Alchi Monastery established by Rinchen Zangpo, the Alchi monastery complex boasts of its two main temples-Alchi Du Khang and Sum-tsek that can be explored by tourist. The Monastery is located on the banks of river Indus, lies a small village in Ladakh. The village is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Leh Ladakh “The Buddhist kingdom of India”. Also known as Alchi Choskhor, the monastery is highly differentiated from the other Buddhist centers in Leh Ladakh. Unlike the other monasteries, which are located on a hill top, Alchi Choskhor resides on a lush green flat ground.
The prominence of Alchi monastery in Ladakh can also be defined by the ancient Buddhist murals it houses, which dates back to the 12th century. One can also get a glimpse of Mughal style of architecture in these historic murals.