There is a market before you reach the monastery and it is very nice, we repented not picking up few things in the hope of picking it up from leh market. As you walked towards the monastery take the left instead of going straight and you get to see beautiful view of the Indus river. It was bright and sunny and we clicked a few selfies! The paintings at the monastery are said to be 1000 years old. The colors are still alive and it reflects the amazing artwork that people did at those times. There are few cafes around the monastery to chill.