Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

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Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!It’s time to go for that Ladakh trip that you have been planning forever (I know you have been). Here’s why you should make it happen now. Ladakh will be hosting the grandest carnival in July this year called the Hemis festival.
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Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

It is undoubtedly the most awaited religious and cultural festival in Ladakh, as the elaborate celebration happens once in a cycle of 12 years! Yes, you heard it right, go ahead mark your calendars .

Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

This festival is the celebration of the birth anniversary of the founder of Tibet Tantric Buddhism, Padmasambhavana.

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Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

It takes place in the courtyard of the 300yr old Hemis monastery, which is the biggest, richest and the most mystical monasteries in Ladakh. Yeah sure, open that travel app and check it out.

Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

Monks participate in many performances from dancing in elaborate attires and multihued grotesque masks to acting in plays with the perfect backdrop of a two floor high ‘Thankas’ that is only displayed once in 12 years at the festival. Go ahead book it already!

Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

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Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!

Now that you have decided to head to Ladakh here are some must dos that will help you make this trip the best ever!

While you are there...

Do not come back before you hit the road to the world’s highest motorable road, Khardungla. I promise it will be an experience of a lifetime #18000ftAboveSeaLevel!

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Head to Pangong lake, now you have seen lakes before, but this will certainly be the best one you have ever seen! And if your local guide or driver goes on and on about how the last scene of the movie, 3 Idiots was shot here, tell him to shut up because it is so much more than that.

You have to go trekking! You have to! This is something that many tourists give a miss! But if you want to enjoy the nature and culture that is so distinct and pure you got to step out of your car.

There are multiple routes with difficulty levels ranging from easy to extreme. Pick the one that suits you best, I am sure all of them will be worth it. And don’t worry if you don’t have trekking gear or you don’t want to invest in one, you can simply rent it there.

And Oh! If by now you are thinking where to stay in Ladakh, we have that covered too. You could try Glamping!

READ ALSO: When in Ladakh, ditch the hotels and go glamping instead

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Visit Ladakh and be a part of its rarest and grandest Festival this July!