One of the oldest & largest Buddhist monasteries in the Nubra Valley, the Diskit Monastery or Diskit Gompa was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa in the 14th century.
The Diskit Monastery is a sub-gompa of the Thikse Gompa. At the heart of this monastery is an elevated coupla adorned with beautiful fresco's that illustrates the the Tashilhunpo Gompa of Tibet. Several shrines are found within this monastery like Kangyu-lang, Tsangyu-lang & many more.
Several hundreds of Mongolian & Tibetan texts are kept in the temple storehouse. Legend has it that a Mongol demon who once lived here was a sworn in enemy of Buddhism. It is believed that even after he was destroyed near the monastery his body kept coming back, & it is said that even today his wrinkled head & hand lie in the temple of the monastery, which is filled with images of fierce Gods & Goddesses.