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Karsha Monastery in Ladakh

One of the largest monastery in Zanskar region of Leh Ladakh, the Karsha Monastery or the Karsha Gompa is a towering complex which has a good number of chapels and also is the residential place for 150 lamas or monks who stay in this Monastery. On your tour to Leh Ladakh visit Karsha Monastery. As you rise through the winding roads from a distance you can watch the imposing height of the Karsha Monastery.

Karsha Monastery has ornately decorated assembly Hall which has an embellished throne of the Head Lama. There are three chapels in the Karsha Monastery which contains exquisite art objects and has valuable articles. The Lhabrang in Karsha Monastery is a beautiful temple which has walls adorned with excellent frescoes that depict the intricacies of Buddhist Art.

An important feature of Buddhist Religion, these monasteries are considered to be very sacred to the people of Leh- Ladakh. In Karsha Monastery an important festival called of Leh- Ladakh, Gustor is held where thousands of pilgrims visit the mountains to watch the dances performed by the lamas.