Mystics of Leh
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Explore the mystical nature of Leh as we visit the Shanti Stupa, and monasteries of Sankar, Spituk and Phyang.
We first visit the Shanti Stupa, located atop the Chanspa Hill in Ladakh. The credit for constructing the structure goes to a Japanese Buddhist named Gyomyo Nakamura. Here, we come across a photo of the current Dalai Lama and some relics of the Buddha.
Proceed towards Sankar Gompa, which serves as the residence of the Abbot of Spituk. This gompa is Spituk Gompa's daughter establishment. A relatively modern structure, it can be found close to Khardung La, which is supposedly the world's highest motorable road.
Continue towards Spituk Gompa, an 11th-century structure found at an elevation of 3,307 metres. The monastery houses around 100 monks and serves as a venue for the Gustor Festival, organised onthe 27th-29th day of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.
Conclude the tour at Phyang Gompa. Here, you will come across ornate frescoes and artwork. There is also a 900-year-old museum inside that houses thangkas (Tibetan paintings) and the armoury used by the Mongolians, Tibetans, and the Chinese.
- Anything not specifically mentioned as a part of the description.
- Sunscreen Lotion, hat, Scarf Sunglasses
- The stupa is illuminated with lights at night.
- Monastery will remain closed from 12:00 - 13:00 Hrs.
- Monastery will remain closed from 13:00-14:00 hrs.
- Photography is allowed.