(PRWEB) May 12, 2013
WindhorseTour, a local travel agency with offices in Lhasa, is pleased to announce the Saga Dawa Festival, one of the most influential religious festival in Tibet will be held on 25th, May. They have designed a 15 days Mount Kailash tour for Saga Dawa together with a series of Tibet Festival tours, providing travelers a great chance to explore the unique culture of the Tibetan Buddhism.
En route over this 15 days Mount Kailash tour for Saga Dawa Festival, clients spend 8 days having an overland trip from Lhasa to holy Mount Kailash. These two places are considered the main locations to celebrate Saga Dawa. “The Kora around Mount Kailash on 25th is the most important celebration during the Saga Dawa Festival, In order to catch that sacred moment, we can tailor make the tour to fit our clients’ vacation schedule. “ Helen Wang, the sales manager at WindhorseTour said.
Travelers will participate in the celebration by hanging up their own prayer flags together with other thousands of multi colored flags. Each represents a prayer that someone wants fulfilled. The flags are let to fly in the air so as to increase the potential for answer. Then they will have a 3 days Kora (or trek) along with crowds of pilgrims. Adding to the spectacle of the Tibetans worshipping, the scenery in the area is ruggedly beautiful with rocky cliffs and high snow capped mountain peaks.
Saga Dawa Festival is believed the day that Sakyamuni was born, became Buddha and entered Nirvana. So every year in the fourth month of Tibetan calendar, the Tibetan Buddhists gather together to worship their Buddha. Traditionally all the activities last through the whole month, and the festival reaches its climax on 15th. During the first three days staying in Lhasa, travelers will attend the activities such as having a Kora around the outer part of Lhasa, or lighting butter lamps in the temples with the locals. Then they drive to the Western Tibet, witness the devout Buddhists in different places to celebrate this festival and pay their tribute to the Buddha in their own ways.
For more than 10 years WindhorseTour has been dedicated in offering customized tours throughout Tibet for foreign travelers. They specialize in creating tailor made experiences based on every client’s unique needs and operating groups to all provinces in China. Please visit WindhorseTour.com for more information or contact them.
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