Clinging like a swallow's nest to the sides of a shay conical hill, the magnificent Gompa of Chemrey sees very few visitors because of its location - tucked up the side valley that runs from below Hemis, to the Chang-la pass into Pangong. If one isn't having one's own vehicle, then be prepared to do some walking to get there. It takes around fifty minutes to follow the dirt track down to the river and up to the monastery after the Leh -Thak Thok bus drops one off beside the main road.
Chemrey Monastery or Chemrey Gompa is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. This monastery of the Drugpa (Red Hat) sect or monastic order in located in eastern Ladakh. It dates back to the 17th century. Today, the Ladakh Chemrey Gompa houses around 20 monks of the diminishing Drugpa community, along with their young novices.
Samsara is a 2001 independent Indian/Italian/French/German film which tells the story of a Buddhist monk's quest to find Enlightenment was shot near Chemrey.
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jemaflor (100241) 2014-06-28 23:39
Beautiful landscape and good composition with this village in a focal point of the photo, tfs.
mesutilgim (96332) 2014-06-28 23:41
Amazing landscape capture with perfect pov and layout.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
shreya2000 (2665) 2014-06-28 23:42
Very good picture showing the monastery. I think contrast of the hills is on higher side. However clouds and sky colour is beautiful. The monastery is looking very nice below the hills.
Thanks for sharing.
besnard (56798) 2014-06-28 23:43
Un joli cliché avec en arrière-plan le village accroché à la montagne. Les pierres forment un bon 1r plan.
Amitiés et bon dimanche.
papagolf21 (105422) 2014-06-29 0:50
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
J'apprécie toujours autant vos images de qualité nous faisant découvrir des lieux étonnants.
Ici, encore, le résultat est stupéfiant.
Très bonne journée.
jhm (156632) 2014-06-29 2:25
Wonderful picture with the village against the slope of the mountain
The parts of the foreground with the stones make these picture nice
Nice panorama picture with bright colours
Very well done, TFS
lousat (94786) 2014-06-29 2:48
Hi Anghsu,another fantastic scenery,how is nice the small village on the hill in this landscape,is like the cherry on the cake..ehehe..magnificent capture as usual with spectacular colors and fine detail everywhere,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (68967) 2014-06-29 5:06
The length of the foields is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the fields and of the mountains. The goold luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (84603) 2014-06-29 5:34
J'aime beaucoup ce paysage. J'aime aussi la texture très détaillée que tu as donne à l'ensemble en post traitement. Les couleurs sont spectaculaires.
holmertz (56251) 2014-06-29 7:43
Another inspiring view from Ladakh and its magnificent monasteries. I can imagine that Chemrey Gompa looks better from this distance than actually from inside the maze of small buildings. The lush barley fields give this area a gentleness that outweighs the ruggedness of the mountains. The heap of stones give my eyes something to rest on in the foreground.
emka (102742) 2014-06-29 7:52
Hello Angshuman, I see that you like return in your thoughts (and photos to Ladakh, it seems your beloved place in India and the world. It is wonderful landscape here. Amazing monastery on the hill with impressive mountain behind it. The green fields in such high altitude looks marvelous. Gorgeous photo, with fantastic colours and stunning sharpness. Breath taking view although not specially humans friendly.
WArm regrads MAlgo.
danos (100956) 2014-06-30 8:44
nice the panoramic view of the place with Chemrey Monastery with the other constructions to dominating the hill.The foreground barley fields complete perfect teh whole cenery.Well done.
Nicou (146928) 2014-07-03 2:21
quelle belle image et compo superbe vue et cpatage avec ces belles montagne et la roche et ce plan vert superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (102486) 2014-07-03 5:34
A very interesting place.
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive monastery.
Have a nice evening
dip (23890) 2014-07-03 6:22
another beautiful shot of the region and the picturesque monastery on the hill,
nice colours,good lighting and pov,
John_F_Kennedy (43757) 2014-07-03 6:28
Great, beautiful colours. What a spectacular sight.
pajaran (63542) 2014-07-03 11:11
Interesantan tekst o manastiru sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana zelena polja, manastir na planini i oblaci koji donose kisu.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the monastery with a history and description, nice view ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful green fields shown, monastery on the mountain and the clouds that bring rain.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
abmdsudi (56388) 2014-07-04 8:12
Another breathtaking and inviting sweeping view of the rugged sunkissed landscape as it stands, the brightness is great and the abundant of green boosts the visual impact beautifully complemented by the lovely deep earthy tone of the land formation shaded strikingly by the great sky! The foreground stonewall and path lead us smoothly into the distance where the overwhelming interest - the Monastery is excellently placed at the third. A very good expansive picture, great dof, rich in colour tones and detail showing off this at it's best. It's a cracker!! I am impressed. Congrats
Didi (60590) 2014-07-06 9:16
Wonderful vie on these mountain with the old monastery on the hill
Interesting curved path but not so simple to walk
Perhaps I hope to see a closer view on the hill
ChrisJ (116676) 2014-07-13 10:20
The hillside village makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and I like the warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky top left and the yellow green grass across the fg. The stone terraces add interest. Have a great week!
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-07-17 0:16
wow what a stunning place and shot.great to see green in a shot from ladakh.very nicely done indeed.
adores (46079) 2014-07-19 16:12
Magnificent landscape! I really like the way you placed the village and these stones in foreground. Good dof! Colours are great!
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-10
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-28 23:33