The Phutkal Monastery is located in the remote Lungnak Valley, south to Zanskar. Phuktal monastery is a far away destination and there are no other attractions around it.
However, the place itself is a beauty surrounded by vivid landscapes and small villages en-routing Phuktal. This Buddhist monastery is not only built on a cliff but it also has a natural cave. The Phuktal monastery was and still is a preferred place by the scholars and teachers to meditate.
Most stunning and magnetic site in Zanskar Valley is the ZongkhulGompa located just before the trails that ascend to the Omasi-la pass. The monastery is built between two caves and it is believed that Indian Yogi Naropa used to meditate here where the monastery is built. Along with architecture, walls are the most stunning feature of the monastery. Thangkas and paintings within the monastery are quite uniquely built.