These Ladakh monasteries are spread across the region - some located high on mountains or hidden in the valleys or right in plain sight
One of the Oldest
Built in the 11th century, this monastery was attacked and re-attacked but each time, it survived and stood strong.
Home to ancient murals
An unusual monastery that was lost with time and rediscovered for its ancient murals and exquisite Buddha statues.
The Richest Ladakh Monastery
Home to the famous Naropa festival and a well-curated museum that has relics and rare scrolls
Modelled after the Potala palace of Tibet, Thiksey monastery can be found on the Leh -Pangong stretch.
The Most Picturesque
Home to the 2nd largest Buddha in Ladakh
Part of the erstwhile Shey Palace, the monastery was preserved by the monks and used by the Ladakhi kings to bless their heirs.
Pride of Nubra Valley
Marked by the giant Buddha in Nubra Valley, this is the place to experience morning prayeres