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West Sikkim
 

Pemayangtse Monastery : It is the oldest monastery of Sikkim established by Lhatsun Chempo. It belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located at hill top of 6840 ft. Originally it was established as a high class monastery for "Pure Monks". From the monastery one can have a panoramic view of Himalayas. It is a monastery of wooden structure.


Rabdentse Ruins : It was the second capital of erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim after Yuksom and till the year 1814 A.D., the King of Sikkim had ruled the State from this place. The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across deep valley. To the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished and etched in memory.


Pelling : Pelling is fast growing urban settlement situated at an altitude of 6800 ft. It offers a good view of the entire mountain ranges and due to its locational advantages many hotels and lodges have mushroomed in and around Pelling offering various categories of accommodation facilities. We arrange jeep transport from gGangtok to pelling which is a journey of 5 hours maximum.
Sanga-Choling Monastery : This Monastery is situated on a ridge above Pelling and the famous Pemayangtse Monastery. Built in 1697 A.D., it is considered as one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. In order to reach this Monastery, one has to be prepared to spend at least 40 minutes walking up the steep hilly slope which leads through rich forest covers.

Khecheopalri Lake : Khecheopalri lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of this state both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The lake remains hidden in the rich forest cover. It is believed that the birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the lake surface. There is a motorable road from Pemayangtse right up to the lake area. We arrange accomodation for those desiring to spend a night or two at this peaceful environment.
Yuksom: This was the first capital of Sikkim where the first chogyal kingodm of Sikkim was coronated in 1641 AD by three learned Lamas. The evidence of coronation is still intact at Norbugang Chorten.

Dudbi Monastery : This monastery was established soon after the coronation ceremony of first Chogyal. A trek of 35 mins through step slope will take you to this monastery. It is an ideal place for meditational recluse.

Tashiding Monastery : According to Buddhist scripture, Guru Padma Sambhava (Guru Rimpocha) blessed the sacred land of Sikkim in 8th century from here.
A Monastery was built there in 18th century AD. Tashiding has a holy chorten and it is famous for 'Bhumchu' festival i.e., sacred water festival after every three years.




Varshay : It is located at 10,000 ft altitude. A motorable road connects upto Hilley and then an easy 4 km trek takes you upto Varshay Rhododendron Sanctuary.
 

State Tourism Award 2014

State Tourism Award 2014

Dear Zigmee Thanks for a fabulous time in North Sikkim, highlight of the trip were staying with Chopal and sonam lachenpa in lachen and the journey to Gurudargma (well worth the many hours in the jeep and the cold air). It wasn't hard to imagine just being over the border in

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