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.


Sep 20
Venue: All over Ladakh
Start Date: 20th September 2017  End Date: 26th September 2017

Every year Ladakh festival is celebrated from 20th to 26th September in Leh and its villages.

Oct 17
Venue: Nubra
Start Date: 17th October 2017  End Date: 18th October 2017

Nov 6
Venue: Thiksay
Start Date: 6th November 2017  End Date: 7th November 2017

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

Nov 16
Venue: Chemray Monastery
Start Date: 16th November 2017  End Date: 17th November 2017

Dec 12
Venue: All over Ladakh
Start Date: 12th December 2017  End Date: 12th December 2017

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

Dec 30
Venue: All over Ladakh
Start Date: 30th December 2017  End Date: 30th December 2017

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

Jun 23
Venue: Hemis Monastery
Start Date: 23rd June 2018  End Date: 24th June 2018

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