It is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh dating as back as 10th century. Local legend is that this place used to be a water body before. The village has around 100 houses scattered around the Lamayuru monastery as on 2012.
Lamayuru village is located around 125 KM from Leh on Leh - Srinagar Highway. Any vehicle going from Leh to Kargil/ Srinagar will invariably pass through Lamayuru. State transport buses ply from Leh bus stand to Lamayuru at 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM however it is wiser to visit bus stand a day before to confirm the timings.
On foot. It is a small village.
One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
Strange but beautiful landscape next to monastery. Some say the soil here is very similar to that on moon.
Multiple restaurants/ eateries exist in the village