Likir Gompa, Leh

4.5
Travel the scenic mountain road to Likir Gompa, nestled at a high altitude with memorable views of the surrounding lofty landscape. One of the oldest monasteries in the region, the original structure supposedly dated back almost 1,000 years, when it was constructed by King Lhachen Gyalpo. Since then, it has undergone destruction and reconstruction. Observe the gigantic golden statue of the Buddha, visible from far away as you approach, and once at the monastery, venture on to the roof for outstanding views across the hills. To visit Likir Gompa on your holiday in Leh, and find out what else Leh has to offer, use our Leh travel route planning tool .
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  • This will be on your way from Kargil to Leh. It is an old place with beautiful effigy of Maitrayee. It is rather peaceful and a quick visit is quite rewarding! We meet a boy, Gopal from our state in a...  more »
  • This monastry is famous for the cultural events organised annually here. Plan your travel accordingly.  more »
  • The monastery is 10-12km inside from Leh-Kargil highway. Around 45-50km from Leh. It's not as big as Thiksey or Hemis but equally beautiful. The sitting Buddha statue is magnificent.  more »
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  • This is a really historic and worth seeing gompa. The museum is small but well maintained.
  • Likir Monetary on Dosmochae (monks mask dance)
  • Liker gompa is under liker Vally... It's far from leh 40 KM...liker gompa is a gyuluk monastery.. It's a 800 years old Historic monastery.... Most welcome..
  • One of the best known monestaries of Ladakh. Especially for its large Buddha's statue.
  • Likir monastery is one of most important monastery of geylukpa and one of best things I can have in my life.
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