Ladakh

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
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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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

1.
Monastery Thiksey Gompa

The most famous monastery in the Indus v

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| 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

2.
Visit of Hemis Gompa

The monastery in a mountain valley

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| 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

3.
Visit of Lamayuru

Monastery famous for festivals

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| 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

4.
Visit of Likir Gompa Monastery

The biggest Buddha in Ladakh

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| 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

5.
Visit of Shey Gompa Monastery

Half abandoned royal palace

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| 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

6.
Monastery Stakna Gompa

Forgotten monastery

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| 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

7.
Chemrey Gompa Monastery

A picturesque monastery on a rock promontory

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| 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

8.
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa Monastery

Monastery above Leh

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| 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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