December 18, 2017 Boro

Ladakh Festivals Calendar

chaam mask dance at ladakh festivals

Ladakh Festival Calendar is important to one who wants to capture and feel the culture of Ladakh. This hamlet of trans-Himalayas is well known for their rich, vibrant and colorful culture.  The daily life of Ladakhi people in a town may look more western dressed up to fit today’s world, but a festival will surely be ethnic as it was 100 years ago. During the festival, the locals get dressed up in traditional clothes, where men wear cummerbunds and women wear vibrant headgears and loads of jewelry. 

The most mysterious form of celebration is the mystic mask dance. The Lamas perform a sacred masked dance, known as Chaam, while they are accompanied by musical drums, longhorns, and cymbals.  The Mask Dances of Ladakh are referred collectively as chams Performance. Chams performance is a fundamental part of the Tantric tradition. Chams are performed only in the monasteries that practice Vajrayana teachings of tantric Buddhism.

The word Gustor means festival in Ladakh. The name of the location, more specifically the monastery, as a prefix to gustor will define the name of the festival. Ladakhis follow lunar calendar to determine the dates of the festivals. That’s why a slight deviation may occur from below expected dates of festivals.  We will update the dates as we are informed of any such changes.  Have a look and plan your vacation accordingly to join a journey of cultural Ladakh.


For any detail information about Ladakh Festivals Date and venue drop a note to

Name of festivalsVenue20192020
Ladakh Tourism Festivals
Sindhu Darshan FestivalLeh sindhu ghatJun 12-14Jun 12-14
Silk Route FestivalNubra ValleyJun 23-24Jun 23-24
Ladakh Polo FestivalShagran, Chushot GongmaJul 11-17Jul 11-17
Tegar Nubra Heritage Tourism FestivalTegar Nubra ValleyJul 27-28Jun 27-28
Aryan Festival Dha HanuAug 30-31Aug 30-31
Ladakh Festival LehSep 27-28Sep 27-28
Ladakh Ethnic Festivals
Spituk GustorSpituk MonasteryJan 3-4Jan 22-23
DosmocheyLeh & LikirFeb 2-3Feb 21-23
Yargon TungshakNubra (Yarma)Feb 8 – 9Feb 27-28
Stok Guru TsechuStok villageFeb 15–17Mar 3–4
Matho NagrangMathoFeb 18-19Mar 8-9
Saka DawaLadakhJun 17Jun 5
Yuru KabgyatLamayuru Monastery Jul 29 – 30 Jun 18 – 19
His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s BirthdayChoklamsarJul 6Jul 6
Hemis TseschuHemis MonasteryJul 11-12Jun30 – 1Jul
Sachukul GustorSachukul MonasteryJul 19–20Jul 7–8
Stongday GustorStongdey MonasteryJul 20–21Jul 8-9
Karsha GustorKarsha MonasteryJul 30-31Jul 18-19
Phyang TsesdupPhyang MonasteryJul 30-31Jul 18-19
Korzok gustorTsomoriri Karzok MonasteryAug 3-4Jul 23-24
Temisgam TseskarmoTemisgam MonasteryAug 15Jul
Dakthok TsechuDakthok MonasteryAug 10-11Jul 29-30
Sani Naro NasjalZanskar Sani PalaceAug 14-15Aug 2-3
Deskit GustorDiskit MonasteryOct 26 – 27Oct 14 – 14
Nyoma GustorNyoma MonasteryOct 26-27Oct 26-27
Thiksay GustorThiksey MonastryNov 15-16Nov 3-4
ChamdeyGustorChemdey MonasteryNov 24–25Nov 13-14
Galden NamchotLadakhNov 24-25Nov 13-14
Ladakhi LosarLadakhDec 27Dec 15


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