Pemayangtse Monastery

Pemayangtse Monasery is one of the oldest monasteries in the State, originally established by Lhastsun Chempo, one o the reverend Lamas to have performed the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyal Ireligious Monarch of Sikkim. This ancient Monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and has been considered as one of the premier […]

Tashiding Monastery

This Monastery is constructed on top of a heart-shaped hill with the backdrop of the sacred Mt. Khangchendzonga. The monastery, however, was built in 18th century A.D. Tashiding is also famous for the most holy chorten known as “Thong-Wa-Rang-To” which literally means “Saviours by mere sight”. Another important frature of Tashiding is the sacred water […]

Rumtek Monastery

The picturesque 24 km drive from Gangtok to the impressive Rumtek Monastery takes you through some of the prettiest areas around the town. This lavishly built monastery is said to be a replica of the Tsurphu Monastery of the Kagyupa order, in Tibet. It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, but visitors can imbibe of […]

Dzongri

Home of the red panda, black khaleej peasant and the yellow-necked woodpeckers, the fascinating mountain trail up to Dzongri is a trekker’s delight. In the season, the slopes are aflame with great varieties of rhododendron. Situated at an altitude of over 3962 m, it offers the most fascinating view of the Khangchendzonga massif. Sunny, crisp […]