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Alchi Monastary

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Address: South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India

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A must visit for everyone.

There is nothing to dislike. Good place, Alchi monastery is the most prominent place to visit followed by the village. Trekkers begin their trek here or usually end here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Shimla, India
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Shimla, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to dislike. Good place, Alchi monastery is the most prominent place to visit followed by the village. Trekkers begin their trek here or usually end here.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Brialliant place to visit. This is located about 30 kms from Leh. But a must visit place who has interests in visiting the monasteries. They have some fantastic paintings from 11th century. We visited about 6 to 7 monastery including Lamayuru. All of us liked Alchi monastery more than Lamayuru.

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Bathinda, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one different monastery. A big one, with many temples of Buddha , it is worth a visit. There is a small market selling artifacts. They are expensive. Go in for bargaining to get good prices.

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kendal, cumbria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I liked the quiet and relaxing atmosphere . The main attraction was not far away from our hotel and the local people were very friendly.

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This monastery is up a secluded valley and it is very peaceful. We did the 10 mile round trip hike that was very pleasant and I would recommend it if you are in good shape. The elevation is around 11,000 ft, so make sure you are acclimated.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You have to get here if its not in your plan. Very close to leh city, this monastery is one of the oldest. The walls inside are cracking and painting on the walls show the age it has been standing tall. Simply breathtaking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The frescoes and wall paintings are exquisite. Its like stepping back in time. The journey there from Leh is also beautiful with views of the Indus and Zanskar rivers.

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Hertfordshire
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's far more Indian in style than other Ladakh monasteries. Although you aren't allowed to take photos in the main temples, there is one decorated gompa/chorten you can walk into and take photos.

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Ratnagiri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I am hotelier and Interior designer, Wall printings have inspired me as artist. those paintings are my inspirations for my next cottage designs.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful paintings done in the early style of Kashmir indicating the ancient history of the site. Good places to eat. Nice shopping stalls. If coming from Leh you pass the stunning confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers.

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