Bookmark and Share
Home Destinations Tibet Activities Saga Dawa Festival Tour via Zhangmu

Saga Dawa Festival Tour via Kodari Boarder Details

  • Trip Duration:16 day(s)
  • Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Activity: Trekking, Festival Tour
  • Max. Altitude:5600m
  • Group Size:01 - 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.


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.

The most distinguished Tibetan Buddhist festival - Saga Dawa festival is considerably illustrious among the people of various corners of the universe. Millions of them might have dreamt of bond with it as participants of this festival once in a lifetime. The suggested tour is ideal choice for those specific group having only limited time and no more interest for adventurous hard-hitting treks. We do definitely undertake your all through traveling with profuse delight and indulgence.



Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 02: City tour including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. This day we issue Chinese visa at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 03: Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nepal/China Friendship Bridge and drive to Nyalam (3750m).
Total distance: 125 km from Kathmandu to Nyalam.
Approximate driving: 5 hrs.
Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Nyalam. Overnight at same Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 05: Drive to Saga (4450m) via Lalung La Pass (5050m).
Total distance: 250 km.
Approximate driving: 8 hrs.
Overnight Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 06
: Drive to Paryang (4610m).
Total distance: 250 km.
Approximate driving: 7 hrs.
Overnight Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 07: Drive to Manasarovar (4560m).
Total distance: 280 km.
Approximate driving: 8 hrs.
Overnight Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 08: In the morning after breakfast. Manosarovar Lake Parikrama by jeep and proceed to Darchen (4570m). Overnight at Guesthouse or tent, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 09: Trek to Derapuk (5000m). Overnight at Guesthouse or tent, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 10: Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600m.) and trek down to Zudulpuk (4800m). Overnight at Guesthouse or tent, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 11: Trek to near Darchen, and drive to Manasarovar. Overnight Guesthouse or tent, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 12
: Drive to Paryang. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 13: Drive to Saga. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 14: Drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 15
: Drive to Friendship Bridge (Kodari boarder). Our Nepali driver will pick you up and drive you back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 16: After having breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and transfer by car.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with professional tour guide, entry permits, car.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at 2-3* hotel as per the program (inclusive of breakfast).
  • Drop off and pick up to and from Kodari boarder.
  • Tibet entry permits, Chinese visa, monasteries entry fees and Kailash permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide during Tibet (Kailash) Tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Guesthouses / tents during the tour with breakfast.

Cost Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages and personal items.
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses for transportation, porterage, accommodation, meals due to snowfall, landslide, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Internet, telephone call, tips for guide, driver, helpers.
  • And any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.


  • 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

    APA Group – Delivering Australia’s energy
  • 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
View all testimonials | Post your testimonial

Check out dates, price & availability

Check out dates, price & availability.

Trip Facts

  • Price:Starts from USD 1800.00
  • Accommodation:2-3* star hotel in Kathmandu, Guesthouses on the tour
  • Meal Includes:Breakfast
  • Per day walking:5 to 7 hours walking / driving
  • Transportation:Car / Van / Plane

Why book with Nepal Trailblazer Trekking?

Customer Satisfaction
 We have 100% customer satisfaction record, you never to be disappointed.

Save Time and Money
 By booking online you will save time, money and best price guaranteed with instant booking confirmation.
Online Secure Payment
 To secure your booking we accept payment through PayPal, which is 100% secure.
Travel with Confidence
 Our company is safe and reliable having fully tour and trek operation licensed from Nepal Government authorities, so you always get what you pay for.

24 hours in Service
 Whilst you are in the mountain for trekking or climbing, we are available 24 hours in the case of emergency. We are just a phone call away! 

Nepal Trek and Tour Video Reviews [1]

Nepal Trek and Tour Video Reviews [2]

Nepal Trek and Tour Video Reviews [3]

Nepal Trailblazer Trekking is PayPal Verified

Official PayPal Seal

Find Nepal Trailblazer Trekking on Linkedin

Find Nepal Trailblazer Trekking on Twitter


Recommended by TripAdvisor

Follow Nepal Trailblazer Trekking on Facebook

Contact Us

P. O. Box: 8667, House No: 540/21
Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4362996, 977 1 4363334
24 Hours Emergency Contact: +977 9851068290 (Tilak), +977 9851064389 (Bhairam), +977 9841619995 (Surya)
Skype: nepal-information


In Germany:

Wolfgang Hartmann 
Hochholzweg 20
70619 Stuttgart
Mobile: (0049) 171 535 2290

In Italy:
Rosangela Simoncelli
Via dei Bagni 11f
25128 Brescia
Tel.: (0039) 030303998
Mobile: (0039) 3293146373

Trip Shortlist