Lamayuru Tourism & Travel Guide

Nestled in the western region of Ladakh, in the midst of barren mountains, Lamayuru is a culturally rich and enchanting village and an ideal pit stop on the Kargil-Leh route. The Lamayuru Monastery was built back in the 11th century and is now owned by the Red-Hat sect of Buddhism. A popular spot for tourists when in Ladakh, the revered monastery here is referred to as the Yung-Drung, which is home to more than 150 monks and houses some precious Buddhist artefacts, wall paintings, thangas, statues, carpets and an eye-popping 11-headed, 1000-eyed image of Chenzing. Also known as Moonland for its unique landscape resembling the moon's crater, Lamayuru is a must visit for its stunning beauty. There are popular treks leading to Lamayuru though they are slightly difficult for beginners, yet one can plan an exciting, adventurous holiday here.

Trips and Itineraries for Lamayuru

Prayer wheels at Lamayuru....

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Lamayuru was the start of our Lamayuru-Zanskar Trek....

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Highway 1, Lamayuru
This was a buffer day for us. My husband was keen on going for a bike ride. We hired bullet from the market at 9:30 am around and left for Lamayuru which is around 125 kms from Leh. This was the only destination for which the roads were in very good condition. We just had to follow the highway to reach our spot. As you are about to reach, on the way, you will come across Moonland. Here the mountain is formed in such a way that they look like craters on moon. The view is very nice. As you proceed little further, Lamayuru monastery will be visible. We spend some time going around the monastery before starting our journey back. If you are passionate about taking a bike ride, do that in Ladakh. It is worth every penny and pain.Day 6 to Day 8:Boarded a bus from Leh to Manali with night stay at Keylong.
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B.P.O Khaltse, Ladakh, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194106
A senior monk practices his performance for the Lamayuru Festival. The masked dances performed in the monastery during festivals depict stories of compassion, the victory over evil, and are considered as prayers and offering to the gods. These dances are popularly known as 'Cham Dance', where the monks wear traditional outfits with huge painted masks and hats.
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Weekend Getaways from Lamayuru  

Best time to visit - April,May,June,July,August,September,October
Gar firdaus ruhe zamin ast, Hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast. “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” This is how the Sufi mystic Amir Khusrow has described the Kashmir Valley, and Srinagar is at the heart of the valley. Smack in the middle of the city is the mighty Dal Lake, its placid water reflecting the vivid kaleidoscope of innumerous houseboats, shikaras (taxi-boats), and the snow-capped Pir Panjal range: a sight that will make your heart skip a beat. The city is home to the state-of-the-art Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishant Bagh being the most famous of them. The gardens exhibit the Mughal taste of nature and the philosophy of disciplining nature rather than imitating it: fountain pools and canals, meticulously manicured hedges, and motley flowerbeds. Also known as the Kashmiri Venice, Srinagar is a place not to be missed by those seeking a tranquil refuge in the lap of the Himalayas.


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