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MONASTERIES IN LADAKH


Leh - Ladakh is the largest province with in the North Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, covering approximately 60,000 square miles (100,000 sq. km). It is surrounded and bisected by some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. Running in a generally northwest to southeast direction through Ladakh, the great Himalayan Range separates the Vale of Kashmir from Ladakh. We have various Tour Packages for your ready reference, though we believe on Tailor Made Itineraries for your scheduled trip to Ladakh and kashmir.

Monasteries in Ladakh

ALCHI MONASTERY

Alchi Gompa is located near the small village of Saspol. It is one of the earliest monasteries built in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century.


Monasteries in Ladakh

DISKIT MONASTERY

The Nubra Valley lies north of Leh and is accessible over the Khardung la (18,500 feet/5,600 m), one of the highest motorable roads in the


Monasteries in Ladakh

HEMIS MONASTERY

Hemis Gompa was built in 1620 by the king-architect Singe Namgyal who was a great patron of Buddhism. He filled Hemis with golden statues,


Monasteries in Ladakh

KARSHA MONASTERY

Spend the day visiting some of the nearby gompas. Karsha, the largest and most important monastery in Zanskar, lies on the other side of the Dodu river, a two- to three-hour walk away.


Lamayuru Monasteries in Ladakh

LAMAYURU MONASTERY

Lamayuru Gompa lies 15 km east of the Fatu La on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, with its medieval village seemingly growing out of the rocky hillside below it.


Monasteries in Ladakh Likir

LIKIR MONASTERY

Likir Gompa is set on an isolated ridge a few kilometers north of Saspol. The road approaching the gompa makes a wide semi-circle around its base, affording beautiful views of the gompa from


Monasteries in Ladakh Matho

MATHO GOMPA

Matho Gompa lies about 20 km south of Leh and offers spectacular views of the Ladakh Mountain Range from its perch on top of a ridge. Matho


Monasteries in Ladakh phuktal

PHUGTAL MONASTERY

Phugtal monastery is like a honeycomb, cut into a rock under a gignantic grotto and has more than 70 Monks.


Monasteries in Ladakh

PHYANG GOMPA

Phyang Gompa is also known in Ladakhi as the Gouon gompa, meaning "blue peak", for it is beautifully situated on a hilltop above the small


Monasteries in Ladakh Sankar Gompa

SANKAR GOMPA

Sanker Gompa is a subsidiary of Spitok gompa, having the same head lama. Sankar is easily visited on foot from Leh, lying as it does in Leh's suburbs.


Monasteries in Ladakh

SHEY MONASTERY

The palace was built in 1645 by king Deldan Namgyal as a summer residence for the kings of Ladakh. It is the oldest palace in Ladakh and above the palace is an even older ruined fortress.


Monasteries in Ladakh Spitok

SPITOK GOMPA

Spitok Gompa was built about 550 years ago by Gyalpo Bumlde, although one temple, dedicated to Mahakala was built about 900 years ago. Spitok gompa contains both old temples and those built


Monasteries in Ladakh Stok Gompa

STOK GOMPA

Stok Gompa is a subsidiary of Spitok and both were founded by the same lama, Nawang Lotus, during the reign of King Takpa Bumlde.


Monasteries in Ladakh Stokna Gompa

STOKNA GOMPA

Stokna Gompa is a small monastery housing 35 lamas of the red-hat sect. Although small, it has several sister monasteries, including three in the


Monasteries in Ladakh Tak Thok Gompa

TAK THOK GOMPA

Tak Thok Gompa is situated some ten kilometers further up from Chemre in the Chemre Valley. The Rimpoche or head lama of Tak Thok is from Tibet


Monasteries in Ladakh Thiksey Monastery

THIKSEY MONASTERY

Thiksey Gompa was built some 600 years ago and consists of 12 levels ascending a hillside, culminating in an Incarnate Lama's private