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Diskit Monastery | Nubra Valley’s Oldest Buddhist Monastery

Diskit Monastery, the oldest and biggest Buddhist Monastery in Nubra Valley, stands towering at a height of 10,300 feet in Ladakh's cold desert.

Diskit Monastery, the oldest and biggest Buddhist Monastery in Nubra Valley, stands towering at a height of 10,300 feet in Ladakh’s cold desert. It was created in the 14th century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a pupil of Tsong Khapa, and is affiliated with the Gelugpa (yellow hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the Thiksey Monastery.

The major and one-of-a-kind feature of Diskit monastery is a massive statue of Lord Buddha atop it. This well-known monastery may be found in Ladakh’s Nubra valley. This well-known tourist site is regarded as one of Ladakh’s oldest and largest Buddhist centres.

The massive 106-foot Maitra Buddha monument, which was unveiled by the well-known holy priest Dalai Lama, is a major draw for tourists from all over the world. The statue is supposed to represent and promote three fundamental ideas: the protection of Diskit Village, the avoidance of additional conflict with Pakistan, and the promotion of international peace.

Nubra Diskit Village

Diskit village is located in the Nubra Valley, which is famous for its double-humped Bactrian camels, night sky, desert, and picturesque scenery. The Nubra River is a tributary of the Shyok River, that flows parallel to the River Indus on the Ladakh Range’s northern flank. Because the valley is at a lower elevation, it offers a good environment for lush green flora, earning it the title of “Orchard of Ladakh.”

If you’re in Diskit, be sure to check out the river below for some breathtaking scenery. You should also go to Hunder village, which is nearby. Diskit and Hunder Village are only 8 kilometres apart. Hunder is well-known for its silver sand dunes, double-humped Bactrian camel rides, picturesque villages, and a magnificent night sky for astronomy.