Kailash Full Moon (Saga Dawa) Festival Tour

13 Nights 14 Days
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Mount Kailash- A Pilgrimage Site

Mount Kailash is a sacred site in Western Tibet; visiting by thousands of Hindu pilgrims and travelers every year. It has a great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 ft. Mount Kailash has a sole feature of being one of the world’s most holiest places but least visited. This is extremely venerated and circled by thousands of pilgrims each year, never been climbed though. It is against the religion and never been permitted.

Full Moon Tour – Saga Dawa Festival

Every year during the Full Moon period, big mass of Tibetan people gather at Tarboche, Kailash to attend Saga Dawa Festival. This is one of the very important religious festivals in Tibet. The Saga Dawa Festival is celebrated on the Full Moon day of the fourth Tibetan Lunar Month. The most important thing of this festival is replacing the Tarboche Flagpole, the huge pole that lies on the way to Kailash circuit. Every year, the Flagpole is taken down and new flagpole is established in the place.The pole replacing event seen by all the locals and foreign tourists/pilgrims. People from different parts of Tibet visit to this place and attend Saga Dawa Festival and attach their small prayer flag to the pole as good fortune. As per the Buddhists literary sources, the Saga Dawa Festival is celebrated to highlight the day when Buddha (Sakyamuni) join the enlightenment.

Join our Fixed Departures (2019/2020) to attend Saga Dawa Festival

Join our fixed departure Group Join-in tours to attend Saga Dawa Festival every year in western Tibet, Kailash. Joining this festival is to learn about Tibet cultural and festivals. Check out fixed departure dates and join our group tours either from Lhasa or Kathmandu-Kerung to celebrate and enjoy this festival in Tibet. This year 2019, Saga Dawa Festival fall on 17th June, 2019.

Note: It is suggested to book your Full Moon tour at Kailash as early as possible. Hundreds of people attend the special event, Tibet Tourism Bureau can limit the permit issuance. So that, it is wise to confirm your trip few months prior to the festival date. Travel itinerary can be customized as per your requirement; however some additional cost can be entertained for any private trips.

And, we need at least 3 working days to make this Tibet Group Visa (TGV) done, your early arrival in Kathmandu is expected.

Planning mount Kailash tour attending Saga Dawa Festival in 2020 or 2021? Here are the dates below:

2019 Year: Saga Dawa Festival fall on 17th June, 2019

2020 Year: Saga Dawa Festival fall on 05th June, 2020

2021 Year: Saga Dawa Festival Falls on 26th May 2021

Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Trip Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Hiking, Trekking
  • Max. Elevation: 5613m

Trip Itineraries


  • Hotel, Guest House or Tented Accommodation as per program.
  • Private Transportation as per the group size.
  • All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit.
  • One English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fee.
  • Yak and Yak man during the Kora (02 Pax =01 Yak).
  • Supporting Truck (above 4 pax only) (if camping)
  • Meal on Full board Basis (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)


  • Travel and personal Expenses.
  • Flight/train fare (To and From Lhasa), Group Visa Fee
  • Sleeping bags and Mattress for the tent stay.
  • Insurance of any kind & Medical fee if Emergency.
  • Hiring porter/ horse.
  • Portable oxygen cylinders in of emergency.
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.

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