Rangdum || Rangdum Monastery kargil Ladakh



Rangdum is in a valley situated 3,657 m (11,998 ft) above sea level, in an isolated region of the Suru Valley in the union territory of Ladakh in Northern India. On one side are the colourful hills while on the other side are rocky mountains and glaciers, notably Drang-drung.
Rangdum is located midway between Kargil and Padum. It is about 100 kilometres from Kargil. The road conditions are very bad near Rangdum. A JKTDC bungalow, restaurants and hotels are available here. There is no access to electricity, phone or internet.

Tourism:-

tourism is much practised in this area because the area is plane and greenery all through. Every year people used to go there for night stay and some for a day-long picnic and tourists yearly visits as Ladakh trip in these places. The area bounded in between mountains on the two sides reflects the beauty of the Ladakh region in a unique way.
The small villages of Yuldo and Julidok, at the end of the valley, are entirely Buddhist. The people are socially and culturally part of neighbouring Zanskar and support the 18th-century Rangdum Monastery belonging to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
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The monastery is located at a distance of around 24-25 kms from the village Rangdum and is on a steep hill.
Rangdum has a tourist bungalow, three tea-houses and, around 2 km from the village, a summer-only camp offering accommodation for tourists in bedded tents.

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