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

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Alchi Gompa

A small cluster of old gompas/temples on the banks of the Indus. One can walk within the compound without paying a fee, while a ticket is required to gain entry into the more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A small cluster of old gompas/temples on the banks of the Indus. One can walk within the compound without paying a fee, while a ticket is required to gain entry into the more remarkable buildings. Must visit - if in Alchi. Note: Alchi is nearly 2 hours from Leh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A must visit for History lovers. The Monastery is full of over 1500 years old wall paintings. The Monastery is very old and require restoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The oldest existing paintings of Ladakh inside the 4 different Gompas.Also the valley and the area of Alchi Monastary is nice to watch. So even if you're not interested at art history it's worth a visit

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

With due regards to my Buddhist friends I would frankly advise that one should visit this monastery only if deeply interested in ancient Buddhist places. This small monastery offers much less for a tourist compared to other more popular monasteries in Ladakh region.

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KOLKATA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Alchi is one of the oldest monasteries in the region. If you are interested in monasteries/ Buddhism this is definitely a place you should visit. Other than the monastery the village has a great mountain setting. It's the place for some 'me' time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The monastery is declared a ancient monument by archaeological survey of India. Its really old with many temples. The temples are all locked and one has to buy a ticket and accompany the monk who takes you around and unlocks the doors of the temples for you to have a glimpse. You can also visit the river Indus behind the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

very nice monastery. You can smell the Tibet.. İf you are lucky you may come across spiritual dance ceremony

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Alchi monastery is very old monastery.For main part of the monastery one have to pay entry fee. Very small monastery.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The monastery is a masterpiece of ancient times. The paintings on the walls depicts the culture and religious beliefs. Photography is not allowed in the premises.

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Shimla, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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Address: South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Alchi

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