Festivals

There is beauty in its barrenness. The colors are stark. The Indus River beckons you, curving along the path, taking you to lands forgotten. Clothed in snow, the mountains encircle you as you climb the steps to monasteries perched precariously on cliffs. Watch the lakes change color every minute as you drive through the land of high passes, and feel humbled in the barren landscape. The favorite of all is Pangong Tso, although Tso Moriri comes a close second.

Name of the festival Venue 2013 2014 2015
Spituk Gustor Spituk January 9-10 January 28-29 January 18-19
Dosmoche Leh & Likir Monastery February 8-9 February 27-28 February 17-18
Yargon Tungshak Nubra (Yarma) February 14-15 March 5-6 February 23-24
Stok Guru Tsechu Stok Monastery February 19-20 March 10-11 February 27-28
Matho Nagrang Matho Monastery February 24-25 March 15-16 March 4-5
Saka Dawa All over Ladakh May 25 June 13 June 2
Yuru Kabgyat Lamayuru Monastery June 5-6 June 24-25 June 14 -15
Hemis Tsechu Hemis Monastery June 18-19 July 7-8 June 26-27
Stongday Gustor Zanskar June 26-27 July 15-16 July 4-5
Karsha Gustor Zanskar July 6-7 July 24-25 July 14-15
Phyang Tsesdup Phyang Monastery July 6-7 July 24-25 July 14-15
Sachukul Gustor Sachukul Monastery June 25-26 July 14-15 July 4-5
Korzok Gustor Tsomoriri July 11-12 July 30-31 July 19-20
Dakthok Tseschu Dak thok Monastery July 18-19 August 6-7 July 25-26
Sani Nasjal Zanskar July 21-22 August 9-10 July 30-31
Deskit Gustor Nubra November 1-2 October 21-22 October 10-11
Thiksay Gustor Thiksay November 20-21 November 9-10 October 30-31
Chemday Wangchok/Padum Chemray Monastery November30 December 1 November 20-21 November 9-10
Galden Namchot All over Ladakh December 27 December 16 December 5
Ladakhi Losar All over Ladakh January 2 December 22 December 12