Ladakh the land of passes and the enchanting natural beauty is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and the Karakoram Range emanating pristine beauty all around. A cold desert mountainous area, it draws one to its terrains and the long stretching treeless meadows. Amidst these picturesque locales are seated numerous villages and one among them is Alchi. Tour to Alchi will take you to one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
Alchi Gompa of Ladakh is at a distance of 67 kms from Leh. It is known for the beautiful wall paintings that date back to the year 1000 A.D. It was built by Rinchen Zangpo. The wall paintings in Alchi Monastery are of great artistic expertise and depict the spiritual ideals of Buddhism and Hinduism in the lives of the Kings of Jammu and Kashmir. Alchi Gompa comprises of temples of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and the Sumtsag Lhakhang. There are a number of Buddhists images and statues too, in the monastery. The main image is that of Vairocana. The paintings in the monastery reflect the Indian style.
On your Tour to Alchi you can spot monks in maroon robes, silently climbing their ways to the monastery. The snow covered peaks that surround the village are enthralling and uplift your spirits to goad you into a trekking trip. The peaks that reach out to the azure skies are scaled by many mountaineers on their Tour to Alchi.
Located on hillocks or steep mountain tops against the azure skies, it is spectacular to behold the house of God. With prayer flags fluttering along the mountain edges, fresh and pure air blows into to the Himalayan Kingdom, adding to its beauty. Tour to Alchi can be a wonderful experience on your trip to Ladakh. The best time to visit Ladakh is however from June to September every year.