Galdan Namchot, Ladakh


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New year celebrations in Ladakh start earlier than rest of the world with Galdan Namchot festival. It is a festival celebrated in Tibet, Mongolia and many regions of Himalaya and particularly in Ladakh, India. It is to commemorate the birth as well as parinirvana (death) and the Buddhahood of Je Tsongkhapa in 14th century, a famous saint, scholar and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism who founded Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Ladkahi’s follow the Tibetan lunar calendar. Galdan Namchot is celebrated on 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar which falls on 21st December, 2019, this year. After 5 days of this festival, new year of Ladakh begins. The celebrations continues till the Dosmoche festival in february. In high altitude regions of Himalayas, the life comes to a standstill because of snow in the winter months. These festivals are observed to fill their lives with fun, joy, celebration and keep them engaged in some meaningful and constructional activities.

How to Reach:

During this period, reaching Ladakh may not be possible by roads as all the routes to Ladakh generally closed due to heavy snowfall. You can reach Ladakh by air from Delhi. There are several flights from IGI, New Delhi (DEL) to Leh (IXL) being operated by GoAir, Spicejet and Air India.

To know more about reaching and staying in Leh/Ladakh, click here.

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