5 monasteries in West Sikkim

Author: TourGenie contributor
Date: 2021-08-13

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Even if you are not religiously inclined, do not miss these monasteries as they are located in some of the most picturesque settings, usually atop hillocks, with magnificent views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks, lower hills and valleys, and villages.

Here are 5 of the best monasteries of West Sikkim:

(1) Tashi Choling Monastery

Tashi Choling Monastery is situated near Khecheopalri Lake.  The temple grounds comprise the Vajrasattva Statue Garden, Guru Rinpoche Pavilion, and Vimalamitra building.

Tashi Choling Monastery

Tashi Choling Monastery

(2) Pemayangtse Monastery

Pemayangtse means "Perfect Sublime Lotus" and it is located near Pelling. This was the first monastery established soon after the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyal. The monastery is located on a hill top above Yuksom.

Pemayongtse Monastery, Pelling

Pemayangtse Monastery

(3) Sang Choling Monastery 

One of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim, the Sang Choling Monastery has been built according to the Tibetan style of architecture.

Sang Choling Monastery

(4) Tashiding Monastery

Tashiding Monastery is the most sacred and holiest monasteries in Sikkim.