Tayul Monastery or Tayul Gompa is believed to be the oldest Buddhist monastery in Northern region, situated an elevation of 3900 above sea level in Bhaga Valley of Lahul and Spiti. Built in 17th Century by Dogpa Lama, Serzang Richen of Kham region of Tibet. Satingri village is home to Tayul Gompa which can be reached by following the footpath from Upper Keylong.
The monastery was renovated by a Ladakhi, Tulku Tashi Tanphel in 18th century and he decorated the monastery with murals. Tayul Monastery has 12 foot well decorated statue of Padmasambhava, The most vulnerable possession of the monastery and his two materialisation. Sighmukha and Vijravarashi. The library also contains Buddhist scriptures, the Kangyur. There are 108 main wheels which keeps on self-turning on auspicious occasions sounding “Aum Mani Padme Hunch”. They self-rotated last time in 1986.
It is located 6 kilometres from Keylong above the village of Satingri. Easily accessible from Keylong.
Best Time to Visit
June to November is the best time to visit the beautiful Tayul Monastery.