Basgo is situated about 40 km west of Leh, along the way to Srinagar. It is known for its castle ruin and the adjoining royal temples spectacularly located on the rocks. The complex of buildings includes a ruined fortress dating from 15th century as well as two large temples and a small shrine. The best preserved temple is situated at very top with the shrine dedicated to Chamba or Maitreya.. It was built in the mid 16th century by Tshe-wang Namgyal, the rular of Ladakh. There are several original wall murals to see. Below the forts and temples are the small pretty villages.

Key Monastery

Key Gompa (also spelt Ki, Kye or Kee) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,116 metres close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is 8 km from Kaza. The monastery looks like a fort, where temples are built on top of one another. The walls of the monastery are covered by paintings and murals. It is an outstanding example of the monastic architecture, which developed during the 14th century in the wake of the Chinese influence. The tiny white houses are perched on a perfectly coneshaped rock outcrop, high above the village of Ki.