Sani Monastery Walk

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Holy Crematory Grounds of Sani monastery (Photo Courtesy: Araken Starway)

Sani Monastery is located next to the village of Sani at 6 kms from Padum and approachable by a 2 hour gentle walk. It belongs to the Drukpa Kargyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and is the only one of this order in Zanskar which has nuns. It is thought to be the oldest religious site in the whole region of Ladakh and Zanskar.



Activity, Monastery (Walking, Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism)

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