Dragung House

Dragung House

Near Alchi

The lowland of Ladakh, a green canvas valley that has backdrop of 958AD Alchi Monastery.
Closed for Winter

The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi Monastery. Mainly known for its magnificent, and well-preserved 11th- or 12th-century wall paintings, all in an Indo-Himalayan style.Dragung House is traditionally built Ladakhi house which gives a dramatic view of the Monasteries right from the doorstep

Alchi village is very fertile and it is all green with apricot trees on both side of road.This region had influence of Islam,Hinduism and Buddhism because it falls on the route to Turkestan of China but its isolation helped the village and gompas to keep their cultural traditions safe from the outer influences.

We offer neat open rooms 3 of which are large and 2 of them slightly smaller. All the rooms are airy and spacious. There are 2 clean sharing bathrooms. In addition, there is a lively communal sitting area and a rooftop whose 360-degree panoramic view is among the best you’ll find in this small quintiles village.The food is served in a community style kitchen where everyone gather around and eat there food.

We cook organic food using produce fresh from our garden, promising a healthy local meal. Ladaki food is something you shouldn't shy away from, the local bread, apricot Jam is something to crave for. Don’t ask for fancy food as we love our guest’s who appreciate our host families. Remember; to see the best of a place, live like the local does.

In Alchi, one can visit the Sumtsek Temple, Vairocana Temple, Lo Tsawa Temple, Manjushree Temple, Kangyur Temple with Stupas, Monk Cells etc. Beautiful wood carving arts, huge Tibetan Styled models of Buddha, Manjushree, historic wall paintings of Buddha's teachings within a very calm, quite, pristine ambiance made Alchi more valuable. There are five shrines in the Choskor temple complex which has some splendid wall paintings. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. It is a perfect place to relax and experience the quintessential Buddhist monastery.

Alchi is 63Km from main town of Leh. A mini bus plies between Leh and Alchi once daily. The bus departs around 8:00 am from the new bus stand near Handicraft Training Center, Leh. The same bus returns from Alchi at 3:00 pm. Leh-Alchi buses are punctual.

The bus travels along the roads winding through Leh town and Srinagar - Leh Highway(National Highway(NH) 1) via Skalzangling,Rinchen Chowk,Rinchen Auditorium,Hall of Fame,Air Force Station,Spituk,Umla,Pathar Sahib Gurudwara,Nimu,University of Kashmir(Leh),Basgo,and Saspol.

The buses may not always have conductors.The conductor or driver would collect fare in cash.No ticket is issued for the fare (INR 90 per person for one way).

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