Spituk Monastery also known as Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa, is another famous a Buddhsit Monastery in Leh and Ladakh, Northern India. Located at the hilltop near the indus river close to Leh-Srinagar highway and is immediately after you cross the Hall of Fame. It was built in 11th Century by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od.This monastery contains 100 monks, and a statue of Kali, which is unveiled during the spitok festival every year.
It is surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty. Inside the monastery a big throne of Dalai Lama has a unique charm you will also witness an old chapel featuring images of Buddha, TsongKha pa along with his two disciples behind the throne. Do not forget to visit the assembly hall as it is one of the largest area in the temple, with two rows of seats that ends up to the throne at the other end of the hall.
Spituk Monastery is close to Leh-Srinagar highway, located in Spituk village, 8 km from Leh. Local transports are easily available.
Best Time to Visit
Spituk monastery celebrates Gustor festival and you should not miss this local festival. The best time to visit is between June to Oct and avoid visiting this monastery from November to May.