Present Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery is located in the Humla district, in the North Western part of Nepal, just south of the Tibetan border in the region of Mount Kailash. It is 3190 meters above sea level. The Humla region lacks modern facilities like vehicles, telephones, roads etc. Inaccessible by road due to its surrounding mountainous geographical placement and with a lack of modern communication links, Humla is effectively isolated and remains neglected by the modern world. It is thus lacking in the modern amenities that most people take for granted in the twenty first century. In terms of food production, the upper region of Humla yields a single annual harvest and the lower region yields two harvests a year.
The celebration of the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma by the Buddha, which falls on the fourth day of the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar, is also observed. One special puja of penance which draws several thousand people’s participation every year, is the recitation of the Vajraguru mantra one hundred million times for ten days starting on the twenty-fifth of the ninth Tibetan month. Finally a Grand Annual Puja for the benefactors of the monastery is held from the twenty-fifth to the twenty-ninth of the twelfth Tibetan month. These special religious occasions are observed every year in the monastery.