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Pemayangtse

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Pankaj

Pankaj3.6/5

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Pankaj

It's a Buddhist monstary just walking distance from Elgin mount Pandim hotel. Need half hour to see the place May be visited en route also and used as a stopover though nothing is available nearby . . Pauling village is about 7 km from the hotel and monstary

Pankaj

Pankaj3.6/5

4 reviews

Pankaj

It's a Buddhist monstary just walking distance from Elgin mount Pandim hotel. Need half hour to see the place May be visited en route also and used as a stopover though nothing is available nearby . . Pauling village is about 7 km from the hotel and monstary

Pemayangtse Overview

Located 140 km west of Gangtok, Pemayangtse is a popular Buddhist pilgrim centre in the western part of Sikkim. Surrounded by the Eastern Himalayas, the destination is known for its scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere. During the ancient times, when Sikkim and areas of Tibet, Bhutan and Darjeeling were under the kingdom of Sikkim, the region around Pemayangtse was controlled by Nyingamapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1705, Lama Lhatsun Chempo founded Pemayangtse Monastery in the region, which is today a part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the Dubdi Monastery at Yuksom. Pemayangtse Monastery, which is the main attraction of the region, is situated at an altitude of 2,085 metres. Tourists visiting the destination also frequent Sangacholing Monastery, which was founded by Lhatsum Chempo in 1697. It is one of the largest monasteries Sikkim.

With several hiking and trekking trails within the close vicinity of Pemayangtse, this place is popular vacation destination among adventure lovers. The main festival celebrated in the region is festival of Losar, which marks Tibetan New Year. It is celebrated in the month of February/March every year in the Pemayangtse monastery. Traditional Kagyat Dance festival, which involves mask dancing, is also held every month in the monastery.

Another major event in the region is Chaam festival, which is held every year, on the 28th and 29th day of the 12th lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar. Nearest airport, which can be used to reach the destination is Bagdogra Airport. New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead, which is convenient for the tourists reaching the destination by train. Pemayangtse is connected to Gezing and Gangtok by regular bus service. The best time to visit Pemayangtse is between the months of March and May.

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