Generally the Ladakhis make handicrafts for themselves, and not to sell in the marketplace. So, many of the handicrafts mentioned below may not be easily found in shops. Leh town is different, though. It has…

The Gompa Trail – Monasteries in Leh Ladakh Leh is the base for Gompa hopping and there are as many as nine Monasteries in Leh within striking range!Belonging to all the different sects of Tibetan…

Lamayuru (བླ་མ་གཡུང་དྲུང་དགོན་པ་), situated at an altitude of 2957m, 127kms west of Leh on Leh-Srinagar highway. Lamayuru is also called as Gyung Drung, after the Ladakhi word for the swastika. History: Alchi is known to be…
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Located 20 kms to the east of Leh. It is also spelt as Tikse, Thiksay or Thikse. This is a hilltop monastery on the road to Hemis, north of River Indus. Around eighty monks live…