A small Buddhist monastery ("gompa") is located on the hill at the back of the village. Since 2010, foreign tourists with Inner Line Permits are permitted to visit Nyoma and its monastery.
Nyoma is also home to an Advanced Landing Ground of Indian Airforce, which is proposed to be reactivated. An AN32 landed in this airfield after which it was opened in 18 September 2009.
Nearby towns are Mahe and Rupshu, the town lies in the Leh - Loma - Hanle road. Nyoma is located 41 km southeast of Chumathang. It is 23 km (14 miles) from Mahe village and roughly the same distance from the Chinese border.