The monastery is situated on a hill above the Tupchiling village at the confluence of the rivers Chandra and Bhaga. This gompa was founded by Padma Sambhava and is more than 800 years old. The peculiar feature of the gompa is the wooden idols that can be distinguished from the clay idols found in other monasteries. The Guru Ghantal white marble head was installed by its founder, but now the same is kept under lock because of the fear of theft. This monastery has idols of Guru Padma Sambhava, Brijeshwari Devi and several other lamas. There is one black stone statue of a goddess identified as Kali in the innermost chamber, which gives credence to the theory that this was once a Hindu temple like the Trilokinath temple in Udaipur.