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Diskit Monastery in Ladakh

Diskit Monastery is situated in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh and is home to a massive statue of Buddha. This famous monastery is also known as Diskit Gompa, and this Buddhist center is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Leh Ladakh.

Jangsem Sherap Zangpo founded the Diskit Monastery in the 14th century. At present, it stands atop a hill above the plains of the Shyok River. The prime attraction of the Diskit Monastery is the 106-foot-high Maitreya Buddha statue, inaugurated by the Dalai Lama. From the top of the Diskit Monastery Ladakh, where the divine figure is settled, one can view the Nubra valley.

Besides the Buddha statue, other attractions to explore in the Diskit Monastery are the ancient murals and frescoes. To see the monastery blossoming to its zenith, one must visit Diskit Gompa during December and January. The renowned Dosmoche festival is celebrated in the courtyards of the Diskit monastery during this time.

Diskit Monastery is one of the famous monasteries in Ladakh that surely deserves a place in every kind of Ladakh tour. Apart from this, you can indulge in thrill through our Ladakh tour packages. Contact us for more information about Diskit Monastery and learn how to plan a holiday in this beautiful country region with our travel experts.


Q: What are the timings of Diskit Monastery in Ladakh?

Ans. Diskit Monastery timings are 7 am to 1 pm and then from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Q: How to reach Diskit Monastery Ladakh?

Ans. Travel to Diskit Monastery by road. Take the Manali Leh highway via Manali to Srinagar. Leh to Diskit road in Nubra Valley will take you through South Pullu, an army camp. The road continues to Khardung La and descends to North Pullu, followed by Khardung Village & Khalsar Village. The road here gets divided into two - one takes you to Diskit and Hunder Villages and the other to Sumur and Panamik Villages of Nubra Valley.

Q: Which festival is celebrated in Diskit Monastery Ladakh?

Ans. Diskit Monastery is famous for its festival called “Dosmoche”, which means Festival of the Scapegoat. During this, monks perform with masks expressing God's power over evil. They say the dance eradicates back luck. It is celebrated in February and attended by the local people of Nubra Valley.