Lamayuru Monastery

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  • Address: B.P.O Khaltse, Ladakh, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194106, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9469732677
  • Ticket Price: 30 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery - Review

A hundred and thirty kilometres from Leh, the thousand-year-old Lamayuru Monastery is a famous traditional Tibetan Gompha following Buddhism, and is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters. The land surrounding the monastery is famously known as The Moonscape, as it strikingly resembles lunar landscapes. The monastery is regarded as the first ever monastery following the customary traditions of the Bonpo along with Buddhism. The monastery was allegedly founded by an ancient Indian scholar Mahasiddhacarya Naropa when the lake here dried up. The dried up bed of the lake is the foundation of the entire spread of the monastery.

The premises of the Lamayuru near the southern zone of the rock of Lamayuru, includes an ancient temple named as the Seng-ge-sgang. During the early years after the build, the main building premises of the monastery included five buildings, of which four have undergone natural degradation. However, the Lamayuru monastery houses almost 150 monks, and is regarded as among the largest as well as a heritage monastery or traditional gompha of Leh. During the second and the fifth month according to the lunar calendar of Tibet, the Lamayuru monastery holds two traditional dance festivals that characterize the usage of native traditional masks. The monastery is also situated close to the Wanla Monastery. Visitors may stay at the the Moonland Hotel or the Siachen Hostel.

Lamayuru Monastery Information

  • During the second and the fifth month according to the lunar calendar of Tibet, the Lamayuru Monastery holds two traditional dance festivals which characterize the usage of native traditional masks. The monastery is also situated close to the Wanla Monastery.

How To reach Lamayuru Monastery by Public Transport

  • By car

Restaurants Near Lamayuru Monastery

  • Moonland Hotel
  • Niranja Hotel
  • KC Garden Cafe

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  • Lamayuru Monastery Address: B.P.O Khaltse, Ladakh, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194106, India
  • Lamayuru Monastery Contact Number: +1-9469732677
  • Lamayuru Monastery Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Lamayuru Monastery Price: 30 INR
  • Time required to visit Lamayuru Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lamayuru Monastery

  • 95% of people who visit Leh include Lamayuru Monastery in their plan

  • 70.59% of people start their Lamayuru Monastery visit around 07 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lamayuru Monastery

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lamayuru Monastery

People normally club together Leh Palace and Taglang La while planning their visit to Lamayuru Monastery.

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Lamayuru Monastery, Leh Reviews

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  • One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. The place has an aura about itself. The landscape around the monastery is moonscape like. The views from the monastery are just great. There is an entry fee of Rs 50/- for Indian nationals. There is a restaurant adjoin the monastery where one can relish freshly made eats.

  • Even on a rainy cold day the place exudes warmth. Lamas so kind, helping and smiling! Mario's the great Buddhist scholar meditated here in a cave. Must visit

  • Beautifull monastery built in late 1142. It depicts the story of four kings in its walls in the form of paintings. The peace inside the main auditorium calms every cell in your body . A must visit . 2 n half hours from leh

  • The place is famous for the great views of Lamayuru Moonland. The monastery itself is great to walk through.

  • It's a religious place . The monks help with the history and other knowledge . A very peaceful place. With nice veiw.

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