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
On a hill top unique Monastery

Dhankar Monastery is a fort monastery situated at an elevation of 3870 meters in Spiti valley... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The oldest Monastery and Fort

The place used to be the capital of the Spiti Valley. Dhankar monastery is unofficially the oldest... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Savpril S
Read all 82 reviews
All photos (196)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the cliff”(4 reviews)
“spiti river”(6 reviews)
Spiti Valley | Between Kaza And Tabo Town, India
+91 1800 180 8082
Reviews (82)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthe cliffspiti riverbuddhist templeprayer roomeye viewmust visit placebeautiful placefortcapitalconfluencegompapintaboregionelevationkingdommonasteries
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 80 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dhankar Monastery is a fort monastery situated at an elevation of 3870 meters in Spiti valley. After visiting Pin valley we moved back towards Attargo bridge to cross it and from there our car took turn towards Dhanker Monastery. Dhankar Monastery is an old Tibetan...More

Thank sanaser
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The place used to be the capital of the Spiti Valley. Dhankar monastery is unofficially the oldest monastery of the valley. Due to regular attempts of loot and attack by the mongols, the monastery lost all the scripts. However, people can still find it's mention...More

Thank Savpril S
Reviewed 26 May 2018

If you want to get a glimpse of this epic monastery, you need to hurry up. Its extremely old and we could it falling apart. Just like many other monasteries here, its pretty ancient and huge. Its perched on the of a mountain against a...More

Thank arorareshma
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

One of the best places I have been to... pictures it self speaks more than words, still I have one quote for this, “Isolation - a best therapy to understand yourself, a break to know what is actually going on with you while you were...More

Thank iTravelEngineeR
Reviewed 12 May 2018

As the name suggests,it’s a fort situated atop a cliff at an altitude of 3894m/12774ft and belongs to the gelugpa sect.The monastery is situated at the confluence of the pin river and the spiti river giving it a surreal backdrop.This place can be approached through...More

Thank Aneesh S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Me and friend reached this place from the rear part of the main monastery as this was easily accessible by car and reached the old ruins of a fort/monastery, which gave a bird's eye view of the entire area down below, including Dhankar Gompa.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Dhankar was the traditional capital of the Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century and has some features dating back to the 12th century. Dhang means cliff, and kar means fort. Hence, Dhankar means fort on a cliff. It was the place of the early...More

Thank Himani C
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is another ancient monastery at Dhankar. The new monastery is also made but do visit the old one. Experience in narrow stairs and he rooms where Dalai lama himself stayed. One of the gate opens into wide hills beyond.

Thank Swati D
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This place is located in Kaza district and this place comes 5 6 KM before Kaza. Here you can find houses constructed under and within mountains making them warm during winters and an antique look of one of the older democracies which were there during...More

Thank parth786sharma786
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A very peaceful & beautiful place. it is situated at a height of 3894 mtrs. Its a Buddhist temple in HP in the district of Lahaul and Spiti, beside Pin river

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