The most beautiful monastery tours in Ladakh

The best of the monasteries in Ladakh

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful monastery tours in Ladakh
Inserted: 14.11.2022
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Ladakh is not only barren mountains and wild landscapes, but also a culturally rich Buddhist region. Not for nothing is it also called Little Tibet. Within Ladakh, you will come across a number of easily accessible monasteries – mainly in the vicinity of Léh. However, many of them are hidden high in the mountains, but the atmosphere is even more authentic. Let's take a look at the most interesting monastery tours in Ladakh

Monastery Thiksey Gompa

The most famous monastery in the Indus v

| Altitude: 3 315 m / 10 876 ft

The most often visited monastery in the Indus valley, which is just twenty kilometers from Leh, looks like a… continue reading

Visit of Hemis Gompa

The monastery in a mountain valley

| Altitude: 3 700 m / 12 139 ft

Most big monasteries in Ladakh stand like a fortress on the tops of hills, but only the one in Hemis is… continue reading

Visit of Lamayuru

Monastery famous for festivals

| Altitude: 3 530 m / 11 581 ft

Lamayuru (3 500 m asl) is an important pilgrimage site at the boundary of Muslim and Buddhist Ladakh. It is… continue reading

Visit of Likir Gompa Monastery

The biggest Buddha in Ladakh

| Altitude: 3 730 m / 12 238 ft

Very interesting monastery Likir is lying less than 50 kilometers from Leh in a side valley. It boasts the… continue reading

Visit of Shey Gompa Monastery

Half abandoned royal palace

| Altitude: 3 290 m / 10 794 ft

Only fifteen kilometers from Leh is situated the former summer royal palace Shey. Today there are more or… continue reading

Monastery Stakna Gompa

Forgotten monastery

| Altitude: 3 310 m / 10 860 ft

Almost everyone visiting Ladakh wants to see some of the many beautiful Buddhist monasteries. But only few… continue reading

Chemrey Gompa Monastery

A picturesque monastery on a rock promontory

| Altitude: 3 650 m / 11 975 ft

Forty-five kilometres from Leh, on the way to the fairytale lake of Pangong tso, the picturesque Chemrey… continue reading

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa Monastery

Monastery above Leh

| Altitude: 3 700 m / 12 139 ft

One of the dominants of the capital of Ladakh – Leh is the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa monastery. In addition to own… continue reading

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