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Dhankar Gompa

The spectacular 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa perches precariously between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. One glance at the crumbling cliffs and it's clear why it was listed in 2006 as one of the world…
Lake in Dhankar

Dhankar Tso

A steep but worthwhile 2km walk up from Dhankar village is the small lake of Dhankar Tso, with fine views over the valley and towards the twin peaks of Manirang (6593m).
Fort in Dhankar

Dhankar Fort-Palace

On the hilltop above the old gompa stands the abandoned, crumbling fort-cum-palace that sheltered the people of the valley during times of war – and gave Dhankar its name (khar means 'citadel' and dhak means 'cliff'…
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New Monastery

The lamas who remain at Dhankar no longer inhabit the old gompa, having moved to the sparkling New Monastery, 800m away across the hillside, in 2009.