Stok Palace and monastery is located across the river Indus in left bank. Stok Palace and Monastery is a subsidiary of Spitok and both were founded by the same lama, Nawang Lotus, during the reign of King Takpa Bumlde. Stok belongs to the yellow-hat sect of Buddhism and currently has about 20 lamas living there. The oldest parts of the gompa are some 550 years old though the main Dukhang is only about 50 years old. Stok Guru Tsechu is the main festival of Stok monastery. It is celebrated on the ninth and tenth day of the first month of Tibetan calendar. It comes one week prior to Matho Naranng festival of Matho Monastery. Prayers, dance (Cham by Lamas), music and food are part of celebration but unlike other monasteries, prayer services are led by common people.