After the Galdan Namchot, is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Tsogkha pa, founder of Gelukpa School, The Losar (New Year) festivities begin. Losar falls in the 11th month of Tibetan calendar, which is 2 months ahead of Tibetan New Year. In the 17th century, King Jamyang Namgyal thought about leading an expedition against the Baltistan forces in winter, as well as a celebration of the festival. During the festival, Gods, ancestors and animals are fed properly without delay. Walls of the kitchen of the locals, are painted with images of Ibex, an auspicious symbol believing that it will usher-in good luck. A procession of fire (Metho) is organized to ward off evil spirits.