Spituk Gustor Festival – A Photo Story

Mask Dance in Monastery, Leh

Spituk Gustor Festival of Leh is a two-day affair of colour, art and culture. It is a winter festival which brings warmth to your heart with soothing prayer-music and harmonious dance.

I was lucky to witness this festival here in Jan 2018, during my month-long solo trip to Leh-Ladakh.

I know I am sharing the glimpses of this fairytale a little too late. But better late than never, right? So read on!!

Cham (the mask dance) is the highlight of Spituk Festival. Monks perform cham by dressing up and wearing masks made of clay and paper. They dance to the music of longhorns, conch shells, bells and many other instruments.

Monks from all over Ladakh gather in Spituk Monastery to witness the festival.

See the proceedings of this festival below –

You’ll be visiting Spituk this year to watch these proceedings. Right?

Keep traveling!!

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