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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.

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21 Days

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




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

We’ll meet at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.

Day 2: Kathmandu 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 3: Katmandu - Zhangmu - Nyalam

Day 4: Rest day at Nyalam

Day 5: Nyalam - Saga

Day 6: Saga - Paryang

Day 7: Paryang - Lake Manasarovar

Day 8: Lake Manasarovar - Darchen

Day 9: Full day at Tarboche for Saga Dawa Festival

Day 10: Trek to Drira-Puk

Day 11: Trek to Zuthul-Puk

Day 12: Arrive Darchen, drive to Tirthupuri

Day 13: Tirthupuri - Tsaparang

Day 14: Tsaparang

We’ll visit the Guge Kingdom and Toling Temple.

Day 15: Tsaparang - Lake Manasarovar

Day 16: Lake Manasarovar - Paryang

Day 17: Paryang - Saga

Day 18: Saga - Nyalam - Zhangmu

Day 19: Drive to Zhangmu - Kathmandu

Day 20: Kathmandu

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer to the International Airport.


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I had an enlightening day with Roger, the experience has increased my desire to learn more about rock climbing and commit time to mountaineering and absolute pleasure worth every minute of my time and money.

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