Dhankar Gompa, built on top of a very fragile mountain cliff at an altitude of 3894m above sea level, has an overwhelming view of the confluence of Spiti and Pin river. Dhankar Gompa is home to more than 150 monks belonging to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Back in the 17th century, it was the capital of the Spiti Kingdom governed by the Nonos.

It is 2006, World Monument Fund has Dhankar Gompa in their list of the 100 most endangered sites in the world. You can help fund for the renovation by donating at the Monastery. You can buy postcards at the Gompa or at Hotel Sakya Abode in Kaza. All the money collected will be given to the monastery for regular repair and renovation work.

Dhangkar Gompa (also known as Dhangkhar, Dhankar) is an old buddhist monastery on top of a fragile mountain cliff at 3900m in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Dhangkar Gompa (also known as Dhangkhar, Dhankar) is an old buddhist monastery on top of a fragile mountain cliff at 3900m in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh.