The Rizong Gompa of Ladakh is situated at a distance of approximately 73 km from the town of Leh. Built by the great Lama Tsultim Nima, it dates back to the year 1831. Approximately 40 monks reside in the Rizong Gompa of Ladakh, which belongs to the Tsongkhapa Order. The successive reincarnations of Lama Tsultim Nima and his son, Sras Rinpoche, serve as the incumbents of the monastery. The inmates of the Rizdong Monastery of Leh Ladakh are permitted to have only religious robes and books with them.
The monastery comprises of a number of shrines within itself. Also, it
boasts of a collection of the painting blocks of Lama Tsultim Nima's
biography, many objects made and books composed by the 1st Sras
Rinpoche. At a distance of approximately 2 km from the Rizong Monastery
of Ladakh is a nunnery, known as Chulichan (Chomoling). It comprises of
about 20 nuns and is run by the governing body of Rizong Monastery only.