Located around 7km from Hunder Village and approximately 118km from Leh, the capital of Ladakh, Diskit Village in the Nubra Valley is a nature lover’s paradise. Canopied by dense and thick apricot plantations, it is one of the most gracious and largest villages in the entire Nubra Valley.
Whether you yearn to enjoy the astounding views of the snow-clad peaks or simply romance the tranquillity, laze around the natural beauty or relinquish yourself into the hands of local life, Diskit Village is the place for you! While leisure seekers on their Leh Ladakh tour can find this hamlet as a soul satisfying treat, honeymooners will find it as an ideal home to caress each other.
The pious Diskit Monastery and the natural hot water springs in Panamik serves as the main tourist attractions on Diskit Village. Plan your Leh Ladakh tour or book Leh Ladakh tour packages with us to explore and know more about this picturesque village in the Nubra Valley.
Are you packing your bags to visit Diskit monastery? If yes then make sure that you have booked your tickets during the months from July to September as this is considered the best time period to visit Nubra valley. The roads remain clear during these months. If you want to experience the cultural festival Dosmoche at the Diskit monastery then you have to visit the place during the months of December and January. But to know the exact date of the festival you are required to research a bit on the internet before booking your tickets. Remember, during the winter season the roads of Leh remains closed due to heavy snowfall.
The easiest way to get in the Diskit monastery is to board a local bus or hire a taxi from Sumur or Leh. Most of the transports from Leh depart via the Khardung La Pass. After you reach Nubra you are advised to rent a local taxi to visit different tourist attractions near Nubra Valley. The monastery is located at a very high altitude. To reach there the travelers are needed to walk along the chortens.
The Maitrayi Buddha statue of 106 feet height facing the Shyok river impresses the tourist across the globe and is considered as the key attraction of Diskit monastery. The construction of this very statue was started in the year 2006 and was consecrated by the well-known holy priest Dalai Lama in the year 2010 on 25th July. If you are planning to Diskit monastery they do not forget to visit the river below the monastery. Else you are advised to visit the amazing gompa of the Hundar village just nearby the Diskit monastery. The village is also very famous among the tourists for spectacular sceneries.
There is a popular festival takes place at the Diskit monastery called Dosmoche. This festival is celebrated during the winter season. The word ‘Dosmoche’ stands for “Festival of the Scapegoat”. The local residents, village people participate in the festival. Dosmoche normally takes place during the month of January. Try to attain this festival to experience a different taste of rituals.