Hemis Monastery being the famous among all in Ladakh receives a lot of tourists. On the other hand, Thiksey Monastery is the best and fine example of Ladakhi architecture. Stok Monastery and Palace which also consist of the museum stores all the precious belongings of earlier royal families of Ladakh. Other places in LehLadakh that are must visit include Takthok Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Likir Monastery, Matho Monastery, Thiksey Monastery and Sumda Chun.
With the pilgrimage tour to LehLadakh list doesn’t end here, some of the prominent places that are must visit include Chokhang Vihara Temple, Shanti Stupa, and Serzang Temple. Your tour to LehLadakh will be filled with cultural exchanges, adventure, camping, treks, and mountaineering among others. Come to LehLadakh and you’ll see the magic unfold.
The most famous holy places in LehLadakh are the monasteries of Buddha. Apart from that, there are various other pilgrimages that you can enjoy with LehLadakh pilgrimage tour packages. Some of the destinations in and around the region of LehLadakh are:
The place which is located at the height of 3505 meters serves as the headquarters of Ladakh region. The place which was used to be the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, it now has the population of 1500. Half of the population is constituted by the Muslims. A huge boulder situated near the banks of a river with ancient rock carving, back to the 8th century is the proof that North Indian Buddhism had influence in this area since the ancient times.
With the pilgrimage tour to LehLadakh, there’s Starrimo Monastery gripping a tree covered ridge above the old town. The ancient Pibiting village with the monastery hilltop as the backdrop is the epitome of Stupa architecture.
The monastery is located 18 km to the north of Padum. It is also known as the second largest monastery of Zanskar and own allegiance to the Yogi of Tibet, Marpa. The monastery hosts about 60-70 Gelukpa monks and it consists of many temples, each of them as the rich heritage of the region. Climb to the monastery with LehLadakh pilgrimage tour packages and get the exquisite view of the valley down there.
Zangla is located to the north of Zanskar and was under the rule of a titular king a few years back. Some of the places that are worth to visit here are a small chapel, old hilltop castle, and old Nunnery among others. Tsa-zar village, which is in the middle of Zangla and Stongdey houses the old monastery with beautiful frescos. The place also serves as the primary point on Padum-Strongdey-Zangla-Karsha-Padum round trip covering many sites of Zanskar.
Sani is located on the way to Kargil, approximately 6-7 km west of Padum. The pilgrimage tour to LehLadakh lets you enjoy the beautiful view of the monastery which is built like a castle. Unlike any other monastery in the region, it is built on the ground level.