The Samstanling monastery is located in the isolated region of the Nubra valley on the way to Panamik, a little distance further ahead of the village settlement of the Samyur village. It is approximately 150 km from Leh, after crossing Khalsar, a road goes to Tiger, Summor and Panamic villages. The monastery was originally founded by Lama TsultimNyima in the year 1841. This is considered to be the main monastery of this region and all amongst the neighbouring villages. The monastery can be seen from a distance also as the peculiar traditional hues of gold, red ocher and white.
As you cross the path which is fully lined up with bushes full of berries, you can see the entrance of the monastery which is essentially the red flight of steps which lead an individual to the monastery's entrance and these all are lined with religious prayer flags which can be seen. The assembly hall is located on one side of the monastery has exquisite hangings and statues of Buddha along with his teachings. One can see the new as well as the old assembly halls are both lined with complex statues and paintings which depict Buddha, the Dharamchakra.
|Visit Duration||45 minutes to 1 hour|
|Entry Fee||Rs 20/-|
|Timings||All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|