The Chemrey Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir at a distance of 40 km from Leh in the Ladakh region. This monastery is dedicated to the Drugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was originally founded in the year 1664 AD by Lama Tagsang Raschen who was also founder of the Hemis monastery. This is an integral centre of Buddhist learning and the monastery is visited by many tourists who visit the place primarily because of its striking location. Close of 20 monks reside in this monastery. Upon visiting the monastery one can see many shrines, an assembly hall, known as Du-khang, a Lama Temple known as Lha-khang. There are two Du-khangs which were constructed in different times. The old Du-khang has several paintings of the founder of the monastery and the newer one has images of Padmasambhava. All the walls are decorated with paintings which depict the Buddhism during 17th century.
One of the main attractions of the monastery is the presence of an idol which is quite high and belongs to Padmasambhava and he was responsible for spreading Buddhism in Tibet and later translated various Indian scriptures written in Sanskrit and Pali into Tibetan.