Lamayuru Monastery

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  • Address: B.P.O Khaltse, Ladakh, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194106, India
  • 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
  • Best time to visit Lamayuru Monastery(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lamayuru Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Leh include Lamayuru Monastery in their plan

  • 45.84% of people start their Lamayuru Monastery visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lamayuru Monastery

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94.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lamayuru Monastery

People normally club together Jama Masjid and Stok Palace Museum while planning their visit to Lamayuru Monastery.

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  • It's situated on national highway 1A i.e., Srinagar-Leh highway. Lamayuru or Yuri Monestry is the Buddhist Monestry situated at an altitude of 3510 mtrs and at a distance of 15 Kms east of Fatu La. A must place to visit when you are visiting Ladakh.

  • Beautiful place. Next to moonland. I wonder we should visit this during full moon

  • Spiritual place of Ladhak..one of the oldest monestry..place for meditation is also available here

  • Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lamayouro, Leh district, India. It is situated on the Srinagar-Leh highway 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the Fotu La at a height of 3,510 metres (11,520 ft).The gompa consisted originally of five buildings, and some remains of the four corner buildings can still be seen.[5] Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monks resident.Lamayuru is host to two annual masked dance festivals in the second and fifth months of the Tibetan lunar calendar, when all the monks from these surrounding gompas gather together to pray.

  • This place is famous for its moonland hills rather than monastery but the route to the monastery is awesome from Kargil and Leh both ways. This monastery holds traditional importance of Buddhist religion.

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