At the of the 1950s he moved to Bhutan, then India, and then to Pharping, Nepal, where he still resides. He built many temples, retreat centers and stupas in India and Nepal.
H.H. Chatral Rinpoche resists any involvement in monastic or bureaucratic structures and maintains a hermit tradition. He has numerous disciples from Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, India, as well as some from the West.