The picturesque village Sumur in Nubra valley region is a charming little gem of Ladakh. Calm and peaceful is what this village is all about and giving it an added beauty is the Samstanling Monastery. Set amidst scenic mountains and greens Samstanling is a popular monastery which showcases the traditional touch with shades of gold, red and white. This must visit attraction is approximately 120 kilometres from Leh and a 45 minutes trek from Sumur village. A blissful tourist interest place is dotted with trees blushed in red and yellow shades, colourful prayer flags, grey and golden mountains and clear blue sky. Inside this famous place lives around 50 monks who daily govern the monastery giving it blessings with morning prayers. The monastery has an intrinsic design of two assembly halls and both have the murals and paintings of Buddha and other aspects of Buddhism.
Samstanling Monastery is located in Sumur village and you can reach this place via roadways. There are local buses and shared taxis that visit this village on regular basis from all important places in Ladakh. You can also hire a private taxi to Sumur village. From the village you can either take a taxi or hike for 45 minutes to reach Samstanling Monastery.
The best time to visit Samstanling Monastery is during summers from the months of June to September. Carry light woollen jackets because it may get a little cold at night.
Samstanling Monastery is definitely a must visit destination in Sumur village but this place also occupies other touristy places such as Panamik Village where you can visit the famous hot springs, beautiful village Hunder, you can visit the Sand Dunes and the popular attractions in Diskit - Diskit Monastery.