"Monastery Zone"

A Town in Himachal Pradesh, India
3138 meters

Interest Measure for Keylong

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Keylong from sea level:  10295 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  32.5764308°N, 77.0172390°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Valley , River  

Food, Culture and Language at Keylong

Food Availability:  Indian, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Keylong?

Keylong is a scenic hill station and the administrative center of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Lush greenery, streams and snow capped mountains and buddhist monasteries add a spiritual aura to the spectacular beauty of the surrounding valley. Keylong is famous for its monasteries that are considered as the symbol of the architectural excellence. Kardang Monastery, Shashur Gompa, and Tayul Gompa are some of the famous gompas that truly display the art and faith of the local people in Buddhism.
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4 Places to visit and Things to do in Keylong

Baralacha Pass at Keylong

Baralacha Pass

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It's a high mountain pass on the Manali - Leh highway. There are powerful streams flowing across the highway at a few points. The rough drive and broken roads makes it more adventurous for the travellers. Thin air might cause some difficulty in breathing, it is recommended to acclimatise before you reach here. A paradise for nature lovers and photographers, a tough pass, rough drive.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Kardang Monastery at Keylong

Kardang Monastery

Kardang Monastery, established some 900 years back in the 12 century, is located on the left bank of the river Bhaga, just above the village of Kardang. The location of the monastery offers stunning backdrop of the bare mountains of the Rangcha massif. Monastery's architecture reflects the style which typically belongs to Lahaul and Spiti. Within the monastery, the colourful frescoes and murals are excellent. Additionally, the monastery also a houses a huge repository of some exquisite thangka paintings, old weapons and musical instruments like flutes, drums, horns etc.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Tayul Monastery at Keylong

Tayul Monastery

Tayul gompa or monastery is situated at a location 6 km away from Keylong, which is considered as the oldest monastery of the Lahaul and Spiti valley. The importance of this Gompa lies in the form of a 5 ft tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava, and also the valuable treasure of 101 volumes of Kangyur books. The name Tayul gompa depicts the term ‘chosen place’.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Shashur Gompa at Keylong

Shashur Gompa

At a mere distance of 3 km from Keylong in the Lahaul valley is yet another worth visiting monastery of Himachal Pradesh, Shashur Gompa. The monastery is associated with the red hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism or Gelukpa order and have spiritual connection with the Lion Cave Temple of Bhutan. As you make your way to the monastery through difficult tract, chortens and a beautiful mani wall (piles of prayer stones) will catch your attention. Inscribed on these stones is the extremely sacred Buddhist ritual mantra or invocation - OM MANI PADME HUM - The Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016