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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  • Here's a TOP TIP when walking up to this place (and down) there is a short cut on the left of the road that runs up alongside the water pipes, look out for them as you 'ascend'. The Monastery itself i...  more »
  • Its the oldest monastery in Sikkim - nice chortheng (stupas) and flags there though the main monastery building itself was closed when we went there.  more »
  • beautiful monastery to visit in the heart of pelling town.. you will have to trek for around 40mins to reach this place but its worth it..u will not regret it.. i would recommend this place to everyon...  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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