There are trips, and then there are trips of a lifetime. If you are looking for a life-altering experience instead of just a simple vacation, the Tibet Saga Dawa Festival 2019 is the place to be. Pilgrims from around the globe make their way to the base of Mt. Kailash to join in harmony and celebrate this significant Buddhist festival. They come together to foster peace and goodwill both in human nature and in all creatures everywhere.
What the Saga Dawa Festival Celebrates
The festival is held to commemorate and worship the life of the Buddha. It celebrates the three most vital parts of his life: his birth, nirvana, and his death. Literally meaning “Fourth Month,” the Saga Dawa is an event celebrated in the fourth Tibetan month, throughout the entire month. It is considered one of the most religious ceremonies in Tibet.
The Buddha is said to have asked one of his followers not to adore him with mere lights, incense, and flowers. Rather, after his death, he hoped his followers would adhere to his teaching of being kind, compassionate, and loving in life. This is why during the festival, many of the attendees hand out alms asking the crowds of people to be peaceful and not to kill animals.
How the Festival Is Celebrated
Saga Dawa is known as the “month of merits.” During this time, it is believed that the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied. So observers perform meritorious acts, such as making pilgrimages to sacred places. During the festival, pilgrims make their way to Lhasa and visit the monasteries while taking part in a walk through the Lingkhor path. If you are lucky enough to experience the festival, you can also have lunch in the Dzongyab Lukhang Park. In this beautiful location, you can look out at the many Buddhist followers who have traveled a long way to look out over the mountain and commune with other people from across the world.
Colorful flags and ceremonial garb adorn the festival with something happening from sun up to sun down. Each year, a new prayer flagpole is erected at Mt Kailash during the festival. Once the flagpole reaches 25 meters, people throw ground barley powder to bring themselves good luck. Then some in attendance will begin their “kora,” or their sacred hike around Mt Kailash. Others will instead make 13 circles around the flagpole, the equivalent to one kora.
Tibet is deeply seeded with rich history and traditions. One of the greatest of them is the Saga Dawa Festival at Mt. Kailash （Video）. If you are looking for a religious experience like no other on earth, consider taking a trip to the Tibet Saga Dawa Festival 2019. It is a sight to behold that will never be forgotten. Visit Tibet Saga Dawa Festival 2019 to plan your trip.
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
We're two friends from Italy and we’re planning our summer vacation. We're thinking to get to Lhasa approximately on the 8th or 9th of August and to stay for a week. We would like to know which is your best (cheapest) offer (private or group tour) considering that we don’t have a big budget, with details about what’s included and what’s not.
Thank you so much!!!
Dear Mr. Ma***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I wonder whether you can come to Tibet on 5th Aug, as we have 8days group tour on this date, so I can provide you some discount for the tour. If you want the tour is cheaper, then better for you to join in a group tour, private tour cannot be cheap in Aug as it is the peak season, and everything in its highest cost. And our group size is from 4 to 14 people. Or if you insist the tour on 8th or 9th Aug we can collect people based on that too, but cannot guarantee it will be a group as at least 4 people. Looking forward to your idea about it. Best regards.
Email to Nancy about any question or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side
Email to about any question or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side
2 person from Slovenia,
arrive on 23.06.19 in Kathmandu, departure from Kathmandu on 09.07.19.
10 days Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake.
What will be a total cost for a Tour per Person?
Dear Mr. Jo***,
Greetings from Helen at Budgettibettour. From your inquiry, I see that you are interested in both Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake, here we recommend one 10 days Tibet Mt. Everest plus Namtso Lake group tour to you, and we currently have one departure date on 28th of June, which is suitable for your itinerary. As you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, which takes at least three working days. If you arrive in Kathmandu on 23rd June, you can start to apply for visa on 24th June, and you'll get visa on 26th or 27th, then flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa and join tour starting on 28th June. Firstly, we will apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passports. Next, we will send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passports. Then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for visa for you. Finally, pick up your passport and Chinese Group Visa from our partner and fly to Lhasa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.
Email to Helen about any question or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side