Lamayaru is popularly known as moonland by locals due to its, located at 15 Km east of the famous Fotu La pass, the highest pass on Leh-Srinagar highway, roads are in good condition and it is a pleasure to drive through these roads.

It is known as Moonland because of its peculiar land surface which closely resembles the surface seen on moon. In the entire Ladakh region one will not find the mystique of the Lamayaru monastery located here. It is also believed that the view of this land is magnificent and rare during full moon. The best place to visualize the beauty of moonland is from Meditation Hill in Lamayuru, the rough, uneven moon like landscape of moonland looks stunning from the hill.

There is a museum also that has the collection of Buddhist structure, statues and several ancient items reflecting the rich culture.


Moon land is Locate at Leh-Srinagar Highway in Lamayuru, around 100 kms from Leh. You can reach this beautiful destination by bus or jeep.