Takthok Tsechu

Takthok (or “rock roof” in Ladakhi as the roof and walls are made of rock) gompa is the lone Nyingmapa (the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism) monastery in Ladakh. 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....
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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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Thaktok Tsechu Sakti

How to reach

The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport Leh, which is 48 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Tawi Jammu, which is 750 KMs away.
The nearest major city is LEH, which is 48KMs away.
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Venue Address
Takthok Monastery, Sakti
Date Time

16 Jul 2024 - 17 Jul 2024



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