Lachan Monastery

Lachan Monastery  Sikkim Tourism

Location - 1 kilometer from Lachen

Foundation - 1858

Offering a quiet backdrop and a spell-binding views, Lachen Monastery is a noteworthy attraction in Lachen that was originally built in 1858 A.D by the Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and with the help of its 8 monks, who transformed a small hut constructed by Lama Karchen Dorje Drak. Lachen Monastery, also known as Ngodub Choling or the Launching Gompa, is seated at a picturesque location overlooking the village and housing the statue of Guru Padmasambhava. The premises of this sacred place is decorated with colourful prayer flags and prayer wheels. Feel bliss as you enter Lachen Monastery, It is a mind boggling pilgrimage experience.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is from March to June.

Things to do and see

There are a few interesting attractions you can visit such as Thangu Village, it is an hour ride from Lachen. Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake are also two most visited places located 2 to 3 hours away from Lachen. Sarva Dharma Sthala, known for being a temple for all religions is also a must visit located near Gurudongmar lake.

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