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Lachung Monastery


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Lachung Monastery Overview

Ranked 2 of 2 sightseeing in Lachen

The Lachung Monastery also known as Lachen Gompa is an old Buddhist monastery of Sikkim situated in the Lachen Valley of North Sikkim. This monastery lies at an altitude of 2750 m and also forms the base for the Green Lake trekking and mountaineering activities in Sikkim. It was built in 1806 and belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism. It has been reconstructed once in 1979.

This monastery houses some religious beliefs of the Buddhist community along with the statue of Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpochi. There is also a prayer wheel constructed at the entrance of this monastery to welcome tourists to the Handicraft and Handloom Centre under the rural tourist scheme. Several village festivities also form a part of this monastery.  

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S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj3.9/5

145 reviews

A peaceful monastery

A Peaceful Monastery!!! I went to Lachung on 26th March and enjoyed a lot. The location of the Monastery was top class with stunning 360 views was an absolute threat to our eyes.A must visit place when we are in Lachung, very peaceful place to spend some time and sit in silence to enjoy the bliss over there, please be prepared for the cold climate by wearing woolen clothes, Gloves and Monkey cap.
  • A peaceful monastery
  • A peaceful monastery
  • A peaceful monastery
  • A peaceful monastery

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.2/5

581 reviews

The serenity prevails

It is must visit if you are in peace and is in Lachung. This is beautiful and vibrant because of its colors. The patron of arts must appreciate the architecture and there is an uncanny peace in this monastery which makes it all more interesting to visit.

Malaikah Niyazi

Malaikah Niyazi4.6/5

10 reviews

Has a positive vibes

It is Paisa-Vasool because the monastery is full of enchanting vibes and a positive feeling everywhere. We rolled some cylindrical object in order to pray. The monastery was beautiful with 2 floors. Religious travellers will like the place more. Carry light objects.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta4.3/5

284 reviews

A must visit place in Lachung

Lachung Monastery is a must visit place to all tourists. It is a small and colourful monastery with a superb architecture and interior decoration which shows the creations of art. You can walk up to this beautiful piece of structure.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta4.6/5

284 reviews

A colourful and peaceful place in a serene location

When you are in Lachung, you can walk up to this small monastery which looks fabulous. The architecture of the monastery is appreciable and the scenic view all around is superb. If you are visiting in winter and if you are lucky enough, you may get snow here.

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