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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  • this monastery is home to more than 150 monks and houses a rich collection of artifacts, wall paintings, thangas, statues, carpets and an impressive 11-headed, 1000 eyed image of Chenzing  more »
  • Spectacular view of lymauru the moon land above all when we visited the place beautiful atmosphere of the monetstry. Pla  more »
  • We had visited this beautiful Monastery on the way to Kargil. It is on top of a hill and has beautiful paintings and statue of Lord Budhha.  more »
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  • Situated on the Leh Kargil highway, a very quiet, peaceful place. Has a quaint restaurant. Good for a quick break.
  • It was a beautiful place, quite peaceful. I loved the paintings on wall and the museum.
  • Lamayuru monastery is said to be the oldest and largest existing gompa in Ladakh .... awesome beauty with nice weather.
  • Peaceful environment it was on Leh Kargil highway.
  • No words to explain about this monestry. A must must visit around Leh.

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