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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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  • Apart from being a wonderful gompa to visit, it is also located in an area called the moonland. We spent a marvellous afternoon exploring the monastery and taking in the wonderful landscapes around. I...  more »
  • Lamayuru Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery we visited on the way from Srinagar to Leh during our Leh-Ladakh trip. I actually got down from our cab ahead of the monastery to take click a pictu...  more »
  • Absolutely worth a visit, not only because located halfway between Leh and Kargil. It is one of the oldest and largest monasteries of Ladak. The special is the landscape. The combination has already Mysthisches, surreal.
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