Timings : 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fees : INR 30
Sankar Gompa or Sankar Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist monastery located 6 km from Leh. Traditionally believed to be a subsidiary of Spituk Monastery, it serves as the residence of the Abbot of Spituk, the senior incarnate lama of Ladakh, making it an important religious site. The main attraction is the statue of Avalokitesvara with 1000 arms and heads.
Since the Sankar Monastery is home to various attractions that illustrate the history and the heritage of the traditional building, it is ideal for those people who have a fascination for art and culture. The view of Namgyal Tsemo Hills from the monastery is breathtaking. The monastery itself looks resplendent when lit up at night.
The Sankar Gompa is the residence of 20 monks who stay and learn the culture of Buddhism. So, the timings of the monastery are restricted and whoever plans to visit the monastery is advised to do proper research with respect to its timings.
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