This monastery is situated at a little distance from the center of the town. This wonderful monastery belongs to the Gelukpas. The gompa has got a wonderful image of the Buddhist deity Avalokiteshwara Padmahari. The image has got 1,000 arms with the same number of heads.
A Japanese order built the Shanti Stupa which was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 1985. From the top of the stupa, nearby vicinity looks wonderful. The stupa is not too far from the Fort Road.
Likir Monastery is located about 52 Kms away from Leh. It is also known as Klu-Kkhjil. The gompa was founded in the 11th century AD and in the 15th century it was rededicated to another monastic order. Though the earlier gompa was destroyed in fire the new one was built in 18th century. The gumpa encloses large clay idols of Buddha. One can spot some of the ancient manuscripts as well.
This wonderful Gompa is located atop hill near Indus, at 18km distance from Leh. Every year from 17th to 19th days of the 11th month The Spituk festival take place. A huge collection of antique arms, age old masks, images and many thankas are found. If you move upward the hill you can see the Mahakal Temple which contains the temple of Vajrabhairava. The frightening face of Vajrabhairva is opened only during the yearly festival in January.