Spituk Monastery, Leh

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Spin a prayer wheel and enjoy fabulous panoramic views at Spituk Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery perched above the Indus Valley. This intensely colored complex cut into the slope of a hill was founded in the 11th century as a model for other monasteries in the area. Housing a number of ancient shrines, idols, frescoes, and scriptures, the monastery's most treasured relic is a "nose-bleed" belonging to the leader of the Yellow Hat sect, who spread Gelug Buddhism. Gain sweeping views of the arabesque-shaped green fields and mud-brick buildings, set against a backdrop of dark brown peaks across the valley. Home to around 100 monks, the temple gets very crowded during festival times. To visit Spituk Monastery and get the most from your holiday in Leh, create itinerary details personal to you using our Leh vacation maker site .
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  • You have to climb quite a number of steps to reach the monastery. So maybe difficult for some aged people. But once at the top you won't feel like getting down. The view is breathtaking. So even if yo...  more »
  • After seeing others sincerely because it is close to Leh and you have to pass us by if you go towards Lamayuru or that direction, otherwise I would have done without it. The view of the valley you also have elsewhere with no regrets
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