The Chemrey Gompa of Ladakh is situated at a distance of approximately 40 km to the east of the town of Leh. Founded by Lama Tagsang Raschen, this monastery dates back to the 17th century. It was built to serve as a memorial to King Sengge Namgyal. Today, the Ladakh Chemrey Gompa houses around 20 monks of the diminishing Drugpa community, along with their young novices. One of the highlights of the monastery is a one-story high image of Padmasambhava. There are a number of shrines inside the entire complex.
The Chemrey Monastery of Leh Ladakh also boasts of a rich collection of
scriptures, with title pages in sterling silver and the text in gold
letters. Another major attraction of the Chemrey Monastery of Ladakh is
the festival of sacred dances that takes place every year on the 28th
and 29th day of the 9th Tibetan month. The dances are performed in
association with the festival of an initiatory ritual. The successive
reincarnations of Lama Tagsang Raschen serve as the incumbents of the