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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok
(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Visit Enchey Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist monastery built on the spot where legendary flying Lama Drupthob Karpo built his hermitage. Believed to hold the protective spirits of deities Khangchendzonga and Yabdean, the monastery holds deep religious significance in the area. Admire the richly decorated prayer hall and exterior structure, and listen to the colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Look out for the vibrant Cham dance festival held twice a year in January and February. Before you head to Gangtok, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gangtok vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Gangtok has to offer, including Enchey Monastery.
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  • Though car reaches till a point and then one needs to climb a steep slope and then take few stairs to reach this monastery which can be tiring for elders, the monastery is beautiful and good place to ...  more »
  • Enchey Monastery is not Located very far from the city. Not very crowded monastery. Beautiful Tibet style structure with colorful paintings. Very relaxing and peaceful place for mediation. 
  • An important seat of the Nyingmapa order, the Enchey Monesty is built on the site blessed by Lama Druptok Karpo, a tantric master known for his power of flying. This 200 years old monesty has in its p...  more »
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  • I saw small lamas playing football. Best experience ever.
  • This monastery comes in top 5 of its historical values and respect. Also don't forget to do ritual named KAANGSO it can't help to fulfill stupid human needs but can really purify body soul and mind.
  • "Best experience ever."
  • Fantastic monastery, a place you must visit when you're around
  • Very beautiful.