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Key Gompa, Key Monastery

Key, Himachal Pradesh 172114, India

Buddhist Temples

About Key Gompa, Key Monastery

The Key Monastery is a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Lahaul and Spiti District of India. Located at an altitude of 4,166 metres above the sea level, the monastery is very close to the Spiti River in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh in India. Also known as the Kye Monastery and Ki Monastery, it is believed to have been founded by Dromton, who was a student of the famous teacher Atisha in the 11th century.



Attractions near Key Gompa, Key Monastery

Chicham Bridge5.17km from Key Gompa, Key Monastery

The bridge is at a staggering height of 13596 ft and connects the two villages named Chicham and Kibber. Look down this one and you will find yourself gaping below, at a 1000 ft deep gorge! The gorge below is known by the name of Samba Lamba Nallah; the making of this bridge cuts down the journey from Kibbar to Losar by 40 km.

Spiti Valley6.14km from Key Gompa, Key Monastery

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the  Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the Himachal Pradesh.  The name "Spiti" means "The middle land", i.e. the land between Tiber and India. The valley and surrounding region is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation.

Langza Buddha Statue7.17km from Key Gompa, Key Monastery

This is a huge Buddha statue located in the Langza village and it is located in the top of a hill and many tourists come here to see this huge statue.

Sakya Tangyud Monastery9.52km from Key Gompa, Key Monastery

Sakya Tangyud Monastery is built like a fortified castle on the edge of a deep canyon, with massive slanted mud walls and battlements with vertical red ochre and white vertical stripes which make them look much taller than they really are. It is one of the highest altitude gompas (monasteries) in India, at an altitude of 4,520 metres (14,830 ft), on the edge of a deep canyon and overlooking the town of Kaza, Spiti.

Shilla Mountain21.55km from Key Gompa, Key Monastery

This is a mountain peak close to the Spiti valley. Its peak is 6,132 metres (20,118 ft) above sea level. The Shilla peak is on the divide between Lingti and Shilla Nullah/nala.

Mantalai Lake22.7km from Key Gompa, Key Monastery

Mantalai Lake is located at 4200 m on the trail to Pin Parvati pass and is the source of Parvati river. The lake is formed by the melting of snow from the nearby mountains and glaciers. There is a legend associated with a stone crossing at Mantalai and a shrine lined with tridents has been built to this effect. The Parvati river is crossed on Pandu Pul, which marks the route that the Pandava brothers took in an earlier age.

Where is Key Gompa, Key Monastery

Discover more attractions in Lahaul And Spiti, where Key Gompa, Key Monastery is located

Lahaul And Spiti18 attractions

The natural scenery and Buddhist monasteries are the main tourist attractions of the region. Skiing is the popular adventure sports in Spiti. For trekkers, the Spiti Valley is a paradise, offering challenging treks to explore the new heights of the Himalayas