21-day hike to the Saga Dawa Festival

Join one of the certified guides from the GuideSource team for an incredible hiking 21-day adventure to the Saga Dawa Festival in a remote corner in Nepal.




Trip Duration

21 days

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Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

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    Enjoy the unique Saga Dawa Festival while also hiking through some of Nepal and Tibet‘s best landscapes. This 21-day trip is filled with culture, nature, fun and excitement!

    The Saga Dawa Festival celebrates the birth of Buddha during Tibet’s holiest month. During the celebration, people from different corners of the world visit Buddhist temples with their family and community. Everybody brings a small flag to add to the big flag. Tarboche, where the festival takes place, gets filled with people and colors!

    We’ll meet at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and enjoy a day of sightseeing at the capital. We’ll then go to Zhangmu and Zhangmu to start the hiking part of the trip.

    During the trip, we’ll spend some nights camping and others sleeping in guest houses, in order to really get to know the culture and traditions of the area.

    So book your trip now and get ready to enjoy this unique festival! I would love to show you this beautiful celebration and hiking route.

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    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

      We’ll meet at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.

    • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing

      Sightseeing spots include the World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the “Monkey Temple” (Swayambhu Nath), and the Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).

    • Day 3Katmandu - Zhangmu - Nyalam
    • Day 4Rest day at Nyalam
    • Day 5Nyalam - Saga
    • Day 6Saga - Paryang
    • Day 7Paryang - Lake Manasarovar
    • Day 8Lake Manasarovar - Darchen
    • Day 9Full day at Tarboche for Saga Dawa Festival
    • Day 10Trek to Drira-Puk
    • Day 11Trek to Zuthul-Puk
    • Day 12Arrive Darchen, drive to Tirthupuri
    • Day 13Tirthupuri - Tsaparang
    • Day 14Tsaparang

      We’ll visit the Guge Kingdom and Toling Temple.

    • Day 15Tsaparang - Lake Manasarovar
    • Day 16Lake Manasarovar - Paryang
    • Day 17Paryang - Saga
    • Day 18Saga - Nyalam - Zhangmu
    • Day 19Drive to Zhangmu - Kathmandu
    • Day 20Kathmandu
    • Day 21Departure from Kathmandu

      Transfer to the International Airport.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport


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