Matho Gompa

Buddhist Monastery in Matho

Perched on a colourfully stratified ridge above the village, this impressive gompa commands stupendous valley views. Ladakh's only major Sakya Buddhist monastery, it has grown around a 15th-century core. It's soon to get a new museum tower, which will display the monastery's wealth of historical artefacts that have been painstakingly restored and catalogued since 2011.