Dosmoche is an annual religious festival held in Leh to mark the end of the year according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. It is held over two days, on the 28th and 29th days of the 12th month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar, usually in February. The festival marks the triumph of good over evil, calling upon the gods for their blessings and protection for the approaching year.Several monasteries in....
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The festival commences with the setting up of large wooden masts decorated with sacred emblems, streamers & flags. Lamas from Takthok Monastery who are renowned for their proficiency in tantric practices and astrology, weave intricate thread cross to capture the evil spirits. The Lamas continue to weave the crosses while chanting the sacred mantras,a practice known as Chams. The famous masked dances are performed just below the Leh Palace, and are completed with the burning of ritual offerings.During the two days, the market of Leh takes on a festive appearance as people from neighbouring villages visit, meet friends, shop, take part in various games and activities.

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Chokhang Vihar

How to reach

The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport, which is 5 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Tawi, Railway Station, which is 700 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Leh, which is 0KMs away.
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Venue Address
Gonpa Soma, Leh, Ladakh
Date Time

7 Feb 2024 - 8 Feb 2024



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