Top things to do in Chemrey & Takthog

Buddhist Monastery in Chemrey & Takthog

Chemrey Monastery

Spectacularly viewed across barley fields and buckthorn bushes, Chemrey village is dominated by the beautifully proportioned Thekchhok Gompa covering a steep hillock with a maze of pathways and Tibetan buildings. It…
Buddhist Monastery in Chemrey & Takthog

Takthog (Dakthok) Gompa

The region’s only Nyingmapa monastery, Takthog's name means ‘stone roof’, referring to a small but highly revered cave shrine where the great 8th-century sage Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) supposedly meditated. The …
Ruins in Chemrey & Takthog

Sakti Dzong

The extensive ruins of Sakti's old stone dzong (fortress) add a touch of intrigue to the landscape as you drive past en route to the Chang La and Pangong Tso.
Cultural in Chemrey & Takthog

Chemrey Thekchhok Festival

Festival with masked dances and morality plays at Chemrey's dramatic monastery.