Dhankar Gompa
Dhankar Gompa
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Aakash K
New Delhi, India633 contributions
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The gompa is also amazing and rich in culture just like others. The roads the leads to gompa offers amazing view and had a nice trail.
Written 22 May 2020
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Sudakshina D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India122 contributions
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Dhankar_the unforgettable terrain, located at 12776 ft from sea level at Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. A beautiful village with ancient Buddhist gumpha and monastery and a lake. Number of houses are 68 here. We l, group of friends stayed at Dhankar heights, a very well maintained hotel with all amenities and with a marvellous view.
Written 8 January 2020
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Vandy
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India291 contributions
As an any other Gompa the place has serenity to it. From the top the view is nice. I speacially liked the drive up to the Gompa when you can see the confluence of Pin and Spiti river. Good photo opportunity too.
Written 18 December 2019
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Madhurima Darisi
18 contributions
From the stories of lamas throwing stones at invaders to corridors cut into into rock face, it is not hard to believe that it was the old capital of Spiti. The monastery has a statue of Dhayan buddha and Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti language.
Written 8 December 2019
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Amit
New Delhi, India47 contributions
One of the few ancient monasteries of Spiti, at the top of Dhankar Village. its on the way from tabo to kaza, one can trek to Dhankar lake (3 kms) from here... a must visit for breathtaking landscapes and positive energy
Written 5 November 2019
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Nanakolkata
Kolkata118 contributions
It is situated about 25 kms. east of Kaza and serves eastern part of central Spiti. Dhankar is a big village and erstwhile capital of Spiti King during 17th century. On top of a hill there is a fort which use to be a prison in olden times. Listed as one of the most endangered sites in the world, as it is vulnerable to sound and wind erosion, but uncared till date. No visible efforts to preserve this great Indian heritage. The Monastery has about 100 Lamas. Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti language are found here. Principal figure is a Statue of "Vairochana" (Dhayan Budha) consisting of 4 complete figures seated back to back. It has relics in the shape of paintings and sculptures.
Written 30 October 2019
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Sumana D
Guwahati, India98 contributions
Built like a castle on the high walls of Dhankar, this monastery offers you a mighty view of the Spiti valley. Historically relevant, and naturally awesome, the trek for the Dhankar Lake starts near this monastery. We would surely like to spend a night near this place the next time we visit
Written 4 September 2019
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Morten R
Oslo, Norway183 contributions
The location of most gompas is meticulously planned - there is no coincidence in where they a founded, but that is something of the inner world. Yet this often coincides with outer beauty, which is the case with this place. The features of the mountain is stunning and the buildings seems to defy gravity as they cling on the sheer cliffs.

The views here are magnificent!

At around 3900 meter elevation I can only imagine how tough it is here during the winter months.
Written 15 August 2019
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Sunny Chauhan
Shimla, India186 contributions
- From a distance, precarious and precipitous standing of Dhankar Gompa looks so fragile as if it will virtually fall on you.Dhankar Gompa (Monastery) is a wonderful tourist destination locked between the rocky spurs at the top of cliff in the Dhankar village..Dhankar Gompa is a village and also a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India. It is situated at an elevation of 3,894 metres in the Spiti Valley above Dhankar Village, between the towns of Kaza and TabThe Dhankar Gompa more than 1000 years of ages and also is connected to the remainder of the valley with a Motorable road,
Written 28 May 2019
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kschouhan
Jaipur, India119 contributions
Dhankar was the traditional capital of the Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century and has some features dating back to the 12th century. It was the seat of the early rulers of Spiti, the Nonos, who had the right to cultivate the government lands. This Gompa is situated between Kaja and Tabo. While visiting this place we can understand the old culture of the area and have the insight of Tibetan buddhist culture.
Written 27 November 2018
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