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.

Jun 9
Venue: All over Ladakh
Start Date: 9th June 2017  End Date: 9th June 2017

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

Jun 12
Venue: Shey Manla
Start Date: 12th June 2017  End Date: 14th June 2017

Sindhu Darshan is celebrated in Shey Manla, located 8 kms away from the main city of Leh.

Jun 21
Venue: Lamayuru Monastery
Start Date: 21st June 2017  End Date: 22nd June 2017

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

Jul 3
Venue: Hemis Monastery
Start Date: 3rd July 2017  End Date: 4th July 2017

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

Jul 12
Venue: Stongdey Monastery
Start Date: 12th July 2017  End Date: 13th July 2017

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.

Jul 21
Venue: Karsha monastery
Start Date: 21st July 2017  End Date: 22nd July 2017

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.

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.