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Lachung Monastery, Lachung

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Religious Site
Lachung Monastery is a Nyingma Buddhist gompa in the Lachung Valley, Sikkim, northeastern India. It was established in 1880.Lachung means a 'small mountain'. Lachung is at an elevation of about 3,000 m (9,600 ft) at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of the Teesta River. The word Lachung means "small mountain". The village is 118 km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway and is the last one before the Indo-Chinese border. It was a trading post between India and Tibet before India annexed Sikkim in 1950. Permits are required for visits to North Sikkim. The monastery hosts a famous mask dance each year.
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  • If you stay 1 more day at Lachung. I recommend please visit this small but beautiful Monastery. It is a real gem on a remote location.  more »
  • Surrounded by the mountains, the monastery has the best view. Make sure you are quiet as the monks are usually studying.  more »
  • After reaching Lachung, you get this feeling of quietness in the nature's lap. To enhance this feeling we decided to take a stroll around the place. We started going up the road till we reached Lachun...  more »