Sumda Chun TempleCurrently Open
- Address: Sumda Chun village, Leh, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Monastery , Sculpture
65 kilometre southwest of Leh lies one of the remotest villages in Ladakh, inaccessible by road. The road only goes to Sumdo, after which you must hike up a river valley trail for three to four hours to a village of just 120 people. There is no electricity here. But it is worth it to reach one of the earliest surviving Buddhist monasteries. It’s thought that Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo himself may have founded the temple in the 11th century. Diehard pilgrims attempt to pray at all three temples established by him - Alchi and Mangyu and Sumda Chun - in a single day between sunrise and sunset. In the assembly hall there are 37 polychrome stucco sculptures, and its walls are frescoed.
Sumda Chun Temple Hours
- Reach Sumdo by 9:00 am if you want to make it back before sunset.
How to Reach Sumda Chun Temple
- Drive to Sumdo. Find the hiking track on the stream’s left bank, ascending to the west. It will cross to the right at one point. Keep following it.
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0.24% of people who visit Leh include Sumda Chun Temple in their plan
95% of people start their Sumda Chun Temple visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sumda Chun Temple
People normally also visit Zanskar River while planning their trip to Sumda Chun Temple.