Ladakh is synonymous with beautiful and culturally rich monasteries. And one such monastery is Likir Monastery
. Likir Monastery shares a distance of nearly 52 km from the west of Leh town. Likir Monastery is landlocked on the hilltop and dated back to the 11th century and is one of the big monasteries in Leh. The monastery is an excellent house of 75 ft long Buddha statue which is a sight to behold and admire on your Ladakh tour package
This monastery is among a few of those monasteries in Ladakh where there are two assembly halls, known by the name of Dukhangs. You will find monks inside the Likir Gompa. The word ‘Likir means the Naga Encircled
”. The monstery came into consideration under the fifth ruler of Ladakh. From thangka collections to manuscripts; to ancient pots to old dresses, you’ll get the opportunity to learn and brush your knowledge with fascinating Ladakh history.
Places To Visit around Likir Monastery
So you have made a plan to visit Likir Gompa, and thats sounds a great deal, and it will surely add more appeal on your Ladakh Tour Package. But there are places to visit around Likir Monastery that demands a visit. Tour the nearby villages of Likir area and get free heart-warming hospitality, photobomb the locals of Ladakh playing cricket, get your prayers answered Gonkhang Temple. Did we mention, that watching monks playing drum beats are the best experience to have in Ladakh? Fancy yourself a photographer because you'll also get a chance to click pictures inside this temple.
We suggest you take our Ladakh group tours,
and we will provide you with any ticket of 20 Rs free for all your group members. How amazing is that?
Way To Reach Likir Monastery
There are direct buses from the Leh town to Likir village, and it hardly takes 1.5 - 2 hours to reach Likir. However, we suggest you mark the timings of your visit to Likir Monastery because buses are direct, but runs on a specific time. You can ride by car also. But we suggest you take a glance at our Ladakh tour offerings to get the local guide free.
The Right Time To Visit Likir Monastery
You can travel to this monastery during the time of May to October, and it will hardly take 2 hours to explore this monastery. With no entry fees for the visit, it is advised to visit Likir Monastery in the summer months.
But to be on the open side, we will urge you to visit Likir Gompa between 27-29 December as per the Tibetian Calender. The festival is an amalgamation of local dance, food, sports, and fun. You can also buy Pashmina shawls for your mother from here.
If you are dead serious about visiting Likir monastery on your Ladakh tour package, will you seriously consider a hotel stay? Because a place like Ladakh demands a local expedition with heartwarming locals.
We will suggest you skip the hotel accommodation option and lookout for homestays near Likir Monastery. And guess what? Go2Ladakh
is offering all-inclusive Ladakh tour package with homestays options
. And al the homestays we provide to our customers hardly shares 2-3 km distance from Likir Monastery.
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