Sangacholing Monastery, Pelling

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One of the oldest monasteries in its state, Sangacholing Monastery dates back to the 17th century. Relatively difficult to reach, the monastery sits in a scenic position on a ridge above the town of Pelling. The views of the surrounding area make it a worthwhile climb. Add Sangacholing Monastery and other attractions to your Pelling trip itinerary using our Pelling trip builder app .
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  • Full of tranquility this divine little monastery on top of the hill, lovely buildings full of ambience You can walk from Pelling.  more »
  • very nice location. very calm and quite for meditation and l very much like this place. in future I want to spare 3 days here  more »
  • This beautiful and tranquil monastery is located at the top of a steep hill about 40 minutes walk out of Pelling. The road is steep and rough, so very few tourist vehicles make it there, and life cont...  more »
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  • Great place for visit. I recommend everyone to visit this place once. Get a great view of Kanchenzongha from here. This is a upscale place. Need to visit here by walk little bit. However great 360 degree view. Very calm monastery. It is possible to visit by car. However road is very steep.
  • 2 km from upper pelling a good treck for beginners.
  • Sanga Choling monastery is located on a hill top at the rear of the town of Pelling in the western part of the state of Sikkim.Built in 1697, the monastery is the creation of Gyalwa Lhatsum Chempo, and is exceedingly acclaimed among the followers of the Nyingmapa sect of the ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism.Entry into the Sangachoeling Monastery is strictly restricted to the Bhutia and Lepcha communities. An old crematorium is located near the Sangachoeling Monastery, which has seen use from last three centuries.
  • The 4km trek that afternoon around 4, through thick vegetation cover accompanied by a light drizzle, with no other soul in sight is memorable, October 2011. The monastery is one of the oldest in India. You can see a few young lamas around. A quiet place, very serene.
  • The 25-30 minutes walk that you have to undertake from upper Pulling to reach this place is absolutely worthy. The reasons are the picturesque panaromic views of the Himalayan ranges and Pelling town that this place offers. Furthermore, you will also get to explore one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim.

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Where to stay in Pelling

An established tourist destination, Pelling has plenty of places to stay. A number of hotels lie along the main road that heads across the ridges of the hill station, many offering rooms with extensive views of the nearby mountains. Homestays and guesthouses offer a good way of meeting the local population and enjoying some Sikkimese hospitality, while sprawling resorts dot the outskirts of town in privileged positions overlooking the peaks and valleys.
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