Rizong Gompa lies 73 kms away from Leh. It is also known as the Rhizong Monastery which belongs to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat sect of Buddhism, situated on the hilltop of a rocky valley of Indus.it is also known as the ‘Paradise of Meditation’. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava along with his disciples use to mediate in a cave near Rizong where they survived with only a meal in a day
The best time to visit Rizong Gompa is between June to September.
The are several places to visit around the monastery. A few to mention would be