Ladakh's Thiksey Monastery is located about a kilometre away from our camp. This beautiful monastery boasts spectacular views of the eastern Indus Valley, and is home to a two-storey statue of the Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus. The monastery offers our guests the privilege of participating in a beautiful prayer ceremony, which takes place at sunrise. The prayer room at Thiksey Monastery features many handwritten and painted books, as well as a temple dedicated to the goddess Tara with her 21 images placed in glass-fronted wooden shelves. You will also see small shrines devoted to guardian divinities, including Cham-Sing, the protector deity of Thiksey.