Due to our acclimatisation programme in Leh, it was nice to get some downtime to explore the area and embrace the culture. This view was from Thikse Monastery located a short drive from the centre of Leh. Definitely worth a visit.
Thiksay Gompa or Thiksay Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tikseyor Thiksey) is a gompa (monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of Leh in Ladakh, India.
The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres (11,800 ft) in the Indus Valley. It is a twelve-story complex and houses many items of Buddhist art such as stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords.
Ladakh ride 2018