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Chhams or mask dance festival provides a spectacular show, performed by lamas in the Monastery courtyard to celebrate religious festivals, demonstrating perfect foot work and grace. The performers or costumed Lamas with gaily painted masks, ceremonial swords and sparkling jewels, leap and swing to the rhythm of resounding drums, trumpeting of horns and chanting of monks enacting a story of good winning over evil. A trip to Ladakh is incomplete without attending at least one of these traditional feats in the form of festivals in various monasteries.

 

Name of the festival

Venue

2018

2019

2020

Spituk Gustor

Spituk Monastery

January 14-15

January 3-4

January 22-23

Leh & Likir Dosmochey

Leh & Likir

February 13-14

February2-3

February21-23

Yargon Tungshak

Nubra (Yarma)

February19-22

February8-9

February 27-28

Stok Guru Tsechu

Stok

February 24-25

February 15-17

March 3-4

Matho Nagrang

Matho

March 1-2

February 18-19

March 8-9

Saka Dawa

Ladakh

29 May

17 June

5 June

Yuru Kabgyat

Lamayuru Monastery

June 12-13

July 29-30

June 18-19

Hemis Tsechu

Hemis Monastery

July 23-24

July 11-12

June 30-July 1

Sachukul Gustor

Sachukul Monastery

June 30-July 1

July 19-20

July 7-8

Ladakh Polo Festival

Shagran, Chushot Gongma

July 11-17

July 11-17

July 11-17

Stongday Gustor

Stongdey Monastery

July 1-2

July 20-21

July 8-9

Karsha Gustor

Karsha Monastery

July 11-12

July 30-31

July 18-19

Phyang Tsesdup

Phyang Monastery

July 11-12

July 30-31

July 18-19

Korzok Gustor

Korzok Monastery

July 15-16

August 3-4

July 23-24

Dakthok Tseschu

Dakthok Monastery

July 22-23

August 10-11

July29-30

Sani Nasjal

Sani Palace

July 26-27

August 14-15

August 2-3

Deskit Gustor

Diskit Monastery

October 7-8

October 26-27

October 14-15

Thiksay Gustor

Thiksey Monastery

October 27-28

November 15-16

November 3-4

Chemday Wangchok

Chemrey Monastery

November 5-6

November 24-25

November 13-14

Galden Namchot

Ladakh

November 5-6

November 24-25

November 13-14

Ladakhi Losar

Ladakh

December 8

December 27

December 15