Ensa Gompa – Nubra Valley Ladakh
Located in Nubra Valley, Ensa Gompa is surrounded by natural cliffs, mountains, Himalayan grazing Dzo (cow yak half breed) and stark bare Himalayan treks. If you are looking out for a much peaceful laid out place to be in where just the nature reigns, then Ensa Monastery is the right place to go for!
Covering the beautiful path of Panamik, Distik and Hunder one reaches Ensa Gompa. However, the best way to reach here is Khanrdung La Pass – World’s Highest Motorable Pass (Elevation 5602 M). Kilometers before reaching the place, one can see colourful flags and chortens (small stupas) lined up all the way high! (Some people experience breathlessness and even vertigo because of lack of oxygen. So, keep the oxygen cylinder with you. Recommended stay here at Khardung – la - Pass not after reaching here is NOT more than 1 and ½ hours in any case! )
- Enjoy nature at its best with Barley fields, jaw – dropping arid crags, giant tiger paw bluffs, snow clad mountains and locals in their local dress!
- After descending from Khardung – la – pass, watch out for Great Canyon scenery towards Shyok Valley. Some of the best captured award winning photographs are from here!
- Enjoy Camel Safari – something for which Nubra Valley is famous for! Get a guided tour for this! Trekking too is done here.
- Travellers Advice: Going to Khardung – la – Pass might call for a valid Pass from Indian ARMY; so take a guided tour. Taking oxygen cylinder on this route is highly recommended even those who do not have any problem – medically.