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From gangtok city this place is just 2 hrs driver. The road to this place is not great however once you reach here it is just amazingly worth it. There are souvenir shops here where you can buy knick knacks. Also few restaurant to have...More
One of the finest Monastery in Sikkim is also having a Buddhist School. Though you have to climb up a few metre but after reaching the Monastery you feel so calm and serene that you forget the outside world and feel inner peace. You can...More
Rumtek monastery is nearly 26 km from Gangtok and the ride can take up to 90 min + in peak season as the roads are narrow and poorly maintained. You need to show photo ID to enter the monastery. Its is a beautiful serene place...More
This monastery is traditional seat of Karma Kagyu sect headed by reincarnations of Karmapa. The 17th Karmapa’s position has two claimants both not allowed to enter the monastery . The tide is turning in favour of Ogyen Trinley Dorjee. The other claimant of 17th reincarnation...More
Situated 23 km from Gangtok, this monastery of the Kargyu sect of Buddhists originating in Tibet, is worth a visit.
From the street below, it is a steep climb to the monastery. Vehicles are not allowed inside unless there are elderly, disabled visitors or small...More
The monastery is worth a visit, it also houses the golden stupa. Of great religious significance, it is related to Karmapa sect of Buddhism.
Well maintained and very serene inside the monastery.
Must visit if you are in Gangtok.
The Rumtek Monastery is located at a distance of 23 km from Gangtok and is surrounded by lush green mountains. It is a visual retreat besides offering spiritual solace. The architectural design of the monastery is very similar to Kagyu headquarters, one of the schools...More
One of the largest monasteries in Sikkim as informed by our taxi driver, we decided to visit this on our last day to Sikkim. The road where under construction, it took almost one and half hour to reach this beautiful place from City area. PLace...More
One has to visit this place for the peace and calmness it offers.. plus the views from this place are really awesome.. It's a small hike from the place where the cars are parked so having a stroller for the baby can help.. The place...More
Shared jeeps are available from Gangtok to Rumtek monastery till 1500HRS.(appx) but it depends on availability. Same for returning, but you may not get any shared taxi after 1200HRS. So plan accordingly. In this respect it... More
Shared jeeps are available from Gangtok to Rumtek monastery till 1500HRS.(appx) but it depends on availability. Same for returning, but you may not get any shared taxi after 1200HRS. So plan accordingly. In this respect it will be better to have a reserved taxi for Gangtok to Rumtek Moneastry and return. Fare will depend on the time of visit(season/off season).