J&K, Zanskar and Ladakh Bus Tour  

The Gompas at Thiksey, Hemis and Shey Kargil in and around Leh on 21st May 2006

Thiksey Gompa - 17Kms south of Leh

Thiksey seen from the road to Leh 

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Gompa

Thiksey Gompa



Hemis Gompa - 45Kms south of Leh

  Hemis Gompa - The quadrangle yard inside the Gompa


 In the Prayer hall

 Multi-storey Paryer Hall view


 View as we leave Hemis

Shey Gompa - 15Kms south of Leh



Shey Gompa, Leh

Maitreya Buddha at Thiksey Gompa near Leh .... this is a 2 storey high statute. This view from the upper floor showing the large golden head ... with a smile of "inner knowledge"

Thiksey Gompa as seen from the road as we approach the hill it sits on.  


View from the top terrace of the Thiksey Gompa


Hemis Gompa - 45 kms south of Leh  


View of surrounding mountains ..... from Hemis Gompa



Shey Palace and Gompa .... 15Kms south of Leh .... was the summer palace of King of Ladakh .... now in ruins and restoration work is going on.