Wanla Gompa information
Lonely Planet review
Above Wanla village, tiny medieval Wanla Gompa is dramatically perched on a towering knife-edge ridge flanked by two shattered tower remnants of a now-destroyed 14th-century fortress. Its carved porch is reminiscent of Alchi’s and a single, spookily dark chamber contains three large statues backed by ancient smoke-blackened murals. If you’re driving to Lamayuru, Wanla is an easy 7km detour off the NH1D road: turn south at the colourful new photong (ceremonial residence).