Phyang is a small village located just outside Leh. It owes its popularity to the Phyang monastery which is named after a blue mountain. It is also well known as a trekking destination. Being a hilly region, where people live and practice cultivation Phyang has a 2,000 people - strong population, with around 500 houses but just a few tourist accommodations.
Gang Ngonpo - The blue mountain, and Stok Kangri a snow-covered peak are located beyond it. The 600-year-old monastery is perched upon a hilltop, the village lays below with 1-2 storeyed houses amidst the yellow-green fields that are broken visually by zigzagged borders made of heaped stones. Phyang suffered heavy damages during the cloudburst in 2010, however the monastery remained relatively safe due to its high ground.