Enjoy fabulous views from Deskit Monastery, the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley. This complex features a huge prayer hall housing a statue of crowned Maitreya Buddha. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has a cupola identical to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet. Painted in bright colors, another big statue of Maitreya Buddha stands on a hill just below the monastery, facing the Shyok River towards Pakistan. Climb the roof of the complex for gorgeous panoramic views of the valley. A visit to Deskit Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leh online trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • After traveling from Leh to khardungla pass then to Deskit was exhausting but the valley view from top of this place is a wonder.Must visit when in Nubra.A gigantic 106 feet statue of Lord Maitrayi Bu...  more »
  • there are 2 parts of the monastery. across the monastery is a statue perched on top of a hill. it is nice viewed from the monastery. we went in the morning and we caught the prayers session. we quietl...  more »
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