Rangdum Monastery

Rangdum Monastery(Rangdum Gompa) is a Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh, Northern India. The view of the Rangdum Monastery is very attractive as there are majestic mountains of different colours on the other side there are rocky mountains as well as glaciers. On the wall of the monastery there are pictures of chortens and mandalas.The monastery was built by Gelek Yashy Takpa during the reign of King Tsewang Mingyur of Ladakh about 200 years ago.It is situated approximately 218 kilometres from Leh and 127 kilometers from Kargil. It is beautifully situated on a little hill in the valley of Rangdum at an altitude of 4,031 m (13,225 ft) at the head of the Suru Valley, in Ladakh. Monastery is belonging to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Rangdum Monastery is the home to about 30 monks. It is next to the tiny village of Julidok, and about 25 km from the 4,400 m (14,436 ft) Pensi La (pass) which leads into Zanskar