Buddhism is a dominant part of the way of life in Ladakh, the lifestyle here is an intricately woven theme of culture, religion and daily life. This is especially evident and can be witnessed through the many Festivals freckled throughout the year. Most festivals are monastic and signify celebration of the myriad philosophy of Buddhism.

List of festivals in 2018:

Festival Date Venu
Spituk Gustor January 14-15 Spituk Monastery
Leh & Likir Dosmoche February 13-14 Leh & Likir
Yargon Tungshak February 19-22 Nubra (Yarma)
Stok Guru Tsechu February 24-25 Stok
Matho Nagrang March 1-2 Matho Monastery
Saka Dawa 29th May Ladakh
Yuru Kabgyat June 12-13 Lamayuru Monastery
Hemis Tsechu June 23-24 Hemis Monastery
Sachukul Gustor Jun 30 - July 1 Sachukul Monastery
Ladakh Polo Festival July 11-17 Shagran, Chushot Gongma
Stongday Gustor July 1-2 Stongday Monastery
Karsha Gustor July 11-12 Karsha Monastery
Phyang Tsesdup July 11-12 Phyang Monastery
Korzok Gustor July 15-16 Korzok Monastery
Dakthok Tseschu July 22-23 Dakthok Monastery
Sani Nasjal July 26-27 Sani Palace
Deskit Gustor Oct 7-8 Nubra
Ladakh Marathon 9th Sept Leh
Thiksay Gustor Oct 27-28 Thiksay Monastery
Chemday Wangchok|Padum Nov 5-6 Chemday
Galden Namchot Nov 5-6 Ladakh
Ladakhi Losar December 8 Ladakh


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