Ladakh Rocks & Minerals Museum
Outside Sankar Gompa, this sweet one-room museum presents labeled examples of Ladakh's geological curiosities including a chunk of...
This 9th-century stupa rises in concentric serrated layers flanked by numerous chortens. Recent restoration masks its aura of great...
Yama Coffee House
Excellent espressos from a Faema coffee machine, plus a well chosen little 'library' cabinet, cakes, local cheeses, big windows and...
Changspa has several old-faithful rooftop restaurants but G-Kitchen is a knotch above the competition thanks to its pleasantly appointed...
Sankar Gompa information
Walking to the timeless two-storey Gelukpa Sankar Gompa takes you between stone walls and attractive Ladakhi farmhouses following little streamlets and passing a pretty rural stupa. Sankar’s small, main prayer room features a portrait of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche (died 2004), Ladakh’s former Gelukpa head lama. His recently identified reincarnation will eventually move to the gilt-roofed photang (official residence) opposite the monastery.