A small shaky bridge over the Indus, leads one to the Stakna Gompa, on the banks of the river and looking out onto perhaps some of the most panoramic and beautiful views of Hemis.
While the structure itself might not be as sprawling and colorful as a lot of other monasteries around the area, the sceneries that it finds itself amongst, more than make up for it. The name literally translates into 'tiger's nose' since the hill that the monastery crowns, is believed to have resembled a tiger's nose.
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