Likir Monastery202 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Likir, Jammu and Kashmir 194101, Leh, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery
This most well preserved monastery in Likir village was built in 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje, under the rule of King Lha-chen-rgyal-po. It is said that the monastery is guarded by two serpent spirits: Nanda and Taksako. It is currently home to about 120 monks of the Gelugpa or Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the official seat of Ngari Rinpoche, the younger brother of the Dalai Lama. There are two main assembly halls with statues of various incarnations of the Buddha. Look out for an incredible collection of statues of precious metals, lovely murals, and other artworks. The monastery also has a library where ancient manuscripts are stored. But the most famous sight here is probably the 75 feet statue of Buddha. The Central Institute of Buddhist Studies teaches languages here. This attraction in Leh is an ideal place for people interested in history and those who are looking for spiritual sessions.
Likir Monastery Travel Tips
- Buy pashmina shawl, woolen clothes and apricots from the village.
- There are guest houses in the village.
- Routes to the monastery can be closed in the winter after heavy snowfall.
Entrance Ticket Details For Likir Monastery
- Library: Rs. 5 or Rs 10
How to Reach Likir Monastery
- By Car
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3.96% of people who visit Leh include Likir Monastery in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
76.6% of people start their Likir Monastery visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Likir Monastery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Likir Monastery