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Festivals Of Ladakh

The lesser-known side of Ladakh is reflected in the vivid hues of its festivities that celebrate every big and small event with the same enthusiasm. The warmth of feeling of togetherness and belonging implants a deep-rooted love and respect for the snow-covered land. Our best budget hotel in Leh Ladakh infusesthe goodness of diversity through our food and accommodation while letting you embrace the colors of Ladakh’s celebrations.

Ladakh is a land of the rich heritage that is profusely reflective of the festive celebrations. Adventure activities in Leh Ladakh, when coupled by these frolic involvements,adds to the charm of this phenomenal expedition.

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Spituk Gustor Age-old Tibetan Buddhism ritual that celebrates the winters through masked performances carried by locals and tourists together. Experience the bliss of Spituk Gustor with thebest hotel for couple in Leh. Spituk Monastery January 19-20 January 9-10 January 27-28
Leh & Likir Dosmochey It is the last festival of New Year celebration that indicates the eradication of evil and the rise of the nice. An exciting dance performance takes place in the patio of the old chapel. Ladakh tour packages for couples and families aids in comfortable coverage of the festival Leh & Likir February 18-19 February 7-8 February 26-27
Yargon Tungshak People from far and near gather to become a part of this energetic celebration that takes place in late winters with well-known Cham Dance (masked dance) that leaves a magical spell on the viewers. Nubra (Yarma) February 22-23 February 12-13 February 3-4
Stok Guru Tseschu Held in the first month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, Stock Guru Tseschu is celebrated in accordance with Guru Rinpoche’s (Padmasambhava) birthday. Putting on best robes, splendid masked performances take place, reflecting different gods and goddesses. Stok March 01-02 February 19-20 February 9-10
Matho Nagrang A zealous festival marked by the celebrations where monks of the monastery performing on cultural songs. MathoNagrang is celebrated at a Matho monastery on the 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar. Experience the adventure activities in Leh Ladakh accompanied by vibrant celebrations with Cho Palace. Matho March 06-07 February 23-24 February 13-14
Saka Dawa Dedicated as the month honoring the Buddha’s life, Saka Dawa is the most sacred of Buddhist holidays that celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha Shakyamuni. Any good deed during this time is said to manifest blessings that are multiplied many times over. Ladakh June 04 May 23 June 11
Shey Dool lo(Rul lo) Dedicated as the month honoring the Buddha’s life, Saka Dawa is the most sacred of Buddhist holidays that celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha Shakyamuni. Any good deed during this time is said to manifest blessings that are multiplied many times over. Shey March 22 March 10 March 291
Yuru Kabgyat An essential event with 2 days celebration at the pre-historic Lamayuru Monastery. An enthusiastic affair connecting people from all around. Lamayuru Monastery June 15-16 June 3-4 June 22-23
Hemis Tseschu Honoring the birth of Guru Padma Sambhav, 2 days celebration, featuring masked performances by the lamas takes place that signals the guardian divinities of the Drugpa order to which Hemis belongs. Hemis Monastery June 28-29 June 16-17 June 22-23
Sachukul Gustor Sachukul Gustor celebration goes on for two days and finishes with the circulation of conciliatory cake known as storma. It is imperative to book a Ladakh visit bundle that incorporates convenience, nourishment, and voyaging offices. Sachukul Monastery June 05-06 June 23-24 June 12-13
Ladakh Polo Festival Away from the bustling city life, this six days festival makes you aware of the authentic summer life of Ladakh village. Local games like polo, archery, local drama, delicious cuisines, etc. are available here. Shagran, Chuchot Gongma July 11-17 July 11-17 July 11-17
Stongday Gustor An annual celebration held with pomp and show that is marked with the famous contribution in the PhyangTsesduporm of dance by the monks of the monastery. This colorful yearly event remembers the victory of good over evil and keeps the spirits of this feeling alive. Stongday Monastery June 05-06 June 23-24 June 12-13
H.H. The Dalai Lama Birthday The 14th Dalai Lama was born in the Wood-Pig Year, 5th month, 5th day of the Tibetan Calendar, or 6 July 1935. Known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people, he is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet and the retired political leader of Tibet. Jewetsal(choglamsar) July 06 July 06 July 06
Karsha Gustor Colors, music, dance; Karsha Gustor is a beautiful blend of exuberant cultural performances. Just like many other festivals, it also glorifies the greater purpose that we should adhere to, that is, right over wrong and good over evil always prevails. Karsha Monastery July 15-16 July 3-4 July 22-23
Phyang Tsesdup Following the same manner as the other monasteries, the monks adorn colorful brocade silk robes and masks depicting gods and goddesses. During the festival, a large thangka of SkyobaGikstenGonbo is placed in the courtyard. Phyang Monastery July 15-16 July 3-4 July 22-23
Korzok Gustor Pulling in numerous Tibetan level migrant herders, the festival is known for its black hat dance to keep up the spirits of ancient Buddhists festival. People from all around dress up in their best outfits and walk for days to attend the festival. Korzok Monastery July 21-22 July 9-10 July 27-28
Dakthok Tseschu The word implies dark shake in Ladhak. DakthokTseschu alludes towards a sanctuary that is a piece of the DakThok community here. Dakthok Monastery July 28-29 July 16-17 August 4-5
Sani Nasjal The festival honors the unveiling of the statue of Naropa every year. It is held by Sani Monastery, order’s only monastery in Zanskar where nuns are allowed to stay. Sani Palace July 31- August 01 July 20-21 August 8-9
Tingang Tseskarmo Tingang Tseskarmo is an annual festival celebration in Tingmosgang(ladakh). Tingmosgang August 01 July 21 August 9
Shey Shey is a village in the Leh district of Ladakh, India. It is located in the Leh tehsil, 15 km from Leh towards Hemis. Shey was founded as the capital of Ladakh Srubla Shey August 26 September 13 September 2
Diskit Gustor Unfolding unique celebrations that reflects the fun and flare atmosphere, Diskit Gustor conveys the life of the Diskit Monastery. The feature of this festival denotes the model of the wrongs and their representatives relinquishing. Wearing long veils and joined by music, Lamas perform Cham Dance. Different melodic instruments play soul relieving melodies. Diskit Monastery October 12-13 October 30-31 October 19-20
Nyoma Gustor Nyoma gustor is an annual festival celebration in nyoma changthang(ladakh). Gustor in the local ladakhi language means 'Sacrifice of the 29th day' and is the traditional ritual to the monasteries held in the 27th, 28th and 29th of the 8th month of the tibetan calendar and this festival is since a symbolizes victory of good over evil. The main purpose of this festival is for the world peace, happiness and for the welfare of all beings! Nyoma October 12-13 October 30-31 October 19-20
Thiksay Gustor Here, the re-enactment of the assassination of the traitor king Lang Darma is carried out. Commencing with the early morning prayers, the festival concludes with the distribution of the sacrificial cake. Thiksay Monastery October 31-November 01 November 18-19 November 8-9
Chemday Wangchok The festival, denoting the victory of right over wrong, showcases genius celebrations where the priests mark ‘cover move’ for two days. 365 years old community begins the festivities on the second day with a mandal Pooja. Chemrey Monastery November 11-12 November 28-29 November 17-18
Galdan Namchot GaldanNamchot commemorates the birthday of the Tibetan saint and scholar; Tsongkhapa. The festival marks the beginning of new year celebrations in Ladakh. Ladakh December 07 December 25 December 14
Ladakhi Losar One of the most important festivals in the region, Ladakhi Loser witnesses the age-old tradition with priests offering their religious prayers to their deities. It is the celebration of hope and faith which is celebrated in Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan also in its own ways. Ladakh December 13 December 31 December 20