Buddhist Monasteries are the key attractions to the tourists visiting the beautiful valley of Ladakh. Monasteries or Gompas are ancient structures, where and nuns live, study and practice their religion. Almost all of these historic monasteries are situated in scenic locations, on hills and mountains. These main centres for worship, belong to either the Red Hat sect or the Yellow-Hat sect of Tibetan monasticism. These Gompas are undoubtedly beautiful, but are perched dangerously on the edge of craggy mountain faces or rocks.
Blowing (Dung-kar) conch shellYoung Monk at Hemis GompaMorning prayerAnnouncing Puja (morning prayers)Tantric Trident and SkullPujaDiskit Gompa DungchenYellow Hats Diskit GompaDungchen repairDungchen repairDungchenDiskit GompaYoung Monk at Hemis MonasteryYamaYamaChamsChamsChamsTantric traditionDamaru