Top things to do in Thiksey

Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Thiksey

Thiksey Gompa

Glorious Thiksey Gompa is one of Ladakh’s biggest and most recognisable monasteries, photogenically cascading down a raised rocky promontory. At its heart, the main dukhang (prayer hall) oozes atmosphere, and a Mait…
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Café Cloud

Hidden behind adobe walls, 1km from Thiksey, this upmarket garden restaurant is essentially the only choice for quality European food east of Leh. Dishes include pan-seared basa fish, Thai curry, an Indian combo of …
Multicuisine in Thiksey

Chamba Hotel Restaurant

Set around a relaxing garden, this restaurant turns out a wide range of vegetarian food for a stream of small groups visiting the Indus Valley monasteries. Early opening makes it a good bet for breakfast on the road…
Museum in Thiksey

Thiksey Gompa Museum

The museum is unmarked and hidden away beneath the monastery restaurant; staff should be able to unlock it. Displays include well-labelled Tantric artefacts, some beautiful legal scrolls and an amulet featuring a ph…