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. Work out when and for how long to visit Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and other Kargil attractions using our handy Kargil trip tool .
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  • Lamayuru Monastery is situated midway Kargil Leh highway. It is one of the oldest monastery of Ladakh and belongs to the Gelugpa order . The interesting rock and sand of Lamayuru give a feel of moon’s...  more »
  • During my last 3 Ladakh visits I could not visit Lamayaru monastery. This time in February-2019 I decided to see frozen Ladakh & was on visit to Lamayaru monastery.This time driving along frozen Indus...  more »
  • This is a very old; but well kept monastery. There are several temples within the complex, which are worth visit. It is on the Srinagar-Leh highway and can be a good stop by while traveling this route...  more »
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  • One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. The place has an aura about itself. The landscape around the monastery is moonscape like. The views from the monastery are just great. There is an entry fee of Rs 50/- for Indian nationals. There is a restaurant adjoin the monastery where one can relish freshly made eats.
  • Very old monastry, cool place must visit on the way to leh
  • Get a glimpse of Buddhist early monastery and get blessings from the holy and sacred idols. You can find rooms and places to eat around the monestery.
  • Old but keep a lot of original and historical items, it's quiet adored! you can also find the oasis beside the temple. Everything is charming.
  • Even on a rainy cold day the place exudes warmth. Lamas so kind, helping and smiling! Mario's the great Buddhist scholar meditated here in a cave. Must visit
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