The gompa is renowned for the statue of Avalokiteshwara Padmahari or Chenresig with a thousand arms and an equal number of heads. The Sankar Gompa is a Buddhist monastery within an easy half hour walk from Leh in Ladakh. A subsidiary of the Spituk Gompa, it belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat Sect. The monastery also serves as the official residence of the Ladakh’s head of Gelukpa Sect, known as The Kushok Bakul.
BEST TIME TO VISIT STOK
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Stok is as given below. The best time to visit Stok is also specified.