Saga Dawa festival is celebrated on full moon day of fourth Tibetan month as per the lunar Calendar. The date is said to be the birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha according to the Tibetan Calendar. Tibetans are celebrates this day as one of the most important events in the life of Buddha.
The Saga Dawa festival is the most important festival in Buddhism and people from different part of Tibet gather with prayer flag, to pray and raise the huge flagpole around Kailash Kora every year , Locals try to do best and positive thing on the ceremony. The ceremony is led by the qualified Tibetan Lama form the nearby monastery. Local people celebrate and make kora around Mount Kailash for their better life in next birth. The main celebration takes places at Tarbuche (Serchung, Kailash region) and it is on first day of Kailash kora.
The main day of celebration are different in different years and you have a chance see and enjoy with traditional Tibetan activities like praying, dancing, chanting and worship if you take tour of Kailash in this time, Furthermore, You can join with locals to pray, offer some tips and tour around monasteries. Outfitter Nepal offers entire travel plan to visit Mount Kailash and observe the Saga Dawa festival including China visa arrangement, Tibet travel permit, guide, transportation, accommodation and necessary staffing.
The Saga Dawa festival will start from your arrival at Kathmandu Airport and you will have few days’ tour in Kathmandu while we prepare the visa and travel permit for the tour then we drive to Kerong border. You will then have drive tour to Kailash, observe the festival and have tour to Mount Kailash is and Lake Mansarovar. The 3 days Kailash circuit is also called Kailash Kora which is spiritual walk around holy Mount Kailash and it is one of the challenging parts of the tour. You also have option to take personal helper and pony at this part. Finally exploration of Kailash Saga Dawa Festival tour and drive back to Kathmandu via Kerung Boarder.