Thekchhok Gompa information
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.