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Kailash Yatra with Saga Dawa Festival

A trip of a lifetime, the 16-day trip to Kailash with the chance to be a part of the fun and festivities of the Saga Dawa Festival is one of the most wonderful experiences you’ll ever have in life. The Saga Dawa festival is a sacred and religious escapade which can bring an abundance of spiritual energy into your life. Beginning your Kailash Yatra with Saga Dawa Festival will allow you to experience the phenomenal devotion towards the wonders of nature. With Max Holidays, you can have the most adventurous and astounding trip to Kailash that will leave you with beautiful memories lasting a lifetime.

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  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

    We will pick you up from Kathmandu airport and will welcome you to the hotel, where we have made necessary arrangements for your stay. During the night stay, we’ll have a short briefing regarding the trip. Here, you will also get to know your fellow travellers by interacting with them.

    Meals : Dinner

  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    On the first day of Kailash Yatra with Saga Dawa festival, we have a round trip arranged to take you to the renowned temples of Kathmandu including: Pashupatinath, Guheswari Shakti Peeth and Jalnaryan Temple. You can also go for supplies shopping here to make your yatra smooth, if required. You can then enjoy a peaceful sleep at the hotel during the night.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 03 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Max Holidays will take you to some famous places in Kathmandu Valley en route to Saga Dawa in Kailash. We will make you visit the Doleshwar Mahadev Temple, the head of Lord Kedarnath situated in Uttarakhand. The next stoppage will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a heritage site in Kathmandu, wrapping up our trip back to the hotel for some much needed rest. 

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 04 Kathmandu to Lhasa

    The next stop in your Kailash Yatra with the Saga Dawa Festival is Lhasa. We will fly down to Lhasa, a scenic town in Tibet from Tribhuvan International Airport. Once you arrive at the airport, we will safely drive you to your hotel. Situated at a high altitude, it will take you some time to acclimatise yourself for the rest of your trip. So, it's best for you to rest well for the day and keep yourself hydrated at all times.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 05 Lhasa Sightseeing

    After you enjoy your warm and hearty breakfast, Max Holidays will take you on a trip to the Potala Palace, the old residence of the Dalai Lama. Here you will get a chance to learn about the culture, heritage, and history of this place situated in the heart of the city. You can take a tour of the place in up to 3 hours. Heading to Barkhor Street, our next stoppage will be Lhasa's Jokhang Temple. You can explore the place before going back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 06 Drive Lhasa to Shigatse – via Gyantse

    We will drive to Shigatse en route to Gyantse, the heart of Tsang. Historically, Gyantse was hailed for being the largest region in Tibet. Known for its restored fort, this city holds a story from the past. After that, we will take you to the Tashi Lunhpo Monastery, which was established in 1447, and since then, it has been the Headquarter of the Panchen Lama. 

    Our next stop will be Maitreya Temple, built by King Tragspa Bumde, followed by other renowned monasteries. Next, you will witness the serene and clear blue water of Yamdrok Lake, surrounded by the astounding snow-capped mountains. As per folklore, this lake was created after a goddess transformed herself into a lake.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 07 Drive from Shigatse to Saga – via Lhatse

    At an altitude of over 5000 metres, you will witness breathtaking beauty. Driving through Tibet's mountainous and sandy terrain, you will encounter a picturesque view of nomadic life and large herds of Yak and sheep.

    By the late afternoon, you will reach the banks of the Brahmaputra, a majestic river that winds its way through the land. We will then stop by the City Sag, “The Happy Land," at the juncture of Brahamputra to enjoy a fusion of Tibetan and Chinese cultures. You can enjoy scrumptious foods like tsampa with butter tea in the evening. 

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 08 Saga to Mansarovar via Paryang

    Your morning at Saga will begin with a hot sip of coffee as we plan to take you to the next destination in the course of Saga Dawa in Kailash. We will drive to the Mansarovar lake via Paryang, a beautiful township, stretched in the fields. 

    Lake Mansarovar, which also goes by Mapam Yumtso, is sustained by the Kailash Glaciers, atop Mount Kailash. The bay and Mount Kailash to the north constitute holy sites in many religions including Hinduism and Buddhism. 

    The sacred lake is believed to be the divine abode where Lord Vishnu finds solace. It is enveloped by the presence of Mt. Gurula-Mandata and the mystical Lake Rakshasa. The locals believe that the lake has poisonous water as it was created by the evil king Ravana. You will spend the night in a guest house around the Mansarovar Lake.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 09 Mansarovar Exploration – drive to Darchen

    You will witness the purest form of devotion by indulging in puja at the Mansarovar lake. After your parikrama, which is a 110-kilometre journey in a Jeep, we will take you to Darchen, around 40 kilometres away from Mansarovar. 

    You can also visit many nearby attractions like Tholing Forest, Guge Kingdom, Tirthapuri Monastery, Chiu Monastery, and Zanda Clay Forest to name a few. An hour’s drive from here is a scenic village in the the valley of Mt. Kailash, Darchen. You will get to stay here for a good night's sleep.

  • Day 10 Darchen - Yamadwar - Drirapuk (Kora starts)

    The Saga Dawa festival in Tibet will come closer with the 3-day parikrama journey to Darchen, Yamadwar, and Drirapuk. We will begin our day by driving to Darboche, a gateway to the steel valley of Kailash Kora. Mount Kailash Kora is known to be one of the toughest and most challenging treks in Tibet, with altitudes surpassing 5,600 metres, making altitude sickness a real concern. 

    The Kailash Kora is also referred to as the Canyon of the Deities. Yamadwar, the entrance of the Deity of the Demise, is situated in Tarboche. From there, we will walk to our abode at Drirapuk and rest for the day.

  • Day 11 Dirapuk to Juthulpuk (Drolma La Pass)

    This will be the most adventurous day of your trip. Here we will first take you to the village of Jarok Donkhang, where you can enjoy savoury Chanthuk (Tibetan pata) with some dry fruits at Café Choglasmar. Then we will begin trekking towards the Shiva stal, where we will step downhill to catch a view of the Lam-chu-khi River. There, we will visit GauriKund.

    After that, we will take a trip to Juthulpuk. Zruthulpuk Cave, also known as ‘the miracle cave, is an illustrious establishment that traces its origins back to the 13th century, when its foundation was laid. The resplendent structure that stands today proudly showcases its architectural magnificence, as it was meticulously crafted in the year 1983. You will also witness the divine Buddha footprint along the way.


    To be a part of the holy Saga Dawa Festival at Lhasa Saga Dawa, you have to trek Cheongdo, followed by the drive to Darboche Valley. Enjoy the last day of the celebration of Saga Dawa. The grand celebration holds utmost significance for Mahayana Buddhists, honouring the birth, enlightenment, and liberation of Lord Buddha from the earthly world as it will connect you with the divine as well.
  • Day 13 Darchen to Saga

    Once you have collected all the beautiful memories and spiritual experience from the Saga Dawa Festival, we will take our ride back from Darchen to saga.

  • Day 14 Saga to Kerung

    In the last days of your Kailash Yatra with Saga Dawa Festival, indulge yourself in the quiet, serene and mystical environment of Kerung Village - Nestled on the eastern bank of Kyirong Tsangpo, a vital tributary of the Trishuli River, lies the enchanting settlement. Perched at an impressive altitude of approximately 2,700 metres (8,900 feet), this picturesque haven offers breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere.

  • Day 15 Kerung to Kathmandu

    Max Holidays will assist you in flying back from Tibet to Nepal. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can begin your souvenir shopping, because who doesn't like a gift? You can also satisfy your food cravings today with delicious Nepalese cuisine - Momos, Yomari, Thukpa, Juju dhau and select roti.

  • Day 16 Departure

    A Max Holidays representative will take you to Kathmandu Airport, wishing you a happy and comfortable journey because we know you have collected a lot of beautiful memories as well as spiritual vibes from this Kailash yatra with saga Dawa Festival to heal yourself from the hectic life of the bustling cities. 

What’s Included

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Air conditioned vehicle with driver & Company staff for airport assistance

15 nights in hotels / guest house

15 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, 15 Dinner

Visa and permit fee charges.

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

International or domestic flights are not included.

Please carry a valid travel insurance.

Monument and museum tickets.

Any kind of personal expenses/bills.

Govt service tax 5%

Trip Reviews


Nandani Mishra | San Diego USA

21 Jun 2023

I recently had the privilege of embarking on a transformative Kailash Yatra tour with Max Holidays along with my mother and father from the US, and I can't praise them enough. From start to finish, their commitment to customer satisfaction was evident. The knowledgeable and friendly team at Max Holidays meticulously planned every aspect of the journey, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. The presence of experienced guides from Max Holidays enriched the journey significantly. Their extensive knowledge of the destinations and their ability to share fascinating insights and stories made the entire experience more meaningful. The weather was tough there, but Max Holidays team was there throughout with us! We completely understand the uncertainties in the weather during the Kailash Yatra and undoubtedly, we were informed about the same by their team. Good work Max Holidays! All three of us had the best time of our life while witnessing the Kailash Parvat right in front of our eyes. Throughout the trip, the Max Holidays team displayed professionalism and genuine care for every participant. Their prompt assistance and willingness to go the extra mile truly made a difference. From handling travel arrangements to providing assistance during the Kora trek, they ensured that each traveler's needs were met.

  • 5.0

Ashwin Shikotra | United Kingdom

09 Jul 2023

Frequent updates on itinerary to accommodate requests. Impressed with very quick upgrade of car and immediate response to change accommodation on last leg of the tour due to weather conditions. We would also like to highly praise and recommend the driver Dharmendra - his experience in driving round blind cliff edge hair pin bends is amazing. Our heartfelt thanks to Vishal for personally stepping in when necessary. To Vidhushi - Keep up the good work and many thanks once again- Har Har Mahadev.

  • 4.0

Vijay Patel | Middleborough United States

27 Jul 2023

We did kailash mansarovar yatra in private group service provided by max holidays was beyond and above our expectations Vidushi she is Awesome and helpful

  • 5.0

Jaya Bhargava | Boston United States

09 Sep 2023

We took the tour from 26Aug to Sept4. It was a wonderful experience.we were 10 in our tour and everyone came with different spiritual backgrounds. It was a full moon trip. Max holidays provided excellent service. They checked out oxygen levels and provided support when needed. Accommodations are shared and are reasonably good. Services such as porter can be improved but it is on the Tibet side. Food was provided by on site cooks who travelled with the group. Schedule changes could have been communicated better. Vidushi was excellent. Overall out trip was excellent.

  • 5.0

Vinod Patel | San Diego United States

10 Oct 2023

The support from Max Holidays team before the tour was excellent. We received quick response from Vidushi every time I had any question or quarry. She was the best in communication and replies. The Nepal team of Max Holidays was exceptionally best to help and support us. Mr. Dorgee and Subhman were very helpful in any way they can do for us. I would like to thank from bottom of our heart to Max Holidays teams in Delhi and Nepal.

  • 4.8

Drishti Sharma | Leicester United Kingdom

12 Oct 2023

I can't thank Max Holidays enough for the incredible Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by helicopter. It was truly an unforgettable experience! 5/5 Highly recommend! 🚁🏔️🙏

  • 5.0

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Kailash Yatra with Saga Dawa Festival

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