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During the trek, there are opportunities to visit some of Ladakh’s finest monasteries.
Visit Thiksey monastery, built around 600 years ago and one of the finest examples of Ladakhi religious architecture, to experience the early morning Buddhist prayers. The monastery consists of twelve levels ascending the hillside crowned by the current lama's private residence. Below the monastery proper are chapels and houses stretching down the hillside where one hundred monks of the Yellow Hat Buddhist sect reside.
Next, head by road to Hemis Gompa, Ladakh's largest monastery. Belonging to the Red Hat sect, Hemis was built in 1630 and is an impressive and intriguing experience. Your guide will show you around providing you with an insight into Buddhism and a glimpse into the monks' way of life.
Take the chance to explore, India's most photographed monastery- Lamayuru, dramatically situated in front of a steep mountain and housing 150 monks of the Red Hat sect.