The most striking feature of the monastery is its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It is affiliated to Gelugpa sect and is 12 storey high complex which consists of many contemporary and traditional artifacts as well as relics of Buddhism like Buddha statue, thangkas, stupas, wall paintings, and swords. Explore everything with LehLadakh heritage tour packages.
Make sure to head towards the monastery early in the morning and the best time to visit the place is from June to late September.
A small town to the southeast of Ladakh, Hemis is synonymous to Hemis Monastery. The high and largest majestic monastery has rich cultural heritage and it is believed that it was built in the 11th century. The monastery was later reconstructed by King SenggeNamgyal. Places to explore in one of the best heritage sites in LehLadakhinclude Hemis Monastery and Hemis National Park. Also, Hemis festival is famous among the region. Head to the place in June until late September.
While heading towards Leh from Srinagar, a small town consisting exotic ruins, once it was one of the important heritage sites in LehLadakh. The city is renowned for the monastery and various temples.
Some of the places to explore here include Basgo Gompa, Chamba Temple, and ruins. June till late September is the best time to visit the place. Try the local but delicious meals comprising alfa-alfa, barley, and the leafy vegetables among others.
Likir is situated on a little hill. The town population is dominated by Gelugpa sect and the town itself was once the stopover for traders. With LehLadakh heritage tour packages, explore the Klu-kkhyil Gompa that has 23 m tall statue of Maitreya. The best time to visit the place is from June until late September. Trekking can be enjoyed from the place as it has so many routes of it and don’t forget to pay special attention to large, rare Jupiter tree which is in the courtyard.
Another small town situated in LehLadakh is the part of the conglomeration of villages. Alchi is situated on the banks of Indus river. The town consists of the famous Alchi complex or group of temples, which is why Alchi Monastery is the oldest and popular amongst all. The difference between other monasteries and Alchi complex in LehLadakh is that the complex is located at the lower altitude.
With one of the beautiful heritage sites in LehLadakh, explore the Alchi complex which is the beautiful amalgamation of temples. June till late September is the best time to visit the place. Public transports are limited in this place, but one can easily hitch the rides along this route.
Legends in the past once said that centuries ago the region of Lamayuru was lake filled valley which got dried up magically by famous Buddhist yogi MahasiddhaNaropa. Later, the valley got covered by rocks and then got the name Lamayuru Monastery.
The Gompa is one of the largest monasteries situated in LehLadakh and the home of around 150-160 monks. The best time to visit the place is from June until late September. Make sure not to miss the festivals of Lamayuru as it hosts 2 annual festivals with music, masked performances, special prayers and vibrant colors.