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Home > India Fair & Festival Tours > Hemis Festival Ladakh
Hemis Festival, Ladakh

Date : 26 - 27 June 2015
Highlights : Colorful and Vibrant celebration of Buddhist dance festival, Sacred dances, beautiful handicrafts and special musical performances

Hemis is the name of the biggest monastery in Ladakh. The festival of Hemis is a colorful two-day affair that falls on the 10th day (called Tse-Chu in the local language) of the Tibetan lunar month and the courtyard of Hemis Gompa is the stage for this world famous festival. This festival is a celebration of the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibet Buddhism. This 200 years old tradition introduced by Ladakh's ruling family in 18th century, is a two days colourful festival when the resident Lamas of Ladakh perform sacred masked dance leading to the destruction of the sacrificial offerings. These masks represent various guardian divinities of the Dugpaorder, of which Hemis is the leading establishment in the region. As the Hemis festival is held during the peak summer season. It attracts the largest number of people from within and outside Ladakh.

Duration : 12 Nights & 13 Days
Destination :
Delhi - Leh - Hemis - Shey - Thiksey - Nubra Valley - Dah Hanu - Uletokpo - Alchi - Likir - Leh - Delhi