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Shey Oasis, looking north to the Indus Valley, Shey Palace, Shey Gompa, Shey Stupa Field, Naropa Monastery, the Druk White Lotus School and the Ladakh Range of mountains

Shey - a great place to experience ladakh - far of the beaten track.



About Shey[edit]

Shey is the ancient capital of Ladakh. The small rural village is located 15 km south-east of busy capital Leh. The village is surrounded by spectacular mountains - a breathtaking view day by day.

There are videos and pictures from Shey in the galleries of lehguesthouse.com (source: botho guesthouse)

Around the Shey Oasis[edit]

To Shey Palace it´s only a 500m walk. The climb up to Old Shey Palace will be rewarded with a fantastic view on one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ladakh. The Shey Oasis has been described as the heart of Ladakh.

The wonderful Thikse Monastery is about 4 km down the road towards the famous Hemis Monastery. The monasteries Stakna, Stok and Matho as well as Indus River are in visual range.

Shey is home to the Druk White Lotus School, which is famous for two things: it was used as 'Rancho's School' in the 3 Idiots movie and it has won many international awards for the quality of its architectural design.

To the Indus River it`s only a 10 minutes.

The Dragon Garden at the Druk White Lotus School.

Getting there and away[edit]

Getting to Leh is very easy and a great posibility to experience the ladakhi transportation system. Just stand by the main road an wave your hand if you see a small Suzuki van (the vans look like small boxes). The ride to Leh takes about 20 minutes and costs 20 rupees.

Accomodation[edit]

  • Botho Guesthouse is located in Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The small rural village is located 15 km south-east of the busy capital Leh. The village is surrounded by spectacular mountains. The rooms are very cosy. Prices (incl. breakfast and dinner) are between 500 and 700 Rs per night/person. Email: [email protected] lehguesthouse.com