The Alchi Gompa of Ladakh is a global Buddhist Pilgrimage attraction situated on the bank of the River Indus. Founded by Ringchen Zangpo, the famous translator, the Alchi Gompa represents Kashmiri style art and architecture. Several stunning images of Buddha are well decked within the monastery. It dates back to the year 1000 AD; the Vairocana is the main image inside the Alchi Monastery of Ladakh.
The Alchi Gompa of Ladakh is situated at a distance of 67 km to the west of the town of Leh. The painting of Alchi Monastery of Leh reflects the traditional Indian touch in its architecture. Alchi Gompa in Ladakh consists of a number of blessed temples; Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang is prominent among them. The Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and the Sumtsag Lhakhang are the other temples in the vicinity. Apart from that, there are images of the five Buddha Families, with their attendant deities.
How to Reach Alchi Gompa:
By Air: Alchi Gompa offers a smooth air service from Leh located at a distance of 67 km to the west of the town.
By Rail: Leh is smoothly connected with other major cities of Kashmir as well as different important tourist destinations of India.
By Road: Though Jammu and Kashmir does not offers a smooth road transportation ,due to heavy snow fall, but Leh provides smooth bus service to all the important destinations of India from June to September.
Prime Buddhist Sites in Ladakh