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Basgo Gompa

Roadtrip to Spirituality

Monument > Temples
The Buddhist monastery was built for the Namgyal rulers in 1680. Basgo was an intricate political and cultural centre of the early days of Ladakh. Basgo Monastery, situated 40 km west from Leh city, Gompa is built atop a mountain overlooking the ruins of a town by the same name. Basgo Gompa (Maitreya temples) was included on the 2000 World Monuments Watch to draw attention to the conservation needs of the complex. You can enjoy a day's trip from Leh, spending time on the road, while you visit Mo show more

Quick gist

Something unique

More than 300-years-old Monastery at a distance of 70 km from Leh, offering an exciting road trip.

Tips from insiders

  • Summers would be the best time to visit the monastery.
  • The road to Monastery is prone to landslides, so proceed with caution.
  • The Monastery is famous among adventure seekers as it provides an exciting opportunity for a road trip.
  • It's worth stopping to get the pictures from the side of the road.