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Phugtal monastery in Ladakh

Ladakh's landscape offers spectacular sites adorned with monasteries. And Phugtal Monastery in Ladakh is one of the charming ones due to its geographical aspect. In the Zanskar region, at the opening of a huge cave is the Phugtal Monastery, one of the most isolated monasteries in Ladakh. It dates back to the 12th century. In the façade of the cave that houses this monastery is a tremendous stream that is also a passageway to the tributaries of the southern Lungnak River.

Besides being the residence of 40 monks, Phugtal Monastery has many chapels situated within its premises. One of the chapels has a strong semblance of Indian art. The frescoes and murals decorated on the walls are artistically done. Buddhism is the dominant religion in Leh Ladakh, reflecting through this monastery. The prayer flags flanked along the mountain pathways are indicators of the Ladakhi and their devotion to Lord Buddha.

Buddhist inscriptions and chortens are found inscribed along the walls bordering Ladakh. Gompas and Monasteries in Leh-Ladakh with thousands of residing monks are found amidst the serenity of mountain ranges.

Besides adventure, you can experience peace in Ladakh on your vacation. Book our well-designed tour packages of Ladakh, which come up with customization and cater to all the elements to give you a smooth holiday.