Basgo, located 40Kms from Leh, was once the seat of power of the Namgyal family.
Basgo Citadel – situated atop a hill towering over the ruins
The citadel and the three temples were built by the Tibetan king Gragspabum and his descendants in the 16th and 17th centuries A.D.
View of National Highway 1D (NH 1D) from the Gompa
It was of great strategic importance since it separates upper and lower Ladakh.
The mud-brick fortress of Basgo Gompa
Path leading to the complex
View from the complex
The upper temple is dedicated to Maitreya.