Festival Dates of ladakh

Festivals of Ladakh

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Ladakh in the North West Indian Himalaya is known by many names - Heaven Between Earth and the Sky, Little Tibet, Peaks and Lamas, Shangri La, etc. Ladakh has facinated many historians, adventure travellers, philosphers, writters, photographers, mountaineers, artists, painters, caravans, traders, monks, saints, sages and many ancient travellers. Ladakh also falls on the popular ancient Silk Route connecting East Asia and the Europe. Nubra is an important stopover valley for many silk route travellers. 

Cultural and Spiritual atmospheres in ancient ladakh attracted many researchers and writters. Cultural and Spiritual presentations in the form of calender  -  festivals like Losar celebration, monastic mask dance festivals and dance performances entertained these travellers to Ladakh. Some of the important Festivals of Ladakh listed bellow are attractions of Ladakh and many a tourist specially travelling from far and wide visit Ladakh to witness these living ancient exotic spiritual performances. 

Monastic Festivals of Ladakh like the Likir Dosmochey or Likir Festival, Stok Guru Tseshu or Stok Festival, Matho Nagrang or Matho Festival, Spituk Festival all fall in winter months. Monastic Festivals like Hemis Festival, Lamayuru Festival, Phyang Festival fall in Summer months. Monastic Festival like Thiksay Festival, Chemday Festival fall in Autumn months.

To add to these ancient spiritual and cultural festivals, many new celebrations by the Union Territory of Ladakh are also organized like the Ladakh Festvial, Ladakh Bird Festival, Ladakh Conclave, Ladakh Winter Festival, Winter Ice Clmbing Festival, etc... 



Festival name Location Dates 2022 Dates 2023
Spituk Gustor Spituk Monastery 30-31 Jan 19-20 Jan
Dosmochey Leh, Likir, Diskit 28-01 Mar 18-19 Feb
Stok Guru Tsechu Stok Palace 11-12 Mar 28-01 Mar
Matho Nagrang Matho Monastery 17-18 Mar 06-07 Mar
Shey Doo Lhoo Shey Monastery 01 Apr 21 Mar
Saka Dawa All over Ladakh 14 Jun 04 Jun
Sindhu Darshan near Shey village xx-xx Jun xx-xx Jun
Yuru Kabgyat Lamayuru Monastery 26-27 Jun 16-17 Jun
Hemis Tsechu Hemis Monastery 09-10 Jul 28-29 Jun
Shachukul Kabgyat Shachukul Monastery 15-16 Jul 05-06 Jul
Phyang Tserup Phyang Monastery 26-27 Jul 15-16 Jul
Korzok Gustor Korzok Monastery 31-01 Aug 20-21 Jul
Takthok Tsechu Takthok Monastery 07-08 Aug 28-29 Jul
Ladakh Festival Leh town xx-xx Sep xx-xx Sep
Diskit Gustor Diskit Monastery 23-24 Oct 12-13 Oct
Thiksey Gustor Thiksey Monastery 11-12 Nov 31-01 Nov
Chemrey Wangchok Chemrey Monastery 21-22 Nov 11-12 Nov
Galdan Namchot All over Ladakh 18 Dec 07 Dec
Ladakhi Losar (New Year) All over Ladakh 24 Dec 13 Dec