The most beautiful villages in Ladakh are unseen and their beautify is seldom rare to be seen.
Back in 7th Century when the Shargole monastery was being built none of those travellers thoughts they will leave a beautiful legacy here.
A valley so picturesque and culturally mystic that you will be questioning is this what I destined to see?
Shargole is a picturesque village about 35 Kmts on the right side of Kargil- Leh road with a mixed population of Buddhist and Muslim. The main attraction is a small monastery perched on a cliff.Shargole Monastery is a small gompa near Kargil,which is perched in the heart of a granite cliff.The monastery follows the lineage of the Gelug that is a Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
An idol of Avalokiteshvara – the Mahayana god of compassion and mercy is present inside this shrine. Three wooden images of Hindu Goddess Tara also adorn the interiors of this monastery that have been meticulously carved by Tibetan artists.
From the balcony of this gompa, visitors get a view of the Cantilever Monastery that adds to the spiritual experience. A small Buddhist nunnery is also present below the Shargole Monastery.