Rizong Gompa: Ladakh Travel Guide

Introduction

Rizong  Gompa, also known as Rhizong monastery belongs to Gelugpa or Yellow Hat sect of  Buddhism is situated on the hilltop of a rocky valley to the north of river Indus. It is also known as the Yuma Changchubling in Ladakh region. Established at Ri-rdzong  in 1831 by Lama Tsultim Nima under the Gelukpa order, today it has around 40 monks who have to abide by very strict rules and regulations. It is also famous as ‘the Paradise For Meditation’.

It is around 73 kms from the main city of Leh. The monks residing in this monastery cannot own anything except books. The complex also consists  of a number of religious shrines.