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Stakna Monastery, Leh

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Stakna Monastery or Stakna Gompa is a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect in Stakna, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 21 or 25 kilometres from Leh on the left bank of the Indus River.It was founded in the late 16th century by a Bhutanese scholar and saint, Chosje Jamyang Palkar. The name, literally meaning 'tiger's nose' was given because it was built on a hill shaped like a tiger's nose. Of note is a sacred Arya Avalokitesvara statue from Kamrup, Assam. Stakna has a residence of approximately 30 monks.
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With all its history, architecture, and scenery, you won't be surprised to learn that Leh possesses plenty of accommodations. A number of hotels with standard rooms sit on the fringes of the old town area, while a few more exclusive options lie a little farther out, occupying scenic positions with views of the town and the mountains. Take a look at the northern suburbs for some of the most budget-friendly options, with the agricultural districts of Changspa and Karzoo offering a wealth of guesthouses surrounded by scenic agricultural fields.
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  • I saw this monastery on the rod side from Pangong Lake to Leh city. The view of Indus river and the monastery was epic!  more »
  • Stakna, for us, was a worthwhile trip after Thiksey. hardly anyone visits here and we had the place to ourself. A lovely monk gave us a personal guided tour of all the temples. The views also are love...  more »
  • Because there were ony three other visitors, the resident monk took us around the three different temples, one of them which is normally not open. He explained a number of details as well as special a...  more »