Key Monastery

Key Monastery, Lahaul and Spiti District

Key Monastery
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Aakash K
New Delhi, India594 contributions
Calmness guranted
Jul 2019 • Friends
This place is amazing and give peace to your mind and calms your soul. You definitely dont want to go back from here. When we reached here it was cold and winds were blowing, as soon we reach inside the gompa a monk saw us shivering and offered us hot tea with conversation. We got to know alot about this place from that monk. It's the famous monastery in Spiti valley and is amazing site to watch
Written 25 May 2020
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Vipul Sharma (Dorian thoughts)
New Delhi, India66 contributions
Trip to Key Monastery in Spiti Valley was an Awesome experience
Sep 2019 • Solo
This place is iconic, serene, beautifully calm and relaxing, there are meditation Chambers created really a long while ago, there a school near it, there are a lot of monks, functions, just a lot of things that would make you feel relaxed, calm and composed. You should definitely meditate here for a while, there are monks guide and tell about the history of the place that really fascinating (they speak multiple languages) do have the herbal tea that they offer, do make a donation as a good will. Photography at certain points is prohibited so please respect that. Do talk to the monks they'll tell you all about the amazing history of Key monastery.
Also, there is a spot where you can hike to and get an amazing view of the monastery with the whole valley, it's a 15-20 mins hike, I'll share the photos as well.
Written 28 October 2019
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gautamroy2000
New Delhi, India42 contributions
Key Monastery is a beautiful Tibetian Budddhist Monetary situated at an altitude of 13500 ft
Jul 2019
The Monastery has some really beautiful scriptures & paintings of Lord Buddha & other Gods. The Key Gompa is also famous for its priceless collection of ancient Thangkas including Tibetian silk Thangkas upto 800 yrs old & frescos depicting the life of Padmasambhava. There is a Key village that just comes before the Key monastery. The views from vantage point are breathtaking from where you can view Rangrik village across Spiti river
Written 2 October 2019
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amit j
New Delhi, India120 contributions
Awesome place!!
Sep 2019 • Family
When in Kaza must visit this place on the way to kibber and the view is on the route is amazing..picture perfect place
Written 28 September 2019
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Sumana D
Guwahati, India93 contributions
Largest Monastery in Spiti
Jun 2019
This is by far the largest monastery in Spiti. The monks are so hospitable and warm. With a cute terrace and gallant views of the Spiti Valley, sipping hot herbal tea, in their kitchen, was a bonus.
Written 4 September 2019
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Morten R
Oslo, Norway183 contributions
A uniquely beautiful place
Oct 2018
I had a wonderful time at this spot, watching the remaining light of the sun fade and being replaced by the rising moon behind me.

There is not much vegetation in this dry valley, so wherever it is it gives such beautiful colors of autumn to the otherwise dry and barren landscape, and I was here at the peak of colors which can be seen throughout this vista.

As I sat here some locals were walking uphill back to their homes, but apart from that it was no sound. With the sun down the air got cold fast – it is after all almost 4000 meters above the sea here.

The location of the gompa is so beautiful and those living there have incredible views of the landscape as do those viewing onto the gompa. This place is beautiful every day of the year, but life here is governed by an alpine climate, which is touch at this altitude, with very cold winters and isolation from the outside world.

This monastery, or gompa, has, like most monasteries, a name with many spelling variations to the spoken name of which Kee and Key are the most common in addition to Ki.

I visited October 2017
Written 15 August 2019
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RAJENDRA884 PRASAD
Kanchipuram, India3,052 contributions
Key or Kee Monastery near Kaza
Jul 2018 • Friends
This monastery is close to Kaza and is a must-see place, which gives beautiful views of landscapes. This monastery also has a school in their campus.
Written 28 June 2019
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Attul Handoo
New Delhi, India143 contributions
Key Monastery
May 2019 • Friends
Nice place to visit the monastery. Calm and quite place. The location is outstanding. Nearby valley view from the top is must see.
Written 11 June 2019
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Sunny Chauhan
Shimla, India186 contributions
"Symbol of Spiti"
Jun 2018
Key Monastery In Himachal Pradesh is a picturesque Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on a hilltop in Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh,The Key Monastery is located merely 12 kms from Kaza and it has its headquarters in Kaza. One can visit this place directly from Manali after a day long journey of 201 kms .very popular with travelers around the globe,a must visit.
Written 28 May 2019
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Rezanate
Los Angeles, CA206 contributions
Like Being in a Movie
Aug 2018 • Friends
This monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in India. We were lucky to have one of the abbots of the monastery stop by to tell us a bit about the history of the place.

You can feel the ancientness in the walls and see the steady growth and expansion of the buildings.

If you're in the area, you absolutely MUST stop here to say hi and enjoy a bit of the culture.

Make sure you're wearing comfortable clothes in case you want to participate in the ceremonies.
Written 13 May 2019
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