Enjoy fabulous views from Deskit Monastery, the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley. This complex features a huge prayer hall housing a statue of crowned Maitreya Buddha. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has a cupola identical to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet. Painted in bright colors, another big statue of Maitreya Buddha stands on a hill just below the monastery, facing the Shyok River towards Pakistan. Climb the roof of the complex for gorgeous panoramic views of the valley. A visit to Deskit Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leh online trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Clean, spiritual, peaceful and calm place...This monastery has stunning surrounding view of mountains all around with huge statue of maitreya buddha. It almost felt like heavenly place with surreal su...  more »
  • Walk from the village centre than an hour less. Climbing the Hill commands a fine view. You could hear the sutras can be visited during the Gompa.
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  • Spirituality, clean, cooool, place. most visit. God Buddh facing towards Pakistan, sending message of friendship.  more »
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