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Spiti Valley | Between Kaza And Tabo Town, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kschouhan
Reviewed 21 September 2018

One of the most beautiful place to visit in Spiti. Also One of the oldest and beautiful monastery of Spiti. When you come and visit here.. you will see Himalaya at its best.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Suman D
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Dhankar Gompa/Monastery is one of the oldest Gompa of Spiti. Once you reach at top, then you gonna love the view from there and one can see Confluence of Spiti and pin river from the top view. Try to take so many pictures. We had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aakash A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

so many amazing ancient places to visit and Dhankar is high up on my list of wonders of the world. A lovely cup of tea with the monk high up in the monastery, views that take your breath away... was simply an amazing experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maryjane p
Reviewed 31 August 2018

One of the oldest monasteries of spiti, one can see confluence of spiti and pin river from the monastery, Visited on the way from tabo to kaza. Dhankar gompa, Dhankar new monastery and dhankar lake (trek of 3kms) can be done in 5hrs. The new...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JineshDesai
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this monastery in first week of April this year. While coming from Tabo side, you have to go through a 8-km stretch called Sichling which is notorious for shooting stones, so reach this place in the morning before 10 am....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gaurav k
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is a great ancient Monastery a must see during your spiti trip. Dates back several centuries it is intriguing to see it stand tall even today. It is in desperate need to restoration today and several NGOs are working on its restoration plan.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Az100_11
Reviewed 1 August 2018

One of the five ancient monasteries of the Spiti circuit, this one sits at the top of Dhankar Village. Very scenic and peaceful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sb123834
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Dhankar Monastery is a fort monastery situated at an elevation of 3870 meters in Spiti valley. After visiting Pin valley we moved back towards Attargo bridge to cross it and from there our car took turn towards Dhanker Monastery. Dhankar Monastery is an old Tibetan...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sanaser
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The place used to be the capital of the Spiti Valley. Dhankar monastery is unofficially the oldest monastery of the valley. Due to regular attempts of loot and attack by the mongols, the monastery lost all the scripts. However, people can still find it's mention...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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