Lamayuru The Moonland

We reached Lamayuru after covering a distance of 100 Km from Kargil. Few Kilometers away Fotula Top, the highest point, in Srinagar-Leh National Highway, Lamayuru or Lamayuru Monastery is located. Being one of the oldest monasteries in the Ladakh region, it holds a great place of religious significance for Buddhism. Lamayuru is also known as Moonland of Ladakh, for its surreal moon-like landscape carved out from Himalaya.
This is the photo essay on Lamayuru memories of summer of 2015.

The Hamlet of Lamayuru.
Far on top Lamayuru Monastery.
Inside the Monastery.
Monks During prayer Service.
Painting on a window.
Local at Monastery.
Prayer Wheel.
Prayer Wheels
Local at the Monastery.
Locals at the Monastery.
Buddhist Chanting carved on Stone.
Buddhist Chanting : Om Mani Padma Hum” carved on Stone.
Prayer Wheel.

How to reach.

Lamayuru is at a distance of 115 KM from Leh and anyone can reach here, in a private car or motorbike. Leh is accessible by air throughout the year. Lamayuru is at a distance of 307 Km from Srinagar and anyone can reach here, in a private car, motorbikes and public bus. During winter road between Srinagar and Lamayuru remains close at Zozila Pass, due to heavy Snowfall. Public buses are rarely available from Srinagar and they are slow and one has to halt for a night at Kargil before continuing the journey.

Where to Stay.

Lamayuru is very small Hamlet settled around Lamayuru Monastery. Numbers of Hotels are few, so book it in advance. To have original Ladakhi experience stay at local homestays which are pretty cheap and once in a lifetime opportunity.

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