Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Kargil

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Admire ancient gompas and exquisite silk embroidery murals at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), a Tibetan Buddhist monastery complex perched atop a huge rock. Cut in the hillside at 3,510 m (11,520 ft), the monastery offers fabulous views of the surrounding snow-capped Lamayuru Mountains and Indus River. Founded by Naropa in the early 11th century, the complex once housed 400 monks. Impressive murals inside the complex show a blend of Tibetan and Indian art and you will see many butter lamps and elaborate carpets in well-preserved ancient meditation cavities. Ornate frescoes and numerous intensely colored statues adorn its richly decorated halls. Our Kargil trip itinerary planner makes visiting Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and other Kargil attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Monastery not too well placed with beautiful views of the Moon Land, (white rocks). In addition to the inside, the whole of the monastery on a hill is beautiful.
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  • July 29, 2017
    One of the very old & ancient monasteries & belonging to a different sect of Buddhism. It is located atop a mountaun which overlooks the NH1 highway. The views from here are spectacular and it has the...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    This is a must see. Set aside a couple of hours. The history and buildings are a mind blower. Wear comfy shoes do you can hike around. You can get food there - not great but good enough.  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    Situated on the Leh Kargil highway, a very quiet, peaceful place. Has a quaint restaurant. Good for a quick break.
  • July 15, 2017
    It was a beautiful place, quite peaceful. I loved the paintings on wall and the museum.
  • June 18, 2017
    Lamayuru monastery is said to be the oldest and largest existing gompa in Ladakh .... awesome beauty with nice weather.
  • June 6, 2017
    Peaceful environment it was on Leh Kargil highway.
  • April 30, 2017
    No words to explain about this monestry. A must must visit around Leh.

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