Monday, 17 October 2016


Withing the Nubra area of Ladakh, Diskit is arranged at an elevation of 3142 meters above ocean level, and lies 15 km north-west off the Khalsar-Panamik course, at the edge of the leave in Shyok valley. Among the bigger towns, Diskit is the authoritative focal point of Nubra valley.

Diskit is well known for its fourteenth century cloister, which is accepted to be the biggest and most seasoned religious community in Nubra valley. The cloister can be come to from the Diskit town through a tough and dusty street that crosses a stream amidst the town.

The cloister has a place with Gelugpa arrange or the Yellow Hat faction of Tibetan Buddhsim. It was established by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, the supporter of Tsong Khapa, in fourteenth century. Diskit religious community was given to Rimpoche of Thiksey cloister amid eighteenth century. It is still under the administration of Thiksey cloister and subsequently, considered a sub-gompa of Thiksey. The cloister is of Tibetan style development and gloats of wall paintings and frescos.The gompa top of Diskit offers all encompassing perspectives of Nubra Valley. Diskit religious community remains on a slope over the surge fields of Shyok River.

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