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  Saga Dawa Festival, Tibet (21 May 2016)

Trek type: Camping/ Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest house
Trek Grade: Challenging Duration: 22 days (16 days Tour)
Activities: Trekking, camping, sightseeing )
Best time to go: June (March/April/September)
Departure dates: Itinerary as below

Festival will take place at Tarboche on the first day of trekking. This is the most important festival of Mt Kailash, celebrating the enlightenment of Buddha. It takes place every year at full moon of the fourth lunar month. A giant flagpole is ritually taken down and the prayer flags are changed for new ones. After the flagpole is upright again, the Tibetans try to tell the future by watching its position. If the pole is erected straight it will mean happiness for all of Tibet .


Day 01: May 9, 2016: Arrival in Kathmandu .

Day 02: May 10, 2016: Preparation and arrangement of Tibet Travel permit

Day 03: May 11, 2016: Proceed from Katmandu to Shegar in Tibet

Day 04:
May 12, 2016: From Shegar to Rombuk

Day 05: May 13, 2016: Trek to Everest base camp and back

Day 06: May 14, 2016: From Rombuk to Shegar

Day 07: May 15, 2016: From Shegar to Saga via Latze

Day 08: May 16, 2016: From Saga to Paryang

Day 09: May 17, 2016: From Paryang to Darchen

Day 10: May 18, 2016: Start of the Kora (Camp)

Day 11: May 19, 2016: Continue of the Kora (Camp)

Day 12:
May 20, 2016: Continue and end of the Kora in Darchen

Day 13:
May 21, 2016: Attend to the Saga Dawa festival

Day 14: May 22, 2016: Leave for Tholing and Tsaparang monasteries

Day 15: May 23, 2016: Visit of the monasteries

Day 16: May 24, 2016: Back to Manasarovar

Day 17: May 25, 2016: From Manasarovar to Paryang

Day 18: May 26, 2016: From Paryang to Saga

Day 19:
May 27, 2016: From Saga to Shegar via Latze

Day 20:
May 28, 2016: From Shegar to Katmandu

Day 21:
May 29, 2016: Visit Katmandu

Day 22: May 30, 2016: Departure for the next destination. 

Cost :US$ 3125

Cost Includes: 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan, Guide, Cook, Kitchen crew, Tibetan English Spoken Guide, all necessary private land transportation, food: Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner, accommodation in lodge and tent during whole trip, yaks for Kailash Kora, Tibet travel permit, insurance of trek/tour crew.

Cost not included : Bar bills, drinks, personal nature expenses, monastery entrance and photography charge, health and travel insurance, emergency evacuation (like porter charge in landslides or snow blocked), Any cost of Kathmandu except accommodation on BB plan and tips.

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