HEMIS FETIVAL

HEMIS FETIVAL

Hemis Festival in Ladakh is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the Tse-Chu, Lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar. The 2-day fiesta marks the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. On this day, Hemis Monastery is adorned beautifully to host the ceremony. The colorful festival showcases the beautiful handicrafts of the area. Natives also dress up in lovely traditional attires and gather in the courtyard of Hemis Monastery, the biggest Buddhist Monastery of Ladakh. Lamas dance around central flagpole to the tunes of drums, cymbals and long horns. The otherwise cold-barren desert comes to life during Hemis Festival.

The masked dances also known as ‘Chham Dance’ depict the triumph of good over the bad are the highlights of the Hemis Festival of Ladakh. These must-watch dances are also accompanied by sacred plays which keep spectators amused. Vibrant costumes worn by the Lamas also grab the attention. As per traditions, monks are supposed to wear long gowns, elaborate masks and a headgear. Every mask holds a special significance associated with it. In the end, a sculpture made up of dough and representing the evil powers is destroyed by the head of Black Hat dancers. This implies warding off the evil spirits. The broken pieces are then thrown in four different directions. The ritual indicates purification of soul after death. ‘Devil Dances’ are also vital aspects of the fiesta. ‘Chang’, a local liquor is served to the people during the festival. Exhibition of striking handicrafts adds to the charm of the gala. The head Lama or ‘Rinpoche’ is the presiding person of the event.


HEMIS FETIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

21ST JUNE 2018 TO 29TH JUNE 2018


Route : Reach Leh Hemis Festival Pangong LEH NUBRA Back to Leh

9 Days/ 8 Nights

  • DAY 1

    Reach Leh.

    And get acclimatized at Leh. Photography orientation and tour details discussed.

  • DAY 2

    Day at Leh

    Acclimatization and Local site seeing, Buddha monastery and Gompha at Leh along with photo session and feedback about your work.

  • DAY 3

    Hemis Festival

    Visit Hemis from Leh, spend the day at Hemis, feedback on your work.

  • DAY 4

    Hemis Festival

    Today again we go to Hemis from Leh, spend the day at Hemis, and return to Leh.

  • DAY 5

    Leh To Pangong

    Travel to Pangong Lake, via Chang La day spend photographing.

  • DAY 6

    Travel back to Leh

    Morning photo session at Pangong Lake and we travel back to Leh.

  • DAY 7

    Travel to Nubra Valley.

    We reach Nubra valley by afternoon via mighty KardungLa, after that we explore Hunder Sand dunes and Photo session there.

  • DAY 8

    Day at Nubra Valley.

    We spend day at Nubra valley exploring Diskit Monastery and local market

  • DAY 9

    Back to Leh

    Fly back to your base with loads of memories and your memory cards full of photos.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

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