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Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery

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Beautiful Monastry

Both my wife and I visited this place on 12th July, 2017. from Leh on way to Lamayuru Monastry... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
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Off The Beaten Track

We visited this monastery as part of the Sham Valley trek. We descended down from Yangthang and... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Bolton, UK
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Convenient to visit on the road from Leh to Lamayuru. Also known as Yuma Changchubling monastery, it is located at the end of a gorge and offers some stunning views of the landscape. There was a lot of construction activity when we went. Two out...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Both my wife and I visited this place on 12th July, 2017. from Leh on way to Lamayuru Monastry. Ripzing(or Rhizong) gompa, a Gelugpa  or Yellow Hat Buddhist  monastery is also called the Yuma Changchubling in Ladakh , India. It is situated at the top of a rocky side...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited this monastery as part of the Sham Valley trek. We descended down from Yangthang and then headed over Kunu La to Hemis. The descent was fine and took 2 hours, but I would not recommend the trek from the monastery to Hemis. It...More

Thank infoaddict
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The approach through the long gorge is interesting, and the position of the monastery buildings at the end of the gorge is extraordinary. All pasted up against the steep hill, with a maze of paved paths and staircases in between. It is possible to drive...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I went to this wonderful monastery on 25th April 2016, it's one of the most beautiful monastery in Leh/Ladakh, without visiting this Monastery our Leh tour won't be complete, starting from the entrance arch to the colourful buildings and all the stupas and paintings are...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Isolated, but well maintained monastery with lots to see and friendly monks. But a long tortuous drive - and hot too - with little shade about. Many steps.

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

We were the only ones who visited this huge monastery. The responsible monk opened the prayer halls only for us. Impressing.

Thank Zwillingsseele
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

This is the only Nunney monastery . The road condition was not good at time of visit also the road was very narrow. It is near ulteppo and alchi village.

Thank Sreyasi B
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This monastery is must visit. You wonder as you drive on the steep rocky valley how it was humanely possible to build this monastery in 1831. We went in the afternoon and unfortunately it was closed but there was a kind monk who, inspite of...More

1  Thank wildcatgirly
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Rizong monastery is situated to the west of Alchi on the way to Lamayuru. It was established in 1831 by Lama Tsultim Nima under the Gelukpa order. It is noted for its extremely strict rules and standards. It has the distinct reputation of upholding the...More

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