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Galdan Namchot Festival

(Last Updated 27 Jan, 2023)

  • Dates :

    07/12/2023 - 07/12/2023

  • Location :

    All Over Ladakh


Ladakh remains vibrant with colorful festivals all year through, giving them a slight respite from the hard way of living in this northernmost state of India. Ladakh is mainly famous for the monastic festivals, which take place throughout the year. These monastic festivals are dance dramas performed by the monks who dress up colorfully in robes and masks and perform the different aspects of religion festively.

On a social and religious scale, one such festival is the Galdan Namchot in Ladakh. It is mainly celebrated to commemorate the birthday and the Buddhahood of the Tibetan saint-scholar Tsongkhapa. Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelukpa School that preached Tibetan Buddhism during the 14th century. In the later years, this Gelukpa School emerged as a significant and dominant monastic order in the central Tibet region.

Galdan Namchat Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people in Ladakh. All the monasteries and other public and residential buildings are lit up to present a beautiful sight across Ladakh. The Galdan Namchot marks the beginning of the New Year celebrations in Ladakh and continues till the Dosmoche festival. A custom of the Galdan Namchot Festival is the preparation of all kinds of traditional dishes such as the thukpa. People visit friends and families and hold feasts together. There is a festive spirit in the year. 

If you are willing to plan a Ladakh vacation and want to celeberate this festival, you can plan your holiday with our Ladakh tour packages. Our tour experts will design your vacation as per your requirements to give you a remarkable and smooth traveling experience. 







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