Karsha Monastery: The largest of its kind in Ladakh, this Buddhist monastery is located in Karsha village in the Padum valley of Zanskar. The Doda River flows past the monastery, also known as Karsha Gompa, thus lending it gorgeous views and serene environs. A massive collection of traditional Thangkas, centuries’ old wall paintings and the chortens are the highlights of any visit to this temple complex. The huge white-washed temple complex, several big and small places of worship and the residential premises of 100 monks living here are sure to keep you engrossed on your visit.
Karsha monastery is the largest Gompa in Zanskar region.Perched high atop a mountain, the climb to the monastery is one which will leave you breathless. But once you have made it, equally breathtaking are the views from the monastery of the sprawling plains of Zanskar. If that's not enough, break humble bread with the monks and enlightenment wont be far long.