Ladakh Tour Packages
- Best of Leh and Kashmir Best of Leh and Manali Glimpses of Leh and Ladakh High Altitude Lake tour Kerala with Ladakh
- Ladakh Cultural tour Ladakh with Golden Triangle Ladakh and Kashmir tour Ladakh with Classical India Ladakh with Taj
- Leh and Ladakh Panaroma Manali - Leh by road Ladakh with Rajasthan Markha Valley via Ganda Stok-Kangri Expedition
- Lamayuru Alchi Trek Tsomoriri - Kibber Tour Jhunglam Trek Tour Kangyatse Tour Tingmosgam Tour
- Markha Valley Phyang Hunder Tour Spituk Stok Kangyatse Tour Rupshu Kharnak
- Ladakh Lakes Tour Ladakh Monastery Tour Lamayuru via Zanskar Lamayuru-Zanskar Trek Rumtse Tsomoriri Tour
Losar Festival Ladakh
The Ladakhi New Year has a unique tradition of being celebrated two months in advance, on the first day of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar, though festivities begin on the 29th day of the 10th month. It is the most important socio-religious event of Ladakh. It is a social event of family and friends, feasting, new clothes and revelry. The Ladakhi Losar rituals and customs are a mix of Buddhist and pre-Buddhist Bon religions.
Preparation begins after harvest when people start stocking provision and brewing chang, a local barley beer. During the month-long festival, Gods, deities, ancestors and animals are fed.
On the day of Losar, the elders of the family are greeted with Khataks (ceremonial scarf) and presents, and the younger members visit relatives and friends. The celebrations are accompanied by putting images of the ibex and other auspicious symbols on the door and walls of kitchens. There is much feasting and socializing and even if any member of the family is away, a cup of tea is poured in their name.
The celebrations end in a procession of people chanting prayers and carrying flaming torches through the lanes of the town to chase away evil spirits that come to stay over the year as a result of our bad deeds. These torches are eventually thrown away in a gesture of bidding farewell to the old and welcoming the New Year.