Losar Festival of Ladakh 24th to 26th February 2020

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Location : Ladakh, India

Destination Type: Cultural destination

The Tibetan New year is celebrated widely in Ladakh as Losar. It is celebrated to ensure the well being of people and to bring happiness in the new year.

History of  Losar Festival

  1. Tibetan started celebrating Losar as the new year day from 1027 AD
  2. Each Year is celebrated in the name of an animal
  3. This year is celebrated as Rat year
  4. Annual Losar celebrations officially started during the 9th Tibetan King, Pude Gungyal

Activities for tourists at Ladakh on Losar Festival

  1. Attend the Tibitean rituals making releigious offfering to dieties
  2. Attend trhe cultural events
  3. Take part in the procession “Metho”
  4. Watch the Ladakhi folk dance performances
  5. Indulge in local cuisine

How to reach there


The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport located in Leh. This airport is connected with many international airports in India like Delhi. It also receives flights from Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh and other common destinations in India. The airport is a military terminal and thus, the security is a bit strangling. It is important to have all your documents ready when you enter Ladakh via the airport.


There are government and private buses from Srinagar and Manali.The Srinagar path is open from June to October for bus entries. The Manali route is open for bus routes from June to September. Biking along the mountain passes and stopping for a steaming cup of tea is the iconic activity of this place

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Leh Palace (42 kms away)
  2. Chadar Trek(72 kms away)
  3. Magnetic hills (63 kms away)
  4. Zanskar Valley (119 kms away)
  5. Phugtal Monastry(111 kms away)

Some hotels in Ladak for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Mansarovar http://hotelmansaroverladakh.com/

Ladakh Palace http://www.ladakhpalace.com/

Rafica http://www.hotelraficaleh.com/

Reenam http://www.reenamhotel.com/

Auspicious http://theauspicioushotel.com/

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Photo courtesy: By Ailiajameel – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76927424

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