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Stakna Gompa

16th Century Bhutanese Monastery In Leh

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Leh, Ladakh
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Stakna Gompa is a small Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect on the left bank of the Indus river in the Leh district of Ladakh. Chosje Modzin, a Bhutanese scholar found the same in the late 16th Century. the name meaning a tiger's nose was given so because it crowns a hill which is shaped like that of a tiger's nose. Currently, the monastery accommodates a total number of 30 monks. There is a prayer hall at the heart of its complex with various ancient statues in the far left corner. Elephant o show more

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Something unique

This monastery is the only one in Ladakh which is Bhutanese and belongs to the Drugpa sect.

Tips from insiders

  • You can view the beautiful surrounding valley and the Indus river from the top of the monastery.
  • Visit exactly at the opening time and spend the entire day with the monks if you really want to get to know about the essence of the culture.
  • Learn meditation techniques from the monks in order to keep calm in your stressful life.
  • Ensure that you visit during their annual cultural festival.
  • Visit the special library nearby which houses gilded statues and paintings of Rinpoche.