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Kardang Monastery, Keylong

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Kardang Monastery or Gompa is a famous Drukpa Lineage monastery, and is the most important monastery the Lahaul valley, India. The associated village of Kardang was once the capital of Lahaul.
The monastery is a huge white building bedecked with prayer flags. It is situated on a ridge below the 15,000 foot (4,572 metres) Rangcha peak, at an altitude of 3,500m on the left bank of the Bhaga River, facing the town of Keylong, about 8 km away. Kardang is well connected by the road via the Tandi bridge which is about 14 km from Keylong. The monastery was featured on the 7 November 2010 episode of the History Channel TV series IRT Deadliest Roads, where trucker Rick Yemm delivered a large golden Buddha statue to the monastery and was greeted by the monastery's head, Lama Paljor Larje.
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  • It's a beautiful monastery to visit. It's a quiet little village. The view from the monastery is mind blowing! 
    It's a beautiful monastery to visit. It's a quiet little village. The view from the monastery is mind blowing!  more »
  • KARDANG monastery is located in front of Keylong the district head quarter of the biggest district of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti. This is a very beautiful monastery of Lahaul and Spiti. Nice destination for the wanderers you can reach there with a very treacherous and rough road. Scenic beauty of snow clad mountains, meandering river Bhaga, tens of hair pin bends of road to SHASHUR monastery and the whole town Keylong is visible from here. One can stay in the monastery on the basis of first come first serve.
  • Peaceful place, You can spot the entire keylong town along with the lady of Keylong Mountain from the Monastery. One can trek to it from kardang village but there is link road leading up to the Gompa from tandi bridge. Road is treacherous and bit difficult for novice drivers.

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