Phugtal Gompa, Ladakh

Founded by Gangsem Sherap Sampo in the early 12th century, the monastery is a unique construction built into the cliffside like a honeycomb. It is located on the mouth of a cave on the cliff face of a lateral gorge of a major tributary of the Lungnak (Lingti-Tsarap) River.

Home to about 70 monks the monastery has a library and prayer room.

It can be reached by a five-day trek with porters and guides through the Zanskar valley. Via here

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