A splendid road from 125 kilometres of West of Leh, there is one of the most ancient monasteries of Ladakh- Yung Drung aka Swastika. The monastery’s history dates back to 11th century and is meticulously crafted on sand stone. This monastery has a rich history with interesting topography in the surrounding. The surrounding area is stretched with the formation of yellow loess. Alchi monastery is nestled in the west of Leh and is 69 kilometres distant to the West of Leh. It is considered as one of the largest and the most popular monasteries of 11th century built by Rinchen Zangpo. This beautiful monastery is home to the best murals and frescoes that reflect the traditional Kashmiri style of Buddhist motifs. Each monastery in Ladakh has a different story to tell. Those who wish to know the intricacies of Buddhist monasteries, Lamayuru-Alchi trek is an excellent opportunity for them.