The Spituk monastery was originally founded somewhere between 1040-1050 by the monarch Ol-de of Guge. He belonged to the Kadampa Buddhist tradition, a Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist school. This monastery is located on the Leh-Srinagar road, which on top of a hill.
Quite unlike the other Buddhist monastery in the Ladakh region, the Spituk monastery is monasteries is dedicated to Goddess Kali and the other Tantric divinities. One can see a huge statue of goddess kali which is located in the Paldon Lamo temple on the highest level. The place is visited by several people and one can enjoy and explore the unbelievable beauty of the landscape of Leh. The sight of seeing the cape stretching with the River Indus for looks quite beautiful and pleasant too. One can see a hug statue, inside the assembly hall of the monastery a statue of Buddha which is 10 feet high, and along with it you can also see the images of Avalokiteshvara and Atisha, and many paintings of various Buddhist deities adorn the walls of this monastery.
There are quite a lot of smaller temples located within the complex of the monastery. One can see these temples of Vajra-Bhairava, Samvara, and Guhyasamaja, besides the tantric divinites.
Rs.20 per person
All days of the week 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM