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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  • Diskit Monastery overlooks the entire Nubra valley of Ladakh . It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is held in Great regard by the Buddhists  more »
  • It goes up but you have to go during the feast of the monastery when the women wear their most beautiful Péraks!
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