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Kye Monastery

Lahaul and Spiti

14.6/5(10 Ratings)

Kye Monastery Overview

Ranked 2 of 17 sightseeing in Lahaul and Spiti

The Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the district of Spiti and is an acclaimed research and study centre of Buddhists in India. It is located at an altitude of 4166 m by the Spiti River. The oldest and the largest monastery in Spiti, the Kye Monastery is home to around 300 lamas who receive their religious education here

The monastery is the storehouse of some of the most important Buddhist scriptures and rare paintings. The famous “Thangka” paintings and a few beautiful ancient musical instruments are found in here.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.6/5

375 reviews

Famous Tibetan Monastery in Spiti Valley

KYE Monastery is a famous and biggest Monastery in Spiti Valley perched at a picturesque hill top at an altitude of 4166 meters above sea level. The monastery is famous for its architectural style called PASADA and it has a rich collection of ancient murals and books including Buddha images. With the guidance of a monk we visited the library where all the books are stored in a systematic method that never destroyed the books. Kye Monastery is a religious training center also for Lamas. From the top roof of the monastery we have found a splendid view of Spiti river valley on one side and other side is the noble snow capped Himalayas. The Kye village and it's lush green farms settled on the river bank gives a majestic value. On the top of that which I liked most was that we visited the kitchen of the monastery and a monk served us nice Tibetan tea.

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  • Famous Tibetan Monastery in Spiti Valley
  • Famous Tibetan Monastery in Spiti Valley
  • Famous Tibetan Monastery in Spiti Valley
  • Famous Tibetan Monastery in Spiti Valley
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Ankitdhame

Ankitdhame4.3/5

4 reviews

Really peaceful and beautiful

The bike ride from Spiti to the monastery is amazing. Everyone should do it once. The view from the monastery is beautiful, and the aura inside the monastery is really peaceful and positive. One of the most memorable visits

Akshaya Patil

Akshaya Patil5.0/5

67 reviews

A monastery build on tip of the mountain

Whole monastery is built on the top of the mountain and as you approach it feels so amazing to view the grandeur of this place. The monastery is built on the top and lot houses build surrounding it on the mountain slopes, it feels like they are the jewels of mountains, adding to the beauty of the place. The monastery in itself is build in three levels. The lower room is the prayer hall, then on the second floor there is room which is restricted to outsider and then the floor has the idol of buddha.Idols of buddha are there even on the ground floor. The prayer hall is adorned with lot of bright colors bringing the room to life. Prayer room emits eternal rays of calmness and soulitude. It feel nice to spend some time just witnessing grandeur of this place.

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  • A monastery build on tip of the mountain
  • A monastery build on tip of the mountain
  • A monastery build on tip of the mountain
  • A monastery build on tip of the mountain
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Rebel Traveller

Rebel Traveller2.9/5

6 reviews

Largest monestry in Lahaul and Spiti

Key monastery is the largest monastery in Spiti valley. Here the monks have prayer and also study Buddhism. This monastery teaches Buddhism to kids because it is also a school of Buddhism. Here you can find 107 grants of Buddhist.

Manoj Makwana

Manoj Makwana4.3/5

3 reviews

Visit and come closer to Buddhism, have stunning views around

The monastery often referred as names "KEY" or "KI", located near to KAZA city and it is located at little higher altitude than KAZA.Monks or Lamas of monastery would explain many things about Buddhism - which would give you a chance to know the religion closely. Monks would serve you a herbal tea also upon visit.This monastery also provides accommodation including foods facility at very nominal charges - but to get benefit of that you have to be very punctual as you have to take all meals as per their strict schedules.It requires a little walk on sloppy road to get up to monastery and it is having superb views all over around - overall its a must visit place in KAZA.

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  • Visit and come closer to Buddhism, have stunning views around
  • Visit and come closer to Buddhism, have stunning views around
  • Visit and come closer to Buddhism, have stunning views around
  • Visit and come closer to Buddhism, have stunning views around
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Vivek Sharma

Vivek Sharma5.0/5

66 reviews

Good view point

On the way to Kibber Village this Monastery comes. Beautiful place with some antique painting inside Monastery makes it worth a visit. A good view of valley can be captured from here.
  • Good view point
  • Good view point
  • Good view point
  • Good view point
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Shitiz Chaudhary

Shitiz Chaudhary4.6/5

7 reviews

Spectacular monastery at an height of 4116m

This monastery was established in the 11th century and houses a large number of Buddhist monks and nuns along with various scrolls and paintings. The fort like structure of the monastery is due to the various attacks it has faced and the subsequent destruction and rebuilding that took place.
  • Spectacular monastery at an height of 4116m

Shefali Rattan

Shefali Rattan5.0/5

11 reviews

Most beautiful place

Situated at a distance of 30 minutes from kaza, this place is 1 km above kee village. It houses some 400 monks of all ages, it has a guest house for tourists in front of its main gate and the monastery itself offers room for overnight stay. The structure which is the main attraction of this monastery is breathtaking, it reminds you of buildings in Leh Ladakh region. The monks are helpful and take good care of their guests. I stayed there overnight and ate with them in their kitchen and the view is absolutely amazing from here must must visit if in that area.

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Joydip Shee

Joydip Shee5.0/5

5 reviews

The view from the monastery is mesmerizing

One of the oldest monastery in the world. It is situated at the slope of the mountain. The view of the valley from the monastery is mesmerizing.

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Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti

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Akshaya Patil

Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti
Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti

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Akshaya Patil

Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti
Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti

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Akshaya Patil

Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti
Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti

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Manoj Makwana

Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti

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