View of Likir Monastery India Ladakh landscape mountain himalaya tibetView of Likir MonasteryLikir Monastery or Likir Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, Northern India. It is located at 3700m elevation, approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) in the west of Leh. It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley in Likir village near the Indus River.

It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and was established in 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje.

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Il Monastero di Likir, o Likir Gompa, è un monastero buddista in Ladakh, nel nord dell'India. Si trova a 3700 m di altitudine, a circa 52 chilometri a ovest di Leh. È pittorescamente situato su una piccola collina nella valle nel villaggio di Likir vicino al fiume Indo.

Appartiene alla setta Gelugpa del buddismo tibetano ed è stata fondata nel 1065 da Lama Duwang Chosje.

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