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Saga Dawa Festival

12 Nights & 13 Days


The spiritual mountains of Nepal and Tibet are nothing less than mesmerizing. The intensely pure life and a simple thrum is addictive. The sight of the Himalayan ranges are sure to never leave your memory. Add to this the Saga Dawa festival, and it is a trip of a lifetime. The region of Tibet is hardly treaded and this makes it a fascinating journey. The time in Nepal amounts to a plethora of colours, local insights, temples and a walk down Hinduism.

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Kathmandu | Kathmandu, Gonggar and Lhasa | Lhasa | Lhasa and Gyangtse | Gyangtse and Shigatse | Shigatse, Sakya and Shegar | Shegar, Zhang Mu and Kathmandu | Kathmandu


Pashupatinath | Patan | Bhaktapur | Saga Dawa Festival | Potala Palace | Norbulingka

Kathmandu / Day 1 - 3

Flying over the Himalayas is a sight of a lifetime. Savour it till you land in Kathmandu, Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu. A day in Kathmandu orients you to the simple and spiritual living of the Nepalese. To get oriented, here are some things that will be in store for you. Pashupatinath, UNESCO world cultural heritage […]
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Kathmandu, Gonggar and Lhasa / Day 4

Fly to Lhasa in Tibet on this day. This is one of most stunning flying experiences. Overnight in Lhasa.
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Lhasa / Day 5 - 8

Explore the Saga Dawa Festival. It is one of the most religious festivals in Buddhism. Since the Saga Dawa festival falls on the holiest month of the Tibetan calendar, it is believed that good deeds and prayers are multiplied thousand fold during this event. So, one can see everyone immersed in prayers and trying to […]
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Lhasa and Gyangtse / Day 9

After breakfast drive we drive towards the Khampa la pass (4730metres), on way to Gyangtse. We have a short break for stunning views of some major white peaks in the eastern regions of Himalayas to the south and the young Norjing Gang Sang spiritual snow mountain range to the west. Across this is the turquise […]
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Gyangtse and Shigatse / Day 10

After breakfast, we visit the local historical and the cultural centers, the Palkhor Chode monastery including the Kumbum stupa ( the only survival with such distinctive structure and the thousands of art works ) and the local ancient Gyangtse fort. At noon we drive to Shigatsethrough the rich agricultural Nying Chu valley of central Tibet. […]
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Shigatse, Sakya and Shegar / Day 11

After breakfast we visit Tashilhunpo, the seat of the Panchen Lama, second only in importance to the Dalai Lama. Its numerous halls contain a 21.6-meter wooden statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha and elaborate, jewel encrusted reliquary chorten. Then it is time for Sakya, the seat of political power in central Tibet from the 10th […]
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Shegar, Zhang Mu and Kathmandu / Day 12

Make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic views of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung La pass (5200m) from where we have a breathtaking view of Shisabangma, the highest peak in Tibet, Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. Then we leave the Tibetan plateau, descending to Zhang Mu – on the China […]
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Kathmandu / Day 13

Flight back.
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