Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery

Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery, Ladakh

Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery

Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery
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Constant N
Cape Town Central, South Africa56 contributions
One of the quietest by far...
Jun 2019
If you have your own transport than a side trip to this monastery is well worth it. The scenery both at the monastery and the drive to it was amazing. The monastery is situated right at the end of the valley and boasts amazing views of the opposing mountainside. It was unfortunatley closed during our visit but fascinating and quiet.
Written June 27, 2019
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Mayur S
Mumbai, India917 contributions
Great location, monastery like any other
Jun 2018 • Family
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 of the three rooms in the monastery house statues of Buddha while the third one has a stupa. The paintings are new and of average quality.
Written June 29, 2018
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Arunverma
Amritsar, India2,078 contributions
Beautiful Monastry
Feb 2017 • Couples
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 valley on the north side of the Indus , to the west of Alchi on the way toLamayuru. It was established in 1831 by Lama Tsultim Nima under the Gelukpa order, at Ri-rdzong. There are 40 monks in the monastery.The monastery is also called “the paradise for meditation” and is noted for its extremely strict rules and standards.
Written January 17, 2018
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infoaddict
Bolton, UK3,331 contributions
Off The Beaten Track
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 gets very steep up to Kunu La and the route down is almost vertical on scree slopes. Had we had time we would have turned back. We would never do this route again. Maybe best to go by car, as most do from Leh or go back to Yangthang if trekking.

Apart from that, we thought the monastery was worth the time and effort to visit
Written January 26, 2017
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huys25
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10,295 contributions
Building setting is extraordinary, but no photo's in the temples allowed.
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 up to behind the buildings, but most visitors will park below and than walk up to the temples. Like in many gonpa's it is now not allowed to make pictures inside.
We listened for almost an hour to the puja, performed by a few old monks, who later invited us to have tea in the large brandnew kitchen building. They also served us some of the tsampa, which tasted good with the milk or butter tea.
Written October 24, 2016
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Begaraaj S M
Chennai (Madras), India3,629 contributions
Amazing Rizong !!! Majestic Monastery !!!
Apr 2016 • Solo
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 absolutely stunning.

It's a photographers delightful place, please take your best camera/smart phone to catch the action live, I took some fabulous photos and videos to cherish.

Rizong is located 60km from Leh and just after Alchi monastery we have to take right from the Leh Srinagar highway.

Happy travelling...
Enjoy !!!
Written June 4, 2016
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angtravel18
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa470 contributions
Impressive
Sep 2015 • Friends
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.
Written November 21, 2015
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Zwillingsseele
Munich, Germany4,332 contributions
A hidden treasure in amongst the mountains
Oct 2015 • Friends
We were the only ones who visited this huge monastery. The responsible monk opened the prayer halls only for us. Impressing.
Written October 27, 2015
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Sreyasi B
30 contributions
Only nunnery monastery
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.
Written April 27, 2015
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wildcatgirly
Abu Dhabi178 contributions
Hear The silence
Aug 2014 • Family
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 wheezing helped us and asked a fellow monk to open the doors so that we can see the deity. It is so silent on top! No wonder the great lamas meditated over here peacefully.
Written November 10, 2014
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