Likir Gompa, Leh

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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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  • One of the most charming monasteries of Ladakh, located in side of mountain in the Nubra Valley and offering a magnificent view on it. A must if you go into the Nubra.
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  • We had visited this big and beautiful monastery complex located on a diversion on the Leh Srinagar highway during our vacation in Leh. From the parking lot, we walked along an inclined path followed b...  more »
  • Quite, calm and serene place. Buddhist monastery. Near Leh. Visit to get the feel of Buddhism. Full of scenic beauty.  more »
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  • Likir Monastery or Likir Gompa (Klud-kyil) is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, Northern India. It is located approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) in the west of Leh. It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley, in Likir village near the Indus River about 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) north of the Srinigar to Leh highway.It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and was established in 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje, under the command of the fifth king of Ladakh, Lhachen Gyalpo (Lha-chen-rgyal-po).
  • A very large statue in golden color can be seen here. From inside you have the most beautiful views of the outside world. There is an open place at the back of the monastery which offers pleasing to the eyes view. We were lucky enough to witness snowfall as well :) A mesmerizing experience!
  • Peaceful place at a beautiful location. You can visit this monastry, visit the school in the premises, talk to lamas to gain knowledge of the place. There are couple of options here for food. I tried Veg Momos, Veg Maggi
  • A beautiful sitting statue of Buddha. There is a small museum in the Gompa. Complimentary Black tea is served which is nice.
  • One of the prettiest monasteries in Ladakh. Has a huge statue of Maitreya

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