Thekchhok Gompa

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Thekchhok Gompa information

Opening hours
museum 8.30am-1pm & 2-6pm, festival Nov
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Spectacularly viewed across barley fields and buckthorn bushes, Chemrey village is dominated by the beautifully proportioned Thekchhok Gompa covering a steep hillock with a maze of pathways and Tibetan buildings.

Above the appealingly wobbly 17th-century prayer hall, the Lama Lhakhang has murals blackened to semi-invisibility by butter-lamp smoke. On the penultimate floor the Guru Lhakhang has contrastingly vivid colours and a 3m-high golden Padmasambhava statue encrusted with turquoise ornamentation. The monastery access lane starts from near Km7.3 on the Karu–Pangong road.