Diskit Travel Guide

Diskit is a wonderful attraction in the Nubra Valley known for the spectacular Diskit Gompa. The beautiful hamlet is located in the middle of the Nubra Valley offering matchless experiences to the visitors. With just the sound of gushing Shyok River breaking the silence prevailing in the area, visitors find the desired respite away from the chaotic city life. Decked with historic monasteries, pristine valleys, lovely grasslands, and much more, the place is truly a paradise.

Located on the banks of the Shok River, Diskit Village is an administrative center of the Nubra Valley of Ladakh. The scenic town comprises various government offices. Perched at a height of 10,310 feet above sea level, the hamlet offers stunning views of the Nubra Valley.

The destination witnesses tourists both in winters as well as summers for a number of reasons. But, the village is particularly famous for being an iconic monastery. The Diskit Gompa is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monasteries and dates back to the 14th century.

Although the village has a bus/taxi stand, a market, a tourist reception center, and Leh’s only petrol pump (1 kilometer toward North), people love to visit Diskit for the monastery. Dosmoche festival is celebrated in the gompa which houses a Maitreya Buddha statue. Along with the images of the fierce guardian deities, there are drums, paintings, and other worth-witnessing things within the premises. The monastery is home to around 100 monks. There is an Internet Café as well in the town.

Activities to do in and around Diskit Monastery

Here are some must-do things while you visit Diskit monastery:

Diskit Monastery

One of the major attractions of Diskit is the monastery that houses a 106 ft tall Maitreya Buddha statue. Situated at an altitude of 10,308 ft above sea level, the monastery is an incredible place to visit in Diskit. There are a lot of things in the monastery itself that lure people, be it the manuscripts or the murals kept in the religious place.

Diskit Village

During your trip, just head to the Diskit Village and look for accommodation in the Diskit Village. People who visit Nubra Valley often prefer staying here for a night after coming back from Hundur which is supposedly the last village in this direction. 

Lachung Temple

In the land of Ladakh, Buddhism prevails and this is the reason why one can see a lot of monasteries all around the place. But in Diskit, you can visit the Lachung Temple which is known to be one of the oldest temples in Ladakh. 

Best time to visit Diskit

The best time to visit Diskit is between June and September when you see most people traversing to this destination. 

How to reach Diskit

The distance between Leh and Diskit is approximately 116 km from Leh city. While traveling to Diskit, people will have to cross the majestic and daunting Khardung La. This is also one of the key attractions of the union territory of Ladakh. 

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