Maitreya Buddha Ladakh - With 108 feet, countless tourists visit the statue to enlighten themselves with its beauty. It's located just below Diskit Monastery, which is a major tourist attraction surrounded by breathtaking panoramas. The Maitreya Buddha is located at an altitude of 10,308 feet and 15 kilometers northwest of the Khalsar-Panakil route. While the Monastery itself is a must-visit place in Nubra Valley, you can't skip the Maitreya Buddha Statue altogether.
The height of the Maitreya Buddha statue is certainly something to think about. However, there are other interesting features of the statue. One idea it represents is the protection of the Diskit Village, the promotion of world peace, and the prevention of further war with Pakistan. Reaching out towards Pakistan, the artifact faces the Shyok River and is seated atop a hill by a monastery that rises above it.
May to September is the best time to visit the Maitreya Buddha statue.
Maitreya Buddha statues are located just below Diskit Monastery. They can be reached most easily by car, but many prefer the road from Manali-Leh via Manali or Srinagar. The road from Leh to Diskit in Nubra Valley passes through South Pullu, which is an army camp. From there, it continues to Khardung La & descends to North Pullu, followed by Khardung Village & Khalsar Village. At Khalsar Village in the valley floor, the road gets divided into two, where the left part descends to the Diskit and Hunder villages while the right one goes to the Sumur and Panamik villages of Nubra Valley.