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Rumtek is a little bit of a distance from Gangtok city but the journey is well it. Aside from the amazing drive, the views are spectacular- probably one of the best views of Gangtok that you will see as you are on the other side...More
The monastery should be on your places to visit list if you are visiting Gangtok. The road to the monetary was bumpy at certain parts. Once you reach Rumtek, you have to walk up to the monastery. Please carry any Government Id card, since this...More
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
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).