Ladakh Festival Dates 2020 – Updated List

by Vargis.Khan

Continuing from the previous article where I provided information on festivals celebrated in Ladakh; in this article I will share Ladakh festival dates in the year 2018, 19 and 2020. If you are planning a trip there in near future and would like to attend any of the local festivals; you can plan your trip according to the schedule below.

Festival Dates in Ladakh

Mentioned below are the dates of festivals in Ladakh in 2020.

Spituk Gustor

  • Venue: Spituk Monastery
  • Date 2020: January 22 – 23

Leh & Likir Dosmochey

  • Venue: Leh & Likir
  • Date 2020: February 21 – 23

Yargon Tungshak

  • Venue: Nubra (Yarma)
  • Date 2020: February 27 – 28

Stok Guru Tsechu

  • Venue: Stok
  • Date 2020: March 3 – 4

Matho Nagrang

  • Venue: Matho
  • Date 2020: March 8 – 9

Saka Dawa

  • Venue: Ladakh
  • Date 2020: 5 June

Yuru Kabgyat

  • Venue: Lamayuru Monastery
  • Date 2020: June 18 – 19

Hemis Tsechu

  • Venue: Hemis Monastery
  • Date 2020: June 30 – July 1

Sachukul Gustor

  • Venue: Sachukul Monastery
  • Date 2020: July 7 – 8

Ladakh Polo Festival

  • Venue: Shagran, Chushot Gongma
  • Date 2020: July 11 – 17

Stongday Gustor

  • Venue: Stongdey Monaster
  • Date 2020: July 8 – 9

Karsha Gustor

  • Venue: Karsha Monastery
  • Date 2020: July 18 – 19

Phyang Tsesdup

  • Venue: Phyang Monastery
  • Date 2020: July 18 – 19

Karzok Gustor

  • Venue: Karzok Monastery
  • Date 2020: July 23 – 24

Dakthok Tseschu

  • Venue: Dakthok Monastery
  • Date 2020: July29 – 30

Sani Nasjal

  • Venue: Sani Palace
  • Date 2020: August 2 – 3

Deskit Gustor

  • Venue: Diskit Monastery
  • Date 2020: October 14 – 15

Thiksay Gustor

  • Venue: Thiksey Monastery
  • Date 2020: November 3 – 4

Chemday Wangchok

  • Venue: Chemrey Monastery
  • Date 2020: November 13 – 14

Galden Namchot

  • Venue: Ladakh
  • Date 2020: November 13 – 14

Ladakhi Losar

  • Venue: Ladakh
  • Date 2020: December 15

Sindhu Darshan Festival

  • Venue: Leh
  • Date 2020: 12 to 14 June

Silk Route Festival 

  • Venue: Nubra Valley
  • Date 2020: 23 & 24 June

Tegar Heritage Tourism Festival

  • Venue: Nubra Valley
  • Date 2020: 27 & 28 July

Ladakh Festival

  • Venue: Leh
  • Date 2020: 25 to 28 September

Dosmoche Festival

  • Venue: Likir
  • Date 2020: 21 to 23 February

Ladakh Festival Dates – Conclusion

I hope the information above regarding festival dates in Ladakh was helpful. If you have any further question; or have some other information to share; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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Lisa Merrill November 4, 2019 - 5:28 am

Can you tell me the dates of the Ladakh Harvest Festival in 2020? And are there any others in the area in September?

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Priyanka June 2, 2019 - 6:35 am

Is the yuru kabgyat festival happening on 29-30 June or 29-30 Jul 2019? You’ve written July but i read at 2-3 other places that its in June. Can you please confirm if possible?

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knox bell August 18, 2019 - 12:44 pm

has the ladakh festival in Leh been cancelled for september 2019?

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durga glaser April 18, 2019 - 6:12 pm

Are you 100% positive that Sept 25-28 are dates for ladakh festival 2019? because the manager at grand dragon hotel still says J&K Tourism still hasn’t proclaimed those dates? Also is each festival day different so that we should stay all 3 days in leh to see the festival? We plan to spend 7 or 8 nights in Ladakh, 2 in nubra valley, do monastery tour from leh, concerned about high altitude so may not go up to lakes. What’s your opinion? Thanks a lot, Durga

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Ronald Carlson November 22, 2018 - 9:13 pm

Vargis or Glenn, What were the actual dates for the Lafakh Fest in 2918? W are planning to tour the area in 2019 and would like to know if Sept. 25-28 is relaiable. We have seen various dates for 2017-2019.

Regards, Ron and Joy, Lakeland Minnesota, USA

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Vargis.Khan November 23, 2018 - 4:01 pm

Hi Ronald – This year the festival was held from 20th to 23rd of September.

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Vargis.Khan November 23, 2018 - 4:04 pm

But yes, to answer your question, a date between 20th to 30th September is safe to assume. The actual dates of the festival in Ladakh change and get announced by the Lamas each year.

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glenn matsumoto September 3, 2018 - 4:03 am

Vargis:
Thanks as ususal for you amazing and very generous sharing of valuable informa
tion to traveller like myself. On one item, I would kindly ask your reconfirmation of 2018 Ladakh Festival dates so we can ascertain exactly when the final dates of the 2018 Ladakh Festival is being held in September.

We have seen several differing dates online, from 20-23 SEPT to 25-28 SEPT 2018 and even one 1-15 SEPT 2018, which seems way out of whack….

We need to confirm now exactly when the Festival starts and ends.
Can the dates of 25-28 September be confirmed?

Please advise; thank you.

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Vargis.Khan November 6, 2018 - 8:26 pm

Hi Glenn – Sorry I missed replying to your comment well in time.

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PARTHA SARATHI BISWAS August 19, 2018 - 7:35 pm

You are so humble and so nice.

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Vargis.Khan November 6, 2018 - 8:26 pm

Thanks Partha Bhai

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