepali guide and driver will pickup. Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 1304 Jun - Departure Departure from Nepal or stay as long as you like.

Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
23 May, 2018 04 June, 2018 US$ 2090 Guaranteed Book Now

Trip Fact

Starting Price
US$ 1590.00 (Per Person)
INR₹ 0.00 (Per Person)
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • DestinationTibet
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