In one of the most captivating settings, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery is one of the most serene places to visit in Ladakh. Built in the 15th century, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery was constructed by the king Tashi Namgyal after whom the monastery is named.
After crossing an interesting zig-zag path from Chubi, Namgyal Monastery is renowned for its spectacular beauty with the river Indus flowing through the dazzling Zanskar range. It's a great visit whether you are seeking spiritual rejuvenation or on a tryst of adventure. The spiritual atmosphere becomes more enthralling when you see the colorful flags and the natural landscape at Namgyal Monastery.
Highlights: The place is best known for the beautiful gold statue of Maitreya Buddha which is three stores high. Along with that, one can explore statues of Buddha, frescos and paintings in the Assembly Hall of the monastery.
Best time to visit: The most preferred time to visit the monastery is between the month of June To September.
Location: Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Leh, Jammu and KashmirDistance from Leh: Namgyal Tsemo Monastery is at a distance of about 5 km from the city of Leh.