Klöster und Feste

Lamayuru (Yuru Kabgyat) - Hemis Tsechu - Shashukul Gustor - Phyang Tsedup - Karsha Gustor - Korzok Gustor - Trak Tok Tsechu - Sani Nasryal - Diskit Gustor - Thikse Gustor - Chemre Angchok - Padum Gustor - Spituk Gustor - Likir ( Dosmoche) - Stok Guru Tsechu (Orakel) - Matho Nagrang (Oracles)

Donnerstag, 30. August 2012

Ladakh Festival >>> 1st to 8th September2012

Ladakh is showcasing its rich culture and traditions; the much awaited ‘Ladakh Festival 2012’ will yet again mesmerize the audience on its peculiar land. This year, in addition to the cultural programmes/music concerts, Thanka Exhibitions/Photo Exhibitions, Mask Dance, Archery and Polo, in compilations to the calendar of festival, the main attraction of the festival will be the Photographic Exhibition at Leh Palace organized by National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (Ministry of Culture, Government of India) in collaboration with LAHDC, Leh, showcasing the ancient photo collections of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya.

Besides, a Seminar on the theme “Museums and Changing Cultural Landscape” will also be organized by Departments of Museology and Conservation National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation, in collaboration with LAHDC, Leh at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, (CIBS), Leh from 2nd September, 2012.

A yoga/meditation program will also be a part of the festival organized at Mahabodhi Meditation Centre to cater to the seekers of spirituality! (for more information see my other post on this blog)

The music concert which is one of the many attractions of the festival will be held at the new ‘Open Theater’ at Sindhu Sanskriti Ti-suru instead of Sindhu Ghat, unlike the previous years.

The festival which stretches for 15 days is scheduled for duration of eight days this year ensuring better arrangements and programmes.So what are you waiting for, experience this event and the richness of Ladakh,Ladakh is calling!

For informations concerning the "Ladakh Marathon 2012" see my other report on this blog as well.


In order to get some impressions of the festivals atmosphere you are kindly invited to visit my picture galleries at lightstalkers.org. Just follow the link below.

Ladakh Festival 1st-15th September 2011 Cultural Groups of Ladakh

Ladakh Festival 1st-15th September 2011 Cultural Groups of Ladakh Part II

Ladakh Festival 1st-15th September 2011 Cultural Groups of Ladakh - Dard People

The Story of King Gesar of Ling

For more Information and articles visit "Reach Ladakh" directly at the following link.

Feel invited & Join into the celebrations of Ladakh Festival 2012

Thomas Wilden

Freitag, 24. August 2012

Ladakh Marathon >>> 9th September 2012

Announcing the Inaugural Ladakh Marathon- Ladakh is back and running!

Two years after devastating flash floods tore through the region leaving a trail of death and destruction, Ladakh is back and running and getting set to host the Ladakh Marathon which includes the Khardung La Challenge, the world’s highest endurance run.

Race day is on 9 September 2012 with four events including a full marathon around the capital of Leh at an altitude of 3524 metres (11,562 feet.)

There is also the extreme Khardung La Challenge where runners cross one of the the world’s highest passes 5602 metres (18,380 feet.)

When hundreds of local Ladakhis accompanied by runners from across India and the world participate they will be saying in a loud and unified voice that yes, Ladakh is back and running.

Four challenging routes to choose from

It may be the shortest race but it doesn’t mean the 10 KM run will be easy. Still, this race is expected to have the widest participation among runners both young and older. We expect lots of schoolchildren to participate in this run and know it will involve the most enthusiasm.


The half marathon takes you through the town of Leh and its outskirts and includes a loop that starts at the Petrol Pump and back. If you are not ready for the full marathon why not give this run a shot and then come back next year for the big race. Most people run the half marathon to prepare for the full marathon.


The Ladakh Full Marathon is the world’s highest marathon. It begins and ends in the town of Leh but the route takes you through the outskirts and along the Leh Valley where the road crosses the Indus River several times. If you are a serious long distance runner this is one course you will want under your belt and be talking about for a long time to come.


This is a race for the elite runner who wants to push the limits of endurance. It starts in the scenic Nubra Valley and then goes uphill all the way to the Khardung La along the world’s highest motorable road past summer yak pastures and stunning views of the East Karakoram mountains of Ladakh. The good thing is that once you reach the pass, it’s all downhill from there to Leh.


Race Information

How long does it take to acclimatize and altitude sickness?
When does registration close?
What do you get on race day?
What kind of medical and volunteer support is there along the route?

Kindly visit the following site to access the detailed information there:



For registration, please go to this site:

Location Leh, Ladakh INDIA, 194101


For all enquiries please contact Skarma Norboo: info@ladakhmarathon.com

Ladakh Marathon
Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh, Ladakh – 194101
Jammu and Kashmir, India

Phone +91 1982 202 329
Email info@ladakhmarathon.com
Website http://www.ladakhmarathon.com

Julley & Happy Running

Thomas Wilden
"Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar"