Stongdey monastery is renowned as having been founded by Lama Lhodak Marpa Choski Lodos in 1052 and its name is also Marpaling. Later on Shakya Zangpo of Stongdey made it to flourish. Lama Gyaltsanpa Tundup Palzangpo introduced there the order of Gelugspa. There are many beautiful shrines and wall paintings to be seen there. About 60 monks are in residence and every year sacred dance are performed in conjunction with the festival of Gustor which takes place on the 28th & 29th days of the 11th, Tibetan month.The successive reincarnations of Nari Tulku act as the incumbent.