(4500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Sikkim | India
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Rumtek is categorised as Pilgrimage / Hillside Hamlet

Rumtek Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 March 2006)

Reasons to Visit
  • Rumtek Monastery (4500 ft) is located 24 km from Gangtok. The monastery is the largest in Sikkim.
  • Rumtek is characterised by flowing streams, mountains backdrop and a river below
  • Based these characteristics Karmapa in 1966 rebuilt the monastery
  • Rumtek is an alternative to Gangtok for for those who do not want to be part of the busy Gangtok and looking for a relaxed stay.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Gangtok (30 kms), Bagdogra (120 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Darjeeling (93 kms), Kurseong (109 kms), Siliguri (110 kms)
  • Rumtek is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway

Rumtek has 3 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Stay Ideas

  • Bamboo Resort getaway
  • Martam Village experience

Festivals linked to Rumtek (Sikkim)

  • Lhabab Duchen

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    Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden near Rumtek offers more than 50 different type of trees. Its a relaxing place near Rumtek monastery and popular tourist spot.
    Rumtek is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery on outskirts of Gangtok. Rumtek is the largest and one of the most significant of all monasteries in Sikkim. Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 16th century, Rumtek was rebuild in 1960s to its formal glory.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism

Destinations within reach from Rumtek

  • Gangtok ( 30 Km )

    The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town, more

  • Mangan ( 67 Km )

    Mangan (4000 ft asl) is the district headquarters of North Sikkim and is base town before reaching more

  • Namchi ( 70 Km )

    Namchi is a hillside hamlet commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains (Oct - March) and more

  • Kalimpong ( 76 Km )

    Kalimpong is about Buddhist Monasteries, Hindu Temples, and Christian Churches. Flowers, Orchids more

  • Baiguney ( 86 Km )

    Baiguney is home to Zuri, a destination resort and where guests can enjoy luxury resort experience more

  • Zuluk ( 110 Km )

    Zuluk is a small village atop a hill in Sikkim that falls on the historic Silk Route from Tibet to more

  • Siliguri ( 110 Km )

    Siliguri is arrival point for accessing Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim and tea plantations around the more

  • Lachen ( 114 Km )

    Lachen (8500 ft asl) commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains. The town forms the base more

  • Chalsa ( 123 Km )

    Chalsa in the Doors region (1800 ft) is spread over 130 kms by 40 kms and is known for its tea more

  • Lachung ( 126 Km )

    Lachung (8600 ft asl) this is a small riverside village best visited in Summer. It offers snow more

  • Mirik ( 161 Km )

    Mirik is a local getaway ex-siliguri. Set around the Sumendu Lake, the area is surrounded by a more

  • Falakata ( 200 Km )

    Falakata is a tea plantation area and lies in close proximity to Jaldapara and Garumara wildlife more

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Getting There

No Localities defined for Rumtek (Localities are defined only for destinations that are large enough and/or have many hotels)

Nearest Airport in Rumtek
  • Pakyong Airport ( PYG ) , Gangtok-30 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Rumtek
  • Darjeeling ( DJ ), Darjeeling-93 Kms
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