Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Saturday: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Sunday: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, situated at an elevation of 6840 feet. Known as one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim, it was built by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th century. Initially the monastery was built very small in size and later Jigme Pawo, who was said to be the third reincarnation of Lhatsun Chempo renovated it.
Located at a hill top of the Western district of Sikkim, the Pemayangtse Monastery is at the beginning of famous trek route of Dzongri. Around 46 km long, the Dzongri trek route is considered as the most famous trek route of Sikkim. Mount Khangchendzonga can be seen clearly from this monastery.
The Pemayangtse monastery was mainly built for ta-sang lamas or the purest monks, but it eventually grew in size and started serving...