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Saga Dawa Festival Tour via Simikot Route Details

  • Trip Duration:24 day(s)
  • Activity: Trekking, Festival Tour
  • Max. Altitude:5600m
  • Group Size:02 - 14 pax
  • Trip Highlights:Saga Dawa Festival is observed by Tibetan Buddhist as one of the important festival in their society. It therefore occupied an important position in the Tibetan society 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 and his enlightenment.


Saga Dawa Festivals Tour


Saga Dawa Festival is observed by Tibetan Buddhist as one of the important festival in their society. It therefore occupied an important position in the Tibetan society 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 and his enlightenment.

This Saga Dawa festival has been celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhists for past thousand years or so. Just to take part in the festival is enough experience that provides us unlimited excitement and unforgettable memory last forever.

This 23 nights / 24 days Saga Dawa festival tour is best considered for those who aspire to explore little wider and experience little harderbeing close with nature.

After impressive flight from Kathmandu that bring you Nepalgunj. Yet again, you will fly to Simikot, from where splendous trekking trip commences with dramatic landescapes up to Sher (Nepal - Tibet boarder).

Your journey will further be enhanced with soaring natural sight giving you blissful and never- ending experience.


Day 01: Your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Upon your arrival, you will be met by our Airport Representative and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour at Pashupati, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Airport, and transfer to hotel.

Day 04: Flight Nepalgunj – Simikot; Trek to Dharapuri (Camp)

Day 05: Trek to Kermi (Camp)

Day 06: Trek to Yangar (Yalabang Gompa) (Camp)

Day 07: Trek to Muchu (or Yalabang to Tumkot Khola) (Camp)

Day 08: Trek to Yari (Camp)

Day 09: Trek to Sher; drive to Purang (hotel)

Day 10: Drive to Manasarovar (short-Visit Trugo Gompa, Gossul Gompa, Chiu Gompa, camp near this Gompa) - Camp

Day 11: Drive to Darchen (Guesthouse or Camp)

Day 12: Trek to Tarboche (Saga Dawa Festival). Camp

Day 13: Trek to Derapuk (Camp)

Day 14: Dölma La Pass (5600m.) and trek to Zudulpuk Gompa (Camp)

Day 15: Trek to Darchen; and drive to Tirthapuri (Camp)

Day 16: Drive to Toling (Guesthouse or Camp)

Day 17: Drive to Tsaparang and back to Tholing (Ghesthouse or Camp)

Day 18: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (Chiu Gompa) - (Camp)

Day 19: Drive to Paryang (Guesthouse or Camp)

Day 20: Drive to Saga (Camp)

Day 21: Drive to Nyalam (Guesthouse)

Day 22: Drive to Nyalam -Zhangmu – Kathmandu (Hotel)

Day 23: Sightseeing at Patan & Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Hotel)

Day 24: Drive to airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.

Cost Includes

  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per above program.
  • Flights (Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot) as per above program.
  • Special trekking permits for Nepal part.
  • Porters and mules from Simikot to Hilsa boarder
  • Land Transfer by Jeep in Tibet Part.
  • Supporter Truck.
  • Chinese visa, and Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking guide during the tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program.
  • Camping gears for Kailash tour like two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
  • Full board meal during the camping section.
  • Yak and Yak men for Mt. Kailash cora, Nepali guide, cook, helpers.

Cost Excludes

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.


  • 02.12.13 17:15Good Morning Bhairam,

    We wanted to write to you to once again thank you very much for arranging a wonderful trek and experience for us in Nepal. The entire trip was professionally organised without fault.

    I would also like to inform you of the very high standard of customer service provided to us by both Raghu and Vim. At all times during the trek they were attentive, professional, punctual and always looking out for us to secure good accommodation and to ensure that we were comfortable. Please pass on our many thanks and high praise to both gentlemen.

    Thank you very much Bhairam. We will recommend Nepal Trailblazer Trekking to any friends or family travelling to Nepal.

    All the best,
    Cameron and Jessie

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  • 28.07.13 15:37Dear Tilak,
    Again it was a fantastic travel for me. This third time, I was in Nepal with my two cousins for 1 month. And we have done, seen and heard so much and we enjoyed all of it. We have been trekking to Poon Hill, to see the most famous sunset of the world. We continued our trekking to that amazing spot: Annapurna Base Camp. Before and after our trekking we visited Pokhara and his highlights. We had a home-stay on the countryside of Tansen, which was so lovely and showed us the live of Nepal people living there. We have seen the birthplace of Buddha: Lumbini with all those stupas and temples from all over the world. Thereafter we went to Chitwan. Again very special experiences: sitting on the back of an elephant spotting the rhinos; sitting in a canoe spotting birds and crocodiles.

    All that time we were guided by that fantastic guide: Tirtha Man Lama. He was always on our site. A real member of our team. Giving support when needed. Explaining what we must know about the mountains, the nature, the jungle, the culture, the living of the Nepali people we met. Looking for the best places to stay, to eat, to walk. And last but not least: arranged everything everywhere. And always looking for what was the best for us, so there was nothing to worry about for us. When we returned to Kathmandu we had to say farewell to him and we call him: my friend. So we were pleasantly surprised when we met him again as a guide on a trekking to Matatirtha and Chandra Giri Hill in the southern hills around Kathmandu.

    Together with you, Tilak, we had a sightseeing trip in Kathmandu. We felt very honored that you take your time to guide us by yourself along all those beautiful and interesting places in Kathmandu. And about our stay in Kathmandu I can be short: it was an unique experience and I appreciate it greatly what you did for us.

    So, I want to thank you, Tilak, and your family for hospitality we received.

    Finally I want to say that I am very satisfied with your company and your staff and I will tell all my friends in Holland to contact you if they plan to go to Nepal. Myself I am quite sure I will travel back to Nepal in the future.

  • 28.05.13 17:46Nepal Trailblazer was fabulous! From the planned tour to assisting me with last-minute plan changes, the group was professional, courteous and friendly. I felt safe and well-taken care of on my visit.
  • 23.04.13 23:52Last year we went on the Annapurna Circuit trek with Trailblazer. This year we did a shorter (7 day) trek up the Langtang valley, following a trip to Bhutan. Once again Nepal Trailblazer were flawless in their organisation and service. We requested and were provided with the same guide and porter as last time (Chhabi and Arjun), who again were first rate and good company. The Langtang valley is unspoilt (no roads yet) and very beautiful. The rhododendrons (of all shades of red and pink) were stunning (we were trekking in early April) and the forests were alive with an amazing variety of birds. We also saw gray Langur monkeys and some brown monkeys (Rhesus?) that seemed to be eating wild marijuana plants! We started the trek at Syabrubesi but returned via Thulo Syabru and although the latter route is more up and down, we would recommend it. Thulo Syabru is a much more pleasant village to stay in. Our recommendations for places to stay on the trek include Jungle View in Lama Hotel (although the Lama Hotel lodges can get very busy and you might want to consider staying in Upper Renche, which seemed quieter); Eco Guest House in Langtang village (just by the cheese 'factory'); Yala Peak Guest House in Kyanjin Gompa (which has a great coffee shop/bakery next door and try the local yak cheese in the nearby cheese factory); a good lodge at the top of Thulo Syabru next to the cyber cafe, whose name escapes me but I think it was 'Snow' something. We certainly would recommend Nepal Trailblazer to fellow trekkers.

    Phill and Emily, from UK
  • 04.05.12 18:54We just spent 1 month in Nepal and we completed a 18-days trek with Nepal Trailblazer. We bought the trek on the internet and were a little concerned by the agency and services offered. From the first until the last day, Tilak and these employees have managed to make it unforgettable and they exceeded our expectations at any time. A special thanks to the guide and the porter, they have been wonderful with us.

    Thank you once again to Tilak and his team. I highly recommend this agency.

    Serge and Denise
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  • Price:Starts from USD 3650.00
  • Accommodation:hotel, Gueshouse and tented camp
  • Meal Includes:Full board meal during the trek which is fully catered by our cook and helpers
  • Per day walking:5 - 7 hours driver / trek
  • Transportation:car, jeep, plane

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