In the architectural definitions given to various monasteries, Ki falls in the ‘Pasada’ style which is characterised by more stories than one and often plays the role of a fort-monastery. Kye monastery has a collection of ancient murals and books, including Buddha images. There are three floors, the first one is mainly underground and used for storage. One room, called the Tangyur is richly painted with murals. The ground floor has the beautifully decorated Assembly Hall and cells for many monks.
Kye Gompa Monastry Spiti valley Himachal Pradesh
There are no accommodation options at the monastery. Tourists who visit the monastery, prefer to stay at Kaza. Kaza offers a wide range in terms of hotels, resorts and homestays. There are no restaurants or eateries at the Key Monastery. It is advisable to carry food while visiting the monastery. The monks at the monastery serve tea to all visitors. Best time for visiting Key Monastery is during summer, from May to October. From October end, Rohtang Pass remains closed due to snow fall.
The monastery is around 12 km north of Kaza and can be reached by covering a distance of 210 km from Manali to Kaza. From there daily buses takes you to the Kye Monastery. Cabs and local HRTC buses from Manali via Rohtang to Kaza or from Shimla. The Best way is to reach Spiti from Chandigarh. You can take or higher a bus/taxi from Chandigarh and will reach Manali on the same day. There you will have to higher a taxi from Manali to Spiti as local taxi Union won't allow you to take your own vehicle to relocate to Spiti. As you will start your journey from Manali, you will see many tourist places to explore like Marri, Rohtang Pass, Kunjum Pass, Surajtaal lake, Chandertaal lake and many more. The condition of road is not so good. Hiring a SUV will be good option to relocate there.