The Samstanling Monastery is a well-known tourist destination, located in Sumur Village in Nubra Valley. The monastery serves as the main monastery for the region and is significant to locals there too. In fact, it's quite popular among tourists as well.
It was founded by Lama Tsultim Nima around 140 years ago and can attract 50 monks. It's located in remote Ladakh, India which adds to the monastery's mystique and mysticism. It is most notable with its gold, red & white hues that are accented by the two assemblies inside it. The monastery is preceded by a path full of wild berries. The steps leading up to the monastery entrance are lined with prayer flags.
The best way to reach Samstanling Monastery in Nubra Valley is by taking the Manali-Leh highway 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 and descends to North Pullu villages, followed by Khardung Village and Khalsar Village.
After reaching the village, continue with the taxi all the way to the monastery.
Samstanling Monastery is the best place to visit from May to September, weather-wise.