THIS IS OUR INDIA! Phugtal Gompa is a monastery in south-eastern Zanskar in Ladakh. Founded by Gangsem Sherap Sampo in the early 12th century, the monastery is a unique construction built into the cliffside like a honeycomb. It is located on the mouth of a cave on the cliff face of a lateral gorge of a major tributary of the Lungnak (Lingti-Tsarap) River. Home to about 70 monks, the monastery has a library and prayer rooms.