Mulbekh Buddhist Monastery in Spiti Valley H.P India

Mulbekh Buddhist Monastery in Spiti Valley H.P India


Mulbekh also called Mulbekh Chamba is situated 50 km from Kargil and 200 Km from Leh.

How to Reach Mulbekh Monastery

Nearest Aiprot to Mulbekh Monastery is Leh Airport in Jammu Kashmir which is 200 KM. You can reach Mulbekh Monastery by hiring private vans from Leh Airport.

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Why Mulbekh Gompa is famous

The Mulbekh Monastery with its Gompas stands on a peak above the Srinagar-Leh highway. The two Gompas are of Drukpa (new Buddhist school) and Gelugpa (old Buddhist school).

Another reason for Mulbekh Monastery’s fame is the 30 ft long limestone sculpture of Maitreya Buddha which is sculpture of standing Maitreya Buddha carved onto the rock face.

Maitreyas is also known as Chamba so Mulbekh Monastery is popularly known as Mulbekh Chamba

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Archeology of Mulbekh Chamba in Leh

Near the Maitreya rock idol, there are ancient edicts inscribed on the mountain in Kharoshti script one of the famous ancient scripts in which Asokan Edicts are widely found in Central and Western Asia.

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Where to stay for Mulbekh Chamba Tour

Guesthouses in Kargir are good options. You can also stay in Mulbekh village which is 45 Kms away from Gompa.

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