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Places to visit in Temisgam

When you travel to Temisgam, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Temisgam, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Temisgam to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Temisgam things to do can include exploring Temisgam attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Temisgam Monastery

The biggest religious structure in Temisgam is the Temisgam Monastery. Morning prayers are still held in the Gompa and you can attend them if you wish.

Cultural Attractions

You can have a feel of the cultural heritage of Temisgam by and attending the morning prayers at the Gompa. In Leh, there’s a cultural show held every evening outside the Soma Gompa. The show features songs and dances from the Ladakh area. Also, if you plan your trip in September, you will be treated to the Ladakh Festival which celebrates the region’s culture during the off-season. 

Donkey Sanctuary

Children would enjoy the various views which the village offers. You can find parks and amusement at Leh. One place which children would especially enjoy in Upper Leh is the famous Donkey Sanctuary. 

 

Temisgam Monastery and Gompa

This old Monastery was built in 15th century AD by King Drag Pa Bom. The monastery is built like a complex, containing several small gompas. The monastery has an idol of "Avaloketishvar", also known as the Compassionate Buddha. You can also travel north up the valley to see a smaller gompa called Tsekarmo. This unique monastery is located amidst tranquil surroundings and must be visited when you are in Temisgam. There is also the Khatsa Gompa which is rarely visit

Likir

The entire region around Temisgam is dotted with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. So if you have interest and time, you may visit some or all of them. You may go to Likir,which is 42 km away from Temisgam and a popular destination for nirvana seekers. Another monastery very close by is the one in Alchiat 31 km. You may also hop down to Rizong, which is only 21 km from Temisgam. Besides the monasteries there are a couple of mountain passes which you may visit for exce

Tekchen Chosling Nunnery

This is a small nunnery where the young nuns, called Choslings, are trained and taken care of by older nuns. The young choslings are educated here and perform their daily prayers and worships.

Lotsava School

There are some minor government office besides the Palace and the monastery which are prominent landmarks. The Tekchen Chosling Nunnery and the Lotsava School are the other major landmarks in Temisgam. While in the village you may ask for the other landmarks like local shops and community centers etc. or consult your guide.

The War Museum

You may visit ‘The War Museum’ in nearby Leh, which is run by the Indian Army. It showcases the history of army operations conducted in some of the most hostile terrains in the world. Also on display is an interesting presentation on Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield.

 

Temisgam Palace

The Temisgam Palace is situated in the middle of the village and was home to Gyalpo Tagspa Bom, who chose Temisgam as a capital of his kingdom Ladakh in the 15th century. This lovely temple adds to the charm of the village, and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Temisgam.

Natural Attractions

The small village of Temisgam is a natural wonder in its own right. The views from the Gompa are panoramic and absolutely gorgeous, but if you would like to see some greenery then you can try the neighbouring villages. For Instance, the nearby Hemis National Park, also called the Hemis High Altitude National Park, is home to many species of endangered animals like the Snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Brown Bear and the Red Fox. Though the best time to visit the park is

Buddhist Temple

Located about 27 km from Temisgam on National Highway 1D, this Buddhist temple is one of the few religious places around Temisgam. Besides the above, one can always visit the other gompas in neighbouring villages like Likir, Rizong, Mangue and Alchi. 

 

Nature

From Temisgam you can go to Ang and make a climb up the mountains that would take you to a glacier lake where you can see some wildlife.

 

Hemis National Park

The nearest place where you may parks and gardens is Leh. The other option would be visit The Hemis National Park located 112 km away.

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