Kardang Monastery, established some 900 years back in the 12 century, is located on the left bank of the river Bhaga, just above the village of Kardang. The location of the monastery offers stunning backdrop of the bare mountains of the Rangcha massif.
Monastery's architecture reflects the style which typically belongs to Lahaul and Spiti. Within the monastery, the colourful frescoes and murals are excellent. Additionally, the monastery also a houses a huge repository of some exquisite thangka paintings, old weapons and musical instruments like flutes, drums, horns etc.