Dhankar Gompa, Lahaul and Spiti District

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Dhankar Gompa (also Dankhar, Drangkhar or Dhangkar Gompa; Brang-mkhar or Grang-mkhar) is a village and also a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India. It is situated at an elevation of 3,894 metres (12,774 feet) in the Spiti Valley above Dhankar Village, between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers - one of the world's most spectacular settings for a gompa. Dhang or dang means cliff, and kar or khar means fort. Hence Dhangkar means fort on a cliff.

Dhankar, like Key Monastery and Tangyud Monastery in Spiti, and Thiksey, Likir and Rangdum monasteries in Ladakh, was built as a fort monastery on the Central Tibetan pattern. It was reported to have had 90 monks in 1855.
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  • The gompa is also amazing and rich in culture just like others. The roads the leads to gompa offers amazing view and had a nice trail.  more »
  • Dhankar_the unforgettable terrain, located at 12776 ft from sea level at Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. A beautiful village with ancient Buddhist gumpha and monastery and a lake. Number of houses are 68...  more »
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