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Viewpoint in Mulbekh, Wakha & Shargol

Mulbekh Castle Site

Mulbekh is overlooked by the impregnable site of King Tashi Namgyal’s 18th-century castle, high high above. Burnt during an 1835 raid, the castle has only two tower stubs remaining, but the site sports a small gompa…
Buddhist Monument in Mulbekh, Wakha & Shargol

Mulbekh Chamba

Mulbekh's foremost sight is a 1000-year-old Maitreya Buddha relief, carved into an 8m fang of rock. It's right by the roadside, rising through the middle of the minuscule Chamba Gompa and partly shaded by a tree fla…
Buddhist Monastery in Mulbekh, Wakha & Shargol

Shargol Gompa

Built memorably into a cliff face, little Shargol Gompa's minuscule prayer chamber is lit by a single flickering butter lamp. To access the site from the NH1, cross the bridge at Km235.5, continue 1.7km to the baby …
Buddhist Monastery in Mulbekh, Wakha & Shargol

Rgyal Gompa

This intriguing little monastery includes troglodyte cell rooms tucked improbably into pillars of unstable-looking composite rocks. It's backed against a cliffside, 2km east of Wakha police station (Kargil Hwy Km246…