Lahaul Ultimate Expedition: Unveil 3 Prestigious Monasteries with a Guided Taxi Tour

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Keylong City, Keylong, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

5 people



About this tour

Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Lahaul with a guided taxi tour to the prestigious monasteries which are referred to as ” Gompa ” in the local/ tibetan language – Shashur Gompa, Yordong Gompa, and Kardang Gompa. This should be on you list of places to visit in lahaul spiti  valley.

Brief about the Lahaul’s Prestigious Monasteries:

1. Shashur Monastery : Shashur Gompa is a small Old world Buddhist shrine of the Drugpa sect built in 16th Century in Lahaul. It is located 2km from the hill-town of Keylong. Shashur in Tibetan means blue pines and thus is surrounded by beautiful blue pine trees, it is perched at 6000 meters above the valley. The Gompa is known for its learning centre as well as its excellent architecture.

Lama Deva Tyatsho, a missionary of the king of Bhutan, built this monastery. Later, Lama Dewa Gyatsho conducted the renovation work on the monastery, giving it its present look.

2. Yordong Monastery : Yordong Monastery is a monastery is built around natural Cave in the mountain in Billing Village of Lahaul valley. It is near to Keylong and is a 30-40 minutes hike up to the beautiful monastery. Perched in the Lahaul Valley , the monastery offers panoramic views  of Himalayas and Bhaga River flowing through the valley and a sense of spiritual enlightenment. Yordong Monastery is a must-visit for those seeking solace in the mountains and a deep dive into Tibetan Buddhism’s rich culture and traditions.

3. Kardang Monastery : Established in the 12th century, this ancient monastery is renowned for its stunning hilltop location and remarkable architectural beauty. With a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and the Bhaga River flowing below, Kardang Monastery offers a serene retreat for spiritual seekers and travelers seeking a glimpse into Tibetan culture and traditions.

The tour starts from the town of Keylong and takes visitors on a scenic journey through the beautiful landscapes of the Lahaul region.

Itinerary for the Monasteries: 

  • The first stop is the Shashur Monastery, Get a panormic view of Snow Clad Glacial Peaks of Lahaul Valley.
  • The next stop is the Yordong Monastery and engage with the resident monks, gaining insights into Tibetan Buddhism and its practices , experiencing the serene ambiance and panoramic views from the monastery.
  • The final stop is the Kardang Monastery and Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Kardang Monastery, exploring its ancient prayer halls, murals, and scriptures.

The guided taxi tour is perfect for those who want to explore the monasteries at a relaxed pace and learn about the culture and history of the region from an experienced guide and offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty and tranquility of the lahaul region.


  • Visit 3 prestigious Monasteries of Lahaul Valley:
  • 1. Shashur Gompa/Monastery
  • 2. Yordong Gompa/Monastery
  • 3. Kardang Gompa/Monastery


  • Taxi Service
  • Experienced Guide
  • Pick and drop service from/to Keylong Bus Stand
  • Food & Beverages
  • Discounts
  • Any Special Requests

Tour's Location

Keylong City, Keylong, Himachal Pradesh, India


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