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Trip Length: 12 days. Destinations: Ladakh Himalaya ( India ) Activities: Cultural Exploration Date: 10th December 2007 How Ladakh got its New Year: This New Year festival has an interesting history. In the 17th century, King Jamyang Namgyal decided to lead an expedition against the Balti forces during winter. He was advised that any expedition before the New Year would be inauspicious. Like Alexander's solution was direct and simple. He advanced the New Year celebrations by two months, establishing a tradition that people still follow celebrating Losar on the first day of the eleventh month of every year. Blending Buddhism with Bonism: Losar is the most elaborate of all the socio-religious events of Ladakh. It involves the entire population of the region. Interestingly, the rites and rituals are a mixture of Buddhist and the pre-Bhuddhist Bon religious practices. Preparations start by the end of the harvest period when people start stocking provisions, sheep and goats for the customary feasts as well as grain for brewing 'chang' (a local barley beer). New clothes and jewellery are kept ready for the occasion.

Dropa Women

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Minimum Group: 6 PaxMaximum Group:15 Pax

Sand Mandala

Sleeping and meals

During tour: Include all meals twin share basis.

Monk Mask Dance

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Reservation for this tour will open till November 15th 2011.

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