Happy Avani Avittam and Raksha Bandhan to all of you! On this auspicious day, I bring to you Stakna Gompa, a gorgeous Buddhist monastery perched on top of a hill overlooking the mighty Indus river. This 16th century gompa of the Drukpa order is located on the right bank of the Indus river and is easily accessible from Leh.
If you are one of those who love quiet monasteries tucked away from the mainstream tourist trail, the Stakna monastery will definitely fit the bill. You can even stay here and embrace the tranquil atmosphere while living among the monks and the stunning surroundings.