Lamayuru monastery is situated at a distance of 127 KM from Leh at a height of 3,510 meters. Lamayuru can easily be covered in a day return trip from Leh. Lamayuru is known for its monastery, and for its "lunar" landscape - quaintly promoted as a "Moonscape" for tourists. The landscape is certainly incredible with its spectacularly odd geological formations, though this is not unique to Lamayuru. Lamayuru monastery is ancient, built into the 'moonscape'. It has some beautiful frescoes and frightening masks. Visitors can also see the glassed in meditation cave of the Lama Naropa. Lamayuru is a part of the Dri-Gungpa sector in western Ladakh.
Lamayuru was founded in the 11th century by Mahasiddacarya Naropa. Lamayuru has the appearance of a cave monastery with moonlike landscape. Lamayuru consisting of 5 buildings, the structure is in ruins today.
A two day Annual Dance festival (Yuru Kabgat) for victory of mind over ignorance and evil.
An undulating series of mountains that resemble the surface of the moon.
A picturesque village (3,200 m) in leh, surrounded by majestic hills and mountains.
settled inside a small, bowl-shaped valley formed out of a badland area.
Home to a Buddhist monastery thought to have been built in the 11th century.
Also known as "the Paradise for Mediation", noted for its extremely strict rules and standards.