Monastery festival dates for 2018 in Ladakh

These are the dates for monastery and other festivals/important happenings in Ladakh in the year 2018.
Subject to Change.

January 2018

Spituk Gustor

14,-15. January 2018 in Spituk


February 2018

Dosmochey

13.-14. February 2018 in Leh and Likir


Yargon Tungshak

19.-20. February 2018 in Yarma (Nubra)


Stok Guru Tsechu

24.-25. February 2018 in Stok


March 2018

Matho Nagrang

1.-2. March 2018 in Matho


May 2018

Saka Dawa*

29. May 2018 all over Ladakh


June 2018

Yuru Kabgyad

11-12. June 2018 in Lamayuru


Hemis Tseschu

23.-24. June 2018 in Hemis


Shachukul Gustor

30. June- 01. July 2018 in Shachukul


July 2018

Stonge Gustor

1.-2. July 2018 in Stongde (Zanskar)


Karsha Gustor

11-12. July 2018 in Karsha (Zanskar)


Phyang Tserup

11.-12. July 2018 in  Phyang


Korzok Gustor

15.-16. July 2018 in Korzok (Tsomoriri)


Thakthok Tseschu

22.-23. July 2018 in Sakti


Sani Naro Nasjal

26.-27. July 2018 in Sani (Zanskar)


October 2018

Diskit Gustor

7.-8. October 2018 in Diskit (Nubra)


Thiksey Gustor

27.-28 October 2018 in Thiksey


November 2018

Chemde Angchok

5.-6. November 2018 in Chemde


December 2018

Galdan Namchot**

2. December all over Ladakh


Losar***

8. December all over Ladakh


* Saka Dawa is the most important Tibetan Buddhist festival day – celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana!

** Galdan Namchot is celebrated to commemorate Tsongkhapa, a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Galdan Namchot also marks the beginning of the new year celebrations in Ladakh.

*** Losar is the New Year. Note that in Ladakh there is a different date for Losar than in Tibet and other tibetan societies.