Pemayangtse monastery

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    Location: 8742+3JM, Sikkim 737111, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 30 Mins.

    Phone number not available

    Pemayangtse Monastery is one of Sikkim‘s oldest and most prestigious monasteries. The name of the monastery has a certain depth to it. Pemayangtse means “Perfect Sublime Lotus” and is thought to represent one of the human body’s four plexuses.


    Pemayangtse Monastery is Sikkim’s second-oldest monastery. The monastery is in outstanding shape and is properly maintained by the monks, despite its age of nearly 300 years. The environment of this monastery is so ambiance. Due to the obvious pleasant weather, the months of March to June are regarded to be the best for visiting Pemayangtse. On winter days, this location becomes even more enticing, if not magical, although temperatures can drop below -5°C.

    The Cham dance festival takes place on the 28th and 29th days of the Tibetan calendar’s 12th lunar month, which corresponds to February in the Gregorian calendar. People especially gather here because of this dance festival.


    Detail of painting at entrance to prayer hall, Pemayangste monastery, Pemayangtse, Sikkim, India.

    It was initially erected by Lhatsun Chenpo in the 17th century, directly across Elgin Mount Pandim.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful outside view of Pemayangtse Monastery.

    At an elevation of 6840 feet, the Pemayangtse Monastery offers unrivaled tranquil vistas of snow-capped mountains, including the majestic Kanchenjunga peak. The palatial monastery’s architectural and technical marvels are stunning since it has endured the harsh test of time, braving natural disasters such as earthquakes. The main prayer hall is roughly 140m2 (1500 square feet) in size and contains various sculptures, windows, and doors decorated with brilliant colors. Padmasambhava’s major statue depicts him in his wrathful form, with several limbs and heads.

    Opening Hours

    The opening hour is every day  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

    Entry & Others Fees

    The entry fee is 20 INR.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri is the closest airport to Pelling, and it is a four-hour drive away. From here, one can take a taxi or a bus to Pelling. To visit the Pemayangtse monastery, taxis are available in Pelling.

    By Rail: Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the closest railway station to Pelling, at a distance of 170 kilometers. Guwahati Express, Ndls Bgp Express, Mas Njp Express, and Dbrt Rajdhani connect it to major cities such as Chennai, New Delhi, Howrah, Alipur, and Darjeeling.

    By Road: Pelling is well connected to the rest of Sikkim’s cities via the Sikkim State Road Transport Corporation (SSRTC) and private transport services. To go to Pelling, you may use a bus. To visit the Pemayangtse monastery, taxis are available in Pelling.

    Tips for Travellers

    Please consider making a little donation, as these monasteries rely heavily on donations.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place to visit.

    Que-02: Near the Police Station.

    Ans: Police Outpost Yuksom.

    Que-03: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this place.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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