Rigul is a region situated in Kham, South Eastern Tibet, about 40 km (25 miles) south-east of Nangdo on the right bank of the Za-chu (Yalong) river. The altitude is 3,900 meters (12795 feet). The population is spread over a large region and includes 90 monastery and 40 shedra monks who live at Rigul monastery which is at the heart of the region. The local people make a living out of cattle (yaks) and crops (barley, potatoes and some other vegetables).

Video showing the village in Rigul, Tibet where Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is from and where his monastery still is.