(Last Updated on : 08/10/2009)
Stongdey Monastery is located in Stongdey near Padum in Kargil district of J&K. An old foundation associated with the Tibetan Yogi, Marpa, the monastery is the second largest monastic establishment of Zanskar, inhabited by Gelukpa monks. It houses a number of temples, each a storehouse of the region`s rich conventual legacy. Although the climb to the Stongdey Monastery is taxing, on getting there one is faced with a spectacular view of the surrounded valley. It is situated about 18km from Padum in Ladakh region and can be accessed by road that leads to Zangla. This extensive whitewashed temple complex can also be reached on foot. Local transport is available from Padum.
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