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Stakna Monastery

Stakna Monastery Travel Guide

Stakna Monastery or Stakna Gompa is a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect in Stakna, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 21 or 25 kilometres from Leh on the left bank of the Indus River.

It was found in the late 16th century by a Bhutanese scholar and also saint, Chosje Jamyang Palkar. The name, literally meaning 'tiger's nose' was given because it was improved a hill shaped like a tiger's nose. Of note is a spiritual Arya Avalokitesvara statue from Kamrup, Assam. Stakna has a residence of approximately 30 monks.

Stakna Gompa ladakh has a number of sister monasteries which has 3 in the Zanskar valley which are Mud and Kharu and also those of Stakrimo, Bardan and Sani in Zanskar. Stakna Monastery of Leh Ladakh has been provided its beginning to Chosje Jamyang Palkar, who was a great scholar saint of Bhutan. It formed a part of the many spiritual estates used by the Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial to the saint, around 1580 AD. Stakna Monastery Leh is tiny and there are only 35 lamas of the red hat sect. There are various other lamas who are living in its branch monastery particularly Sani, Bardan and also Stakrimo in Zanskar. In 1982 it was again repainted quiet recently. Stakna Gompa Ladakh is also known as the most colorful gompa in the Ladakh region.

How to Reach Stakna Monastery

Stakna Monastery is 25 kilometres from Leh, so as to reach here to below one can take a taxi.

Best Time to See - July to September will be the best time to plan a visit to the Stakna Monastery as the roads are clear.

Things to Do and Also See Around

Emphasize to click many attractive photos from the monastery. Tourists can also see the Tathok Mastery nearby Stakna where Guru Padmasambhava meditated. Library nearby the monastery with colurful paints and also opulent statue of the previous Rimpoche of Stakna is yet another striking feature of the monastery.

Nearest Attractions

There is various other tourist attractions which lie in close proximity to Stakna Monastery Right here are some of the popular tourist destinations which you should check out.

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery lies at a distance of almost 8km from Stakna Monastery as well as is the one of the biggest monasteries in Ladakh. It contains 12 stories, 10 shrines and an assembly hall. Thiksey Monastery is likewise referred to as "mini-Potala" because of its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

Hemis Abbey

Hemis Monastery lies at a distance of almost 17km from Stakna Monastery. It is counted among the most legendary monastery in Ladakh and is famous for the holding the annual Hemis Festival. The unique attractions inside the monastery are the copper gilded statue of Lord Buddha and an enormous statue of Guru Rimpoche.

Shey Monastery

Shey Monastery lies almost 11km from Stakna Monastery, as well as is among one of the most popular monasteries in Ladakh. The monastery is situated inside the premises of Shey Palace which was once the summer retreat of the royal family of Ladakh.