Hemis Monastery hosts a colorful festival every year in July. This year again the monastery and its rocky brown dun environs will reverberate with traditional music. Bright bold costumes of the performers will add color to the barren environs on July 3-4 during Hemis Festival. Monks give a traditional musical welcome to each group of performers who tell philosophical, religious, or spiritual stories from the world of Buddhism. Do not be surprised if you observe some light moments during serious cham performances.