Top things to do in Lake Manasarovar

Buddhist Monastery in Lake Manasarovar

Gossul Monastery

South of Chiu Monastery on the shore of Manasarovar, this charming 16th-century monastery has long been part of the Manasarovar kora but can now be reached by road. The three resident monks will show you the tiny me…
Buddhist Monastery in Lake Manasarovar

Seralung Monastery

Seralung was built in 1728 to atone for a war against Ladakh. The most revered image is the central Jowo Katasapani; to the right is a statue of Kunchog Thinley Zangpo, the Drigung master who ordered the constructio…
Buddhist Monastery in Lake Manasarovar

Chiu Monastery

Located 33km south of Darchen, Chiu (Sparrow) Monastery enjoys a fabulous location atop a craggy hill overlooking Lake Manasarovar. The monastery name comes from the story that Guru Rinpoche was guided here by a spa…
Buddhist Monastery in Lake Manasarovar

Trugo Monastery

Trugo has a great location on the southern shore of Manasarovar, at a spot where many Indian pilgrims make their ritual immersion in the lake. The main chapel was undergoing reconstruction in 2018 and the major reli…
Hot Springs in Lake Manasarovar

Chiu Hot Springs

If you fancy a relaxing post-Kailash soak or just need to get clean after a kora, the small hot springs beside Chiu village are piped into clean, private wooden tubs, making this a fine way to spend an hour.