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