Stongdey Monastery is at Stongdey
in Kargil District
, Jammu and Kashmir
. The second largest monastic establishment of Zanskar
, inhabited by Gelukpa monks, it is an old foundation associated with the Tibetan Yogi, Marpa. The monastery houses a number of temples, each a repository of the region's rich monastic legacy. Although the climb up to the monastery is strenuous, the place provides a breathtaking scenery of the valley.
The monastery is about 18 km north of Padum in
Ladakh region and can be accessed on the road that leads to Zangla. This sprawling whitewashed complex can also be reached on foot. Local transport is available from Padum.