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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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  • A long trip has brought us from Leh to Lamayuru, which are about 120 km. The landscape is beautiful and spectacular. The arrival at Lamayuru is impressive, the entire complex is huge and dates from the 11TH century. One of the major monasteries of Laddakh. We could visit only a part of the temples, since it is winter and the rest open it in summer. Lamayuru is located halfway between Leh and Kargil (Kargil is a town on the edge of Pakistan). Kargil is not suitable for tourism, there are sporadic border attacks.
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  • Lamayuru Monastery is one of the richest monastery with ancient artifacts, paintings and statues inside. It is 107 km apart from Leh and on the way to Srinagar. The wise idea to visit this place is ha...  more »
  • The Monastery is beautiful, you climb up a little bit and there u find a big statue of Buddha. The area around is so picturesque with the moon landscapes. It's good to spend some time meditating if yo...  more »