Tibet Highland Expedition

Saga Dawa Excursion 2013

Saga Dawa Festival is observed as one of the most important festival in Buddhist society all over the world.This festival 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's enlightenment.And this auspicious day coincide with three important events in Buddha's life, Birth, Nirvana and death,mailly held around Mount Kailash area, thousand people will come from different parts of Tibet and gethering on 15th of June and change the prayer flags at Darpoche ones year,this festival has been held here for the last thousand years... Having been part just once is such a powerful experience.


NOTE:
You can travel from China either from Nepal or end in Kashgar.

Highlights:

Duration: 16days
Destination: Zhangmu,Saga,Paryang,Kailash,Lake Manasarovar,Zhangmu.
Maximum Altitude: 5550m
Best Season: April,May,June,Aug,Sept and Oct
Photo Spot: Thangla Pass,Mount Kailash,Manasarovar Lake,Mount Everest Base Camp.

18th May Day01:KATHMANDU TO ZHANGMU 2300M -123kms
Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari and Walk to The Friendship Bridge,then cross the Tibet border,drive uphill to Zhangmu. After completing custom and immigration formalities,stay in Zhangmu or proceed to Nyalam O/nt Nyalam or similar 153 Kms 6-7 Hrs
19th May Day02:DRIVE TO NYALAM 3750m
Stay at Nyalam for acclimatization. The Group will be taken for a 3 hrs Trek in Nyalam . O/nt at Htl Nyalam or similar.

20th May Day03:DRIVE TO SAGA 4600m
Drive Nyalam to Saga 4600m 240 Kms 6-7 Hrs O/nt at Hotel Saga.

21st May Day04:DRIVE TO PARYANG 4750m
Drive to Paryang 4750m 255 Kms 5-6 Hrs O/nt at Htl Paryang.

22nd May Day05:DRIVE TO MANASAROVER 4560m
Drive to Chui Gompa 4560m 223 Kms 5-6 Hrs Circumbulation of Lake Mansarovar. O/nt at Guest House.

23rd May Day06:DRIVE TO DARCHEN 4620m
AM Free at Lake Manasarovar .
PM Drive to Darchen. O/nt at Guest House.

24th May Day07:DARCHEN EXCURSION
Drive to Serlung Monastery and to Nandi Parbat for an excellent view of Mount Kailash The Group will stay at Darchen and make finalpreparation for the Kailash Parikarma. O/nt at Guest House.

25th May Day08:FULLDAY EXCURSION AROUND DARPOCHE(SAGA DAWA FULLMOON)

26th May Day09:START TREK TO DIRAPUK
Drive ahead of Tarboche to the trek starting point of Kailash Parikarma (13 Kms) Trek to Dirapuk 4860m 7 Kms approx 5-6 Hrs.Guest House

27th May Day10:TREK TO ZUTHUL PUK (4760m)
Trek to Zuthul Puk 4760m 18 Kms. approx 9-10 Hrs. Guest House .

28th May Day11:TREK TO DARCHENG AND End & drive to Horchu,O/nt GH
End Kailash Kora 10 Kms approx 3-4 Hrs Trek. Drive to Paryang 270 Kms 6-7 Hrs. O/nt at Htl Paryang .

29th May Day12:DRIVE TO SAGA (4600m)
Drive to Saga 255 Kms 6-7 Hrs O/nt at Htl Saga.

30th May Day13:DRIVE TO RONGBUK (3750m)
Drive to Nyalam. 240 Kms 6-2nd June Day14:EXCURSION EBC

31st May Day14:DRIVE TO NYALAM

01st June Day15:DRIVE TO KATHMANDU 1315m
Drive downhill to Zhangmu and Friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the final leg of journey to Kathmandu. 153 kms / 7-8 hrs drive. O/n hotel.

02nd June Day16:DEPARTURE
Shopping in the morning time & transfer to airport for onward journey.
- Sightseeing tour as per above programs.
- Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser.
- Supporter Truck.
- Tibet travel permit.
- Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
- Camping gears,two men tent,dining tent,kitchen tent,toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
- Full board meal during the camping section.
- Yak and Yak men,cook, helpers.
- Staff insurance
- Monasteries entrance fees and Grassland fee/Pax and Vehicles,Kailash Kora fee.
- Cold drinks alcoholic beverages,
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Tibet (besides camping section),
- Nepal visa,
- Nepal Re- entry visa,
- Travel insurance,
- Tips for guide,porters,driver,and yak men.
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