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Ancient Monastery

Alchi Monastery is claimed to be the oldest monastery and is a popular tourist attraction in the... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Bengaluru, India
Beautiful Alchi Gompa !

It was the apricot season and the lane leading to the monastery was literally filled with apricots... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Muscat, Oman
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South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Alchi Monastery is claimed to be the oldest monastery and is a popular tourist attraction in the Leh region. You have to take a small detour from the highway - there are boards that can guide you. The road to the monastery is very scenic...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

It was the apricot season and the lane leading to the monastery was literally filled with apricots and souvenir vendors. The art work in the temple is superb and well preserved. The river Indus flows down the hill near by and the views from the...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice couple of hours spent wandering around the various temples dating back to the 10th century. The monks are friendly and happy to chat to you and answer questions. Quite a drive from Leh, but worth it as the drive very scenic.

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

On our return trip from Saspol to Leh from a particular location road deviates from highway leading to Alchi Monastry. Alchi Monastry is situated on a hill and road is motorable till the entrance. Lama present inside the Monastery was very kind enquired about the...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Its a quaint monastery by the river Indus. The monastery has huge statues of Buddha with elaborate wood carvings . the paintings and woodwork is in Kashmiri style .There is a three storied temple with all over wall painting too . It is known for...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is very calm and quite place. The scenic beauty is awesome. The paintings are specialty of this monastery.

Thank Anirban R
Reviewed June 30, 2018

This monastery or Gompa is a seat of Tantric Buddhism. It is a complex of different structures. The entry to the structures is through low height doors but houses big statues of Buddha.

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

its a very calm and quiet monastery from 11th century and has been maintained really well. you need at least couple of hours to see it . visit this place only if you are interested in historical places.

Thank Vishal S
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Located on the south bank of the Indus river at 3,100m, 65km from Leh. There are 3 major shrines: the Dukhang (Assembly hall), the Sumtsek and the Temple of Manjushri, built in 12th and 13th centuries. Translator's temple (Lotsabha Lakhang) and a the Lakhang Soma...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I along with our nephew and nieces with their children visited this Gompa last year on our way to Leh from Kargil. Very soothing atmosphere.

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Response from Mayur S | Reviewed this property |
Our tourist taxi dropped us off very close to the Alchi monastery. It is a protected monument and sacred ground. Also the road to the monastery is narrow. So a small walk is required to reach the monastery. Hope you will... More