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ACSF - Kailash Saga Dawa Festival

Journey overland to Tibet and cross the "roof of the world" to Kailash Asia's most sacred mountain in time for the amazing Saga Dawa Festival. You'll embark on a demanding multi-day trek around the holy mountain, which is said to bring good luck to whomever completes it, then join pilgrims and celebrate the renewal of the Tarboche flagpole. Explore Lhasa and experience unparalleled vistas of Mt Everest at its base camp. Full of cultural treasures, remarkable Buddhist monasteries, and the colourful markets of Kathmandu, this adventure truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Inclusions

Local Living: Rongbuk Monastery Visit and Stay, Rongpu Si
Great Wall entrance
Forbidden City tour
Trans-Tibetan railway
Kumbum visit
Potala Palace visit
Jokhang Temple visit
Sera Monastery visit
Yamdrok Tso visit
Tashilunpo Monastery visit
Sakya Monastery visit
Pelkhor Chode Monastery visit
Kailash kora
Lake Manasarovar visit
Saga Dawa festival experience
Everest Base Camp visit
Border crossing support
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $5,899
Start Location
Beijing, China
End Location
Kathmandu, China
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 Jun 201921 Jun 201914AUD $5,899
04 Jun 201924 Jun 201916AUD $5,899
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Beijing
Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore Beijing.
Day 3 - Beijing/Lhasa
Take a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before boarding the Trans-Tibetan Railway to Lhasa.
Day 4 - Beijing/Lhasa
Take a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before boarding the Trans-Tibetan Railway to Lhasa.
Day 5 - Lhasa
Arrive in Lhasa in the evening. Take an orientation walk around Barkhor Square and start acclimatizing to the altitude.
Day 6 - Lhasa
Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing.
Day 7 - Lhasa
Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing.
Day 8 - Lhasa
Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing.
Day 9 - Lhasa/Gyantse
Drive to Gyantse along the beautiful Yamdrok Tso lake.
Day 10 - Gyantse/Sakya
Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum, and Sakya Gompa.
Day 19 - Xigaz /Lhasa
Visit Tashilumpo in the morning. Later, head back to Lhasa.
Day 18 - Saga/Xigaz
Travel from Saga to Shigatse.
Day 17 - Kailas Range/Saga
Experience the Saga Dawa Festival. Over 1,000 years old, this festival celebrates the day Lord Buddha Sakyamuni was born, achieved enlightenment, and passed away. Afterwards, drive south across the grasslands to Saga.
Day 16 - Kailas Range
After completing the kora, relax in Chiu Gompa for the evening.
Day 11 - Sakya/Rongbuk
Travel to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest in the world.
Day 14 - Tarchan/Kailas Range
Begin the kora from Darchen. Staying in basic guesthouses, the full kora takes 2.5 days to complete. The experience and scenery are well worth the effort.
Day 13 - Saga/Tarchan
Take another travel day to reach Darchen, home base for the Kora Trek. Follow the road across grasslands for the first spectacular view of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
Day 12 - Rongbuk/Saga
Hike to Everest Base Camp in the morning. Later, make the scenic journey to Saga.
Day 20 - Lhasa/Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Enjoy some free time to get to know the city.
Day 15 - Kailas Range
Continue on the kora for the toughest stretch of the hike.
Day 21 - Kathmandu
Depart at any time.