Hemis Festival Celebration in Ladakh

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Overview

The festivities of Ladakh are a high-spirited testament to the Buddhist influence across the region. The deep-rooted cultures and traditions can be witnessed through its festive celebrations hosted at its most prominent attractions like the Buddhist Monasteries. These monasteries are mostly perched on a hilltop from where you can enjoy incredible valley views. The unique heritage of Ladakh creates the perfect setting for celebrating festivals with vast pomp and grandeur.

The finest example is the most-awaited Hemis Festival of Ladakh. It is a 2-day cultural fiesta marks the birth of Lord Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), an 8th century Buddhist Lama who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. It is hosted at the most famous and richest monastery of the region, the Hemis Monastery that dates back to almost 300 years old. The main highlights of this event is the masked Cham dance by local monks and the display of big-sized Thangka paintings (handmade paintings) decorated with semi-precious stones. The dance performance of vibrantly-dressed monks adorned with catchy headgears is a captivating sight to watch. The whole aura of this yearly celebration is truly magnetic and worth an experience. 

Please note that the Hemis Festival is a grand cultural festival so kindly pay respect to the environment and traditional customs. As the festival is hosted at a sacred site, you are requested to dress appropriately. Also, photography is not allowed at the prayer hall and the museum.

TRAVEL ROUTE :

LEH – HEMIS – LEH

NO. OF DAYS : 2 Nights/3 Days

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Hemis Monastery dubbest as the richest Buddhist Monastery of Ladakh.
  • Enjoy the traditional Cham Dance that marks the triumph of good evil.
  • Witness the unique display of local handicrafts and thangkas that every tourist loves.
  • Witness the devil dance, an important part of the festival. 
  • Savor the must-try local liquor 'Chang' crafted from fermented millets.

COST INCLUDES

  • 2 nights’ accommodation of 1 room on Double occupancy. 
  • Breakfast and Dinner at hotels
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by Private Non-A/C Innova / XUV / XYLO CAR.
  • Inner-line permit for Ladakh.    
  • 01 bottle of packed drinking water (1 Liter) per person per day during sightseeing tours & intercity transfer
  • Airport transfers, costs including Permit, Toll tax, Fuel cost, Parking, Driver expense and all taxes with GST.

TOUR ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Leh airport, our representative will receive you, drive to the hotel for check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, you will visit the the Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa and the Leh Palace. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
After breakfast, the tour proceeds with visit to the Hemis Monastery to witness the grand ceremony of the 2-day Hemis Festival. This Himalayan Buddhist Monastery (12,000 ft.) is ranked as one of the most largest and prominent monasteries of Ladakh. Located 45 kms from Leh, this17th century sacred site houses a majestic statue of Guru Padmasambhava, the statue of Gautam Buddha, a museum and hosts the Hemis Festival celebrations each year. The spacious courtyards, surrounding landscapes and mighty Himalayan mountains in the backdrop are a true visual treat. Return to hotel after the festival celebrations. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Wake up and enjoy morning breakfast. Checkout from the hotel. Drop-off at the Leh Airport for flight back home.

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