We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Just another gompa

If you have visited the leh palace and other famous monasteries then you can skip this place or get... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
via mobile
Stunning views from the top of Shey Gompa

During our vacation in Ladakh, we had visited this ancient palace cum monastery located on the Leh... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Kaushik G
Read all 18 reviews
All photos (27)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good51%
  • Average33%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
20 May 2018
“Just another gompa”
10 Feb 2018
“Stunning views from the top of Shey Gompa”
Choglamsar Village, India
Reviews (18)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

If you have visited the leh palace and other famous monasteries then you can skip this place or get a glimpse of it from the base because you have to ascend a sloppy terrain to reach the structure.

Thank vidyas426
Reviewed 11 February 2018

During our vacation in Ladakh, we had visited this ancient palace cum monastery located on the Leh Manali highway. The palace is nothing much to talk about but we liked the royal temple which has a giant idol of Lord Buddha in sitting posture. The...More

Thank Kaushik G
Reviewed 2 September 2016

this is on the leh manali road.nearer to leh.we have to energetic to reach gompa.gompa is small.i went to this gompa by mini bus from leh bus stand.it is most economical.

Thank raja p
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I went to this wonderful monastery on 28th April 2016, I am on my way to Pangong Lake, on the way I visited all the important places, this one is one of the most beautiful monastery located on top of a hill very close to...More

Thank smbegaraaj
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This happened to be the last point we touched on the last day of our four day stay in Ladakh and by the time we reached there, we were dead tired. Therefore, we recommend that this place should be visited in the first half of...More

Reviewed 10 August 2015

This place is close to Leh City. We visited it enroute to Hemis monastery. The king, Shey, used to stay here. You can see a big statue of Buddha and people offer anything from fruits to chocolates to juice. Here once can see the Indus...More

Thank PrashantKamble
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Shey monastery has seen better days and could do with some better upkeep considering that it was one of the Royal families' Gompa. the climb uphill from the road - to be undertaken on foot - is quite steep. However, the views are worth...More

Thank ragjoshi
Reviewed 3 July 2015

While visiting Thicksey and 3 idiots school this monastry is in between. It is nice and old place. You will have good walk up to hill and good view of near by locations.

Thank DharmeshBangalore
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Shey palace is located on the Leh-Manali highway very close to Leh. One has to walk uphill for a small distance to reach the palace. On the way to other places, one can stop for a while to have a look and have some beautiful...More

1  Thank skagarwal74
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This a review of the Shey Palace as It is not listed separately as a attraction. It is not worth the time and effort to visit this palace as it is in ruins although some restoration work was being done when we were there.

Thank wildcatgirly
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shey Gompa staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines