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Dubdi Monastery, Yuksam
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Dubdi Monastery, occasionally called Yuksom Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism near Yuksom, in the Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district, in northeastern India.The Chogyar Namgyal established the first monastery known as the Dubdi Monastery in 1701, at Yuksom in Sikkim, which is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, the Khecheopalri Lake, and the Tashiding Monastery.Established in 1701, it is professed to be the oldest monastery in Sikkim and is located on the top of a hill which is about an hour's walk (3km) from Yuksom. It was also known as the Hermit's Cell after its ascetic founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, who along with two other lamas from Tibet met at Norbugang near Yuksom and crowned Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King or Chogyal of Sikkim at Norbugang Yuksom in 1642. The literal meaning of 'Dubdi' in local language is "the retreat".
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  • We had enough time to just visit one monastery in Sikkim and decided to visit Tashiding.....the best choice I think after we trek from Gechala our trip arrange by Ashmita Trek and Tours Darjeeling.Luc...  more »
  • Very nice and quite place to visit. Sitting in its garden is a great relaxation. Take off your shoes before getting into the building. 
  • From Yuksom, it takes around an hour , if you walk leisurely , to reach Dubdi monastery.. The entire route is well defined stair, although broken in some part.. The trekking route starts from Limboo H...  more »