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Festivals in Ladakh


Perhaps there is no better time to tour Ladakh region then during the festive season. Ladakh comes alive during festivals, when people from different corners of Ladakh converge at one place to celebrate and enjoy the festive spirit. Festivals are in fact the best way to get a feel of the Ladakhi culture.

List of Festivals in Ladakh
Venue: Thiksay
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Nov9

Thiksey Gustor, is a 2-day festival celebrated in Ladakh. This festival is celebrated at various monasteries of Thiksey.

Venue: Chemray Monastery
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Nov20

Venue: Nubra
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Nov21

Venue: All over Ladakh
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Dec16

The Galdan Namchot festival in Ladakh is celebrated for commemorating the birthday and the Buddhahood of the Tibetan saint-scholar, Tsongkhapa.

Venue: All over Ladakh
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Dec22

After the Galdan Namchot, is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Tsogkha pa, founder of Gelukpa School.

Venue: Nubra (Yarma)
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Feb23

Venue: Matho Monastery
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Mar4

Matho Nagrang is celebrated at a Matho monastery on the 15th day of the 1st month of the Tibetan calendar.

Venue: All over Ladakh
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Jun2

The Saga Dawa festival is celebrated on the 4th month of the Tibetan calendar.

Venue: Lamayuru Monastery
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Jun14

Yuru Kabgyat is a two-day festival that takes place in the month of July in the Lamayuru monastery

Venue: Hemis Monastery
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Jun26

Hemis Gompa, the largest and richest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh plays host to the popular yearly festival day called Hemis Tsechu.

Venue: Stongdey Monastery
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Jul4

The Stonday Gustor festival is an annual celebration held in the month of June. The venue for Stongday Festival is the Stongday monastery in Zanskar region of Ladakh.

Venue: Karsha monastery
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Jul14

Karsha Gustor festival, is celebrated at Karsha monastery, the largest one in Zanskar in terms of the resident months, as it is home to around 100 lamas.








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