Phensong Monastery

Phensong Monastery

Phensong Monastery

The place is situated on the gentle slope stretching from Kabi to Phodong with perhaps one of the best landscapes in the region. The Phensong Monastery was built in 1721. The annual festival of Cchamn is performed on the 29th and 28th days of the tenth month of lunar calendar (Tibetan Calendar).

Tourist Attraction:

Phodong Monastery: One of the six major monasteries is located in the North approximately 38 km from Gangtok. 4 km beyond Phodong is the recently renovated Labrang Monastery, unique in its architectural design.

Phodong Monastery

Phodong Monastery

Kabi Lungchuk: This historical place is 17 km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway. This is where the historic treaty of blood brotherhood between the Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sar was signed ritually. A memorial stone pillar amidst the cover of dense forest marks the spot where the ceremony took place.


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