Hemis festival Ladakh 2020 is the most famous festival in Ladakh, continues for two days. The head monk of the monastery begins this festival in the Hemis monastery which is 40 minutes drive to Leh. Local people get together and celebrate their rituals, while the lamas perform a colorful feature of this festival know as mask dance. Some people play musical instruments like drums, longhand cymbals & people enjoy the market.

Hemis festival Ladakh


Hemis festival 2020 dates - Starts from 30 June 2020 - ends - 01 July 2020 


The reason to celebrate Hemis is the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. Buddhists believe he fought against evil to save his followers. The people of this monastery celebrates their Guru birthday.

25 June 2020 : Leh 
Arrival at Delhi airport early in the morning. Handling of customs formalities and meeting with the guide who will accompany you to the national terminal to take the flight to Leh. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and lunch at the restaurant. Leh is the biggest city of Ladakh, the union territory of India, also nicknamed "Little Tibet", is located at an altitude of 3500 meters, so you need to be able to relax and acclimatize to the Himalayan altitude. 

26 June 2020 : Leh 
Departure for Shey, the ancient capital of Ladakh located 15 km from Leh. Here, between the heights of a hill with a breathtaking view, stands one of the most evocative monasteries in the region, dating back to 1655 and containing the famous statue of the golden Buddha. The enveloping spiritual atmosphere will capture your mind and you will have time to enjoy the benefits. Continue to the Thiksey monastery, which stands alone on the slopes of a rock formation above the homonymous village and is home to 60 Buddhist monks. Finally, visit the Spituk monastery, belonging to the Gelug sect. Return to Leh.

27 June 2020 :  Nubra  
Departure for the spectacular Nubra Valley, to reach it will cross the highest road in the world, incredibly panoramic and suggestive until you reach and pass the Khardung-la pass (5,359 m). Upon arrival, after settling into the tented camp, walk in the Samsthaling monastery.

28 June 2020 :  Diskit e Hunder
Visit Diskit monastery, the largest and oldest in the Nubra Valley, Enveloped in its mystical atmosphere, the painted white Gompa rises among the bare rocks of the mountain that overlooks the floodplains of the Shyok river, offering a picturesque setting. Through a staircase made of stones, you reach the prayer halls and the hall that houses the statue of Buddha. In the afternoon, you reach the dunes of the Himalayan desert, incredibly enclosed by the mountains at an altitude of 3000 m and crossed by the Indus river; here you can take a walk along the river and through the dunes, where you can meet the Bactrian camels.    

29 June 2020 :  Leh
Drive to Leh, again following the panoramic road that goes beyond the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Along the way, we will stop to visit one of the wonderful villages that rise in the mountains. In the afternoon we set off on foot to the Shanti Stupa, built by the Japanese and inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 1985. From here, immersed in a mystical and spiritual atmosphere, you will enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Leh valley. 

30 June 2020 :  Leh - Hemis - Leh
Wake up at dawn to go to Thiksey Monastery and attend the morning prayer ceremony of Buddhist monks. In the end, return to the hotel for breakfast and departure for the Hemis monastery. Full day dedicated to the Festival held every year at the monastery in honor of the great master Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism to Tibet (also called the second Buddha). During the festivities the Buddhist monks wear colorful costumes and large masks and perform ritual dances to the sound of typical instruments, giving fascinating performances. Packed lunch during the ceremonies. Return to Leh in the evening, free dinner and overnight stay.

01 July 2020 :  Lamayuru
Drive Lamayuru, where you can live an experience of pure spirituality in one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh, famous for its murals made with mineral and vegetable colors. Lunch along the way, you will stop at the ruins of the Basgo Castle and the Buddhist temple in Alchi. Upon arrival, after visiting the Lamayuru monastery, hotel accommodation, dinner, and overnight stay.

02 July 2020 :  Leh 
Departure for Rizong Gompa, a place of peace and serenity, particularly suitable for meditation. To reach the monastery, perched on the mountains, you go through a narrow valley where breathtaking scenery follows. Here will spend a few hours, to have time to fully enjoy the regenerating power of this place, Then continue towards to the Leh. 

03 July 2020 :  Delhi 
Departure from Leh airport to Delhi. On arrival, free time for shopping and optional activities. In the afternoon we will visit the beautiful Sikh Bangla sahib Temple. In the evening we will celebrate the end of the journey with a typical dinner in an Indian style restaurant. In the end, transfer to the airport in time for the international flight. 

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