Brimming with options for adventures and sightseeing, the Ladakh Monastery Trek let you explore the famous monasteries which are the unique flavor and beauty of the region.
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Abundance of Buddhist Monasteries spread in almost every village makes this region an artistic hub. Ladakh monasteries have always been the center of religious, economic and political functions. They are a living institution.
The Ladakh Monastery Trek includes a visit to the famous Buddhist Gompas of the Leh Ladakh region. Almost all the gompas follow a code of architecture. The interior is divided into several halls of which Du- Khang; the main prayer hall is most spacious. Apart from this a Gompa also has dwelling cells, library and a large courtyard where dances and other ceremonies are performed. The most appropriate time for this trek is from June to October.
The famous gompas of the region are Lamayuru gompa, Alchi gompa, Hemis gompa, Leh gompa. Monks live and preach in these gompas. The main monk called the Lama leads the prayers.
"A total of 120 lamas live here. We have one-hour traditional prayers daily. Apart from that we have five-six large-scale festive prayers. We have a mask dance as well," said Lobzang Dechan, a Lama.
Pilgrims from all over Ladakh throng the place for the main festival of Gustor held at the end of February.
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