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Kailash Manasarovar Saga Dawa Festival

The Saga Dawa (also known as Saka Dawa) is considered highly significant in Tibet. The terms "Saga Dawa" came from two words "saga" which means "the fourth" and "Dawa" which means “month.” Taken together, Saga Dawa literally means the “fourth month.” Each year on this day near a place called Kailash Kora, the old prayer flag pole is taken down and the new one is put up. The prayer flagpole is a tall pole from which are hung hundreds if not thousands of multicolored prayer flags. Each prayer flag represents a prayer that someone wants fulfilled.

After the ceremony, a grand procession is held. Much like a carnival, the parade commences at Tsuk-La- Lang Monastery in Gangtok and is led by monks carrying holy scriptures and fine portraits of Lord Buddha. A chorus of Buddhist hymns fills the air, contributing to an enchanting atmosphere.

Our main destination Mount Kailash and Manasarovar reach via Kerung border of Nepal. Stay overnight at typical Tibetan mud houses and take your foods from local restaurants. Mount Kailash Parikrama is the adventure in this tour, which is 3 days of trekking by crossing 5613 meters Dolma La pass. You also have the option to take personal helper and pony at this part. Finally, explore the Saga Dawa Festival and drive back to Kathmandu via Kerung Boarder.

Cost Includes:

1. All arrival & departure arrangement

2. Twin Sharing accommodation at Star category Hotel in Kathmandu

3. Twin sharing accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhatse

4. Veg foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in entire trip

5. Group Sharing Guest House in Kailash Region from Saga

6. One half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

7. Flight Ticket of Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu

8. All Entrance fees

9. Transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle

10. All transportations by Van / Bus in Tibet/ Kailash

11. Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries

12. Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee

13. Special Kailash Parikrama Permit

14. One down Jacket to each pilgrim on returnable basis plus Certificate on successful completion of Holy Yatra which retains nostalgic memories even years after undertaking this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage tour.

15. Oxygen cylinder

16. Emergency Rescue Management

17. Yak to Carry your goods during Kailash Parikrama

18. Cost includes all government taxes

Cost Exclude

1. Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.

2. Expenses of personal nature

3. personal horse and Helper during Kailash round/ parikrama

4. Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities

05 th June 2022:

Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (1350m)

06th June 2022:

Day in Kathmandu. Visa and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

07 th June 2022:

Drive to Syaprubesi and overnight at Local tea house (117km - 7 Hours, 2250m)

08 th June 2022:

Drive from Syaprubesi to Kerung (40 Km - 2 Hours, 2900m). Overnight at Guest House.

09 th June 2022:

Drive to Saga (390km - 6/7 hrs, 4500m) Overnight at guest house

Day 06 : Drive Gyantse - Shigatse(3900 , 92 kms)

Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse and sight seeing at Shigatse, night halt at Shigatse

10 st June 2022:

Drive to Manasarovar (277 km - 6/7 hrs., 4590m. Overnight at Guest house

11 nd June 2022:

Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (40km - 1Hrs, 4575m). Overnight at Hotel

31 rd June 2022:

Kailash 1st Day Kora Dirapuk. (47 km Driving, 14 km walking /6 Hours – 5000m). Overnight at Mud House

13 th June 2022:

Kailash Kora 2nd Day Zuthulpuk 4750m (19km – 8/9 Hours). Overnight Mud house

14 th June 2022:

Trek to Chongdo and Drive to Darboche valley. Exploration of Saga Dawa festival. Overnight at guest house in Darchen

15 th June 2022:

Drive back to Saga (7 hours). Overnight at guest house.

16 th June 2022:

Drive back to Kerung (5/6 hours). Overnight at guest house

17 th June 2022:

Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

18 th June 2022:

Departure to their respective destination.


1. All ground transportation by private vehicle

2. Kathmandu – Kerung

3. Kerung - Syabrubesi

4. Saga - Manasarovar Lake - Darchen - Derapuk - Zuthulpuk

5. Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle


1. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included (Veg only)

2. Enough Drinking water included


1. Mention in the itinerary in the basis twin sharing in Nepal and Tibet and group sharing in Kailash Region.

2. Visas & Permit/ Tibet Visa & Permit Included

3. All necessary entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet

4. Special Kailash Manasarovar Permit

5. Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries and temples


1. Sightseeing in Kathmandu

2. Guide, Staffs & supporters

3. Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide

4. Nepali Crew members in Kailash Region


1. Medical kits

2. Enough oxygen cylinders

3. Gamow Bags & Other necessary equipment

4. Clothing

Down Jacket:

1. Monkey hat / Day pack bag / Duffel bag

Cancellation policy:

30 Days Before Tour Date 50 % of Tour Cost

20 Days Before Tour Date 75% of Tour Cost

15 Days Before Tour Date 100% of Tour Cost

Advance amount will not be refundable:

All disputes pertaining to the tour and any claim arising there under shall be subject to the Court of competent jurisdiction at Bangalore only. Itinerary / Tour Cost / Date / Terms and Conditions / Cancellation Policy Are Subject To Change

Itinerary may change at any time:

We reserve the right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package and itineraries before or during the tour. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you promptly of such changes as and when they are made.

Cancellation / No show / Early Departure Polic:

In case of cancellation of tour or travel services due to any reason, you are requested Please inform us in writing or by Email. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

All bookings are strictly subject to ‘Booking Conditions’ enclosed herewith and shared with you during the course of our correspondence. While filling and submitting signed copy of this document, you confirm your sole acceptance to our business terms. Kindly note that if you do not agree to our policies and terms of services, you should not proceed with your bookings.

How to Pay:

Domestic payments

1. By Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft

2. By Electronic money transfer (RTGS & NEFT)

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, net banking.

International payments

1. By Bank transfer to our bank (Bank Details)

2. By Online Payment Gateway through Razor Pay.

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card

In case of payment through credit card, the bank charges (3% extra) – would be levied over and above the total amount.


1. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction.

2. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Cancellation Policy:

In any circumstances, if any customers cannot participate for the tour, the cancellation charge will be as follows:

1. 30 Days Before Tour Date 50 % of Tour Cost

2. 20 Days Before Tour Date 75% of Tour Cost

3. 15 Days Before Tour Date 100% of Tour Cost


All disputes pertaining to the tour and any claim arising there under shall be subject to the Court of competent jurisdiction at Bangalore only.

Itinerary / Tour Cost / Date / Terms And Conditions / Cancellation Policy Are Subject To Change

Important Note

Age :

1. Participants must be between 18 and 70 years of age.

2. Those below the age of 18 must either be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a consent form need to be signed by them.


1. Be physically and mentally fit.

2. Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems, like epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled BP, diabetes, cancer, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities and obesity.


1. A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 180 days from the last date of the sojourn.

2. Please note that diplomatic passports are not allowed.

3. PIO/OCI or any other ID cards are not accepted in Tibet.

Visa Process:

1. Indian passport holders do not require a visa for nepal.

2. The Tibet permit and visa for everyone will be organized by us. To facilitate this, your original passport is required at New Delhi, well in advance prior to the departure date. The actual date and details will be confirmed based on the group you choose to travel with us.

Visa Process for NRI:

Indian nationals do not require a visa for Nepal

Foreign nationals will require a 15 days multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be availed on arrival at Kathmandu airport, Nepal. A visa fee of $25 is payable along with two passport size photos. Visa for Tibet will be organized by us. To facilitate this, original passport of Indian Nationals is required well in advance prior to the departure date. Details will be sent upon registration. For Non-Indian Nationals, Tibet visa will be organized in Kathmandu 4 days prior to the departure. Request the NRI to be in Kathmandu for the visa process.


It is highly recommended that the Tour Participants acquire adequate insurance cover to secure their life, health and property as may be advised by your insurance agent to cover any eventualities, associated with your overseas travel including health, accidental injury, loss, liability and the like depending on your assessment of your risk potential. The Tour Participants are advised to discuss your insurance needs directly with your insurance agent before proceeding on the tour and at your own cost procure any additional cover as may be advised. Please note, Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation, please read the terms and conditions of the insurance document carefully before finalizing your desired insurance cover.

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 


  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.


  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Ravel Roads provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra


  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging trousers/4 to 5 tee shirts one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Woolen socks (around 4 pairs), monkey cap, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Woolen/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra


  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Like Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Slippers


  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet tissue


  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dust masks/face masks


  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea


  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats