Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM
Stanka Monastery or Stanka Gompa is constructed on a 60 m high isolated rock, which displays the cultural and religious heritage of Buddhism. It houses a treasure of Buddhist artefacts, teachings and paintings, which is managed by Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1580, this monastery was built by a scholar named Chosje Jamyang Palkar.
It is prominently called 'Tiger's Nose Monastery', due to the resemblance of the rock on which it stands to a tiger leaping up to the sky. This Gompa also houses a marble statue of Avalokitesvara, which is believed to be brought from the state of Assam. There is also a museum inside the Gompa that preserves various collections of arms and armoury of the ancient Ladakh rulers.