Places To Visit In Lamayuru

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1. MoonLand

Must visit 3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 4
places to visit in Lamayuru

A peculiar landscape near Lamayuru on Leh-Kargil Road is the MoonLand. It is called so fondly, because the landscapes here are said to be like that of the moon.

2. Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery
Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 4
places to visit in Lamayuru

Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest monasteries in India. It is known for its rich wall paintings, thangkas and murals. The best time to visit is during the two annual Mask Dance Festivals.

3. Uleytokpo

3.5 /5

30 km
from city center
3 out of 4
places to visit in Lamayuru

Most popularly known as the western base camp for travellers who are enroute to Ladakh, Ulleytokpo is the paradise you are looking for before you enter Ladakh.

4. Wanla Gompa

Wanla Gompa
Must visit 3.4 /5

7 km
from city center
4 out of 4
places to visit in Lamayuru

Wanla is a sub-monastery of Lamayuru which provides a caretaker monk, responsible for daily rituals and for granting access to the temple. The main image features Avalokitesvara in 11-headed ("Chuchigzhel") form.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Lamayuru?

Day 1: Arrive at Leh.

Day 2: Drive from Leh to Lamayuru(3-4 hours). A 1-hour trek will lead to the famous Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. After the visit, another hour-long trek to Wanla, hiking through the 3,750 Mt Prinkti La Pass. Overnight camping at Wanla.

Day 3: Wanla to Hinju is a 5-hour long trek through the more quaint Ladakhi villages. Stay at meadow camp outside Hinju.

Day 4: A 6-hour long trek to from Hinju to Sumdo Doksa via Kongskil La ridge. A gradual ascent will bring you to the Kongskil La ridge for scenic views of Stok and Karakoram ranges. The other half of that trek is, however, a little difficult to attain.

Day 5: 5-hour trek from Sumo Doksa to Base of Dung Dung Chan la. After a few river crossings, the trail gradually ascends to the base of Dung Dung Chan la.

Day 6: 5-hour long trek from the base to Chiling. It is a straight climb. A vehicle from Chilling village will drop you off at Leh.

How can I commute within Lamayuru?

Home to only 150 monks, Lamayuru can be travelled on foot easily.
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