Rizong Gompa

Buddhist Monastery in Uletokpo, Rizong & Nurla

Stepped handsomely within an amphitheatre of rocky cliff, this lonely but much-revered little 19th-century monastery has soot-darkened old murals and gilded statues.

It is around 6km off the highway via a side lane from Uletokpo village. The vehicle road ends at the gompa but hikers could attempt the steep, sometimes treacherous footpath that continues up to Yangthang on the Sham trekking route.