In this article, I will share Ladakh festival dates in the year 2023. If you are planning a trip to Ladakh in near future and would like to attend any of the local festivals, you can draft your itinerary according to the schedule below.
If you want to truly experience the culture of a region, perhaps the best way out is to visit there at a festive time. Festivals are a time of merry-making when the true heritage, beliefs, and values of a place and its people come to the front. Ladakh is no exception to this theory.
A common thought is that Ladakh is a barren wasteland; where the prominent colors are the brown of the mountains, white of the snow, and blue of the lakes.
To some extent, it holds true but would you be surprised if I told you that Ladakh is way more colorful than you ever imagined? Attend any of the fairs and festivals of Ladakh and you are bound to be mesmerized by the colorful celebration of every aspect of life here.
The post below only contains the dates of the festivals but if you want to know more, please take a look at Details of Festivals Celebrated in Ladakh and Zanskar Valley.
Ladakh Festival Dates 2023
Mentioned below are the dates of festivals in Ladakh in 2023.
|Fairs and Festivals of Ladakh||Monastery / Location||Month||2022||2023|
|Spituk Gustor Festival||Spituk||January||30 – 31 Jan||19 – 20 Jan|
|Dosmoche Festival||Leh, Likir, Diskit||February||28 Feb – 1 Mar||18 – 19 Feb|
|Yargon Tungshak Festival||Yarma (Nubra Valley)||February||6 – 7 Mar||23 – 24 Feb|
|Stok Guru Tseschu Festival||Stok||February||11 – 12 Mar||28 Feb – 1 Mar|
|Matho Nagrang Festival||Matho||February||17 – 18 Mar||6 – 7 Mar|
|Ladakh Monlam Chenmo Festival||Leh||May||21–25 May||11 – 14 May|
|Buddha Jayanti (Vaisakha Purnima)||Leh||May||16-May||05-May|
|Saga Dawa Duchen Festival (Jipe Chonga)||All over Ladakh||May||14-Jun||04-Jun|
|Yuru Kabgyat Festival||Lamayuru||June||25 – 26 June||15 – 16 June|
|Silk Route Festival||Sumoor (Nubra Valley)||June||June 23 – 24||23 – 24 June|
|Sindhu Darshan Festival||Sindhu Ghat||June|
|Sand Dune Festival||Hunder (Nubra Valley)||July||July 1 – 2||1 – 2 July|
|Dalai Lama’s Birthday||Choglamsar||July||Jul 6||06-Jul|
|Hemis Tseschu Festival||Hemis||June||9 – 10 July||28 – 29 June|
|Shachukul Kabgyat Festival||Shachukul (Durbuk)||June||July 15 – 16||5 – 6 July|
|Stongdey Gustor Festival||Stongdey (Zanskar)||June||16 – 17 July||6 – 7 July|
|Ladakh Polo Festival||Chushot||July||July 11 – 17||11 – 17 July|
|Karsha Gustor Festival||Karsha (Zanskar)||July||26 – 27 July||15 – 16 July|
|Phyang Tsedup Festival||Phyang||July||26 – 27 July||15 – 16 July|
|Korzok Gustor Festival||Korzok (Tsomoriri)||July||31 Jul – 1 Aug||20 – 21 July|
|Takthok Tsechu Festival||Takthok||July||7 – 8 Aug||28 – 29 July|
|Sani Naro Nasjal Festival||Sani (Zanskar)||July||11 – 12 Aug||Jul 31 – Aug 1|
|Ladakh Festival||Leh||September||Sep 1 – 15||1 – 15 Sep|
|Diskit Gustor Festival||Diskit (Nubra Valley)||October||23 – 24 Oct||12 – 13 Oct|
|Thiksey Gustor Festival||Thiksey||November||11 – 12 Nov||31 Oct – 1 Nov|
|Chemrey Angchok Festival||Chemrey||December||21 – 22 Nov||11 – 12 Nov|
|Galdan Namchot Festival||All over Ladakh||December||18-Dec||07-Dec|
|Ladakhi Losar (New year)||All over Ladakh||January||24-Dec||13-Dec|
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