Monasteries of North Sikkim
Lachung (8000+ ft asl) and Lachen (8000+ ft asl) are two high altitude hamlets in North Sikkim and visited (via Gangtok) for their high altitude Himalayan beauty and remote character.
Lachung (120 kms from Gangtok) and Lachen are home to very ancient monasteries. Lachung and Lachen Monasteries were built in 19th century and are Nyingma Buddhist Gompas.
Lachung and Lachen area is very scenic and so is the location of these monasteries. Guests visiting North Sikkim areas of Lachung and Lachen, make it a point to visit these monasteries.
Other monasteries in the area comprise
* Lingtem Monastery - Zongu area of North Sikkim
* Hee Gyatheng Monastery - Situated in Lower Zongu and follows the Nyingma sect of Buddhism.
These monasteries are visited ex-Gangtok as part of North Sikkim trip.
Recommended stay duration – 1 or 2 nights at Mangan or Lachung / Lachen