The origin of Hemis festival dates back to 8th century. It celebrates the birth of Guru Rimpoche. Known as Lord Padmasambhava, he was the savior who fought and won against the evil. Most of all, celebrations are at the Hemis monastery in Leh where one can witness over 500 monks clad in saffron. Most noteworthy are the dance performances and plays by masked Lamas. These dance performances portray good over evil. Furthermore, the costumes, bright masks, and beautiful performances depict legends of Buddhism and leave the spectator spellbound. The music from drums, trumpets, and cymbals help the dances that represent a form of soul purification. In conclusion, we highly recommend that you don’t miss Chams, the masked performances!
Leh and Ladakh
It is believed that the state of Jammu & Kashmir is heaven on earth. Its marvelous landscapes are both a delight to the eyes and a wallpaper in mind forever. Your choice to enjoy northern heaven of the country indicates a fondness for nature in the truest form. After the festival, one can visit Pangong Lake with sparkling water and fabulous background that leaves a visitor amazed. Or Shanti Stupa, one of the best Tibetan structures ever built. Its magnificent white dome dedicated to Buddhism conveys absolute beauty! And don’t forget to enjoy one of the natures marvel with a visit to Magnetic Hill. Enjoy the ride up the hill without having to do anything. This landmark awes every visitor. Finally, if you like some more action, then enjoy the rafting offered on Zanskar River. It is known as the Grand Canyon of India, and will wrap up your perfect trip!
Tour package includes the following:
- Breakfast and dinner
Further customization is possible, please contact us.