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Introduction

Perched at a height of 2085 mts, Pemayangste is the second oldest and the most important monastery in Sikkim.  The haunting monastery of Pemayanste is poised above the River Rangit, has been reconstructed several times belongs to the tantric nyingma-pa sect initiated by Padma Sambhava in the 8th century. The monastery is three storeyed structure, it centres around a large hall where the images of Guru Rinpoche and Lhatsun Chempo and an exquisite displays of thangkas and murals are there.  A Buddha scroll as a bug as 20 feet by 30 feet is displayed here at the annual Chaam dance festival attracts visitors all over Sikkim.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 2085 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-18.0 C-31.0 C Winter-2.0 C-20.0 C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 0413
Rainfall 1300 mm. average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Pemayangste MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal
  2. Rail:-New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal
  3. Road:-Connected with all weather mettaled road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok.

Places to Visit

Pemayangtse Monastery  

Excursion

Pelling Gangtok

Accommodation

Hotel Norbu Ghang Resort Hotel Mt Pandim