Monastery Circuit

Monastery Circuit, Leh

Monastery Circuit
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rjpriyanka
323 contributions
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This monastrey is located in leh city and have some really beautiful paintings. A nice place to relax and meditation if yiu wish you
Written 31 March 2019
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Umang A
Mumbai, India722 contributions
Friends
Another beautiful monastery located in lap of beautiful mountains. This one is located on the way to nubra valley.
Written 27 March 2019
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royjay2018
New Delhi, India198 contributions
Couples
A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone as hermits. A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may also serve as an oratory. A large number of beautiful monasteries are in the Ladakh, all of which are worth seeing when on a Ladakh trip. Hemis is the richest and the largest monastery in Leh. Some other very beautiful monasteries are at Thiksey, Spituk, Alchi, Lamayuru, Diskit, Likir, Stakna, Sankar, Mulbekh, Phyang, Matho etc. There are some very beautiful monasteries in the Zanskar as well like the Rangdum Gompa, Stongdey, Pibiting, Karsha, Shargole, Phuktal, Sani, Zongkhul, Stagrimo etc. All worth a visit when on a tour of the Ladakh and the Zanskar.
Written 9 February 2019
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Umang A
Mumbai, India722 contributions
Friends
This monastery is located with in Leh city and good place to explore Buddhism and meditation. Some paintings are amazing.
Written 20 December 2018
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ZAGREUS Z
India135 contributions
Solo
Choglamsar is a village having large number of" buddisht-Tibetians " .Activities such as preaching, exhorting, prayer administering the sacraments, having a small monastery.,at the distance of about 10 kms are carried out. I took this circuit and visited on very good roads made for this "Monastery Circuit" rheough highway right going up to Thicksay and Hemis Monasterys. But very few travelers know that in Choglamsar the meditation center open is a place worth visiting(see my photos here).Also education centre and assembly hall made by tibetian community is a must visit while comming back from two grandest monuments visite. Even the vast area precinct in which these institution operate and meditation centered are made and functions are alike "He hath eaten me out of house and home;
he hath put all my substance into that fat belly of "- Shakespeare.
his.
Written 9 November 2018
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bhumika23
Mumbai, India92 contributions
Family
The raw natural beauty of Ladakh is coupled with its tenacious faith. The Buddhist Monasteries have been constructed in some unimaginable locations with the most stunning views. While one may say theres no point in seeing more than one they are all the same, a few of them are unmissable.

Lamayuru has its moonscape like surroundings, Alchi its enchanting frescos, Hemis' beautiful location and lovely courtyard. Diskit or Likir have a larger than life size avatar of Maitreya Buddha along with beautiful paintings and frecos.
These are the 4 favourites that I found had something unique and all of which had spectacular views from the top!

I took my 73 yr old aunt who climbed to spots as much as she could. It is worth doing it slowly at your own pace. Worth it in the end.
Written 7 October 2018
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BALASHOTELREVIEW
CHENNAI419 contributions
Friends
Visited many Monasteries namely Lamayuru, Alchi, Likir, Deskit, Thiksey. Monasteries visit helped me to gain knowledge about Buddhism, culture of Ladakh people who are very simple, loving and friendly.
Written 29 July 2018
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
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During our trip to Ladakh, we had visited as many monasteries as possible during our stays in Leh and our trips to Alchi, Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. It was an amazing experience visiting these abodes of Lord Buddha showcasing local religion and culture. Views from Spituk Gompa were just mesmerizing. Basgo monastery is old but situated amidst beautiful hilly landscape. Likir monastery is big and rich. Alchi complex showcases excavated historic temples. Samstanling Monastery and Diskit Monastery are must visit attractions when in beautiful Nubra Valley. Then there are many more monasteries on the road towards Pangong lake - prominent ones are Shey Monastery, Thikse Monastery and biggest of them all the magnificent Hemis Monastery.
Written 13 October 2017
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SubishKS
Tiruchirappalli, India195 contributions
The monastery is located in the beauty of leh city with the easy access to reach. Very pleasant and calm.
Written 26 November 2016
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huys25
Amsterdam, The Netherlands11,425 contributions
Couples
To visit them all in three days would be rushed. The best is to spend some time in each monastery, see also the museum (e.g. Matho, Stok) and avoid the commercialized Hemis. From the taxi stand in leh you can book a taxi to see two or three monasteries in one day. The drivers have a tariff card, so you do not have to bargain. They wait patiently one or two hours for you to finalize your visit.
The further away monasteries like Lamayuru or Rizong require a whole day.
Written 3 November 2016
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