The birthday of great Tibetan 'saint' Padmasambhava is celebrated with three days of masked dancing, much of which retells the story of his life. The main event is held on the 10th and 11th days of the fifth lunar m…
The most colourful traditional festival in the Leh area is held from the 26th to 28th of the 11th Tibetan month. The highlight is a series of chaam masked dances, with the steeply raked steps behind the dukhang (Tib…
A new weeklong series of events focused on a polo tournament and also including cultural events, especially on opening day. Held at Chushot, just across the bridge from Choglamsar en route to Matho.
An entertaining cycle of Buddhist dances, polo, music and archery.
Depending on how far you can push your lung capacity, choose the 7km 'fun' run, a half- or full marathon, or a 71km ultramarathon that goes right over the Khardung La – a pass of over 5600m.
During this famous festival, Matho monastery oracles perform daring acrobatics while effectively blindfolded, ‘seeing’ only through the fearsome ‘eyes’ painted on their chests. They also engage in ritual acts of sel…
A new venue is under construction but until that's completed, international ice hockey teams play on Karzoo Pond, which is transformed into an outdoor rink for the event.
This vibrant new celebration of Nubra Valley culture includes archery contests, camel riding, dances and traditional food stalls.
Small tourist festival with the usual selection of archery and masked dances, plus camel rides on the dune area where it's held.
Royal oracles at the modest Stok Gompa make predictions about the future during Stok’s important Guru Tse-Chu festival.