Lalish (Lalesh) is 52 km (32 mi) southeast of Dohuk, or roughly a one-hour trip. From Erbil, it is 150 km (93 mi) or a two and a half hour drive, depending on which route your driver takes you. The best time to visit is during holidays/festivals. The New Year: Certain Wednesday each April. The Feast of Sacrifice: mid-February. The Feast of Seven Days, (late September or early October). The first Friday of December feast following three days of fasting. Go to excerpt page. To visit Kurdistan Iraq Tours.