Tsemo Fort

Tsemo Fort information

Prices
admission ₹20
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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Lonely Planet review

Visible from virtually everywhere in Leh, 16th-century Tsemo (Victory) Fort is a defining landmark that crowns the top of Palace Ridge. Up close, it’s surprisingly small and the shattered walls contain little more than flapping prayer flags, but scrambling around them provides a precarious frisson. Directly beneath, Tsemo Gompa consists of two little 15th-century temple buildings, one enshrining an 8m-tall gold-faced Maitreya. An alternative concreted path descends to a collection of stupas near Hotel Chubi.