We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 5 Km From Main City, Leh, India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 33 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Peace Land

Love the scenic beauty..what I say mouthwatering..interior decoration is consist of colour and thats why it is one of the top most attraction.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
PhotolabAvishek
,
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Love the scenic beauty..what I say mouthwatering..interior decoration is consist of colour and thats why it is one of the top most attraction.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

this is the best located monastery with a view, also great at night, most people miss this, the bridge to get here is the icing on the cake

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manali, India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Although I have been to Leh several times, I visited Stakna Monastery for the first time in July 2014. It is a tiny Monastery on top is a small island in the Indus river. As you enter the monastery the first thing that captures your attention is the vibrant colors. Stakna holds a strong position amongst the monasteries in Leh.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Simply amazing. Amazing sights from the top. Nothing special in the Monastery, but the sights are too good. Paradise for photography. Dont miss this.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

While comparing with the other monasteries in Leh, this Gompa has nothing much to see inside but it offers an exceptional view on the hill with the Indus river running along side. The view is simply amazing and I can't wait to post a picture here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

While there isn't much to see inside and while it's much smaller than other monasteries in the area, it has a commanding position on the hill and with the river running around the front of it and the mountains behind it make for a stunning setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
41 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a beautiful gompa with exceptional wall paintings. It sits on an isolated hill that crops up in the middle of the valley near the Indus River, which is quite a delightful location. This is one of my favorite gompas. It's not one of the biggest, but there is something quite special about it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I visited Monastery in July and can honestly say that the environs are magnificent. It refreshes your mind and soul. It gives you feel of connect with the super natural powers and lot of positive vibes. There is some souvenirs for sale and local honey and other items to pick up if you like, but the mountains are the real... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
saxmundham uk
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This Gompa doesn't seem to be so well visited as some others. Shame because of there are only 2 monks left there now and the one who showed us around was outstandingly friendly and knowledgeable. The layout reminded me of a Moroccan Riayad- although all other similarities stop there. Stakna oozes antiquity and atmosphere- well worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stakna Gompa appears to be an exotic location. It emanates its aesthetic power form far away. It attracts your attention from a distance like a mysterious jewel situated on a top of a hill. It is a functional Drukpa lineage monastery, which means it is fertile ground for realization for tantric adepts and initiates. It is not geared up toward... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Stakna Monastery also viewed

 

Been to Stakna Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stakna Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?