Takthok Tsechu

Takthok (means ‘Rock Roofed Cave’ in Ladakhi language) is a village located near Chemrey, between Leh and Pangong lake. Takthok monastery is one of its kind, the only Nyingma monastery (the oldest spiritual lineage of Tibetan Buddhism) in Ladakh. Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of the Nyingma order, brought the tradition of monastic dance in Tibetan Buddhism. He would dance to subdue obstacles and....
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Takthok Tsechu is celebrated on 10th and 11th of the sixth month of Tibetan lunar calendar.

During this festival, the monks perform a special Cham called ‘Guru Tsengyat Cham’ - the eight manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava.

The masked dance and the presence of these icons are to be experienced first-hand to appreciate them.

Visitors are required to take off their shoes before entering a prayer area

Do not disturb Monks at prayer, and always ask permission before taking photographs

Do not touch religious artifacts

Do not drink, smoke, take drugs or spit in the monastery premises

Avoid talking loudly or disturbing the peaceful atmosphere

In many Gompa’s, you are expected to walk around the premises only in a clockwise direction

Women may not be allowed to enter the inner prayer rooms of some monasteries

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Takthok Monastery
Taktok Monastery, Sakti

How to reach

The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, which is 46 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is 700 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Leh, which is 46KMs away.
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Venue Address
Taktok Monastery, Sakti
Date Time

28 Jul 2023 - 29 Jul 2023



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