Rangdum Gompa

Buddhist Monastery in Rangdum

Seen from Rangdum village, 5km west, this small, slightly raised monastery looks like a tiny island floating above the valley floor. The gompa’s 25 yellow-hatted monks are outnumbered by monastery donkeys, who sleep inside at night.

The Kargil–Padum road passes right outside, and when driving by, you'll have to stop here anyway while police note your passport details in a ledger.