Karsha Monastery

Karsha Monastery or Karsha Gompa is a Buddhist monastery which is situated in the Padum Valley of Zanskar region.We visited this place during our Photo-tour to Zanskar.

The monastery is also known as Karsha Chamspaling. It is the largest monastery of the Zankar region.
14th younger brother of Dalai Lama looks after this monastery.

Wall paintings in the monastery by Lama Dzadpa Dorie are a major attraction for the visitors.The monastery is a complex consisting of eight temples, chapels, chortens, residential rooms for 150 monks and assembly halls. These assembly halls are in the central part of the monastery and are surrounded with three chapels that have a number of statues and beautiful art works.

Dormitory accomodation is available inside Karsha Monastery within a reasonable fee. Private hotels, Government Tourist complex, homestays are available for tourists.Local also offer accomodation to tourists here, but they are generally basic low comfort & they are very hight in caring and hospitality.

The best time to visit Karsha Monastery is July, August, and September.

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