Mount Kailash Saga Dawa Festival via Zhangmu

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 5630 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus

Trip Grade



15 Days

Trip Overview

This tour is the shortest and the most direct approach to Mt. Kailash. It is one of the most popular tours to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar starting from Kathmandu, which commences with an overland journey to Zhang-Mu (the Tibetan border town). The program covers a three days circumambulation tour around Mt. Kailash and a two days stay at the shore of Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gumpa side). The other days we spend traveling to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar and returning to Kathmandu. This Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour commences from Zhang-Mu and normally ends at Zhang-Mu. But alternatively, we can even end this tour in Lhasa or Khasgar.

Saga Dawa Festival 

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.

Route: Kathmandu / Zhang-Mu / Kathmandu
Mode of transport: Land Cruiser
Maximum elevation: 5630 m.


Day 01:    Arrive at Kathmandu & Trasfer to Hotel
Day 02:    Briefing and preparing visa and tours arrangements, Hotel
Day 03:    Drive Kathmandu to Nayalam, overnight at Guest House
Day 04:    Rest day for Acclimitazation, over night at Guest House
Day 05:    Drive Nyalam To Saga O/N Camp
Day 06:    Drive Saga to Paryang, O/N Camp
Day 07:    Drive Paryang to Tharboche, O/N Camp
Day 08:    Attend to the Saga Dawa festival – Camp
Day 09:    Start of Mt. Kailash Kora toDira Puk, O/N Camp
Day 10:    Continue Mt. Kailash Kora over Drom La Pass to Zutul Puk, O/N Camp
Day 11:    End Mt. Kailash Kora & Drive from Darchen to Mansarovar Lake, O/N Camp
Day 12:    Drive Manasarovar to Paryang, O/N Camp
Day 13:    Drive Paryang to Saga, O/N Camp
Day 14:    Drive Saga to Zhangmu, O/N guest house
Day 15:    Drive Zhangmu to Kathmandu – Service End


Cost Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin share basis
  • All meals during the tour in Tibet side ( meals will be provided from Nepali camping crews)
  • Camping accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
  • Tibet special permits, visa letters and entrance fees.
  • Transportation in Tibet by new Van.
  • Insurances for Nepali staffs.
  • All transportation in Nepal side.
  • 1 Nepali guide
  • 1 Tibetan guide

Cost Excludes

  • Tibet Visa Fee US $ 114 per person cash.
  • Sleeping bags and mattresses.
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Personal beverages.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.


Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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