Sakya Tangyud Monastery in Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Sakya Tangyud Monastery

Kaza, Himachal Pradesh 172114, India

Buddhist Temples

About Sakya Tangyud 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.


Attractions near Sakya Tangyud Monastery

Spiti Valley3.92km from Sakya Tangyud 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 Statue5.44km from Sakya Tangyud 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.

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

Chicham Bridge14.48km from Sakya Tangyud 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.

Mantalai Lake19.3km from Sakya Tangyud 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.

Dhankar Lake21.25km from Sakya Tangyud Monastery

Dhankar Lake lies after a steep trek of 45 minutes. Though the trek seems an easy hike, it is quite difficult. The loose pebbles and the crisp mountain air make you breathless within a few seconds. Dhankar Lake can be reached after a quite strenuous trek. You would want to quit and not continue with your climb but the surprise you get once you reach the lake is beyond words. The breathtaking expanse of cerulean waters is set against the backdrop of snow covered peaks.

Where is Sakya Tangyud Monastery

Discover more attractions in Lahaul And Spiti, where Sakya Tangyud 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