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Ladakh Festivals

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Ladakh Festivals


There are many interesting and colorful festivals that are held in Ladakh, mostly at Monasteries. Every summer in July, a large festival is held at the Ladakhi home of the 14th Dalai Lama in celebration of his birthday. He sometimes attends this celebration. The Hemis Tse Chu Festival is another one that draws large crowds.

If you wish to attend one of these festivals, you can consult the calendar and itineraries below to schedule your trip.


Ladakh Festival Place 2021 2022 2023
Spitok Gustor Spitok Jan 11-12 Jan 30-31 Jan 19-20
Dosmoche Leh, Likir & Deskit Monasteries Feb 9-10 Feb 28-Mar 1 Feb 18-19
Yargon Tungshak Nubra Yarma Feb 15-18 Mar 6-7 Feb 23-24
Stok Guru Tseschu Stok Monastery Feb 21-22 Mar 11-12 Feb 28-Mar 1
Matho Nagrang Matho Monastery Feb 26-27 Mar 17-18 Mar 6-7

Saka Dawa

All over Ladakh May 26 Jun 14 Jun 4

Hemis TSE-CHU

Hemis Monastery Jun 20-21 Jul 9-10 Jun 28-29
Yuru Kabgyat (Lamayuru) Lamayuru Monastery Jun 7-8 Jun 25-26 Jun 15-16
Stongday Gustor Zangskar Jun 27-28 Jul 16-17 Jul 6-7
Zanskar Karsha Gustor Karsha Monastery Jul 7-8 Jul 26-27 Jul 15-16
Ph-Yang Tsedup (Phyang) Phyang Monastery Jul 7-8 Jul 26-27 Jul 15-16
Shachukul Gustor Shachukul Monastery Jun 26-27 Jul 15-16 Jul 5-6
Korzok Gustor (Tsomoriri Lake) Korzok Monastery Jul 13-14 Jul 31-Aug 1 Jul 20-21
Dak-Thok Tse-Chu Dakthok Monastery Jul 19-20 Aug 7-8 Jul 28-29
Sani Naro Nasjal (Zangskar) Sani Monastery, Zanskar Jul 23-24 Aug 11-12 Jul 31-Aug 1
Deskit Gustor Deskit Nubra Oct 4-5 Oct 23-24 Oct 12-13
Thiksey Gustor Thiksey Monastery Nov 22-23 Nov 11-12 Oct 31-Nov 1
Chemday Wangchok Chemday Monastery Dec 2-3 Nov 21-22 Nov 11-12
Galdan Namchot All over Ladakh Dec 29 Dec 18 Dec 7
Losar All over Ladakh Jan 3 Dec 24 Dec 13

FESTIVAL TOUR ITINERARIES

Hemis Tsechu Ladakh

HEMIS TSECHU FESTIVAL TOUR
Attend the Hemis Tsechu Festival, tour the famous monasteries of Ladakh, and visit the Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake.
Duration: 8 days
Accomodations: Hotel
Best time: Follow the Festival Calendar

Likir Monastery Ladakh

LADAKH DOSMOCHAY FESTIVAL TOUR
Attend the Dosmochay festival at Likir and tour other famous monasteries along the Indus Valley and the Nubra Valley.
Duration: 6 days
Accomodations: Hotel
Best time: Follow the Festival Calendar

Monk Dancers Ladakh

LADAKH STOK GURU TSECHU FESTIVAL TOUR
Attend the Stok Guru Tsechu festival and tour the famous monasteries of Ladakh and the Nubra Valley.
Duration: 7 days
Accomodations: Hotel
Best time: Follow the Festival Calendar

Cham Dancers Ladakh

LADAKH YURU KABGYAT FESTIVAL TOUR
Attend the Yuru Kabgyat festival at Lamayuru and tour the famous monasteries of Ladakh and the Nubra Valley.
Duration: 7 days
Accomodations: Hotel/camp
Best time: Follow the Festival Calendar

Monk Dancer Ladakh

LADAKH PHYANG TSEDUP FESTIVAL TOUR
Attend the Phyang Tsedup festival and tour the famous monasteries of Ladakh..
Duration: 6 days
Accomodations: Hotel
Best time: Follow the Festival Calendar



Bhutan Festivals

Bhutan has some of the same festivals as Ladakh, plus a few more. The festival dates and other events dates are as accurate as posiible, and are based on the lunar calendar.


festival dancers



Bhutan Festival Place 2021 2022
Punaka Drubchen Punaka Dzong Feb 19-21 Mar 9-11
Punakha Tsechu Punakha Dzong Feb 22-24 Mar 12-14
Chorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Mar 28 & Apr 11 Apr 30
Gom Kora Tashigang Mar 21-23 Apr 9-11
Paro Tsechu Paro Mar 21-23 Apr 12-16
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang Apr 25-27 May 13-17
Nimalung Tsechu Bumthang Jul 18-20 Jul 7-9
Kurjey Tseschu Bumthang Jun 20 Jul 9
Wangdue Tsechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 14-16 Oct 3-5
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Sep 12 Oct 1
Tamshingphala Choepa Bumthang Sep 16-18 Oct 5-7
Thimphu Tseschu Thimphu Sep 16-20 Oct 5-7
Gangtey Tsechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 18-20 Oct 7-9
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Sep 18-21 Oct 8-10
Jakar Tsechu Bumthang Oct 12-15 Nov 1-3
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 20-22 Nov 8-12
Prakar Festival Bumthang Oct 21-23 Nov 9-11
Mongar Tsechu Mongar Nov 12-14 Dec 1-3
Trashigang Tsechu Trashigang Nov 12-14 Dec 1-3
Nalakhar Tsechu Bumthang Nov 19-21 Dec 8-10
Trongsa Tsechu Trongsa Dec 11-13 Dec 30-Jan 1
Lhuentse Tsechu Lhuentse Dec 11-13 Dec 30-Jan 1


Bhutan Tsechu



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