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Lingzya Falls

These falls lie at a distance of some 8 km from the village of Passingdang in Lingthem. This is a tiered waterfall. Once you cross a cantilever bridge, a pitch road along the side of mountain cliffs leads to the majestic Lingzya falls. There is a nice resting point on the side of the waterfall where one can have lunch and enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of this fall. There are many other waterfalls in Dzongu but Lingzya falls is considered as one of the most spectacular ones and is the prime attraction of this region.

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Place of Interest / Things to do

Tingvong, A small Village in upper Dzongu, it is approcable by crossing over a traditional Bamboo bridge over the Rongkyong chu. The main attraction of this village is the magnificent view of Mount Pandim and proximity to the Tholung Monastery above the village of Bay. Almost every turn, waterfall, mountain and forest glens have a folk lore attached to it. 

Pentong & Sakyong

The villages of Pentong & Sakyong have two hillocks which offer great viewpoints. As the legend goes they are called Tarbi and Tarbot by the locals and are considered the guards of Mount Khanchendzonga. Tarbi is considered as a local deity, the benevolent one while Tarbot is a demon. Both are both powerful and compete against each other which affects the local villagers so to keep them satisfied and calm the villagers give them offerings.

Tholung Monastery

Tholung Monastery - which is one day trek from Tingvong is a great option. The Monastery was first built in the reign of Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal in the early 18th century. It contains rare and valuable scriptures and artifacts of other monasteries that were brought here for safety during the invasion of Sikkim by the Nepalese during late 17th and early 19th century. A brass Chorten within the monastery contains the ashes of one of the incarnates of Lama Latsun Chempo, the patron saint of Sikkim. All the relics are kept sealed in thirteen boxes and are put on display once every three years.  Once at Tolung one can understand why the Sikkimese chose this place to keep the relics here out of the reach of the invading Nepalese.

  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101