Kye Gompa

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Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres (13,668 ft) above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti district, India.

This spectacular monastery is at least a thousand year old and is the largest monastery in Spiti Valley. It is also a religious training center for Lamas. It accommodates nearly 250 monks. Around the month of June and July, the Kye monastery celebrates a festival, in which the Chaam dancers are followed by a procession by lamas who reaches the ritual ground below the monastery to perform dance.

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