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One can visit the Hundur Gompa, and the Diskit monastery is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in this region. It enshrines a 32m statue of the Buddha in his Maitreyi (future Buddha) avatar.Lachung temple is an ancient and one of the most beautiful temples in this region. The paintings and the architecture, from that era, is a treat to the eyes.
Snow , mountains and nothing beyond,the only things you need to unwind at Diskit
The giant budha Statue.
After reaching we Visited the Diskit Monastery which has an approx 32 metre Maitreya Buddha statue which is the landmark of Nubra Valley.After that went to hunder to experience and relish the true colors of Ladakhi tradition and enjoy the camel safari on the rare Bacterian Camel (400INR per person approx).The landscape is filled with natural sand dunes which in reality can only be found in hot deserts,"Yes you got it correct," . Doing plenty of stuffs the whole day,late night at the camp with cozy beds again with a nice dinner.Sleeptight...!!!
From Khardungla we descend and travel to Diskit village, most of the areas are barren hills and lands without any greenery. At some places ice melting water is flowing in small streams with green patches around them. On the way near Khalsar village there are ATV rides, it was not less than a roller coaster ride in the sand dunes along the Shokya river on one side.
After Breakfast checkout from Hunder and visit the most iconic Diskit Monastery which is the largest monastery in the Nubra Valley, You can enjoy some panoramic view from the top of the monastery.Return back to LehOver night in Leh
Your feet don't want to leave this valley, your heart will say - Yeh Dil Maange More, but there are more wonders waiting for you. On your way back, climb up the Diskit Monastery, which is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (gompa) in the Nubra Valley. There is a 106 ft. tall statue of Maitreya Buddha near Diskit Monastery facing down the Shyok River towards Pakistan. The statue was built with three main functions in mind - protection of Diskit Village, prevention of further war with Pakistan, and to promote world peace.
Diskit Monestry: Its very beautiful monestry
On the way to Hunder there is a small village called diskit, famous for Diskit gompa.
While traveling back to leh from Nubra we visited Diksit monastery which which happens to be the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery of the Nubra Valley in Ladakh and a start attraction because of its 100 foot high Maitreya Buddha statue.
Day 6 – 23-07-2017 Khalsar -> Hunder -> Diskit -> LehPositive news arrived in early morning that we can go for the camel ride. So we started at 8 am . left from hunder for the double hump camel ride.Good time spent in the miniature of desert surrounded by the huge snowy Mountain ranges, literally, creation only of its kind .After enjoying the camel ride, we went to monastery at diskit . It is located on of the hill top from where most of the Nubra Valley can beviewed.Left for Leh fromThe diskit Monastery. On the way, we reached base village – Khardung of the Khardung pass . Had lunch over there. The cook-cum-owner is an ex-army officer and hisbrother has completed PhD in Literature. They hail from Delhi. We reached Khardung la, clicked few wonderful scenes and eventually left for Leh. Reached leh in theevening post sunset. Left for shopping and then dinner followed by sleep ZzzzzZZzzzz
Day 4 - Diskit MonasteryAfter checking out, we visited the Diskit Monastery, its the oldest and second largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh.It is situated on the hill, just above the flood plains of the Shyok River. It has a gigantic statue of Maitreya Buddha which is absolutely stunning. To climb few steps to reach the monastery is absolutely tiring due to height and lack of oxygen but once you reach, it would give an absolute sense of spirituality and peace of mind. The monastery also provides breath taking panaromic view of splashes of greenery,sand dunes,mountains and Shyok River.After spending some time at the monastery we left for Leh, on the way back we again took a stop at Khardungla to enjoy the moment of being at the highest peak with a wild imaginations of unknown kingdoms being run in the mountains, enjoying the snow before we a bid an adieu. After reaching Leh, we visited Leh Bazaar in the eveing and ended the day with bags full of beautifully handcrafted local ladhaki stuff.
We saw the changing vistas of Nubra Valley. Few kms into the road leading to Diskit, the scenery changes from arid desert to a small oasis. The roads were almost deserted. It felt as we are the only people left in the world. So peaceful. So calm. We stopped at Diskit Gompa. The main attraction of the Gompa is the main Deity, which holds in its hand the mummified human forearm and head, which is believed to be of a Mongol warrior. Perched on top of a hill overlooking town of Diskit, it provides some breathtaking panoramic views.
The height and the architecture of this Buddha temple are really admirable. You can relax here, take pictures of the Diskit monastery from the terrace. You can also choose to do rafting in Nubra, but unlike zanskar the water flow wasn’t that good.Driving to Nubra Summer Camp took another 40 minutes to reach. Here they have Swiss deluxe tents which are basically furnished tents with the facility of attached washroom and supply of water round the clock except in winters. It was really hot unlike we expected, so all our warm clothes were of no use. After lunch, we took a nap and then at 6 pm left for the sand dunes in Nubra valley.
Another interesting one is the Diskit hilltop monastery, the oldest and largest gompa in the area. Close by, is a giant 32-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha, the tallest Buddha statue in Ladakh.
The Diskit Gompa, Nubra Valley's oldest and largest monastery should be an integral part of your Leh Ladakh Road Trip. It is also home to a gigantic statue of Maitreya Buddha which is absolutely stunning.
Later in the afternoon, visit the Diskit Monastery and the giant statue of Maitreya Buddha which is the tallest Buddha statue in Ladakh. Later, visit the white sand dunes at Hunder where you can enjoy the Double Humped Bactrian camel ride (ride on direct payment basis). Overnight in Nubra Valley. (B, L, D)You can stay at-Economy/Standard/Deluxe- Deluxe Camp / Huts / Cottages Or Similar
Next morning, we visited the Diskit Monastry. It is a long walk uphill, I will suggest hitchike or ride till the vehicles are allowed and then start walking. After your prayers, visit the tea room which offers tea to all the visitors. This place encourages you to be silent and will bring you sense of peace. It did to me.
This monastery is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibetgompa in central Ladakh.A 15 metres (49 ft) high statue of Maitreya, the largest such statue in Ladakh, covering two storeys of the building is deified in the monastery.
Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery of Nubra Valley. It belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of TIbetan Buddhism. it was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of Gelugpa, in the 14th century. It is a sub-gompa of the Thikse gompa. There is a 106ft statue of Maitreya Buddha near the monastery.
After an hour long ride we reached to diskit monastery and stunned by the beauty of it and it's surrounding we stayed there for almost an hour. Pictures will tell you the rest of the story.
On Day 3 in Ladakh, we started our return journey to Leh. Our first stop in the morning was at the Diskit Gompa. We stopped here for a few minutes only and enjoyed the panoramic views from this hill shrine.
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