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Address: Highway, Lamayuru 194106, India

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Moonland - amazing nature!

If you are not a nature enthusiast you may be slightly disappointed since its basically a type of terrain you are looking at. Luckily we were all nature buffs and loved the area... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2017
AbhinavDave
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you are not a nature enthusiast you may be slightly disappointed since its basically a type of terrain you are looking at. Luckily we were all nature buffs and loved the area. The monastery is good as well - but a bit of a climb.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place. Once we reached the monastry it started snowing which looked just wow. Great place to have a days bike trip from Leh. Must visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

It is perhaps the oldest monastry in leh known for the artifacts and other monk stuff. They are closed for lunch so avoid going that time 2 to 3

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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Lamayuru is also called the Moonland in Leh-Ladakh because of its topography which resembles the moon's surface. There used to be a big lake here many years back and as the lake dried up, the crater was filled with protrusions that looked like Moon's surface. Its a natural wonder on earth and very few lucky people actually visit this place.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is another if the monasteries that we visited and is superbly maintained. It was lunch time when we reached but one of the monks opened the monastery for us as we were waiting outside for a long time. It is a good way to spend the day after reaching leh as lamayuru is at the same altitude as leh.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

One cannot say to have seen what a monastery in ladak is without Lamayur. The landscape makes it a unique place in the world. Best tour from Leh is with motorbike. Safe and easy road.

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Secunderabad
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Must visit for those interested in History. Unique monastry and the moonland scapes are the two major attractions. Staff of the monastry are very helpful and it's a really pleasant place to be.

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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Beside the famous moonland and gompa, Lamayuru is also the starting point of treks to Chilling and Padum. The beginning of a these trek is also beautiful walk for a day (couple of hours to a full day)

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Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is the part of Leh Ladakh tour. We have visited this place on 2nd day of our Leh Ladakh tour as it is at same level as that of Leh. So it can help you to adjust with the temperature of Leh. You can visit places like Zankar valley and magnetic hills I the way. The Lamayuru is having... More 

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Reviewed May 31, 2016

The broken Moonland in Lamayuru near Leh is a place not to miss while on a trip to Leh-Ladakh. The colour of these mountains is distinctly different from the other surrounding mountains and it indeed looks as if the Moon has separated from the Earth from here! The feeling while you are here is beyond words!

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